Monitoring weekly data can feel like watching grass grow, especially during a busy sales environment. Most housing markets are at or near their seasonal activity apexes, so it can be difficult to remain interested in statistical lawn care. But paired with a broad perspective and overarching trends, weekly housing numbers can sharpen the keen observer’s competitive edge. As you look through this week’s most current real estate activity, keep an eye open for signs of job growth, changing interest rates and relevant policy initiatives.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending May 18:

  • New Listings increased 20.9% to 1,855
  • Pending Sales increased 24.1% to 1,313
  • Inventory decreased 25.9% to 13,866

For the month of April:

  • Median Sales Price increased 12.0% to $182,000
  • Days on Market decreased 28.1% to 97
  • Percent of Original List Price Received increased 2.7% to 95.9%
  • Months Supply of Inventory decreased 36.0% to 3.2

Click here for the full Weekly Market Activity Report.From The Skinny.