Monday, April 17th, 2017

For Week Ending April 8, 2017

With both inventory and months of supply struggling to keep up with demand, it will not be unusual to see some weeks where pending sales post a year-over-year decline, especially if new listings droop below the standards set during the prior year. Meanwhile, we can continue to expect to see sales prices forge their way upward and affordability shrink downward in what is expected to be a pleasant spring and summer for sellers.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending April 8:

  • New Listings increased 1.4% to 2,013
  • Pending Sales decreased 9.1% to 1,337
  • Inventory decreased 21.7% to 10,188

For the month of March:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.0% to $237,500
  • Days on Market decreased 14.1% to 73
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.3% to 98.1%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 19.2% to 2.1

All comparisons are to 2016

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

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

For Week Ending April 1, 2017

Confidence in buying a home has fallen according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index after hitting an all-time index high in February. Continuing price increases and low inventory are easy answers for why the index fell. The good news is that an improved employment outlook and higher wages are major factors toward purchasing a home, and demand is not expected to abate.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending April 1:

  • New Listings decreased 3.9% to 1,874
  • Pending Sales decreased 5.2% to 1,303
  • Inventory decreased 21.7% to 10,003

For the month of February:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.7% to $223,250
  • Days on Market decreased 14.6% to 82
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.4% to 96.5%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 28.0% to 1.8

All comparisons are to 2016

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, April 3rd, 2017

For Week Ending March 25, 2017

During the first quarter of 2017, housing affordability has clearly become an issue for some buyers, as prices continue to rise amidst strong demand. Even so, pending sales figures have generally remained positive across the nation. A better balance between high-price inventory and starter homes being sold would be the most beneficial situation for the marketplace.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending March 25:

  • New Listings increased 6.3% to 1,584
  • Pending Sales decreased 4.9% to 1,292
  • Inventory decreased 23.0% to 9,874

For the month of February:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.6% to $223,000
  • Days on Market decreased 14.6% to 82
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.4% to 96.5%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 28.0% to 1.8

All comparisons are to 2016

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, March 27th, 2017

For Week Ending March 18, 2017

The number of existing home sales was down last month, indicating that there is still a large divide between supply and demand. However, we need to keep in mind that the value of the housing market is the highest it has been in years. Confidence and household incomes are increasing, which are indicators of future home buying, which should lead to a continued strong market.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending March 18:

  • New Listings decreased 2.2% to 1,728
  • Pending Sales decreased 2.7% to 1,247
  • Inventory decreased 23.7% to 9,633

For the month of February:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.8% to $223,500
  • Days on Market decreased 14.6% to 82
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.4% to 96.5%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 28.0% to 1.8

All comparisons are to 2016

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

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

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