The number of homes available to buyers climbed 18.7% in June, the sharpest year-over-year increase in the history of the Realtor.com Monthly Housing Trends Report.
While active listings increased, so did prices. The median home price in the report increased 16.9% to $450,000, compared to June 2021.
In the Boston-Cambridge-Newton region, the median listing price increased 8.6% year over year to $759,000, while active listings increased by just 0.4%, well behind the national trend.
Compared to June 2021, active inventory increased in 40 of the 50 largest U.S. metros, led by Austin, Texas (+144.5%), Phoenix (+113.2%) and Raleigh, N.C. (+111.7%).
“While we anticipate that more inventory will eventually cool the feverish pace of competition, the typical buyer has yet to see meaningful relief from quickly selling homes and record-high asking prices,” Danielle Hale, chief economist for Realtor.com, said in a news release.