UPDATE on today's St. Louis Real Estate Market

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Market Trends

Per the St. Louis Realtors published January 15, 2024, we know the following:

US existing-home sales rose from a 13-year low, climbing 0.8% from the previous month and breaking a five-month streak in which sales declined, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Despite the increase, sales were down 7.3% compared to the same period last year, as affordability challenges continue to hinder prospective buyers. Most of this period’s closed sales went under contract in October, when mortgage rates were at a two-decade high. With rates having dropped more than a full percentage point since then, existing-home sales may continue to pick up in the months ahead.

New listings decreased 0.7% for residential homes but increased 10.7% for townhouse/condo homes. Pending sales increased 1.5% for residential homes and 3.4% for townhouse/condo homes. Inventory increased 6.9% for residential homes but decreased 0.6% for townhouse/condo homes.


Median sales price decreased 3.8% to $250,000 for residential homes and 7.5% to $195,500 for townhouse/condo homes. Days on market remained flat for residential homes but decreased 6.3% for townhouse/condo properties. Months supply of inventory increased 13.3% for residential homes and 16.7% for townhouse/condo homes.

Low levels of inventory continue to impact US home sales, offering few options for aspiring buyers to choose from. Going into December, there were 1.13 million units for sale, down 1.7% from the previous month but up 0.9% from the same period last year, for a 3.5 months’ supply at the current sales pace. As a result, sales prices remain high nationwide, with NAR reporting the median existing-home price rose 4% annually to $387,600 as of last measure, the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year price gains. Homebuyer demand is picking up, and without a significant increase in supply, experts believe home prices will likely remain elevated for some time to come.

I hope this helps keep you grounded in knowing our real estate market is still alive, functioning well even though a little down in numbers!  We live in a great region.

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