Short Sale Shift

Statistics are essential in the real estate industry because they can give you an accurate picture of the present real estate market. Even with the negative things in the news daily, it’s hard to recognize precisely what is happening in your area.

The data are critical so that we, as real estate specialists, can tell the purchasers and sellers that we deal with what could potentialy occur in the real estate market. Minneapolis statistics are actually very similar to nationwide figures. As in most markets, the tax credit that just expired has radically impacted the real estate market. The week that the tax credit expired, our local market saw around 1500 houses sold with the weeks prior to that averaging around 1200 homes sold. To put that number into perspective, over time the average properties sold in the Minneapolis market per week is approximately 1000. Yet, with the tax credit now expired, weekly numbers have dipped to approximately 650 properties sold per week.

As the purchasers are lessening each week and fresh listings continue to come on the market, things will almost certainly get tougher for sellers. We think that it is a excellent time to acquire a property. While there are a lot of worries with the market right now, interest rates are at an all-time low and house prices are lower than they have been in decades. The affordability index in the Minneapolis vicinity is currently at 200%. That means, based on the median income in the Minneapolis neighborhood and current property prices, most people can afford to acquire two houses!

We are very much in support of buying in this market. The homes per buyer last year at this time was 5 to 1. Basically, for each buyer looking for a house, there were five homes on the market. This year, currently, that ration is 8 to 1.

Regardless of your position, be proactive approximately this process. Waiting to sell your home will only extend the problem and waiting to buy a house could cost you more money in the future.

Minnesota Short Sale Shift can answer your questions. We are Minnesota’s Foreclosure Avoidance and Short Sale Specialists.

Get more help from short sale Realtors, Josh and Sarah, at Short Sale Shift presented by the Short Sale Specialists of Minnesota

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