August 2022 NOLA Metro Real Estate Market Snapshot

Welcome to your Monthy Market Snapshot! On the second Thursday of each month, we’ll post a snapshot of essential stats of the New Orleans Metro Real Estate Market for Single-Family Detached Homes. Drop us a line here if you wish to see stats specific to other areas around Nola!

Below you’ll find graphs for each stat in the graphic above. The charts are over a year to see the difference between 2022 & 2022. Metric definitions can be found at end of the post!

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New Listings are up 9.4% from 2021 and about equal to July. 

Pending Sales in August slightly rebound from July with +6.7% from the previous year.

Average Days on Market skyrocketed to 30 days, a 15.4% increase from 2021!

The Average Price per SqFt has increased to $172, 8%,  from 2021; it is just $1 more than July but remember that July numbers decreased by 5% from June. Remember, this is the number in the New Orleans Metro for Single Family Detached homes. This doesn’t mean that your home has the same Price/SqFt since it depends on your location, home condition, home type, and more. Still, we can see that though real estate values have been appreciating yearly, we’re seeing some depreciation from June to July. This is to be expected with interest rates increasing, and we’ll be monitoring along with Months Supply.

Homes for Sale are up 19.1% from 2021.

Closed Sales are down over 8% from 2021 and 9% from July. Rising interest rates are causing some buyers to pause their journey after seeing the change in what they can afford.

We use this metric to aid in the determination of the type of market we’re in:

  • If MSI<4 then we’re in a Seller’s Market.
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  • If MSI>6 then we’re in a Buyer’s Market

Based on the homes that were active in August, if no new listings are added and the buying pace stays the same, the market would only have 2.7 months’ worth of inventory. That’s up 35% from last year.

The average number of showing a house gets before pending or under contract has decreased by 8% to 11 showings, but that’s up 22% from July. This means that if you’re a seller, you should pay close attention to the number of showings you’re getting. If there’s no offer after 11 showings, be prepared to discuss the list price with your realtor.


  • New Listings: A count of the properties that have been newly listed on the market in a given month.
  • Homes for Sale: The number of properties available for sale in active status at the end of a given month. Also known as inventory. For this metric, the “12/6/3 months” calculation is the average of the most recent 12/6/3 months of data.
  • Pending Sales: A count of the properties on which contracts have been accepted in a given month.
  • Closed Sales- A count of the actual sales that have closed in a given month. Calculations are based on sold data.
  • Average Days on Market: Number of days between when a property is listed and when an offer is accepted in a given month.
  • Months Supply: The inventory of homes for sale at the end of a given month, divided by the average monthly Pending Sales from the last 12 months. Also known as absorption rate.
  • Price Per SqFt: Calculations are based on sold data. Prices do not account for seller concessions. Average is the mean sales price for homes sold in a given month divided by the number of finished square feet
  • Shows to Pending: The number of showings scheduled per listing before it was pending, under contract, during the selected reporting period.

Questions? Reach out to one of our advisors for a chat! 

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