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In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending February 23:

  • New Listings decreased 6.1% to 1,176
  • Pending Sales increased 3.1% to 927
  • Inventory decreased 30.9% to 12,341

For the month of January:

  • Median Sales Price increased 14.3% to $160,000
  • Days on Market decreased 24.1% to 107
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.5% to 93.5%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 40.0% to 3.0

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