The spring market is heating up as the federal tax credit deadline draws near. The Twin Cities housing market saw some resurgence in several metrics for the week ending March 13.
Pending sales were where the real action was. The magical "1,000" barrier was finally broken for the first time this spring with 1,027 purchase agreements signed for the week. This was an improvement in the year-over-year figures by 18.0 percent. The 2,110 new listings were slightly down from the previous week's high, but they still outpaced 2009 numbers at this time by 17.9 percent.
The number of active listings slowly continues its upward mobility. There were 24,524 homes available on the market for the week ending March 22. This is still below last year, but as the graph on page 4 shows, active listings are getting closer and closer to where they were during the spring of 2009.