Monday, November 12th, 2018

For Week Ending November 3, 2018

According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed rate is at its highest average in seven years, reaching 4.94 percent. Last year at this time, the average rate was 3.90 percent. The higher rates are causing a slowdown in home price growth in some markets, but not all markets yet. Keeping a positive perspective, average rates were 5.97 percent ten years ago at this time, 6.78 percent 20 years ago and 10.39 percent 30 years ago. For maximum comparative impact, consider the 17.21 percent average rate of November 1981.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending November 3:

  • New Listings increased 9.7% to 1,115
  • Pending Sales decreased 16.5% to 943
  • Inventory decreased 1.1% to 12,095

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.1% to $262,000
  • Days on Market decreased 16.0% to 42
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.3% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory remained flat at 2.6

All comparisons are to 2017

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

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Monday, November 5th, 2018

For Week Ending October 27, 2018

Real estate professionals from around the globe recently gathered in Boston to network, teach, learn and share at the National Association of REALTORSĀ® Conference and Expo. It is an annual tradition that has been going strong since 1908. An organized real estate industry is a healthy one that can have a positive effect on real estate transactions and beyond. The relative market balance being experienced across the nation can’t entirely be attributed to REALTORĀ® cooperation, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

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

  • New Listings increased 15.0% to 1,239
  • Pending Sales decreased 9.1% to 941
  • Inventory decreased 1.4% to 12,374

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.1% to $262,000
  • Days on Market decreased 16.0% to 42
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.3% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory remained flat at 2.6

All comparisons are to 2017

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

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Monday, October 29th, 2018

For Week Ending October 20, 2018

In general, the country is experiencing a balanced real estate market in one form or another, depending on geographic location. While it is true that median sales prices are relatively high in terms of housing affordability for the standard household wage, metrics such as new listings, pending sales and inventory are all fairly level with year-ago levels in much of the nation. At a time of stock market volatility, political uncertainty and rising interest rates, this is very welcome news.

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

  • New Listings increased 4.3% to 1,387
  • Pending Sales decreased 5.6% to 1,021
  • Inventory decreased 2.3% to 12,397

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.1% to $262,000
  • Days on Market decreased 16.0% to 42
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.3% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory remained flat at 2.6

All comparisons are to 2017

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

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Thursday, October 25th, 2018

“Sales may very well be up next month as the market continues to search for sales balance.”

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Monday, October 22nd, 2018

For Week Ending October 13, 2018

It is that rare two-week window when not only politicians battle each other in order to convince voters who is best, but when professional football, baseball, hockey and basketball teams are battling for dominance in their respective sports. Competition is in the air, and yet the bulk of residential real estate markets across the country continue to enjoy a fair and balanced playing field. Even inventory, which has been down for years, is not looking so far from year-ago levels.

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

  • New Listings increased 1.6% to 1,389
  • Pending Sales decreased 1.6% to 1,064
  • Inventory decreased 2.9% to 12,494

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.1% to $262,000
  • Days on Market decreased 16.0% to 42
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.3% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory remained flat at 2.6

All comparisons are to 2017

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

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