Monday, November 18th, 2019

For Week Ending November 9, 2019

With the stock market reaching record highs, continued low unemployment, and low mortgage rates, many signs in the US economy remain strong. However, total household debt has been rising for twenty-one consecutive quarters and is now $1.3 trillion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion in 2008. While delinquency rates remain low across most debt types, including mortgages, higher consumer debt loads can limit future household spending capability and increase risk if the economy slows down.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending November 9:

  • New Listings increased 6.3% to 1,094
  • Pending Sales increased 1.6% to 992
  • Inventory decreased 5.9% to 11,463

For the month of October:

  • Median Sales Price increased 5.7% to $280,000
  • Days on Market decreased 4.2% to 46
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.1% to 98.1%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 4.0% to 2.4

All comparisons are to 2018

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, November 11th, 2019

For Week Ending November 2, 2019

This week the Federal Reserve reduced its benchmark rate for the third time this year. This action was widely anticipated by the market and mortgage rates rose for the third consecutive week. Despite the recent rise, rates still remain approximately one percent lower than a year ago, which has a substantial effect on buying power. Also this week, a TransUnion analysis predicts a surge of additional first-time homebuyers will enter the market between 2020 and 2022, climbing from 7.6 million buyers in the 2016-2018 period to 8.3-9.2 million in the 2020-2022 period.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending November 2:

  • New Listings increased 9.2% to 1,223
  • Pending Sales increased 3.3% to 1,043
  • Inventory decreased 5.5% to 11,917

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.8% to $279,900
  • Days on Market increased 2.4% to 43
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.1% to 98.5%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 3.7% to 2.6

All comparisons are to 2018

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, November 4th, 2019

For Week Ending October 26, 2019

A new Census report this week announced that new construction home sales nationwide decreased slightly to a seasonally adjusted rate of 701,000 units, which is 15.5% higher than a year ago. Also in the announcement was news that the median sales price of new construction homes declined to $299,440 nationally, down 8% from a year ago. This decline was due to an increase in the availability of new homes at lower price points and is a welcomed change in what has been an underserved segment of the market.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending October 26:

  • New Listings decreased 0.4% to 1,239
  • Pending Sales increased 9.1% to 1,094
  • Inventory decreased 4.9% to 12,212

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.8% to $279,700
  • Days on Market increased 2.4% to 43
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.1% to 98.5%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 3.7% to 2.6

All comparisons are to 2018

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, October 28th, 2019
For Week Ending October 19, 2019

While the U.S. Commerce Department reported that total housing starts dropped 9.4% month over month in September, that drop was focused on the apartment and condo segment while single-family housing starts actually rose .3%. Throughout much of the country, the continued low level of housing inventory is constraining sales activity from where it would be in a balanced market. Active inventory is in its normal seasonal decline, leaving buyers with fewer choices as we move towards the end of the year.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending October 19:

  • New Listings decreased 6.1% to 1,309
  • Pending Sales increased 6.5% to 1,138
  • Inventory decreased 3.7% to 12,440

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 6.6% to $279,250
  • Days on Market increased 2.4% to 43
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.1% to 98.5%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 3.7% to 2.6

All comparisons are to 2018

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Posted in Weekly Report |
Thursday, October 24th, 2019

“Nationally, buyer and seller activity remained strong, buoyed by low mortgage rates.”

Posted in Monthly Skinny Video |

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