Monday, January 5th, 2015

It is typically during the final weeks of a calendar year when residential real estate activity hits its seasonal lows, even when some year-over-year comparisons show progress. Don’t be fooled by this time of year. Buyers and sellers are preparing for promising spring and summer markets. Of late, the spring market tends to get hopping before the -ary months are even complete.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending December 27:

  • New Listings decreased 13.5% to 268
  • Pending Sales decreased 9.8% to 359
  • Inventory decreased 4.4% to 13,152

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $205,000
  • Days on Market increased 5.3% to 79
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 94.7%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 8.8% to 3.7

All comparisons are to 2014

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

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Monday, December 29th, 2014

Even though interest rates remain low, there is talk of homeownership numbers being at 20-year lows. Tight lending restrictions may be partly to blame for the dip in the number of people flocking to buy a home. A turnover of the trend could be possible in the new year, but during the weeks surrounding the big winter holidays, we all tend to have to play the wait-and-see game.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending December 20:

  • New Listings increased 6.1% to 592
  • Pending Sales decreased 1.3% to 689
  • Inventory decreased 4.4% to 13,698

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $205,000
  • Days on Market increased 5.3% to 79
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 94.7%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 8.8% to 3.7

All comparisons are to 2013

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

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

We have reached the time of year when year-to-date and rolling 12-month time calculations become especially reliable. Buyer and seller activity continues at a decent clip, though generally lower than the spring and summer selling seasons. With the price of gasoline where it is, holiday spending should be strong, which benefits the economy and is, therefore, also good for housing. There’s plenty to be cheerful about this December.

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

  • New Listings decreased 12.9% to 661
  • Pending Sales increased 6.6% to 679
  • Inventory decreased 2.7% to 14,268

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $205,000
  • Days on Market increased 5.3% to 79
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 94.7%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 8.8% to 3.7

All comparisons are to 2013

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

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Monday, December 22nd, 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.

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Monday, December 15th, 2014

Trendsetters in economic analysis have lately been choosing comparative figures between the present and 2007 as the must-have items of the season. Comparing recent data on unemployment, spending habits and housing starts to the vintage days of 2007 are opening up the conversation of the economy’s future. Recovery is in style and may even continue as we dive headlong into the heart of the winter months.

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

  • New Listings decreased 4.4% to 849
  • Pending Sales increased 5.7% to 815
  • Inventory decreased 0.9% to 14,806

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.1% to $205,000
  • Days on Market increased 5.3% to 79
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 94.7%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 8.8% to 3.7

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |