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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending February 13, 2021

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s most recent National Delinquency Survey reported that the delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four unit residential properties declined to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.73 percent of all loans outstanding in Q4 2020. The percent of loans delinquent was down nearly one percent from Q3 2020, but still up nearly three percent from one year ago.

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

  • New Listings decreased 6.6% to 1,120
  • Pending Sales decreased 3.6% to 981
  • Inventory decreased 42.3% to 4,833

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.5% to $301,000
  • Days on Market decreased 37.3% to 42
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.6% to 99.5%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 47.1% to 0.9

All comparisons are to 2020

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending February 6, 2021

Popular home services marketplace HomeAdvisor released their State of Home Spending Report, which details trends in homeowner improvement projects. Among survey participants, the total spending on home projects rose from an average of $9,078 in 2019, to an average of $13,138 in 2020. The more than $4,000 increase in average expenditure was likely due to an increase in the amount of work completed as well as the increased supply and labor costs due to COVID-19.

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

  • New Listings decreased 16.6% to 1,117
  • Pending Sales increased 9.9% to 1,068
  • Inventory decreased 41.0% to 4,873

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.5% to $301,000
  • Days on Market decreased 37.3% to 42
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.6% to 99.5%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 47.1% to 0.9

All comparisons are to 2020

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending January 30, 2021

A strong housing market isn’t just a local activity, and two recently released reports provide us with insights to the strength of residential real estate nationally. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index rose 9.49% in December 2020 from its December 2019 level. Meanwhile, the National Association of REALTORS® existing home sales report found the median price of existing home sales nationwide rose to $309,800 in December 2020, up 12.9% from the year before.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending January 30:

  • New Listings decreased 2.8% to 976
  • Pending Sales decreased 1.8% to 923
  • Inventory decreased 40.3% to 4,992

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $307,000
  • Days on Market decreased 30.4% to 39
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.5% to 99.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 41.2% to 1.0

All comparisons are to 2020

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending January 23, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released their December housing report this week showing overall housing starts increased by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units. Single-family housing starts increased 12 percent to a 1.34 million unit seasonally adjusted annual rate, the highest level since September 2006. Expectations are for further increases in building activity in 2021, though rising material costs and a lack of buildable lots and labor will temper activity and affect affordability.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending January 23:

  • New Listings decreased 4.6% to 899
  • Pending Sales increased 9.1% to 879
  • Inventory decreased 40.6% to 5,056

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $307,000
  • Days on Market decreased 30.4% to 39
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.5% to 99.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 41.2% to 1.0

All comparisons are to 2020

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending January 16, 2021

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported this week that rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.79% with .7 points. That is up slightly from the record lows seen last week, but almost one percent lower than the same week a year ago. Rates are expected to increase slightly this year, with the National Association of REALTORS® expecting rates to average 3.1 percent in 2021, and the Mortgage Bankers Association estimating an average of 3.3 percent.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending January 16:

  • New Listings increased 0.8% to 929
  • Pending Sales increased 7.4% to 815
  • Inventory decreased 40.2% to 5,125

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $307,000
  • Days on Market decreased 30.4% to 39
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.5% to 99.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 41.2% to 1.0

All comparisons are to 2020

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending January 9, 2021

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported that 5.53% of mortgage loans remained in forbearance as of December 27, 2020. While the forbearance rate is down significantly from its highest levels in 2020, the MBA estimates the current rate represents 2.7 million homeowners currently in forbearance plans.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending January 9:

  • New Listings decreased 8.3% to 927
  • Pending Sales increased 1.3% to 636
  • Inventory decreased 39.8% to 5,098

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $307,000
  • Days on Market decreased 30.4% to 39
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.5% to 99.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 47.1% to 0.9

All comparisons are to 2020

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending January 2, 2021

The New Year has begun and with it, many buyers and sellers have a change of housing in their new year resolutions. While ongoing unemployment claims are still elevated, it is less than one quarter of what it was at its high during the early days of the pandemic. With interest rates remaining near record lows, the stock market near record highs, and inventory of homes available still constrained in most segments of the market, the year is setting up to be another filled with strong demand and limited supply.

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

  • New Listings decreased 25.8% to 519
  • Pending Sales increased 17.0% to 653
  • Inventory decreased 38.1% to 5,511

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.7% to $310,000
  • Days on Market decreased 33.3% to 34
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.8% to 100.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 40.9% to 1.3

All comparisons are to 2020

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending December 26, 2020

As we near the end of the year, overall real estate activity slows as many buyers and sellers briefly turn their focus from real estate to the holidays, family, and friends. With mortgage rates closing the year at near record lows, and almost one percent lower than a year ago, home purchase mortgage loan application volume remains high and continues to signal strong buyer demand going into the new year.

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

  • New Listings increased 22.0% to 338
  • Pending Sales increased 17.0% to 593
  • Inventory decreased 37.9% to 5,777

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.7% to $310,000
  • Days on Market decreased 33.3% to 34
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.8% to 100.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 40.9% to 1.3

All comparisons are to 2019

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending December 19, 2020

According to research by realtor.com®, all-cash home purchases make up about 36% of the market, which is up only slightly from last year. While the middle-price tiers saw about the same percentage of all-cash sales as last year, the low end of the market (under $200,000) and the very top of the market (over $1 million) saw higher shares of cash sales this year than last.

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

  • New Listings increased 28.1% to 693
  • Pending Sales increased 24.4% to 923
  • Inventory decreased 37.0% to 6,137

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.7% to $310,000
  • Days on Market decreased 33.3% to 34
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.8% to 100.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 38.1% to 1.3

All comparisons are to 2019

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending December 12, 2020

The National Association of Home Builders reports that lumber prices are rising again. After hitting an all-time high of near $950 per thousand board feet in September, prices slid to near $550 per thousand board feet in October but are now above $650 per thousand board feet in December. High lumber prices have contributed to significant price increases in most new construction homes this year and increases the costs of remodeling as well. A tariff reduction expected this month may help soften lumber costs in the coming weeks.

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

  • New Listings increased 23.6% to 870
  • Pending Sales increased 10.0% to 838
  • Inventory decreased 36.5% to 6,421

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.7% to $310,000
  • Days on Market decreased 33.3% to 34
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.8% to 100.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 38.1% to 1.3

All comparisons are to 2019

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.