Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending January 14, 2023

Despite softening home prices, housing affordability continued to decline nationwide in Q4 2022 due in part to elevated interest rates. According to ATTOM’s Q4 2022 U.S. Home Affordability Report, median priced single-family homes and condos were less affordable compared to historical averages in 99% of counties nationwide, an increase from Q4 2021, when 68% of counties were less affordable. The portion of wages needed for homeownership costs also increased, with homeownership costs now requiring 32.3% of the average national wage, a 15-year high.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 14:

  • New Listings decreased 5.6% to 772
  • Pending Sales decreased 25.6% to 549
  • Inventory increased 21.3% to 6,111

FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER:

  • Median Sales Price increased 4.9% to $347,900
  • Days on Market increased 47.1% to 50
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 3.2% to 96.3%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 55.6% to 1.4

All comparisons are to 2022

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending January 7, 2023

Fannie Mae recently announced changes to its automated underwriting system intended to simplify the loan process and help create more homeownership opportunities for underserved borrowers lacking an established credit history. The changes include updating eligibility criteria for loans where borrowers do not have a credit score, using borrowers’ bank statements to determine cash flow and balance trends, and providing an automated option for lenders to document nontraditional credit sources.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 7:

  • New Listings decreased 5.3% to 808
  • Pending Sales decreased 30.5% to 386
  • Inventory increased 18.4% to 5,999

FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER:

  • Median Sales Price increased 4.4% to $354,900
  • Days on Market increased 33.3% to 40
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 2.6% to 97.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 50.0% to 1.8

All comparisons are to 2022

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending December 31, 2022

Rental prices are rising at the slowest pace in 19 months, with rents up 3.4% nationally as of last measure, marking the 10th consecutive month of slowing rent growth, according to Realtor.com’s recent Rental Report. Among the 50 largest metropolitan markets, the median asking rent declined $22 month-to-month to $1,712 and was down $69 from July 2022’s peak of $1,781. Rents in Sun Belt markets slowed at a faster rate than rents in the Midwest and in big metros such as Boston, Chicago, and New York, which have seen stronger rental growth this year.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 31:

  • New Listings decreased 22.7% to 331
  • Pending Sales decreased 29.0% to 409
  • Inventory increased 20.2% to 6,582

FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER:

  • Median Sales Price increased 4.4% to $354,900
  • Days on Market increased 33.3% to 40
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 2.6% to 97.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 50.0% to 1.8

All comparisons are to 2021

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending December 24, 2022

Elevated mortgage rates continue to take a toll on the construction industry, with housing permits for new homes falling 11.2% in November, according to the Commerce Department. Housing starts were down 0.5% over the same time period, with the annual rate of housing starts down 16.4% from the previous year. Overall construction was strongest in the West and the South, while single-family construction was strongest in the West and Northeast.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 24:

  • New Listings decreased 5.6% to 303
  • Pending Sales decreased 20.8% to 449
  • Inventory increased 18.8% to 6,881

FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER:

  • Median Sales Price increased 4.1% to $354,000
  • Days on Market increased 33.3% to 40
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 2.6% to 97.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 50.0% to 1.8

All comparisons are to 2021

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Weekly Market Report

For Week Ending December 17, 2022

Mortgage rates continued their downward trend of recent weeks, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.31% the week ending 12/15, according to Freddie Mac. Mortgage rates have fallen for the past 5 weeks, declining by more than three-quarters of a percent in that time, and are at their lowest level since September. The drop in rates has resulted in an uptick in mortgage refinance demand, which increased 6% from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

IN THE TWIN CITIES REGION, FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 17:

  • New Listings decreased 11.1% to 531
  • Pending Sales decreased 23.2% to 633
  • Inventory increased 17.1% to 7,258

FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER:

  • Median Sales Price increased 4.1% to $354,000
  • Days on Market increased 33.3% to 40
  • Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 2.6% to 97.2%
  • Months Supply of Homes For Sale increased 50.0% to 1.8

All comparisons are to 2021

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