Monday, April 9th, 2018

For Week Ending March 31, 2018

Climbing out of winter has taken more time than usual for much of the U.S., but house hunting should finally be taking center stage for many buyers. Quickly assessing what’s available for sale will be key for buyers in what is sure to be another competitive selling season. Buyers and sellers must watch for further mortgage rate increases and volatile economic indicators like a jumpy stock market and chilly relations with international trade partners, which can cause shifts in local housing markets.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending March 31:

  • New Listings decreased 35.2% to 1,234
  • Pending Sales decreased 19.2% to 1,124
  • Inventory decreased 23.0% to 8,397

For the month of February:

  • Median Sales Price increased 12.7% to $250,000
  • Days on Market decreased 15.9% to 69
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.6% to 98.0%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 15.8% to 1.6

All comparisons are to 2017

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

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Monday, April 2nd, 2018

For Week Ending March 24, 2018

In general, housing markets are performing rather well across the country and locally. While some measures may show year-over-year declines at times, the truth of the matter is that showings are plentiful, buyers are eagerly searching for homes to purchase and good properties are exchanging hands whether or not the overall inventory situation is less than favorable or mortgage rates go up a quarter percent.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending March 24:

  • New Listings decreased 1.9% to 1,586
  • Pending Sales decreased 12.4% to 1,197
  • Inventory decreased 23.2% to 8,290

For the month of February:

  • Median Sales Price increased 12.7% to $250,000
  • Days on Market decreased 15.9% to 69
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.6% to 98.0%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 15.8% to 1.6

All comparisons are to 2017

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

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Monday, March 26th, 2018

For Week Ending March 17, 2018

The Federal Reserve raised its key short-term interest rate from 1.50 to 1.75 percent, citing inflation concerns in an improved economy with rising wages and low unemployment. Borrowing money will be more expensive, particularly for home equity loans, credit cards and adjustable rate mortgages. Although it is the Fed’s sixth rate increase since December 2015, rates remain historically low. Home buyers should be aware that at least two more rate increases are expected this year.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending March 17:

  • New Listings decreased 10.7% to 1,562
  • Pending Sales decreased 9.2% to 1,188
  • Inventory decreased 23.2% to 8,123

For the month of February:

  • Median Sales Price increased 12.7% to $250,000
  • Days on Market decreased 15.9% to 69
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.6% to 98.0%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 15.8% to 1.6

All comparisons are to 2017

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, March 26th, 2018

“Markets are eager for increased supply, particularly at the affordable end, so there is hope that some sellers will take advantage of an excellent move up opportunity.”

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Monday, March 19th, 2018

For Week Ending March 10, 2018

There is not much new to report this week compared to last week or the week before, but that is more good news than bad news at this juncture of the year. It’s true that more homes listed for sale would be welcome for a housing market ready for an influx of options. At the same time, there is ample evidence of buyers making the most of what is present on the market now. Contracts are being signed, and the prices being paid continue to prove demand.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending March 10:

  • New Listings decreased 20.3% to 1,419
  • Pending Sales decreased 9.5% to 1,069
  • Inventory decreased 21.7% to 8,006

For the month of February:

  • Median Sales Price increased 12.7% to $250,000
  • Days on Market decreased 15.9% to 69
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.6% to 98.0%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 1.5

All comparisons are to 2017

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

Posted in Weekly Report |

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