The median home sale price increased 14% from 2019 to $319,978—the highest on record—according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The 14% year-over-year increase was the largest since August 2013.
Below are other key housing market takeaways for 434 U.S. metro areas during the 4-week period ending September 20.
“The recent boost in the number of people listing their homes for sale still falls far short of demand from folks looking to buy homes right now,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. “Unfortunately, that means little relief for homebuyers, especially those seeking an affordable home. I don’t expect the double-digit home-price increases to subside before early 2021.”
Even though we’re in a historic seller’s market, it remains critical that sellers price their homes right, according to Washington, D.C. Redfin listing agent Mary Bazargan.
“Some sellers think that because inventory is low and houses are selling quickly, they can afford to overprice their home,” explained Bazargan. “When we price a new listing conservatively, we’re getting multiple offers and those homes are often selling above list price, but if we push the price aggressively high, the home tends to sit on the market for a while and won’t get multiple offers.”
To view the full report, including charts and methodology, please visit: https://www.redfin.com/blog/us-home-prices-up-14-percent/.
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