Pending Sales in the 13-county Twin Cities metro experienced its smallest decrease since the end of May. The 611 purchase agreements signed for the week ending October 23 were 34.0 percent fewer than the same week in 2009. While still in the red, it's not to the extent we've seen the past few months.
Seller activity held fairly stable at 1,303 New Listings for the week. This made for an 8.9 percent dip from last year's levels and was roughly on par with the 7.8 percent average decline over the past three months.
Inventory is still high. As of November 1, it stands at 25,706 Active Listings, an 11.5 percent jump since last year at this time. The pace of inventory activity should continue to decline as we step toward winter.