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Update 8/25/2014: It's been 9 years since I started HousingTracker as a personal project to try to gain insight into rapidly changing home prices during the housing bubble. There wasn't nearly as much data available then as there is now, and I was happy to make a very small contribution towards improving that situation. In 2014 there is a lot more data available and most of that data is better than what I can provide — especially considering recent challenges of maintaining data quality. As such, I've decided to end the HousingTracker project.

If you're looking for asking price and inventory data, my favorite source is Zillow's data page specifically the For-sale inventory (raw) csv and the Median list price csv. It's not quite as timely as HousingTracker data, but it has broader coverage and is likely more accurate.

Thanks for visiting!

Ben

Asking Prices and Inventory for Homes in St. Louis Missouri

As of August 11 2014 there were about 12,369 single family and condo homes listed for sale in St. Louis Missouri. The median asking price of these homes was approximately $150,000. Since this time last year, the inventory of homes for sale has decreased by 2.8% and the median price has increased by 3.5%.

August 11, 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Median Asking Price $150,000 -1.6% +3.5%
Home Listings/Inventory 12,369 +0.1% -2.8%

Recent Asking Price and Inventory History for St. Louis

Date Single Family & Condo
Inventory
25th Percentile
Asking Price
Median
Asking Price
75th Percentile
Asking Price
08/11/2014 12,369 $89,900 $150,000 $249,700
08/04/2014 12,273 $89,900 $150,000 $249,900
07/28/2014 12,490 $89,900 $150,000 $249,900
07/21/2014 12,676 $90,000 $150,000 $249,900
07/14/2014 12,357 $90,000 $152,500 $249,900

St. Louis Asking Price History

The median asking price for homes in St. Louis peaked in May 2006 at $184,740 and is now $34,740 (18.8%) lower. From a low of $134,950 in January 2013, the median asking price in St. Louis has increased by $15,050 (11.2%).

25th, Median (50th) and 75th Percentile Asking Prices for St. Louis Missouri

St. Louis Housing Inventory History

Housing inventory in St. Louis, which is typically highest in the spring/summer and lowest in the fall/winter, peaked at 20,133 in August 2007. The lowest housing inventory level seen was 9,698 in January 2014.

