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Weekly Market Activity Report for Week Ending May 11 Tags: Market DataWeekly Market Activity Reports

The trend toward building smaller homes continues, as America’s homebuilders respond to demand for more affordable housing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, median single-family home sizes declined 4% annually in 2023 to 2,179 square feet, the lowest reading since 2010. With housing costs on the rise, townhomes have become an increasingly popular choice among buyers and builders alike, accounting for nearly 20% of all housing starts at the end of Q4 2023.

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

• New Listings increased 7.1% to 1,553
• Pending Sales decreased 9.0% to 1,027
• Inventory increased 15.3% to 7,985

For the month of April:

• Median Sales Price increased 4.1% to $385,000
• Days on Market remained flat at 46
• Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.2% to 99.9%
• Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 23.5% to 2.1