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Interest Rates finished the week last week at 6.375% for a 30 year fixed on Monday August 25, 2008. That is up just a bit. Interest rates have continued to be a bit unstable. We don't see interest rates coming down anytime soon.
Current real estate listing inventory - 218 active listings in Owatonna as of today. The active listing count has stayed fairly constant. We would like to see it down about 30 listings but at least it hasn't soared this summer like last year.
The number of pending listings is at 38 homes. This continues to be a good pending count however it is down a bit from previous levels. We look for it to fall quite a bit this week as we reach the end of the month.
There have been 196 properties Closed so far in 2008. Closed activity has been great over the last two months. There were 267 properties closed at this same time last year so we are down in the market 27% over 2007. BUT WE ARE STILL SELLING HOUSES! The real estate market hasn't come to an end. We will be doing a chart at the end of the month that shows how the market over the last 5 years.
Take a close look at the comparison charts. The closed chart is showing that over 43% of the homes that have closed this year had a price change and the average price change is just over $15,753. vs 55% of the active listings has had a price change (up 3%) and that average price change is $13,580. This has several possible reasons 1) Sellers are seeing the need to adjust the asking price of their home into the correct price range, to generate showing activity and offers. 2) More & more sellers are coming onto the market initially at the correct price. Take a look at these charts. Active Comparison Chart - Pending Comparison Chart - Closed Comparison Chart . Give us a call and let us show you what is happening in the market right now. 507-390-2121
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.