Jim Buchta, StarTribune 10/14/15
There were more buyers than sellers in many parts of the Twin Cities last month, boosting prices and closings in what’s been the best fall market in a decade.
During September, there were 5,114 home sales with a median sale price of $222,000 in the 13-county metro area, according to data released Tuesday by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. That was a 12 percent increase in sales and a 8.3 percent increase in prices compared with last September.
The market was strong all through the spring and summer and near-perfect weather for house shopping kept it that way as fall arrived.
“The warm season and good rates continue to keep the market active,” said Kevin Sharkey, president/owner of Better Homes and…