Weekly Market Activity Report 6.9.08

By MAAR on Monday, June 9th, 2008

Sellers in the Twin Cities housing market continue to cut back on their output, while simultaneously we appear to have finally found the bottom for buyer activity. New listings for the week ending May 31 were a healthy 23.0 percent behind the same week in 2007, a drop of 522 units. For the same time period, pending sales increased by 4.9 percent over last year—the largest year-over-year increase in 117 weeks, and only the third recorded increase in that time. So even though home sales are still low by historical standards, they’re not falling any further for the time being.

This week’s edition of the MAAR Weekly Market Activity Report features update figures for two metrics. Days on Market Until Sale increased slight to 159, up 27.9 percent from a year ago, and Percent of Original List Price Received at Sale increased slightly to 92.6 percent. Expect the Percent of Original List Price Received at Sale to show further increases during the summer months, when sellers are more likely to receive offers that are closer to their asking prices than in winter.



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