Real Estate News

Monday, January 18th, 2021
For Week Ending January 9, 2021

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey reported that 5.53% of mortgage loans remained in forbearance as of December 27, 2020. While the forbearance rate is down significantly from its highest levels in 2020, the MBA estimates the current rate represents 2.7 million homeowners currently in forbearance plans.

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

  • New Listings decreased 8.3% to 927
  • Pending Sales increased 1.3% to 636
  • Inventory decreased 39.8% to 5,098

For the month of December:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $307,000
  • Days on Market decreased 30.4% to 39
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.5% to 99.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 47.1% to 0.9

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, January 11th, 2021
For Week Ending January 2, 2021

The New Year has begun and with it, many buyers and sellers have a change of housing in their new year resolutions. While ongoing unemployment claims are still elevated, it is less than one quarter of what it was at its high during the early days of the pandemic. With interest rates remaining near record lows, the stock market near record highs, and inventory of homes available still constrained in most segments of the market, the year is setting up to be another filled with strong demand and limited supply.

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

  • New Listings decreased 25.8% to 519
  • Pending Sales increased 17.0% to 653
  • Inventory decreased 38.1% to 5,511

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.7% to $310,000
  • Days on Market decreased 33.3% to 34
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.8% to 100.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 40.9% to 1.3

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, January 4th, 2021
For Week Ending December 26, 2020

As we near the end of the year, overall real estate activity slows as many buyers and sellers briefly turn their focus from real estate to the holidays, family, and friends. With mortgage rates closing the year at near record lows, and almost one percent lower than a year ago, home purchase mortgage loan application volume remains high and continues to signal strong buyer demand going into the new year.

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

  • New Listings increased 22.0% to 338
  • Pending Sales increased 17.0% to 593
  • Inventory decreased 37.9% to 5,777

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.7% to $310,000
  • Days on Market decreased 33.3% to 34
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.8% to 100.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 40.9% to 1.3

All comparisons are to 2019

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, December 28th, 2020
For Week Ending December 19, 2020

According to research by realtor.com®, all-cash home purchases make up about 36% of the market, which is up only slightly from last year. While the middle-price tiers saw about the same percentage of all-cash sales as last year, the low end of the market (under $200,000) and the very top of the market (over $1 million) saw higher shares of cash sales this year than last.

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

  • New Listings increased 28.1% to 693
  • Pending Sales increased 24.4% to 923
  • Inventory decreased 37.0% to 6,137

For the month of November:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.7% to $310,000
  • Days on Market decreased 33.3% to 34
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.8% to 100.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 38.1% to 1.3

All comparisons are to 2019

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, December 21st, 2020

Showing activity remains higher than the same period a year ago across most of the country, suggesting that strong buyer demand is likely to continue into what is typically the slowest time of year.

Posted in Monthly Skinny Video |

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