September’s median home price was recorded at $318,000, down a slight drop from the record high of $320,000 set in August 2021



September 2021 Recap

State of the Market

  • Orlando’s median home price dropped by $2,000 from last month. September’s median home price was recorded at $318,000, down a slight drop from the record high of $320,000 set in August 2021. The median home price has steadily been increasing over the last 11 months when it was recorded at $269,950 in October 2020.
  • Overall sales in September dropped by 5.25%, with a total of 3,879 sales.
  • Homes spent an average of 27 days on the market in September, an 8% increase from August.
  • Inventory edged upward for the fifth straight month, rising by 0.8% from August to September, for a total of 3,667 homes on the market in September.
  • “With the median price slightly dropping and inventory continuing to trend upward, we’re seeing signs of things leveling off after months of this market being on fire,” said Natalie Arrowsmith, 2021 Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association President, NextHome Arrowsmith Realty. “The market is still heavily in favor of sellers, but is showing some signs of returning to become more balanced.”

Market Snapshot

  • ORRA members sold 3,789 homes in September 2021, a decrease of 5.25% from 3,999 homes sold in August 2021. Sales were still 9% higher than September 2020. 
  • Interest rates showed little change, as they remain low. The average interest rate in September 2021 was 2.86%, an increase of .7% over August 2021. 
  • 27 distressed homes (bank-owned properties and short sales) accounted for .7% of all home sales in September 2021. That represents a 37% drop over September 2020, when 43 distressed homes sold. 


  • Orlando area inventory increased .8% from August 2021 to September 2021 from 3,638 homes to 3,667 homes. Inventory in September 2021 was 39% lower than in September 2020.
  • The supply of homes ticked up to nearly one month in September 2021. A balanced market is six months of supply. 
  • The number of new listings decreased in September 2021 from August 2021 by 7.9% from 4,375 homes to 4,026 homes. 

Courtesy of Orlando Regional Realtor Association

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