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Monday, August 25th, 2014

Recent data would suggest that inflation is mostly under control, which hopefully indicates that the Federal Reserve will have enough room to comfortably maintain its accommodative monetary policy stance. So rather than losing momentum, the housing market has found even sturdier ground upon which it can sustain itself. With economic strength and increased consumer confidence, expectations of more inventory and more sales is not out of line.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 16:

  • New Listings increased 3.3% to 1,697
  • Pending Sales decreased 6.6% to 1,081
  • Inventory increased 9.7% to 18,648

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 3.4% to $215,000
  • Days on Market decreased 5.6% to 68
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 96.8%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 15.8% to 4.4

All comparisons are to 2013

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

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Monday, August 25th, 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. Narrated by David Arbit, Research Manager of the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORSĀ®, video produced by Chelsie Lopez.

Posted in Monthly Skinny Video |
Monday, August 18th, 2014

On a national level, home prices have dipped slightly. Instead of freaking out about this on 24-hour cable news channels, analysts are happy to see more sustainable trends settling into the U.S. housing market. With slower, healthier price growth, homeowners will have the opportunity to steadily build equity while buyers won’t be priced out of the market. Price normalization is not a negative trend, but rather a sign of stabilization and market athleticism.

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

  • New Listings increased 8.7% to 1,794
  • Pending Sales decreased 1.3% to 1,157
  • Inventory increased 9.6% to 18,494

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 3.4% to $215,000
  • Days on Market decreased 5.6% to 68
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 96.8%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 15.8% to 4.4

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, August 11th, 2014

The past two years of recovery have defied the initial expectations of many. Some portions of the market are starting to experience a bit of a slowdown, which may be due to seasonal unpredictability, lack of inventory, inability to obtain proper financing under tighter regulations or other factors. As long as good data is available for market analysis, the possibility of continued recovery and stability is present. The slow loris approach to hunting and gathering is not welcome on this journey toward residential real estate expertise.

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

  • New Listings increased 7.3% to 1,815
  • Pending Sales decreased 5.9% to 1,173
  • Inventory increased 9.3% to 18,447

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 3.4% to $215,000
  • Days on Market decreased 5.6% to 68
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 96.8%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 15.8% to 4.4

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Like a broken digital music player, analysts continue to skip to housing market stability. Although residential real estate activity may not have the same pep as last year’s summer hits, sales are still fancy enough to attract fresh sellers. New listings are up in certain submarkets, which is a needed thing for continued optimism. The highs and lows present a few short years ago are about as visible as a forgotten app, but those days are still just an errant thumb press away.

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

  • New Listings increased 4.0% to 1,784
  • Pending Sales decreased 7.1% to 1,147
  • Inventory increased 8.7% to 18,338

For the month of June:

  • Median Sales Price increased 4.5% to $219,500
  • Days on Market decreased 5.4% to 70
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.3% to 97.2%
  • Months Supply of Inventory increased 13.2% to 4.3

All comparisons are to 2013

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

Posted in Weekly Report |