As another new year approaches, we find ourselves settling in for the holidays, which typically come with slowed real estate activity. In the first week of the full holiday shopping season, we saw sales increase. We’re talking about residential real estate, of course, although retail performed surprisingly well, too. Sellers listed fewer properties during the week, choosing instead to hunker down in their living rooms rich with the aromas of pine-scented candles and cinnamon cider sticks.

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

  • New Listings decreased 9.3% to 1,006
  • Pending Sales increased 36.4% to 885
  • Inventory decreased 22.9% to 20,031

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price decreased 9.9% to $149,500
  • Days on Market decreased 1.8% to 135
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.0% to 90.9%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 30.5% to 5.7

The attached Weekly Market Activity Report is produced by the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) for REALTORĀ® members and interested parties on a weekly basis. Use it to further your understanding of the Twin Cities 13-county residential real estate marketplace.

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report.

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Weekly Market Report

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