December 2016 Twin Cities Housing Market Review

Twin Cities Housing Market Stats December 2016 Review

Twin Cities Housing Market Statistics December 2016

Finally, here we are wrapping up the year for the Twin Cities Housing Market. As stories go this is one we have been retelling throughout 2016. It is a tale of a market dramatically in favor of sellers with more buyers chasing fewer properties as the year progressed.

Prices of homes continued an upward trend over December while days on market from list to close declined. Completed sales were up, pending sales and inventory were both down, and with the end of year months inventory of homes at 1.6, it was a true tale of woe for buyers heading into the new year.

How the Minneapolis-St. Paul Market Looks Short Term

Unemployment continues to be at all-time lows and job creation has remained steady and strong since August 2015. Moving forward, the perspective for the housing market remains unclear and depends a great deal on the new administration and the effects it will have on housing in the coming months. We do know that the quarter point reduction in FHA mortgage insurance was rescinded which will lock out about 40,000 first time home buyers and force those that will still qualify to seek lower priced homes. Mortgage interest rates have risen as well and now appear to be bouncing between 4.125 and 4.250 percent....