November 2023 Market Update

November 2023 Market Update

  • San Francisco Association of REALTORS®
  • 12/13/23

Low inventory, elevated sales prices, and high interest rates continue to weigh on the housing market, causing sales of existing homes to fall to their slowest pace since August 2010. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), U.S. existing-home sales declined 4.1% month-over month and 14.6% year-over-year as of last measure, as prospective buyers, faced with rising homeownership costs, wait for mortgage rates, and home prices, to drop.

In San Francisco, New Listings were down 35.9% for single-family homes and 1.3% for Condo/TIC/Coop properties. Pending Sales decreased 1.2% for single family homes but increased 13.1% for Condo/TIC/Coop properties.

The Median Sales Price was up 2.3% to $1,535,000 for single-family homes but remained flat at $1,125,000 for Condo/TIC/Coop properties. Months' Supply of Inventory remained flat for single-family units but was up 27.3% for Condo/TIC/Coop units.

Inventory remains at historically low levels nationwide, with only 1.15 million homes for sale heading into November, a 5.7% decline compared to the same time last year, for a 3.6 months’ supply at the current sales pace. The shortage of available properties for sale has kept pressure on home prices, which have continued to climb despite the slowdown in sales. According to NAR, the U.S. median existing-home sales price increased 3.4% from a year ago to $391,800, an all-time high for the month, with annual price gains reported in all four regions of the country.