It was a week full of intrigue if ever there was one. A positive jobs report gave way to bullish activity on Wall Street backed by heroics from the hometown team, as the Giants showcased their Manning(ham) magic. Meanwhile, dozens of state attorneys general brokered a deal that will likely include principal write-downs. In local housing news, buyers made more purchases while sellers listed fewer properties than during the same week in 2011. Other indicators have recently showcased key improvements elsewhere in the marketplace. The most notable trend is fewer active listings. Buyers in wait-and-see mode may find themselves with more competition for fewer properties come spring.
In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending February 4:
• New Listings decreased 6.7% to 1,236 • Pending Sales increased 35.8% to 888 • Inventory decreased 23.2% to 17,697
For the month of January:
• Median Sales Price decreased 3.4% to $140,000 • Days on Market decreased 8.4% to 142 • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 3.4% to 91.2% • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 35.2% to 4.6
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