Minnesota real estate weekly update

Minnesota real estate

Minnesota real estate weekly update

Minnesota real estate weekly update


This is Jeff Anderson’s Minnesota real estate weekly update for March 1st, 2024. We have lots to talk about.


We review the real estate facts and future trends


The trends of our real estate market


Our spring real estate season is here, and we continue to experience low inventory. Even though we are officially in winter the temperatures have us in spring. This spring our Minnesota real estate market brings us more buyers into play and creates a seller’s market.

It is important in this market to work with an experienced real estate agent. You can imagine the advantage you have when your agent has 30 years of experience. Real estate experience is priceless!


The facts


A good reading is our current housing affordability Index and for Minnesota real estate for January was 127. That compares to 138 at the same time last year. The higher the number equals greater home buying affordability in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The current inventory of homes for the seven-county area that are for sale is 6,451. That compares to 6,152 at this time in 2023. The Minnesota real estate inventory of homes for sale is up 4.9% from last year. An interesting fact, in 2009 when we had our first real estate correction in 40 years in Minnesota, we then had over 36,000 homes for sale. The Minnesota real estate pending sales for the last week (sold but not yet closed) was 792. And that compares to 712 pending home sales in 2023.

We find in an average real estate market that we would have a three-month supply of housing inventory. We now have 1.8 months (January figures). Last year in January we had a 1.4 month supply. The average number of days on the market for the seven-county Twin Cities area was 56 days in January and that compares to 61 days last year.


More Minnesota real estate facts


The median sales price for January was $353,500 in the Twin Cities area and that is 3.1% more than last year at this time. The average sale to list price was 96.7% for January and that compares to 96% in 2023. To see more Minnesota real estate market information visit my website at https://www.mnrealestate.com/twin-cities-information/area-appreciation-rates/. You will find comprehensive and up-to-date facts about our Minnesota real estate market!


Our current interest rates in the Twin Cities


 Inflation is coming down and that is great news since now the Federal Reserve has said they are planning to do three quarter point interest rate reductions this year. But with the strength of the economy they will not be lowering rates next meeting in March. Interest rates are 6.5% for conventional and low 6’s for FHA and VA mortgages. Let me know if you need to speak to a lender who has those low rates.


What is the future of Minnesota real estate?


Our market is heating up so it’s best to buy before we see the intense competition of years past. Expect to see a 2-4% jump in prices this spring.

This is a suitable time to discuss your housing needs for 2024!


Jeff Anderson

The Anderson Team





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