Category Archives: Weekly Report

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending October 9, 2021

As home prices have continued to soar, many borrowers are finding they must borrow more to afford the rising costs of homeownership. Applications for jumbo loans — those loans that exceed conventional conforming loan limits established by the Federal Housing Finance Agency — are on the rise, and could reach $550 billion this year, according to Bank of America researchers, the highest level since before the 2008 financial crisis.

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

  • New Listings decreased 16.4% to 1,476
  • Pending Sales decreased 5.8% to 1,335
  • Inventory decreased 15.6% to 8,251

For the month of September:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $341,000
  • Days on Market decreased 37.8% to 23
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.7% to 101.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 21.1% to 1.5

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending October 2, 2021

Soaring sales prices have brought about significant gains in home equity during the pandemic, with the average annual equity increase for borrowers reaching $51,550 in the second quarter of the year, according to CoreLogic, which represents the largest average equity gain in more than 11 years. The rapid accumulation of equity may help homeowners who are behind on payments avoid foreclosure, allowing borrowers to access their equity and sell their home instead.

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

  • New Listings decreased 13.6% to 1,547
  • Pending Sales decreased 14.4% to 1,349
  • Inventory decreased 14.8% to 8,440

For the month of August:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.1% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 43.6% to 22
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.1% to 102.4%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 26.3% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending September 25, 2021

The Federal Reserve announced this week that while it would keep its benchmark rate near zero, it was preparing to taper stimulus efforts put in place to combat the pandemic, including winding down its bond purchase program. Experts expect interest rates on mortgages, credit cards, car loans, and other consumer loans will rise as the Fed tapers its bond purchases. Looking long-term, The National Association of REALTORS® predicts the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to rise to near 3.5% by mid-2022, about 60 basis points higher than they are today.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending September 25:

  • New Listings decreased 15.1% to 1,556
  • Pending Sales decreased 6.9% to 1,377
  • Inventory decreased 14.3% to 8,451

For the month of August:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.1% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 43.6% to 22
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.1% to 102.4%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 26.3% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending September 18, 2021

Despite increases in new listings in recent months, America is facing an epic housing shortage, with realtor.com reporting the U.S. needs an additional 5.24 million homes to meet current population needs, an increase of 1.4 million homes since 2019, as new-home construction has failed to keep up with household formations. Assuming the rate of household formations continues, the average rate of new home completions would need to triple over the next 5 – 6 years in order to meet current demand.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending September 18:

  • New Listings decreased 10.5% to 1,736
  • Pending Sales decreased 18.1% to 1,289
  • Inventory decreased 15.0% to 8,287

For the month of August:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.1% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 43.6% to 22
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.1% to 102.4%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 26.3% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending September 11, 2021

Fall brings good news for those looking to purchase a home, with realtor.com reporting the best time to buy a home is now, according to their Best Time to Buy Report, which analyzed listing data back to 2018. Based on the data, analysts found that the period between Sept. 12 and Oct. 17 will offer the most favorable home buying conditions to prospective buyers, as the majority of U.S. markets are predicted to see more homes for sale, less competition, and increased days on market than at any other time this year.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending September 11:

  • New Listings decreased 9.0% to 1,680
  • Pending Sales decreased 19.5% to 1,141
  • Inventory decreased 16.9% to 7,971

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.9% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 43.6% to 22
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.1% to 102.4%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 26.3% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending September 4, 2021

Mortgage rates remained below 3% for the eighth week in a row, with Freddie Mac reporting the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.87% for the week ending September 2nd. Despite persistent low rates, total mortgage applications fell 1.9% compared to the previous week, according to the Mortgage Banker’s Association, with both purchase and refinance applications moderating, as a rise in new COVID-19 cases tempered economic momentum.

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

  • New Listings decreased 16.1% to 1,470
  • Pending Sales decreased 21.2% to 1,303
  • Inventory decreased 17.7% to 7,913

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.9% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 53.7% to 19
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 3.5% to 103.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 30.0% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending August 28, 2021

Pending sales were down for a second straight month, falling 1.8% in July, according to the National Association of REALTORS®, as stiff competition for homes and high sales prices have discouraged some would-be buyers. Home prices have been soaring during the pandemic, with the S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller national home price index reporting that prices rose 18.6% nationally in June, the largest annual increase in the history of the index since 1987.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 28:

  • New Listings decreased 10.6% to 1,621
  • Pending Sales decreased 8.6% to 1,463
  • Inventory decreased 17.8% to 8,014

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.9% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 53.7% to 19
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 3.5% to 103.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 30.0% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending August 21, 2021

With the last days of summer on the horizon, experts are expecting an unusually busy fall market, as sellers continue putting more homes on the market, hoping to take advantage of record-high sales prices and strong buyer demand. The National Association of REALTORS® reports the median existing home price was up 17.8% year-over-year, and new listings were up 7.3% in July compared to June, defying seasonality trends typically seen in the fall.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 21:

  • New Listings decreased 5.0% to 1,757
  • Pending Sales decreased 11.0% to 1,454
  • Inventory decreased 19.5% to 7,906

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.9% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 53.7% to 19
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 3.5% to 103.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 30.0% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending August 14, 2021

High home prices are the most common reason prospective buyers have yet to purchase a home, with 39% of active buyers mentioning high sales prices as the primary deterrent to not finding a home in Q2 2021, according to a recent Housing Trends report from the National Association of Home Builders. This is a change from the previous two quarters, where interested buyers reported being outbid by other offers as the most common reason for not purchasing a home.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 14:

  • New Listings decreased 11.7% to 1,697
  • Pending Sales decreased 8.0% to 1,503
  • Inventory decreased 19.3% to 7,901

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.9% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 53.7% to 19
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 3.5% to 103.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 30.0% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending August 7, 2021

America’s housing shortage may be starting to ease up, with new listings up 6.5% year-over-year in July, making it the fourth consecutive month of annual increases, according to realtor.com’s Monthly Housing Report. More than half of the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas reported double-digit increases in new listings, which may suggest the market is beginning to normalize after the record-breaking activity seen during the pandemic.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 7:

  • New Listings increased 1.7% to 1,939
  • Pending Sales decreased 18.6% to 1,414
  • Inventory decreased 23.1% to 7,605

For the month of July:

  • Median Sales Price increased 11.9% to $350,000
  • Days on Market decreased 53.7% to 19
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 3.5% to 103.6%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 30.0% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2020

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