Homes are selling the fastest in these markets

Homes sat on the market in April for just over 40 days on average

Homebuyers capitalizing on record-low interest rates are snatching up homes faster than ever before, forcing some to make split-second decisions, according to

In April, homes sat on the market for just over 40 days on average, which is about three weeks faster than the same time period a year ago, the real estate listings website reported. 

The market causing buyers the most stress, however, is Ogden, Utah. Homes in Ogden, which is located north of Salt Lake City, are flying off the market in just over a week. According to, the median number of days property listings spent on the market in the area was eight.

Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah. (iStock)


As a result, buyers looking in today's market need to be prepared to move fast, according to senior economist George Ratiu.

"Having financing lined up, knowing the neighborhood, and sticking to their budget’s upper limit would help to make a stressful experience more manageable," Ratiu said. 

However, some markets are giving buyers more time to think about these hefty purchases compared to others. compiled a list of the top 10 markets where homes are getting scooped up the quickest compacted to markets where homes are lasting a bit longer. 

Top 10 markets where homes are flying off the market, according to

  1. Ogden, Utah
  2. Manchester, New Hampshire
  3. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  4. Reno, Nevada
  5. Vallejo, California
  6. Columbus, Ohio
  7. Elkhart, Indiana
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. Topeka, Kansas
  10. Rochester, New York

Congress Street Bridge in Austin, Texas (iStock)

Top 10 markets where homes are taking longer to sell, according to

  1. Houma, Louisiana
  2. Rochester, Minnesota
  3. Miami, Florida
  4. Jackson, Mississippi
  5. Albany, New York
  6. Bloomington, Illinois
  7. Hickory, North Carolina
  8. Huntington, West Virginia
  9. Terre Haute, Indiana
  10. Salisbury, Maryland 

Downtown Miami skyline (iStock)


To gather the data, the real estate listing website took the median number of days homes stayed on the market in April on It compared 250 of the largest metropolitan areas in the country.