Updated: Mar 25, 2021
Excerpts: The national median home-sale prices rose 14.4% year-over-year to $336,000 in February 2021, the largest increase since July 2013, according to a report from Redfin. However, a shortage of homes is responsible for the increase in the number of homes that sold above list price in February.
According to the report, a shortage of homes increased buyer competition causing 36% of homes sold in February to go for more than their asking price, the second largest share on record.
“This is the strongest seller’s market since at least 2006,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. “Buyers outnumber sellers by such a huge margin that many homeowners are staying put because they know how hard it would be to find a place to move to. It seems like the only move-up buyers who are confident enough to list their homes are those who are relocating to a more affordable area where they’ll have an edge on the local competition.”