Brooklyn Park Home Prices Appreciate 13% in 2012

New Listings

brooklyn park mn, real estate, housing market, new listingsThe number of homes entering the market in Brooklyn Park peaked in 2008 and has been falling quickly since then. It appears the number of homes entering the market has leveled off since mid 2012. With fewer homes entering the market there will be less competition among homeowners in Brooklyn Park resulting in a shortage of Homes for Sale and rising Home Prices.

Home Sales & Housing Inventory

brooklyn park mn, real estate, housing market, housing invnetory, homes for sale, home salesThe number of homes for sale in Brooklyn Park (Housing Inventory) increased pretty quickly from 2005 to 2008 and started to decline quickly in 2009. However, Inventory was manipulated by the Homebuyer Tax Credit for a period of time, but resumed it’s natural decent since then and quite quickly since thee start of 2011.

If Housing Inventory continues to fall this may result in fewer Home Sales, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since fewer homes for sale will push Home Prices up.

Pending Home Sales and Closed Home Sales follow each other pretty closely in most cases. Closed Sales are usually a month or two behind Pending Home Sales due to the difference from date of acceptance and date of closing. Home Sales have been rising steadily since mid 2011 and may be leveling off as of recently.

Homes for Sale

Days on the Market

Brooklyn Park MN, Real Estate, Housing Market, Days on the MarketThe number of Days on the Market for Homes in Brooklyn Park reached a peak in 2008 and another in 2012 at about 130 days on the market. Currently Days on the Market is declining as homeowners react more quickly to declining Housing Inventory.

Market Conditions

Our next chart clues us in to what Market Conditions are in Brooklyn Park and who it favors.

  • Brooklyn Park, Real Estate, Housing Market, Market Conditions, Absorption RateBuyer’s Market = More than 7 Months of Inventory
  • Balanced Market = 5 – 7 Months of Inventory
  • Seller’s Market = Less than 5 Months of Inventory

The Absorption Rate is trending down at 3.4 Months of Inventory, which is considered a Seller’s Market.

Expectations indicate this trend line is going to level off a little bit since this is the second month in a row were this trend has remained at 3.4 Months of Inventory.

Home Prices

Brooklyn Park MN, Real Estate, Housing Market, Home pricesThe Median Sale Price peaked in 2006/2007 and took a pretty good dive till about 2009 and was manipulate by the Homebuyer Tax Credit. Home Prices have been trending up since 2012.

So far the Median Sale Price in Brooklyn Park has depreciated 19% since 2002, 37% since 2006 and has appreciated 15% since 2011.

With fewer Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Park the Median Sale Price should continue to increase as Housing Inventory becomes a premium.

Brooklyn Park MN, Real Estate, Housing Market, Home Prices


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Eric Hempler is a Minnesota Realtor licensed with RE/MAX Advantage Plus and is a member of The Minnesota Real Estate Team. The Minnesota Real Estate Team has sold more homes of any individual or team in Minnesota since 2006. Nearly 1,300 Homes Sold in 2013. Contact Eric at 651-491-3393 or

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