Minnesota housing: What do you see?

We wondered aloud a couple weeks ago what would happen to the state’s housing and real estate markets once the federal home buying tax credits went away.


With the credits set to expire on Friday, my colleague Molly Bloom today reached out to mortgage and real estate sources in MPR’s Public Insight Network to find out what they’re seeing right now.

We need MinnEcon readers to share their perspectives, too.

What will happen when the credits go away? What story(ies) should we be reporting on when it comes to housing? Tell us. Post something below or use this form to share a story.

Molly notes that last time we asked about real estate, homes and mortgage issues we got some great story ideas, including this one about concerns about a possible next wave of foreclosures. It’s a concern we also highlighted on MinnEcon.

Last week, MPR chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell looked at national home sales data and concluded that housing remains a story of the market reaching bottom, not the market heading up.

On Tuesday, one of our citizen Economic Lookouts shared a story of housing frustration in Rochester.

You don’t have to be a real estate pro to answer. Anything you see and hear about the housing market around you — or your own experience — will make us smarter and help shape MPR’s reporting.

So drop us a line and tell us what you’re seeing.