Clay, Ray & Platte County housing stats for October:

Clay/Ray CountiesClay/Ray County sales were down for the month, down 43.9% from 2009. Units were at 197 versus 351 last year. The average sales price for the month was down by 1.3% from last year, with an average price of $147,126. Year to date, average sales price is up 4.0%, to $154,479. New listings in Clay/RayCounty were down 92 units to 441, down 17.3% from last year’s 533 units. Inventory increased, up 19.1% from last year and is runningat 2,478 units. Inventory is down 74 units from last month.  Platte CountyPlatte County sales were also down for the month, down 41.7% from 2009. Units were at 81versus 139 last year. The average sales price for the month was up 8.6% from last year, with an average price of $200,064. Year to date, average sales price is up 2.4%, to $195,470. New listings in Platte County were up 6 units to 199, up 3.1%from last year’s 193 units. Inventory increased, up 14.5% from last year and is runningat 1,113 units. Inventory is down 67 unit from last month. Data analyzed from Heartland MLS, courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes.