For Week Ending November 25, 2023

Down payments reached a new high recently, as rising interest rates, elevated sales prices, and increased competition have led homebuyers to put more money down when purchasing a home. According to Realtor.com, buyers made an average down payment of 14.7% of the purchase price and a median down payment of $30,400 on primary residences in the third quarter of the year, surpassing the previous high of 14.1% in Q2 2022. In doing so, buyers paid 78.2% more as a down payment in Q3 2023 compared to Q1 2020, when the median down payment was $17,000.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 25:

  • New Listings increased 5.6% to 490
  • Pending Sales increased 4.4% to 540
  • Inventory decreased 4.6% to 8,323

FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER:

  • Median Sales Price increased 2.4% to $365,000
  • Days on Market increased 2.8% to 37
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.2% to 98.4%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 20.0% to 2.4

All comparisons are to 2022

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