Minneapolis—St. Paul Real Estate Market: July 5, 2010

Weekly Market Activity Report

The post-tax credit malaise continues as the Twin Cities housing market comes to grips with the new normal. Pending Sales for the week ending June 26 were down 47.6 percent versus 2009 numbers—from 1,121 a year ago to 587 now. New Listings are also down from a year ago, though not to the same extreme as Pending Sales, only dropping 6.5 percent from a year ago.

With demand weakening faster than new supply, the inventory of available homes is starting to grow. The current count of 27,526 homes is 3.2 percent higher than at this time last year.

The slight growth in total inventory is happening in the face of dropping demand, which means that the balance between buyers and sellers is shifting back in the buyer’s favor. This is reflected in July’s Supply Demand Ratio of 7.44, which was a ginormous 46.9 percent over last July and means that there are 7.44 homes available for each buyer during the month of July.

As reported by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors

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