The 50 places where homes are taking the longest to sell

Stacker compiled a list of metros where homes are taking the longest to sell, using data from Redfin, with metros ranked by median days on the market.  

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The pace at which homes sell in the U.S. tends to ebb and flow over the calendar year, with homes selling fastest in the summer and slowest in the winter. However, these swings were more muted in 2023 as high home prices and mortgage interest rates spooked potential buyers.

The median number of days a home spent on the market in November was 36, one day less than in November 2022. Slow home sales can indicate a given market is more buyer-friendly. It can also signal a mismatch between prospective homebuyers' purchasing power and market conditions.

Stacker compiled a list of American metro areas where homes are taking the longest to sell, using data from Redfin. Metro areas include the main city as well as the surrounding towns and suburbs. Only those areas with more than 300 home sales were included and were ranked by the median number of days homes spent on the market in November. Metro areas with the most home sales ranked higher in the case of ties.

#50. Poughkeepsie, New York

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- Median days on market: 43
- Median sale price: $422,500
- Total homes sold: 503

#49. Memphis, Tennessee

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- Median days on market: 43
- Median sale price: $269,000
- Total homes sold: 998

#48. Fort Worth, Texas

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- Median days on market: 43
- Median sale price: $350,000
- Total homes sold: 1,832

#47. Naples, Florida

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- Median days on market: 45
- Median sale price: $601,000
- Total homes sold: 595

#46. Gary, Indiana

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- Median days on market: 46
- Median sale price: $264,950
- Total homes sold: 606

#45. Cape Coral, Florida

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- Median days on market: 46
- Median sale price: $395,000
- Total homes sold: 1,318

#44. Raleigh, North Carolina

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- Median days on market: 47
- Median sale price: $425,000
- Total homes sold: 1,668

#43. Spartanburg, South Carolina

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- Median days on market: 48
- Median sale price: $280,000
- Total homes sold: 391

#42. Provo, Utah

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- Median days on market: 48
- Median sale price: $491,890
- Total homes sold: 473

#41. Punta Gorda, Florida

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- Median days on market: 48
- Median sale price: $353,248
- Total homes sold: 488

#40. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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- Median days on market: 48
- Median sale price: $260,000
- Total homes sold: 600

#39. Birmingham, Alabama

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- Median days on market: 48
- Median sale price: $276,425
- Total homes sold: 910

#38. Augusta, Georgia

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- Median days on market: 49
- Median sale price: $260,000
- Total homes sold: 599

#37. Greenville, South Carolina

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- Median days on market: 49
- Median sale price: $325,000
- Total homes sold: 883

#36. Deltona, Florida

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- Median days on market: 49
- Median sale price: $351,995
- Total homes sold: 984

#35. Madison, Wisconsin

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- Median days on market: 50
- Median sale price: $385,000
- Total homes sold: 587

#34. Elgin, Illinois

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- Median days on market: 50
- Median sale price: $330,000
- Total homes sold: 701

#33. Lake County, Illinois

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- Median days on market: 50
- Median sale price: $319,900
- Total homes sold: 717

#32. Tucson, Arizona

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- Median days on market: 50
- Median sale price: $360,000
- Total homes sold: 873

#31. Jacksonville, Florida

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- Median days on market: 50
- Median sale price: $375,000
- Total homes sold: 1,819

#30. Pittsburgh

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- Median days on market: 51
- Median sale price: $210,000
- Total homes sold: 1,755

#29. Montgomery, Alabama

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- Median days on market: 52
- Median sale price: $234,725
- Total homes sold: 330

#28. Clarksville, Tennessee

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- Median days on market: 52
- Median sale price: $285,000
- Total homes sold: 360

#27. Reno, Nevada

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- Median days on market: 52
- Median sale price: $535,000
- Total homes sold: 408

#26. Knoxville, Tennessee

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- Median days on market: 52
- Median sale price: $360,000
- Total homes sold: 909

#25. Nashville, Tennessee

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- Median days on market: 53
- Median sale price: $444,990
- Total homes sold: 2,243

#24. Chicago

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- Median days on market: 53
- Median sale price: $320,000
- Total homes sold: 5,187

#23. Huntsville, Alabama

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- Median days on market: 54
- Median sale price: $319,900
- Total homes sold: 613

#22. Miami

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- Median days on market: 54
- Median sale price: $515,000
- Total homes sold: 1,772

#21. San Antonio

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- Median days on market: 54
- Median sale price: $295,000
- Total homes sold: 2,156

#20. Lafayette, Louisiana

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- Median days on market: 55
- Median sale price: $220,000
- Total homes sold: 310

#19. Asheville, North Carolina

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- Median days on market: 55
- Median sale price: $460,000
- Total homes sold: 546

#18. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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- Median days on market: 55
- Median sale price: $426,000
- Total homes sold: 1,946

#17. Tallahassee, Florida

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- Median days on market: 56
- Median sale price: $280,000
- Total homes sold: 330

#16. Killeen, Texas

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- Median days on market: 56
- Median sale price: $262,750
- Total homes sold: 400

#15. Pensacola, Florida

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- Median days on market: 56
- Median sale price: $324,450
- Total homes sold: 560

#14. Port St. Lucie, Florida

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- Median days on market: 56
- Median sale price: $406,900
- Total homes sold: 687

#13. Charleston, South Carolina

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- Median days on market: 57
- Median sale price: $407,400
- Total homes sold: 1,166

#12. Greeley, Colorado

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- Median days on market: 58
- Median sale price: $499,255
- Total homes sold: 317

#11. West Palm Beach, Florida

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- Median days on market: 58
- Median sale price: $460,000
- Total homes sold: 1,764

#10. Fort Collins, Colorado

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- Median days on market: 59
- Median sale price: $519,412
- Total homes sold: 359

#9. Panama City, Florida

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- Median days on market: 62
- Median sale price: $360,000
- Total homes sold: 315

#8. Daphne, Alabama

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- Median days on market: 64
- Median sale price: $368,500
- Total homes sold: 388

#7. Palm Bay, Florida

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- Median days on market: 65
- Median sale price: $354,900
- Total homes sold: 892

#6. New York City

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- Median days on market: 67
- Median sale price: $680,000
- Total homes sold: 4,075

#5. Crestview, Florida

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- Median days on market: 68
- Median sale price: $409,900
- Total homes sold: 519

#4. Austin, Texas

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- Median days on market: 68
- Median sale price: $425,000
- Total homes sold: 2,003

#3. Honolulu

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- Median days on market: 69
- Median sale price: $684,500
- Total homes sold: 492

#2. New Orleans

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- Median days on market: 75
- Median sale price: $268,000
- Total homes sold: 776

#1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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- Median days on market: 78
- Median sale price: $325,885
- Total homes sold: 1,502






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