Weekly Market Activity Report for Week Ending September 19 Tags: Market DataWeekly Market Activity Reports

In the latest National Association of Home Builders / Wells Fargo Housing Market Index report released this week, home builder confidence in the market for newlybuilt single-family homes rose five points from 78 in August to 83 in September, tying an all-time high in the 35-year history of the index. While lumber prices are up 170% from mid-April, adding more than $16,000 to the price of a typical new singlefamily home, strong demand by homebuyers has buoyed builders’ outlook.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending September 19:

• New Listings increased 8.6% to 1,854
• Pending Sales increased 25.8% to 1,527
• Inventory decreased 31.2% to 9,076

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

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