Category Archives: Weekly Report

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending May 14, 2022

With home prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise, down payments are increasing nationwide, as buyers aim to lower their monthly mortgage costs and make their offer more attractive to sellers. According to Realtor.com, buyers averaged a $28,000 down payment in the first quarter of 2022, averaging 13.1% of the purchase price, compared to the first quarter of 2020, when down payments averaged $14,000, with buyers paying about 11% of the purchase price.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 14:

  • New Listings decreased 6.2% to 1,875
  • Pending Sales decreased 19.3% to 1,280
  • Inventory decreased 2.9% to 6,152

FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $370,000
  • Days on Market decreased 9.7% to 28
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.5% to 103.8%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale remained flat at 1.1

All comparisons are to 2021

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending May 7, 2022

Demand for adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) is rising, as buyers look to mitigate higher monthly payments caused by record-high sales prices and surging mortgage interest rates. Although less popular than fixed rate mortgages, ARMs offer introductory rates lower than rates from conventional mortgages and currently represent 11% of mortgage loans, up from 3% at the beginning of the year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 7:

  • New Listings decreased 5.7% to 1,808
  • Pending Sales decreased 11.6% to 1,406
  • Inventory decreased 5.2% to 5,811

FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL:

  • Median Sales Price increased 10.0% to $370,000
  • Days on Market decreased 9.7% to 28
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.5% to 103.8%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale remained flat at 1.1

All comparisons are to 2021

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending April 30, 2022

70% of metropolitan areas saw the median existing-home sales price rise by double digits annually in the first quarter of 2022, up from 66% of metro areas in the previous quarter, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) latest quarterly report. In 27 U.S. markets, buyers needed at least $100,000 annual income to afford a 10% down payment, with first time buyers typically spending 28.4% of monthly income on mortgage payments, exceeding the 25% threshold NAR considers unaffordable.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 30:

  • New Listings decreased 4.8% to 1,731
  • Pending Sales decreased 9.3% to 1,424
  • Inventory decreased 6.9% to 5,576

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.8% to $354,077
  • Days on Market decreased 10.3% to 35
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 102.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale remained flat at 1.0

All comparisons are to 2021
Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending April 23, 2022

Home sales prices continue to reach new heights, and record gains in equity are motivating an increasing number of sellers to put their homes up for sale, according to Homelight’s 2022 Buyer and Seller Insights Report. With multiple offers common in many markets, many homeowners have high expectations when it comes to the sale of their home. More than 40% of sellers believe their home will sell for more than asking price, and about half of those surveyed expect to retain 30% or more of the sale price as a profit.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 23:

  • New Listings decreased 0.6% to 1,759
  • Pending Sales decreased 22.8% to 1,176
  • Inventory decreased 10.9% to 5,278

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.8% to $354,000
  • Days on Market decreased 10.3% to 35
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 102.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale remained flat at 1.0

All comparisons are to 2021
Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending April 16, 2022

Builder confidence softened for the fourth straight month in April, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, as escalating sales prices, higher construction costs, and increasing mortgage rates continue to impact housing affordability. With the average sales price of a new home upwards of $500,000 as of last measure, builders report sales traffic and sales conditions have fallen to their lowest points since last summer.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 16:

  • New Listings decreased 12.8% to 1,454
  • Pending Sales decreased 6.3% to 1,406
  • Inventory decreased 13.2% to 5,103

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.8% to $354,000
  • Days on Market decreased 10.3% to 35
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 102.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale remained flat at 1.0

All comparisons are to 2021
Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending April 9, 2022

Rising mortgage interest rates are taking a toll on borrowers, having increased more than 1.5 points since the beginning of the year, the fastest three-month rate increase since 1994, according to Freddie Mac. The recent surge in mortgage rates has caused a decline in mortgage demand, with the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reporting the Refinance Index is down 62% compared to a year ago, while the unadjusted Purchase Index is 6% lower compared to this time last year.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 9:

  • New Listings decreased 13.8% to 1,503
  • Pending Sales increased 3.3% to 1,326
  • Inventory decreased 12.1% to 4,990

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH:

  • Median Sales Price increased 7.8% to $353,950
  • Days on Market decreased 10.3% to 35
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.8% to 102.7%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale remained flat at 1.0

All comparisons are to 2021
Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report. From MAAR Market Data News.

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending April 2, 2022

The median national home price recently hit a new all-time high of $405,000 in March, a 13.5% increase annually, according to Realtor.com’s latest Monthly Housing Trends Report. As home prices continue to rise, the share of homes experiencing price reductions has also grown, with 25 of the 50 largest metro areas reporting an increase in price reductions last month, up from 18 in February, which may be an early sign the housing market is moderating somewhat.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 2:

  • New Listings increased 0.2% to 1,500
  • Pending Sales decreased 11.4% to 1,238
  • Inventory decreased 11.8% to 4,986

FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

  • Median Sales Price increased 8.3% to $340,000
  • Days on Market decreased 4.3% to 44
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.7% to 100.8%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 10.0% to 0.9

All comparisons are to 2021

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending March 26, 2022

Mortgage rates have surged recently, jumping to 4.42% the week ending March 24, up more than a quarter of a percentage point compared to the previous week, Freddie Mac reports. Rates have increased 1.2% since January and are at the highest level in more than 3 years, with the typical homebuyer now spending $250 more per month to purchase a home, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 26:

  • New Listings decreased 12.8% to 1,366
  • Pending Sales decreased 12.8% to 1,178
  • Inventory decreased 13.7% to 4,839

FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

  • Median Sales Price increased 8.3% to $340,000
  • Days on Market decreased 4.3% to 44
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.7% to 100.8%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 10.0% to 0.9

All comparisons are to 2021

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending March 19, 2022

Rising sales prices and a surge in mortgage rates haven’t been enough to cool demand and ease competition heading into the spring market. Agents are reporting homes are selling at lightning speed and often with multiple offers. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 84% listings were on the market less than 30 days last month, with an average of 5 offers on each home sold, and 48% of offers above list price nationwide.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 19:

  • New Listings decreased 6.8% to 1,370
  • Pending Sales decreased 6.6% to 1,180
  • Inventory decreased 14.6% to 4,713

FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

  • Median Sales Price increased 8.3% to $340,000
  • Days on Market decreased 4.3% to 44
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.7% to 100.8%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 10.0% to 0.9

All comparisons are to 2021

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

Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending March 12, 2022

Following a brief decline recently, mortgage interest rates are on the rise again, as the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to 4.27% for the week ending March 11, the highest level since May 2019, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mortgage rates are now a full percentage point higher than this time last year and continue to impact mortgage demand, in particular refinance applications, which were down 49% compared to the same week one year ago.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 12:

  • New Listings decreased 10.1% to 1,313
  • Pending Sales decreased 6.5% to 1,174
  • Inventory decreased 14.0% to 4,671

FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY:

  • Median Sales Price increased 8.3% to $340,000
  • Days on Market decreased 8.7% to 42
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.7% to 100.8%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 20.0% to 0.8

All comparisons are to 2021

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