Twin Cities Market Update – November 15, 2019

This week the Federal Reserve reduced its benchmark rate for the third time this year. This action was widely anticipated by the market and mortgage rates rose for the third consecutive week. Despite the recent rise, rates still remain approximately one percent lower than a year ago, which has a substantial effect on buying power. Also this week, a TransUnion analysis predicts a surge of additional first-time homebuyers will enter the market between 2020 and 2022, climbing from 7.6 million buyers in the 2016-2018 period to 8.3-9.2 million in the 2020-2022 period.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending November 2:
• New Listings increased 9.2% to 1,223
• Pending Sales increased 3.3% to 1,043
• Inventory decreased 5.5% to 11,917

For the month of September:
• Median Sales Price increased 6.8% to $279,900
• Days on Market increased 2.4% to 43
• Percent of Original List Price Received increased 0.1% to 98.5%
• Months Supply of Homes For Sale decreased 3.7% to 2.6

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