2023 closes with lowest recorded housing inventory in New York history


NYS Housing Report – December 2023

NYS Housing Report - December 2023
NYS Housing Report – December 2023

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As 2023 ended, inventory of homes across the Empire State fell to the lowest recorded mark in history, according to the housing report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS®.

Inventory of homes for sale across New York dropped to an all-time recorded low of 24,469 units in December 2023. This represents a 17.8 percent decline in the 29,768 homes available in December 2022.

Prices continued to rise to close out 2023, with the median sales price of homes escalating 10.1 percent to $380,000 last month, up from $345,000 in December 2022. This marks the fifth consecutive month of rising median sales prices.

Interest rates have started to come down in month-over-month comparisons. According to Freddie Mac, the average on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped from 7.44 percent in November 2023 to 6.82 percent in December. For comparison, a year ago at this time, the interest rate stood at 6.36 percent.

New listings and pending sales both rose slightly in December. New listings of homes were up 0.4 percent in year-over-year comparisons from 5,769 units in December 2022 to 5,791 homes last month. Pending sales inched up 0.7 percent from 6,483 units in 2022 to 6,528 homes in December 2023. Closed sales, however, did fall, dropping 12.6 percent from 9,855 sales in December 2022 to only 8,611 homes to close out 2023.

Additional data is available at http://www.nysar.com/industry-resources/market-data.

Editor’s Note: All data is compiled from multiple listing services in the state of New York and the data include townhomes, condominiums, and existing single-family homes.

The New York State Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit trade organization representing more than 63,000 of New York State’s real estate professionals. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark, which identifies real estate professionals who subscribe to a strict code of ethics as members of the National Association of REALTORS®. These REALTORS® are also members of the New York State Association of REALTORS® as well as their local board or association of REALTORS®.

Scott Morlock
Director of Communications
518-463-0300 x208 office
[email protected]

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