Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Where has the Twin Cities real estate market been and where is it heading? This monthly summary provides an overview of current trends and projections for future activity. Narrated by David Arbit, Research Manager at the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS®, video produced by Chelsie Lopez.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Rising home prices and continued housing stability continue to lure new listings
and keep inventory at a comfortable level. Although things like student debt and
lethargic wage growth may provide some obstacles for first-time home buyers,
those on the hunt for homes are still graced by relatively low inflation and low
mortgage rates. The seasonal slows may settle in soon, but the market remains
mostly content.

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

  • New Listings increased 1.6% to 1,310
  • Pending Sales increased 5.1% to 912
  • Inventory increased 6.1% to 18,094

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $204,999
  • Days on Market remained flat at 71
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.9% to 95.6%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 18.4% to 4.5

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Rising home prices and continued housing stability continue to lure new listings
and keep inventory at a comfortable level. Although things like student debt and
lethargic wage growth may provide some obstacles for first-time home buyers,
those on the hunt for homes are still graced by relatively low inflation and low
mortgage rates. The seasonal slows may settle in soon, but the market remains
mostly content.

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

  • New Listings increased 1.6% to 1,310
  • Pending Sales increased 5.1% to 912
  • Inventory increased 6.1% to 18,094

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $204,999
  • Days on Market remained flat at 71
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.9% to 95.6%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 18.4% to 4.5

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, October 20th, 2014

As we turn toward the final and typically quietest quarter of the year, it is easy to wonder if we are destined to lose the stability that we have worked hard for throughout the U.S. However, gloomy considerations are readily put aside after considering a recent investigation by the International Monetary Fund into the real estate markets of other countries. It turns out that our national housing price-to- income ratio is fairly conservative. At this rate, we will soon stop talking about the process of housing recovery and just call it recovered.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending October 11:

  • New Listings decreased 6.6% to 1,423
  • Pending Sales increased 6.8% to 955
  • Inventory increased 7.5% to 18,178

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $205,000
  • Days on Market remained flat at 71
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.9% to 95.6%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 15.8% to 4.4

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Every story needs a hero, and housing’s current starlet is (drum roll, please) inventory. More markets continue to see increases in homes for sale, giving buyers more options and keeping prices from trying to overshadow the popularity of inventory with unsustainable stardom. As autumnal extracurriculars pick up and department store decorations trend towards the mustard palate, sales may drop off some, but the subplots of normalization and stabilization should remain popular with year-over-year inventory increases in the leading role.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending October 4:

  • New Listings decreased 3.8% to 1,477
  • Pending Sales increased 1.7% to 1,063
  • Inventory increased 10.9% to 18,696

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $205,000
  • Days on Market remained flat at 71
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.9% to 95.6%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 15.8% to 4.4

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |