Monday, May 14th, 2018

For Week Ending May 5, 2018

Year-over-year percentage changes for housing metrics like inventory, median sales price and days on market have sometimes looked dramatic over the past few years in most markets across the country not named Houston. But as faster sales and higher prices persist, another trend is beginning to emerge: reliability. Although more market balance is preferred, the current situation has proven to be surprisingly sustainable, at least for the time being.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending May 5:

  • New Listings decreased 13.9% to 2,054
  • Pending Sales decreased 10.0% to 1,456
  • Inventory decreased 23.2% to 9,155

For the month of March:

  • Median Sales Price increased 9.8% to $258,050
  • Days on Market decreased 21.9% to 57
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.1% to 99.1%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 22.7% to 1.7

All comparisons are to 2017

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, May 7th, 2018

For Week Ending April 28, 2018

As with last spring, the home-purchasing season will be competitive this year. Demand is still strong, especially in light of rising mortgage rates. Savvy consumers will want to get into a home before rates go up again. Amidst an environment of low inventory, buyers need to remain watchful of new listings and make their offers quickly.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending April 28:

  • New Listings decreased 7.2% to 1,761
  • Pending Sales decreased 9.5% to 1,389
  • Inventory decreased 23.5% to 9,051

For the month of March:

  • Median Sales Price increased 9.8% to $258,000
  • Days on Market decreased 21.9% to 57
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.1% to 99.1%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 22.7% to 1.7

All comparisons are to 2017

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, April 30th, 2018

For Week Ending April 21, 2018

After at least two years of hearing reports that both sellers and builders are gaining in confidence due to an expected positive return on investment, we are starting to see some upward movement in the New Listings metric locally and throughout the nation. Although there may not necessarily be positives from week to week, a longer-term improvement trend would not be a surprise at this point.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending April 21:

  • New Listings decreased 19.4% to 1,669
  • Pending Sales decreased 12.6% to 1,296
  • Inventory decreased 23.3% to 8,899

For the month of March:

  • Median Sales Price increased 9.8% to $258,000
  • Days on Market decreased 21.9% to 57
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.1% to 99.1%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 22.7% to 1.7

All comparisons are to 2017

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

For Week Ending April 14, 2018

One begins to wonder just how long the housing market can work in the favor of sellers. Low inventory continues to create a competitive situation for buyers that has sales prices meeting asking prices and often going over for well-priced homes that show well. As long as buyers continue to form new households and feel financially confident within an inviting economy, this could be the state of residential real estate for quite some time.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending April 14:

  • New Listings decreased at 1,653
  • Pending Sales decreased 14.0% to 1,258
  • Inventory decreased 24.2% to 8,752

For the month of March:

  • Median Sales Price increased 9.8% to $258,000
  • Days on Market decreased 21.9% to 57
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.1% to 99.1%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 22.7% to 1.7

All comparisons are to 2017

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

“The underlying fundamentals continue to support a solid marketplace.”

Posted in Monthly Skinny Video |

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