The 20 Hottest Housing Markets in October

November 3, 2015

The overall housing market is showing signs of slowing, but yearly metrics are still solid, according to®’s “Advance Read of October Trends.”

“Monthly inventory metrics point to a strong and steady market that has moved into the slower part of the year and reflect a momentum that has shifted to now favor buyers,” says Jonathan Smoke,®’s chief economist. “Robust year-over-year housing metrics and traffic show just how far the housing market has come in 2015.”

Here’s a snapshot of findings from®’s latest housing report:

  • National median list price: $232,000 – holding steady from September but up 6 percent year-over-year
  • Median age of inventory: 81 days – up 1 day from September but down by 3 days – or 7 percent – year-over-year

Twenty markets alone are seeing inventory move within 30 to 47 days quicker than the rest of the country. California dominates with 12 of those 20 markets, as tight supplies and strong economies continue to fuel its real estate markets.

According to®, the following markets are the 20 hottest markets in the country for October, ranked by number of views per listing on® as well as the median age of inventory.