We enter the fourth quarter of the year knowing that the share of first-time home buyers rose for the first time in approximately three years. This fact is driven primarily by healthy job growth, but we need to see more homes entering the market in order to combat the low inventory struggle witnessed during the entirety of 2016.
In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending October 29:
• New Listings decreased 6.1% to 1,031
• Pending Sales increased 4.2% to 966
• Inventory decreased 16.9% to 13,299