In October, sellers brought fewer new listings of homes for sale to the market, which contributed to a decrease in inventory levels across both the single family detached and condo/townhome markets. During the month 5,271 new listings came on the market, 19 percent less than last month and 9 percent lower than last year. As a result, the month ended with 8,008 active homes for sale. At the end of October, inventory levels were 12 percent lower than last month and six percent lower than last year. From 1985 to 2015, average active listings for October was 16,615. For comparison, the record high October was 2006 with 29,722 listings.