Weekly Market Activity Report 5.27.08

By MAAR on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

For the first time in ten months—and only the second time in the last two years—the number of purchase agreements (pending sales) signed for our most recent weekly activity set was slightly ahead of one year ago. There were 714 purchase agreements signed for the week ending May 17, which is 1.7 percent higher than one year ago. A hearty 27.5 percent of these sales were mediated by a financial institution as a foreclosure or short sale.

Over the last three months, the number of pending sales is still down 10.3 percent compared to 2007, and the number of new listings is down 13.9 percent for the same time period. The total number of homes for sale is 700 units behind this time last year—a year-over-year fall of 2.0 percent, a gap which should only widen as sellers continue to cut back on new listings.

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