Homes sales managed to inch higher last month despite rising prices and dwindling inventory.
According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing houses, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops rose 0.08% in October from the previous month.
In all, 6.34 million existing homes were sold.
That number is down almost 6% from a year ago when pandemic home buying was in its peak.
Prices haven't taken a break from going up for more than 9 1/2 years, which is the longest increase duration on record.