Real Estate News

Monday, July 13th, 2020

For Week Ending July 4, 2020

With healthy buyer demand and constrained supply, showing and offer activity continue to be high with many properties receiving multiple offers. Holiday weeks often provide a short reprieve from the normal busy summer selling season as buyers and sellers take a few days to focus on festivities before turning their focus back to real estate the following week.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending July 4:

  • New Listings increased 20.4% to 1,257
  • Pending Sales increased 17.9% to 1,466
  • Inventory decreased 25.3% to 9,624

For the month of May:

  • Median Sales Price increased 3.5% to $294,900
  • Days on Market decreased 8.9% to 41
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.4% to 99.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 16.0% to 2.1

All comparisons are to 2019

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, July 6th, 2020

For Week Ending June 27, 2020

The National Association of REALTORS® shared in their latest REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey of more than 4,000 members that there were nearly three offers for every home sold in May, which is up from a little more than two offers for every sold home in the April survey. Buyer activity, seen in both showings and Pending Sales, has been strong while seller activity, seen in New Listings, has lagged a bit, suggesting that multiple offer situations continue to be common and will likely remain so in the coming weeks.

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

  • New Listings decreased 16.9% to 1,612
  • Pending Sales increased 3.1% to 1,606
  • Inventory decreased 25.0% to 9,705

For the month of May:

  • Median Sales Price increased 3.5% to $294,900
  • Days on Market decreased 8.9% to 41
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.4% to 99.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 16.0% to 2.1

All comparisons are to 2019

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Monday, June 29th, 2020

For Week Ending June 20, 2020

Housing starts in May rose 4.3% to an annual rate of 974,000, its first increase since January and up from a five-year low of 934,000 in April. The increase was less than expected by economists but builder permits were up 14.4% for the month to 1.22 million annually, signaling higher housing starts are likely in the near future.

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

  • New Listings decreased 16.4% to 1,728
  • Pending Sales increased 3.4% to 1,594
  • Inventory decreased 22.8% to 9,871

For the month of May:

  • Median Sales Price increased 3.5% to $294,900
  • Days on Market decreased 8.9% to 41
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.4% to 99.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 16.0% to 2.1

All comparisons are to 2019

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Mortgage rates are hovering near all-time lows, spurring strong interest in buyers.

Posted in Monthly Skinny Video |
Monday, June 22nd, 2020

For Week Ending June 13, 2020

New unemployment insurance weekly claims declined again this week, coming in at a little over 1.5 million claims. This is down substantially from more than 6 million claims posted per week in late March and early April but still higher than pre-COVID- 19 levels. Nearly 21 million Americans remain unemployed, up from just 1.7 million a year ago. As businesses continue to reopen, new unemployment claims and total unemployed is expected to decline in the coming weeks.

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

  • New Listings decreased 22.0% to 1,648
  • Pending Sales decreased 8.5% to 1,414
  • Inventory decreased 20.7% to 9,901

For the month of May:

  • Median Sales Price increased 3.3% to $294,375
  • Days on Market decreased 8.9% to 41
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.4% to 99.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 16.0% to 2.1

All comparisons are to 2019

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

Posted in Weekly Report |
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