Here are some Bay Area stats from Pacific Union chief economist Selma Hepp:
• Bay Area home sales dipped by 8 percent year over year in October; however, the 19 percent increase from September was the highest monthly increase between September and October going back to 1990.
• Santa Clara County and East Bay counties continued to lead the sales declines, while San Francisco activity remained steady on an annual basis.
• Sales of higher priced homes -- $2 million-plus -- rebounded notably, up by 24 percent from October 2017 following a September drop.
• Inventory grew by 21 percent year over year, with almost half of the increase -- or more than 1,100 homes -- priced below $1 million.
• Lower-priced inventory rose by 18 percent - the largest increase following 15 months of double-digit percent declines.
• Buyers of homes priced below $1 million are decidedly restrained, with the fewest homes selling for more than asking price since January 2017.
• There were more price reductions across the region and at all price ranges, with lower-priced homes posting the largest share of reductions in the past three years.