Weekly Market Activity Report
Whether May or June or July, we’re finding it difficult to report anything new to you for the warm weather months of 2010. Week-in and week-out, we’re showing a recurring pattern of behavior in the Twin Cities housing market, and the week ending July 24 isn’t much different. Pending Sales are at 628 for the week, down 37.8 percent compared to last year, and Active Listings for Sale are at 27,661, up 5.4 percent.
These percentage changes represent a bit of a holding pattern. In fact, we’ve been here since the expiration of the tax credit. There was a minor bump in Active Listings but it wasn’t sufficient to convince us that we’re heading toward another oversupply situation.
Days on Market and Months Supply of Inventory continue to indicate a favorable market for home buyers. But with interest rates remaining at historic lows, there appears to be no sense of urgency. We may see a minor kerfuffle in the market before the school year begins, but 1,000-plus pendings per week in August doesn’t seem likely, let alone 800.
As reported by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors
Interest Rate Update:
Interest rates remain attractively low. Today I’m seeing rates as follows:
Conventional 30-year fixed: 4.375%
Conventional 15-year fixed: 3.750%
FHA 30-year fixed: 4.250%