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Present-Residence Gross sales Fell for the Ninth Straight Month and Decline 5.9% in October 2022


NAR launched a abstract of existing-home gross sales knowledge displaying that housing market exercise this October pale 5.9% from September 2022. October’s current house gross sales reached a 4.43 million seasonally adjusted annual charge. October’s gross sales of current properties declined 28.4% from October 2021.

Line graph: U.S. Existing-Home Sales, October 2021 to October 2022

The nationwide median existing-home value for all housing sorts reached $379,100 in October, up 6.6% from a 12 months in the past. Residence costs have continued to climb, marking the 128th consecutive month of year-over-year good points.

Bar graph: U.S. and Regional Median Sales Price of Existing-Home Sales, October 2022 and 2021

Regionally, in October, all 4 areas confirmed regular value progress from a 12 months in the past. The Northeast and the South shared the most important achieve of 8.0%, adopted by the Midwest, with a rise of 5.9%. The West had the smallest value achieve of 5.3% from October 2021.

October’s stock of unsold listings as of the tip of the month fell 0.8% from final month, standing at 1,220,000 properties on the market. In contrast with October 2021, stock ranges had been down 0.8%. It would take 3.3 months to maneuver the present stock stage on the present gross sales tempo, effectively under the specified tempo of 6 months.

Demand stays robust as house patrons are snatching listings shortly off the MLS, and it takes roughly 21 days for a house to go from itemizing to a contract within the present housing market. A 12 months in the past, it took 18 days. 

Bar graph: Inventory, September 2021 to September 2022

From a 12 months in the past, all 4 areas had double-digit declines in gross sales in October. The West had essentially the most important dip at 37.5%, adopted by the South, which fell 27.2%. The Midwest decreased by 25.5%, adopted by the Northeast, down 23.0%.   

In comparison with September 2022, all 4 areas confirmed gross sales reductions. The West area had essentially the most important decline of 9.1%, adopted by the Northeast with a lower of 6.6%. The Midwest area had the smallest fall, 5.3%, adopted by the South, with a dip in gross sales of 4.8%.  

The South led all areas in share of nationwide gross sales, accounting for 44.7% of the entire, whereas the Northeast had the smallest share at 12.9%.

Bar graph: Regional Existing-Home Sales and Year-Over-Year Percent Change, September 2022 and 2021

In October, single-family gross sales decreased by 6.4%, and condominium gross sales fell by 2.0% in comparison with final month. Single-family house gross sales had been down 28.2%, whereas condominium gross sales fell to 30.4% in comparison with a 12 months in the past. The median gross sales value of single-family properties rose to six.2% at $384,900 from October 2021, whereas the median gross sales value of condominiums rose 10.1% at $331,000.

Line graph: Year-Over-Year Percent Change in Single-family and Condominium Median Sales Prices, January 2020 to September 2022
Line graph: Year-Over-Year Percent Change in Single-family and Condominium Existing-Home Sales, January 2020 to September 2022



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