Weekly Market Activity Report 6.2.08
By MAAR on Monday, June 2nd, 2008
Our housing market is forming up; we can now see both the floor and ceiling. For the second consecutive week, pending sales activity in the Twin Cities market is flat compared to last year, dropping just 1.4 percent from a year ago for the week ending May 24. For the same time period comparison, new listings declined 6.4 percent and total listing supply actually declined, an anomaly for the spring market.
With sales halting their downward decline, new listings still sluggish and overall inventory leveled, the trends are coalescing around a clear picture: we have found the floor for buyer demand while hitting the ceiling of seller supply. Being at or near the bottom of the downward shift is certainly positive news, but keep in mind that the long upward climb out of our nadir will be gradual and measured.
This week’s edition of the MAAR Weekly Market Activity Report features an updated Supply-Demand Ratio (SDR) figure for June 2008 of 8.23. This means that there are roughly 8.23 homes on the market for each buyer during the month of June, up 9.3 percent from June 2007.
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