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A mostly strong start to the year

By David Arbit on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 The latest numbers show that 2019 was off to a good start for TwinCities residential real estate. Sellers produced another increase in listing activity, while buyers entered into more contracts than last … Continue reading Continue reading

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Home Prices Reach Record High; Sales Down but Inventory Up

By David Arbit on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 2018 ANNUAL WRAP-UP Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, so are market statistics. For sellers, the big stories of 2018 were three records: prices, market times and percent of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Long-awaited inventory gains finally arrive

By David Arbit on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 For the first time since April 2015, there were more homes listed for sale in the Twin Cities metro than the same month the year prior. After years of strong buyer activity … Continue reading Continue reading

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Supply tight but flattening, prices still rising, sales fluctuating

By David Arbit on Friday, November 16th, 2018 As sentiments regarding the direction of housing markets have changed, it’s worth remembering two key facts. First, all housing is local—what’s happening in San Francisco, Seattle and Denver is not reflective of … Continue reading Continue reading

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More Early Signs of Shifting Market Tides

By David Arbit on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 After years of strong buyer activity and weak seller activity, the market tides seem to finally be shifting back toward balance. Strong demand and weak supply have created an environment that favors … Continue reading Continue reading

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