Active inventory of homes for sale in Seattle jumped 28.5% month over month in June to 18,746 properties, and the number of transactions rose 9.3% to 14,029, according to the most recent RE/MAX National Housing Report.
The median sales price of Seattle homes fell 3.7% month over month but rose 8.2% year over year to $752,500, while the national median sales price rose 0.6% from May and 11% from June 2021 to $428,000.
Home sales nationally rose 4.7% month over month and fell 17.6% year over year, as rising interest rates and home prices weighed on homebuyers’ purchasing power.
The average close-to-list-price ratio of the 53 metro areas surveyed was 102%, down from 103% in May and flat with June 2021. The ratio represents the average value of the sales price divided by list price, and any number over 100% means the home sold for more than asking.
The average days on market totaled 25, up from 23 in May. Months’ supply of inventory rose to 1.4 from 0.9 in May and 1 in June 2021.
“The past few years have been one of the most competitive times ever for buyers — and we’re finally seeing conditions ease up,” RE/MAX President and CEO Nick Bailey said in a press release. “It’s due partly to the rise in interest rates — although buyers are also finding solutions in ARMs, FHA products and other financing — but even more significant is the increase in listings after several years of instant sales and low inventory.”