October 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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The average Sales Price is up 6.8% from October of 2021, but most importantly, it is down 10.5% from the peak in June of this year. This means we’re still on that steady decline we mentioned in September.

New Listings are up 5.6% from 2021 and down 28.1% from June 2022. Again, since the peak in June of 2022, we’re seeing a downward trend in new listings.

Pending Sales in October are down again from last month, 27.9% from the previous year, AND down 24.2% from June of this year. When you look at the trends of New Listings, Homes for Sale, Pending Sales, and Closed Sales, you should notice that the market is slowing down. Sellers and Buyers are staying put as interest rates continue to go up.

Average Days on Market, DOM, has shot up again to 41 days, a 20.6% increase from 2021! Rember when the Average DOM was 23 at the beginning of the summer? Well, we’re now 78.3% higher than that record low. Sellers, be ready to stay in your homes a bit longer before selling.

The Average Price per SqFt has increased to $165, 5.1%,  from 2021, but still down 8.4% from the $181 peak this past June staying on that steady decline from the peak this summer. Remember, this is the average number in the New Orleans Metro for all 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 now seeing depreciation which is to be expected with interest rates increasing.

Homes for Sale are up 73.1% from 2021 and up 23% from June of 2022. With more homes for sale, that means we’re seeing that fewer buyers making the move in the market.

Closed Sales are down 15.5% from 2021 and down 33% June.

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 active homes in September, if no new listings are added and the buying pace stays the same, the market would only have 3.2 months’ worth of inventory. That’s up 100% from last year and 146% from the beginning of this year. At this pace, we might be in a balanced market by the end of 1Q of the new year.

The average number of showing a house gets before pending or under contract is equal to September but down 15.4% to the previous year, and up 22% from June.


  • Sales Price: Calculations are based on sold data. Prices do not account for seller concessions. Average is the mean sales price for all closed sales in a given month.*
  • 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.**
  • * Sales with a Days on Market of less than 0, or a Percent of Original Price that is less than 50 percent or more than 200 percent, are added to the sales count but are not factored into price, price per square foot or days on market.
  • ** In order to be included in the calculation of this metric, a listing must be enabled for ShowingTime services and must have a showing in its first 28 days on the market.

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