Monday, September 12th, 2016

For Week Ending September 3, 2016

Most market trends have been steadily the same for the bulk of 2016, and there’s not much reason to expect a change as we enter the last several months of the year. We have witnessed an overall drop in the number of days a home is on the market before sale, that sale price is generally higher than it used to be and there are fewer homes for sale. The one area of interest that we will be watching will be total sales being made. As the drop in inventory continues, it stands to reason that there will be fewer sales, but that has yet to consistently be the case.

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

  • New Listings decreased 8.6% to 1,314
  • Pending Sales decreased 6.9% to 1,114
  • Inventory decreased 16.7% to 14,295

For the month of August:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.6% to $237,500
  • Days on Market decreased 14.1% to 55
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 97.9%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 24.3% to 2.8

All comparisons are to 2015

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

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

For Week Ending August 27, 2016

If residential real estate were a wager to close out the summer golf season, prospective buyers would still be waiting impatiently for prospective sellers to take the putt on the final hole. Yet inventory continues to shrink, as summer vacations end and kids return to school. If the taken putt were to somehow land in the cup and increase inventory, a legendary celebration would occur that might even make a golf course gopher dance.

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

  • New Listings decreased 8.0% to 1,411
  • Pending Sales increased 0.3% to 1,174
  • Inventory decreased 17.0% to 14,454

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $239,900
  • Days on Market decreased 14.3% to 54
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 3.0

All comparisons are to 2015

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

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Monday, August 29th, 2016

For Week Ending August 20, 2016

While existing home sales have recently been down, new home sales are picking up across the nation, which, in turn, has coaxed an upward trend in building activity. Buyers are still showing a willingness to pay higher prices, and there are signs that many new homes being built are smaller starter homes, perfect for young adults entering the market.

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

  • New Listings increased 5.6% to 1,575
  • Pending Sales increased 2.0% to 1,251
  • Inventory decreased 17.3% to 14,559

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $239,900
  • Days on Market decreased 14.3% to 54
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 3.0

All comparisons are to 2015

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

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016

For Week Ending August 13, 2016

Residential construction, builder confidence and housing starts have all been up in recent months, creating a triple dose of good news as the country begins the inevitable home sales slowdown following the busy spring and summer seasons. The news creates hope that buyer traffic could maintain at a sufficient level over the last several months of the year.

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

  • New Listings decreased 5.5% to 1,651
  • Pending Sales decreased 2.8% to 1,229
  • Inventory decreased 17.3% to 14,521

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $239,900
  • Days on Market decreased 14.3% to 54
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.1% to 3.0

All comparisons are to 2015

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

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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