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Sioux Falls Housing Statistics & Real Estate Blog

Current Sioux Falls home market conditions, local real estate market statistics, trends and other thoughts by Brandt Williams.

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December 2019 Sioux Falls Housing Market Statistics

January 05, 2020 by

In 2019 home prices were up again in most markets. Buyer demand continues to be strong but with tepid seller activity still in many locations, total sales are lower than they would normally be in a more balanced market. While up from their recent lows a few months ago, mortgage rates end the year close to three-quarters of a percent lower than a year ago, helping to improve affordability and offset rising home prices.

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November 2019 Sioux Falls Housing Market Statistics

December 05, 2019 by

In November, the Federal Reserve reduced its benchmark rate for the third time this year. This action was widely anticipated by the market. Mortgage rates have remained steady this month and are still down more than 1 percent from last year at this time. Residential new construction activity continues to rise nationally. The U.S. Commerce Department reports that new housing permits rose 5% in October to a new 12-year high of 1.46 million units.

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October 2019 Sioux Falls Housing Market Statistics

November 05, 2019 by

In October, mortgage rates increased slightly from the three-year lows seen in September. While the Federal Reserve reduced the federal-funds target rate by .25%, this decline was widely expected and largely factored into mortgage rates already, which are still approximately 1% lower than this time last year. Fannie Mae is predicting that continued low rates, and possibly lower rates, are expected in 2020.

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August 2019 Sioux Falls Housing Market Statistics

September 05, 2019 by

As the summer draws to a close, multiple opposing factors and trends are competing to define the direction of the real estate market. After the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate on July 31, 30-year mortgage rates continued to decline, approaching all-time lows last seen in 2016. Yet most experts agree these reductions are unlikely to bring sufficient relief, at least in the short term, for first-time home buyers. The lack of affordable inventory and the persistence of historically high housing prices continue to affect the housing market,leading to lower-than-expected existing home sales at the national level. New Listings in the Sioux Falls region increased 1.2 percent to 679. Pending Sales were up 26.9 percent to 665. Inventory levels fell 4.8 percent to 1,656 units.

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June 2019 Sioux Falls Housing Market Statistics

July 08, 2019 by

As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve did not change the target range for the federal funds rate – currently set at 2.25 to 2.5 percent – during their June meeting. Although the economy is still performing well due to factors such as low unemployment and solid retail sales, uncertainty remains regarding trade tensions, slowed manufacturing and meek business investments.

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