Friday, June 6, 2008

Austin, MN - Real Estate Market Conditions June 6, 2008

Interest Rates have climbed a bit and they are currently at 6.00% for a 30 year fixed on Friday June 6, 2008.

Current real estate listing inventory - 239 active listings in Austin as of today. Listing count has climbed just a littlesince the last post. The fact that it is continuing to climb is something we need to watch carefully

There are 29 properties currently pending, that is down just a lot from the last post. Some of this was to be expected because the end of May is typically a very busy time for closings. However we would liked to have seen the count maintain itself a little bit stronger.

There have been 148 properties
Closed so far in 2008. We had expected to see this count jump up a lot at the end of the month and it did. The good news is that properties are continuing to sell.

Take a look at the comparison charts. The closed chart is showing that over 55 % (down 4%) of the homes that have closed this year had a price change and the average price change is $14,172. vs only 48.5% (up 2%) of the active listings has had a price change with an average of $15,019. Take a look at these charts. Active Comparison Chart - Pending Comparison Chart - Closed Comparison Chart .

We are seeing fewer & fewer great deals in the market right now. If you have been sitting on the fence, now would be a good time to jump in. Give us a call.

Our New Austin # is 507-440-5703

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