Monday, May 3rd, 2021

For Week Ending April 24, 2021 A bit of good news this week on the home affordability front as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage slipped below 3 percent to 2.97%, according to Freddie Mac. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate, while … Continue reading

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Monday, February 15th, 2021

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 … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020

New listings and sales up, price growth strong, but some activity from Q2 was postponed into July/August (September 18, 2020) – According to new data from the Minneapolis Area REALTORS® and the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®, buyer and … Continue reading

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Another week during the peak selling season has brought further evidence of a market in transition. New listings came in slower than last year but buyer activity has increased over year-ago levels. Buyers are confident in the current affordability picture, and some rents have increased to levels above comparable mortgage payments. Absorption rates, negotiating leverage […]

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Monday, February 27th, 2012

The week left yet another trail of evidence leading back to a housing market on the mend. This time, the encouraging signs were even less clandestine. Nationally, both new and existing home sales enjoyed improvements. Even some December numbers were upwardly revised. New home sales have real and noticeable impacts on GDP, thus generating jobs […]

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