February 2016

Found 2 blog entries for February 2016.

Minneapolis Area Assn of Realtors. 2/12/16

The year got off to a mostly strong start with buyer activity and home prices rising even though seller activity was lackluster.  Pending sales rose 3.5 percent to 3,033 signed contracts; new listings decreased 7.2 percent to 4,167 homes.  In light of that, it’s no surprise that inventory levels fell 22.2 percent to 10,065 active properties—the lowest figure on record since January 2003.

Prices continued along their upward trajectory.  The median sales price rose 10.3 percent from last January, landing at $215,000. But the big news came by way of median list price, which rose 6.1 percent to $259,900, a record high.  The price per square foot rose 7.2 percent to $126.

Buyers wrote offers that were more

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Jim Buchta, StarTribune, 2/13/16

The Twin Cities home market continued to percolate in January, though it remained below full boil because of constrained supply.

Buyers in the Twin Cities metro signed 3,033 purchase agreements for homes last month, 3.5 percent more than a year ago, the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors said Friday.

“This year’s spring market started earlier and stronger than in past years,” said Cotty Lowry, a sales agent with Keller Williams and president-elect of the association.

Closings on deals that were signed late last year rose 17.8 percent, with the median price of those closings rising 10.3 percent to $215,000. Prices reached new highs in several markets, including Edina, St. Louis Park, Plymouth, Hopkins,

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