The market needs an increase in new listings in order to build inventory. It is something that has been needed for some time, and there has been positive movement in that regard in desirable submarkets. But it has not been consistent from week to week in year-over-year comparisons. Another way to boost inventory is to have fewer sales, but nobody wants to see that become an ongoing trend.
In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending February 10:
• New Listings increased 0.7% to 1,364
• Pending Sales decreased 6.9% to 853
• Inventory decreased 25.5% to 7,139