Market Analysis

April 18, 2018

Twin Cities Housing Market: 2018 - April

Here is a link to the live data. You can track mortgage interest rates here.

Mortgage Rates: The volatility in the bond and mortgage markets has cooled off for the time being ending March with the national average for mortgage rates at 4.45% for a 30 year, fixed, conventional ...

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March 21, 2018

Twin Cities Housing Market: 2018 - March

Here is a link to the live data. You can track mortgage interest rates here.

Mortgage rates continued to rise in February and currently sit around 4.5% for a 30-Year Fixed, Conventional mortgage. Historically, 4.5% is low but compared to the past 5 years it’s high and it’s ...

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Feb. 28, 2018

Twin Cities Housing Market: 2018 - February

Here is a link to the live data. You can track mortgage interest rates here.

2018 has begun with some extreme volatility in the bond market which has resulted in a 10% rise in mortgage rates year to date. Rising mortgage rates have a negative impact on home affordability or ...

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Jan. 25, 2018

Twin Cities Housing Market: 2018 - January

Single family home inventory in the Twin Cities fell again to a new low of 6,900 homes for sale, in December which means we are starting out 2018 with a record low inventory.

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I’ll start with pending sales. In the Twin ...

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Dec. 12, 2017

Twin Cities Housing Market: 2017 - December

Despite slow winter sales volume, inventory fell to a new low during November.

Here is a link to the live data.

The single family home market continued to move in a predictable direction in November in what appears to be the continuation of a 7 year, cyclical trend and I’ll ...

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Nov. 14, 2017

Twin Cities Housing Market: 2017 - November

In the micro, the Twin Cities housing market has been softening since the end of June in a predictable, seasonal cycle.

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In the macro, we remain in the midst of one of the longest lasting and most aggressive bull markets for housing ...

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March 2, 2017

Why Are Home Prices Rising So Fast?

February home sales activity resulted in the 59th consecutive, month over month gain for Twin Cities and U.S. home prices (when measured on a 1-year moving average), making this one of the longest lasting bull markets for housing in U.S. history.

Why are home prices rising so fast ...

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March 1, 2017

Twin Cities' Home Prices: Record Highs

Twin Cities Market Update: 2017 - Q1
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February home sales activity resulted in the 59th consecutive, month over month gain for Twin Cities and U.S. home prices with median prices now ...

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March 8, 2016

Twin Cities' Home Prices: 10 Year High

Twin Cities Market Update: 2016 - Q1
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56,930 homes sold and closed in the Twin Cities during 2015. That's up 13% from 2014 and that's more sales than any other year in the past ...

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Jan. 25, 2016

The Re-Inflation of the U.S. Housing Bubble and the Unintended Consequences of Monetary Stimulus

More homes changed hands in the Twin Cities and in the U.S. during 2015 than any other year in the past decade and median home prices are now just 4.5 percent below their all-time peak from 2006.

But why have prices risen so high, so fast? Did the ...

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