Housing Inventory for St. Louis Missouri

St. Louis Asking Price and Inventory History

Date Single Family & Condo
Inventory
25th Percentile
Asking Price
Median
Asking Price
75th Percentile
Asking Price
August 2014 12,321 $89,900 $150,000 $249,800
July 2014 12,421 $90,449 $150,625 $249,900
June 2014 12,209 $90,380 $149,960 $249,900
May 2014 11,898 $90,225 $149,925 $249,900
April 2014 11,273 $89,900 $149,900 $245,949
March 2014 10,455 $86,940 $146,000 $237,898
February 2014 9,892 $81,725 $139,675 $228,225
January 2014 9,698 $79,900 $136,225 $222,725
December 2013 10,764 $79,920 $136,480 $222,849
November 2013 11,831 $83,575 $139,925 $227,222
October 2013 12,466 $85,725 $142,288 $229,900
September 2013 12,596 $87,160 $144,520 $233,150
August 2013 12,742 $88,725 $144,950 $232,450
July 2013 12,735 $89,640 $147,160 $233,980
June 2013 12,861 $89,900 $149,700 $239,391
May 2013 12,571 $89,350 $149,425 $239,200
April 2013 11,844 $88,078 $145,759 $234,780
March 2013 11,336 $85,175 $141,825 $230,425
February 2013 10,819 $81,450 $139,075 $224,850
January 2013 10,581 $79,800 $134,950 $219,925
December 2012 11,494 $79,820 $135,360 $220,840
November 2012 12,683 $81,700 $139,925 $226,700
October 2012 13,370 $84,960 $144,140 $229,920
September 2012 13,606 $85,725 $145,000 $235,450
August 2012 13,940 $85,975 $146,350 $237,725
July 2012 14,179 $88,940 $149,460 $239,900
June 2012 14,448 $89,575 $149,900 $244,673
May 2012 14,404 $86,725 $149,900 $244,368
April 2012 13,292 $85,560 $149,060 $240,500
March 2012 13,278 $85,750 $146,075 $238,300
February 2012 12,498 $84,950 $141,825 $232,450
January 2012 12,420 $83,380 $139,900 $229,500
December 2011 13,395 $84,450 $140,700 $230,347
November 2011 14,710 $86,975 $145,200 $234,950
October 2011 15,449 $89,700 $147,960 $239,080
September 2011 16,007 $89,900 $149,900 $239,900
August 2011 16,477 $90,460 $149,940 $241,740
July 2011 16,706 $94,325 $152,225 $244,975
June 2011 16,804 $95,000 $154,900 $246,423
May 2011 16,419 $94,980 $154,900 $245,831
April 2011 15,744 $93,825 $150,675 $239,450
March 2011 14,909 $89,927 $149,175 $234,575
February 2011 14,123 $89,325 $144,950 $229,425
January 2011 13,854 $89,900 $144,940 $228,320
December 2010 15,086 $91,400 $148,325 $231,075
November 2010 16,346 $96,261 $152,560 $238,700
October 2010 17,218 $99,100 $156,225 $242,600
September 2010 17,831 $99,838 $158,075 $246,839
August 2010 18,071 $99,900 $159,160 $249,540
July 2010 18,168 $99,900 $159,900 $251,448
June 2010 17,816 $99,975 $160,800 $257,448
May 2010 17,732 $104,140 $162,810 $258,420
April 2010 17,784 $105,350 $161,569 $251,225
March 2010 16,372 $100,960 $159,900 $249,960
February 2010 14,920 $98,275 $158,563 $249,973
January 2010 13,927 $96,350 $157,000 $253,450
December 2009 14,662 $97,975 $159,325 $259,300
November 2009 15,332 $100,540 $162,540 $266,680
October 2009 16,124 $104,300 $165,603 $270,650
September 2009 15,888 $104,925 $165,778 $269,900
August 2009 15,926 $106,460 $167,380 $271,900
July 2009 15,978 $109,900 $169,900 $274,973
June 2009 16,103 $109,900 $170,702 $278,271
May 2009 15,956 $109,200 $171,800 $278,600
April 2009 15,664 $106,125 $169,600 $272,457
March 2009 15,157 $102,339 $165,440 $265,426
February 2009 14,508 $99,800 $162,425 $259,425
January 2009 14,736 $99,565 $160,711 $258,310
December 2008 15,497 $99,678 $162,110 $258,846
November 2008 16,823 $99,787 $163,463 $259,364
October 2008 17,787 $99,900 $164,862 $259,900
September 2008 18,323 $101,680 $164,960 $259,900
August 2008 18,713 $104,950 $168,825 $262,924
July 2008 18,912 $107,475 $169,900 $267,040
June 2008 19,140 $109,096 $170,120 $268,885
May 2008 18,968 $109,900 $172,913 $269,900
April 2008 18,387 $109,675 $173,519 $269,925
March 2008 17,531 $104,380 $169,720 $267,610
February 2008 16,993 $99,925 $166,087 $264,335
January 2008 16,362 $99,900 $164,925 $263,820
December 2007 17,881 $101,520 $165,500 $264,900
November 2007 19,355 $107,475 $169,420 $265,501
October 2007 20,023 $109,820 $169,900 $267,503
September 2007 19,979 $109,925 $170,824 $269,325
August 2007 20,133 $111,750 $174,150 $269,800
July 2007 20,025 $114,900 $174,920 $272,957
June 2007 19,665 $114,900 $175,925 $274,200
May 2007 18,936 $114,975 $179,600 $274,950
April 2007 17,784 $114,960 $179,720 $276,081
March 2007 16,172 $114,425 $178,412 $274,700
February 2007 15,201 $111,350 $174,950 $271,967
January 2007 14,557 $109,960 $174,900 $269,390
December 2006 15,629 $113,125 $174,900 $269,794
November 2006 16,881 $115,350 $179,110 $270,472
October 2006 17,173 $118,600 $180,978 $274,960
September 2006 16,789 $119,800 $181,075 $275,000
August 2006 16,700 $119,800 $179,950 $274,950
July 2006 16,570 $119,560 $182,260 $275,358
June 2006 16,136 $119,575 $184,450 $279,173
May 2006 15,598 $118,560 $184,740 $279,939
April 2006 14,773 $115,566 $180,947 $275,496