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Weekly Market Activity Report for Week Ending September 12 Tags: Market DataWeekly Market Activity Reports

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI) in August fell by 4.7 percent to 120.9. A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, and this latest drop finds the index at its lowest point since March 2014. Tightening lending standards often includes a reduction in loan programs with low credit scores, high loan-to-value ratios, and reduced borrower documentation requirements. So while mortgage rates continue to remain near all-time lows, qualifying for a mortgage is becoming a little more difficult for some

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending September 12:

• New Listings decreased 3.8% to 1,783
• Pending Sales increased 13.5% to 1,384
• Inventory decreased 31.5% to 8,928

For the month of August:

• Median Sales Price increased 9.8% to $315,000
• Days on Market decreased 4.9% to 39
• Percent of Original List Price Received increased 1.3% to 100.3%
• Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 30.8% to 1.8