Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

For Week Ending August 27, 2016

If residential real estate were a wager to close out the summer golf season, prospective buyers would still be waiting impatiently for prospective sellers to take the putt on the final hole. Yet inventory continues to shrink, as summer vacations end and kids return to school. If the taken putt were to somehow land in the cup and increase inventory, a legendary celebration would occur that might even make a golf course gopher dance.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 27:

  • New Listings decreased 8.0% to 1,411
  • Pending Sales increased 0.3% to 1,174
  • Inventory decreased 17.0% to 14,454

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $239,900
  • Days on Market decreased 14.3% to 54
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 3.0

All comparisons are to 2015

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From The Skinny Blog.

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Monday, August 29th, 2016

For Week Ending August 20, 2016

While existing home sales have recently been down, new home sales are picking up across the nation, which, in turn, has coaxed an upward trend in building activity. Buyers are still showing a willingness to pay higher prices, and there are signs that many new homes being built are smaller starter homes, perfect for young adults entering the market.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 20:

  • New Listings increased 5.6% to 1,575
  • Pending Sales increased 2.0% to 1,251
  • Inventory decreased 17.3% to 14,559

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $239,900
  • Days on Market decreased 14.3% to 54
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 3.0

All comparisons are to 2015

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From The Skinny Blog.

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, August 22nd, 2016

For Week Ending August 13, 2016

Residential construction, builder confidence and housing starts have all been up in recent months, creating a triple dose of good news as the country begins the inevitable home sales slowdown following the busy spring and summer seasons. The news creates hope that buyer traffic could maintain at a sufficient level over the last several months of the year.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 13:

  • New Listings decreased 5.5% to 1,651
  • Pending Sales decreased 2.8% to 1,229
  • Inventory decreased 17.3% to 14,521

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $239,900
  • Days on Market decreased 14.3% to 54
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 3.0

All comparisons are to 2015

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From The Skinny Blog.

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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Monday, August 15th, 2016

For Week Ending August 6, 2016

Housing markets across the nation have mostly reached full recovery and are even approaching or achieving categorical highs in sales and prices, yet builders are still focusing on higher-end homes over starter homes in order to combat high land and building permit costs. Until there is more entry-level inventory on the market, sustainable balance will be difficult.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 6:

  • New Listings increased 2.3% to 1,795
  • Pending Sales decreased 1.9% to 1,258
  • Inventory decreased 17.7% to 14,495

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $239,900
  • Days on Market decreased 14.3% to 54
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 3.0

All comparisons are to 2015

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From The Skinny Blog.

Posted in Weekly Report |

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