Residential real estate sales for the month of October in the region saw an increase in inventory while sales held steady, reports the Association of Interior REALTORS® (the Association).
A total of 1,001 residential unit sales were recorded across the Association region in October representing a 43.8% drop in sales compared to the number of units sold during the seasonally uncommon strong market of October 2021; dipping only 7.6% compared to last month.
Unlike the last two years or so where we saw buyers’ and sellers’ expectations drastically unaligned from each other, a shift from the frenzy earlier this year coupled with the winter seasonal slowdown is bringing some equilibrium to the market amidst rising interest rates.
Motivated buyers’ and sellers’ expectations are able to come closer together, resulting in a much more positive home buying and selling experience. It’s nice to see active listings starting to build back up again, adding “however, we are not quite out of what is considered a seller’s market and into a balanced market.”