Monday, March 10, 2008

Owatonna, MN Real Estate Market Conditions, March 10, 2008

Interest Rates have stayed stable so far this week at 6.125% for a 30 year fixed on March 10, 2008. Rates were volatile last week with several decreases & increases. There are a large number of qualified buyers out there. They just are waiting to see what is going to happen. The FED is expected to cut rates on the 18th of March, we will have to wait and see what that will do to the mortgage market.

Current real estate listing inventory - 212 active listings in Owatonna as of today. The active listing count has remained stable. We have seen a number of homes come on the market and several are now pending, however the listing count has not climbed significantly yet. We would still love to see it drop below 200.

The number of pending listings remained at 31 houses.

There have been 33 properties Closed so far in 2008. Not a lot of closing activity since last week but that was to be expected because it is the beginning of the month.

The fact that we continue to see the Closed property count climb slowly and not have the pending count drop is very good. We continue to see homes receiving offers.

The comparison charts have generated several comments from viewers. There have been a few that liked them and a few that do not. Active Comparison Chart - Pending Comparison Chart - Closed Comparison Chart . Let us know your thoughts.

Our main web site set a record again in February for the most number of unique visitors and the most number of visits since the inception of the site. The March website visitor count is off to a fantastic start already with over 35% of the number of unique visitors we had in February already in the first 10 days of March.

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