Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Keep Your Eye on The Real Estate Market, Low Inventory with Potential Growing Demand

Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota Real Estate Report
Brought to you by: Dan & Lisa Basil, Your Twin Cities Real Estate Experts

Housing activity for the week ending January 2, 2010 took a predictable surge upward following the holiday break. New listings rose to 688 for the week—down 37.3 percent from a year ago—while pending sales posted a number of 378—down 11.7 percent from a year ago. We will likely have to wait another week for all the holidays and frosty weather to get flushed from our year-over-year comparisons to get a full understanding of where our market is headed.

A few additional stats for the New Year:

Housing Affordability continues at historic levels: rising to 208 for January, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year and a good sign for buyers in the year to come.

The Months’ Supply of Inventory is back in balanced market territory at 5.0 months. This is a dramatic 34.2 percent under the supply at the beginning of last year.

With a balancing supply and demand and the possibility of rising interest rates on the horizon, this is a unique opportunity time for Twin Cities' home buyers.

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