Statewide housing inventory drop continues in October

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Statewide housing inventory drop continues in October

Topics: Residential Real Estate

Markets: Statewide

Single-family housing inventory throughout the state of Alabama continued to drop year-over-year during the month of October. 

According to data obtained by the Alabama Center for Real Estate, Alabama's housing inventory stood at 30,898 units during October, a drop of 2 percent (31,573) from the same period last year. 

To view ACRE's October Statewide report, click here.

This also represents a 7 percent drop from the five-year October average of 33,183 units. 

The inventory to sales ratio for the state stood at 7.5 months of supply during October, meaning that at the October sales pace, it would take 7.5 months for the current supply to leave the market. 

The decline in inventory has led to upward pressure on home prices. The median sales price for homes sold in Alabama during October was $145,147, a 4 percent rise from last year's $139,401. 

For the full October Statewide article on Alabama home sales, click here.