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Home Prices Up 13%, Biggest Increase Since 2013, According to Redfin

The U.S. median home sale price increased 13% from 2019 to $319,178—the highest on record, according…

  • October 1, 2020

The U.S. median home sale price increased 13% from 2019 to $319,178—the highest on record, according to a new report from real estate brokerage Redfin.

This 13% year-over-year increase was the largest since October 2013.

Below are other key housing market takeaways for 434 U.S. metro areas during the 4-week period ending September 6.

Pending home sales climbed 28% year over year, the largest increase since the four weeks ending August 2, 2015.

New listings of homes for sale were up 9% from a year ago—the largest increase since the four weeks ending December 20, 2015.

Active listings (the number of homes listed for sale at any point during the period) fell 28% from 2019 to a new all-time low. The year-over-year decline has been about the same for the past couple of months.

46.4% of homes that went under contract had an accepted offer within the first two weeks on the market, the highest level since at least 2012 (as far back as our data on this measure goes).

The average sale-to-list price ratio, which measures how close homes are selling to their asking prices, rose to 99.3%—an all-time high and a full percentage point higher than a year earlier.

For the week ending September 6, the seasonally adjusted Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index was up 21% from pre-pandemic levels in January and February.