EXCERPT: “The inventory of Twins Cities homes for sale slid 26.3 percent in January as new listings declined for the third month in a row, according to the latest report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. Closed sales fell off too, dropping to 2,758 during the month from 2,884 a year earlier in the 13-county metro area. Pending sales also declined, from 3,239 in January 2017 to 3,104 last month. The decline in sales was not for a lack of desire on the part of buyers, said MAAR President Kath Hammerseng. A decidedly sellers’ market has become even more so, she said, which has those looking for homes potentially facing disappointment. It is now common for homes to have six offers at a time, she said.” FULLSTORY: