Housing inventory jumps sharply in September
The number of Single Family Homes (SFH) for sale in Essex County jumped 15% in September from a year ago, the fourth consecutive month of year-on-year increases, and reached the highest level since October 2016:
The number of condos for sale jumped 13% from a year ago, the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year increases, and reached the highest level since November 2016:
After several years of decline, inventory bottomed out in the first quarter of 2018 and has been increasing year-on-year for 4 months for SFHs and 5 months for condos. While actual levels remain well below those of 2015, it is clear that buyers are now seeing more options than they have in recent years.
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