Twin Cities home sales are up by double digits so far this year, the Star Tribune reports. However, options for buyers are limited because so many potential sellers can't list their homes until prices increase. A tighter credit market and bigger down payments have also made it tough for borrowers to get a loan.
Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly
The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.
Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake
Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.
Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.
Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.
Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'
The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.
Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus
Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.
Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus
An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.
Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN
One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.
Increased drunk boating enforcement over 4th of July weekend
The increased enforcement is part of the Operation Dry Water initiative.
Duo charged after 10-pound meth package sent to wrong address
More than 10 pounds of meth are off the street thanks to a delivery error.
Low appraisals complicating Twin Cities housing recovery
The appraisal process has become a headache for many home buyers and sellers in the Twin Cities metro. Real estate agent Steve Fiorella told KARE 11 he has struggled to get the appraisal to match the purchase price for about 20 percent of his transactions so far this year. But a misappraisal could have serious consequences, even prison.
Twin Cities housing market continues to show improvement
Last month, the median sales price of homes jumped about 11 percent to $169,000 from the same month last year, according to a new report by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. The number of pending purchase agreements also spiked 27 percent, while closed sales increased 21 percent. However, the inventory of homes for sale continued to fall in May.
Home sales, prices continue uptick in Twin Cities metro
September was another good month for home sellers in the 13-county Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. The Business Journal says pending sales grew 11 percent last month, compared to the same month a year ago, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. The median home sales price also increased 12.3 percent to $174,000 in the Twin Cities area, Finance & Commerce reports. However, the number of homes for sale dropped 29.4 percent -- the lowest level in nearly a decade.
2011 real estate market improves in central Minnesota
The St. Cloud Times reports pending home sales jumped more than 12 percent in 2011. Completed sales increased close to 44 percent from July through December. However, both the average and median sales prices declined last year.
Twin Cities housing market slowly improving
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the national S&P Case-Shiller index shows home prices in the Twin Cities jumped 1.3 percent from March to April, following a 0.8 percent gain from February to March. Prices were up 3.8 percent compared to April of last year.
Home inventory in Twin Cities metro at 9-year low
The number of homes on the market in the Twin Cities was down more than 30 percent last month -- the lowest inventory levels in nearly a decade, according to the Star Tribune. The median home sales price in the 13-county metro area jumped 15.5 percent to $179,000 compared with a year ago.
St. Thomas report shows optimism about Twin Cities housing market
A report from the business school at the University of St. Thomas says low-priced homes are getting snapped up by first-time homebuyers and investors. Many are foreclosures, but conventional home sales are up, as well, with the median price just under $200,000.
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