Monday, January 18th, 2016

For Week Ending January 2, 2016

Optimism is in the air as we turn to face a new calendar year. As far as residential real estate goes, there is plenty to feel positive about. Buying and selling activity continued through the final months of 2015, and there’s little reason to believe that trend will slow down during the first month of 2016. If anything, the past few years have indicated a tendency for listings and sales to increase in January.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending January 2:

  • New Listings decreased 24.8% to 416
  • Pending Sales increased 2.2% to 550
  • Inventory decreased 19.5% to 11,175

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 9.9% to $219,900
  • Days on Market decreased 12.4% to 78
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.4% to 95.5%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 34.4% to 2.1

All comparisons are to 2015

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

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Monday, January 4th, 2016

For Week Ending December 26, 2015

As another year winds down, we’ll be looking toward 2016 with increased interest in changes in trend lines. But as we’ve seen over the last several months, and now beginning to become multiple years, the trends have been pretty steady. The prevailing thought by national market watchers is that 2016 will largely mirror 2015 but at a more even pace. The continuation of Fed rate increases are expected to keep things in check, but the funny thing about anticipating those increases is that it tends to inspire more activity. Happy New Year!

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending December 26:

  • New Listings increased 0.7% to 271
  • Pending Sales increased 39.6% to 483
  • Inventory decreased 19.3% to 11,519

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.8% to $219,040
  • Days on Market decreased 7.6% to 73
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.2% to 95.8%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 28.2% to 2.8

All comparisons are to 2014

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

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Monday, December 28th, 2015

For Week Ending December 19, 2015

A week after the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates to .25 percent to .5 percent, the average on a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped .01 percent from the previous week to 3.96 percent, proving for now that the Fed’s effect on long-term rates is indirect when inflation is low, among other factors. Some even believe that rate hikes mean much more to Wall Street observers than home buyers. Not everyone agrees with this assessment, but residential real estate is still certainly spinning on an active axis as we work our way to a new year.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending December 19:

  • New Listings increased 1.3% to 601
  • Pending Sales increased 17.2% to 799
  • Inventory decreased 18.4% to 12,105

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.8% to $219,040
  • Days on Market decreased 7.6% to 73
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.2% to 95.8%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 28.2% to 2.8

All comparisons are to 2014

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

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Thursday, December 24th, 2015

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Monday, December 21st, 2015

For Week Ending December 12, 2015

This year, it is projected that 46.1 percent of holiday shopping will be done online, up from 44.4 percent last year. As American consumers continue to change the way they buy things, we’re already seeing massive upheaval in long-entrenched ways of going about this thing called life. Fewer people are driving, or even buying cars for that matter, which allows sharing-economy companies like Uber and Zipcar to exist. Fewer people are going to department stores and malls, which allows home-shipping giants like Amazon to exist. One day soon, even home purchases will happen in a vastly different way. Are you ready for what’s next?

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending December 12:

  • New Listings increased 8.0% to 715
  • Pending Sales increased 16.8% to 777
  • Inventory decreased 17.9% to 12,536

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.9% to $219,080
  • Days on Market decreased 7.6% to 73
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.2% to 95.8%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 28.2% to 2.8

All comparisons are to 2014

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

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