Weekly Market Activity report for Week Ending January 1 Tags: Market DataWeekly Market Activity Reports

After a brief moderation last spring and summer, lumber prices are on the rise again. According to the National Association of Home Builders, lumber prices have nearly tripled the past 4 months, adding more than $18,600 to the price of the average new single-family home. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lumber market, with the most recent surge in prices due to supply chain disruptions, sharp increases of tariffs on Canadian lumber imports, and record wildfires in the western U.S. and British Columbia.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending January 1:

• New Listings decreased 26.5% to 403
• Pending Sales decreased 17.7% to 567
• Inventory decreased 21.8% to 4,890

For the month of November:

• Median Sales Price increased 9.6% to $339,900
• Days on Market decreased 11.8% to 30
• Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.4% to 99.8%
• Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 14.3% to 1.2