Weekly Market Activity Report for Week Ending December 23 Tags: Market DataWeekly Market Activity Reports

The median household income for U.S. homebuyers hit a record high of $107,000 recently, a 21.6% increase from a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2023 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Despite higher home prices and rising borrowing costs, the share of first-time buyers also grew, increasing from 26% in 2022 to 32% this year. Down payments continued to climb as well, with the typical down payment for first-time buyers averaging 8%, the highest share since 1997, according to the report.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending December 23:

• New Listings increased 37.3% to 453
• Pending Sales increased 20.7% to 571
• Inventory decreased 4.3% to 7,167

For the month of November:

• Median Sales Price increased 2.2% to $362,600
• Days on Market remained flat at 40
• Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.2% to 97.4%
• Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 15.8% to 2.2