According to Redfin, across 174 U.S. housing markets, the typical home sold in May 2018 went under contract in 34 days, breaking April’s record of 36 days, which was the fastest month on record going back to 2010.
- The national median home sale price rose to $305,600, a 6.3 percent increase from May 2017.
- For the seventh month in a row, San Jose topped the nation with price growth over 25 percent.
- Denver was the fastest market, with the typical home going under contract in just six days. Seattle and Tacoma, WA were the next fastest markets at seven median days on market, followed by Boston and Grand Rapids, MI at eight median days on market.
- The most competitive market in May was San Jose where 83.8% of homes sold above list price, followed by 79.6% in San Francisco, 76.2% in Oakland, 63.1% in Tacoma, WA, and 61.9% in Seattle.
- San Jose had the nation’s highest price growth, rising 27.6% since last year to $1,250,000. Tacoma, WA had the second highest price growth at 19.6% year-over-year, followed by Memphis, TN (16.9%), Las Vegas, (15.9%), and Rochester, NY (15.4%).