The 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 may have started to level off in Summer 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
The 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
The 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.
Our next chart clues us in to what Market Conditions are in Brooklyn Park and who it favors.
- Buyer’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 3.8 Months of Inventory, which is considered a Seller’s Market.
Expectations indicate this trend line is going to continue to decline and the market will get stronger for Sellers.
Median List Price and Median Sale Price typically follow similar patterns, so there isn’t much that it can tell us other than how close to List Price homes are selling for.
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.