Posts Tagged: august

Boston Home Prices Up, Foreclosures Down in August

The latest measures of the state housing market’s recovery pointed in the right direction Tuesday, with foreclosures declining and home prices rising. Single-family home values in the Boston area were up 0.7 percent in August, compared with July, marking the fifth consecutive month of increases, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. It monitors repeat… Read more »

Florida Housing Market Improved in August

Florida’s housing market had more closed sales, more pending sales, higher median prices and a reduced inventory of homes for sale in August, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors(R). “Florida’s housing marketing continues its momentum,” said 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene, regional manager of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate… Read more »

Orlando Home Prices Up 8.2% in August Over 2011

Metro Orlando home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 8.2 percent in August 2012 compared to a year ago, according to a new report from CoreLogic. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company (NYSE: CLGX) also reports a 1.7 percent increase in home prices month-over-month from July 2012. Prior to that, home prices in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area… Read more »

Seattle Home Prices Up 3.1% in August Over 2011

Home prices in the Seattle metropolitan area continued to rebound in July, according to one closely watched measure. Prices were up 3.1 percent from July 2011, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index. It was the third straight monthly year-over-year gain, and the biggest increase since the housing market collapsed five years ago. At… Read more »

Ohio Real estate Sales Up Again in August

Optimism seems to be creeping into the region’s real estate market. Home sales were up again in August as more residents took advantage of what agents are calling a true buyer’s market. Home ownership in Ohio increased 12.7 percent for the month over this time last year, the 14th consecutive monthly sales gain since December… Read more »

Kauai Home, Condo Sales Increased in August

Single-family home prices on Kauai inched up nearly 3 percent in August, while the median price of a condominium jumped nearly 20 percent, according to statistics from Hawaii Information Service. The median price of a single-family home on the Garden Isle in August was $460,000, compared to $447,500 in August 2011 — a rise of… Read more »

Maui Home Prices Keep Climbing

Home prices on Maui continue to climb, while sales remain flat for homes and slightly up for condominiums, according to the Realtors Association of Maui’s report on August 2012 real estate sales. August home sales on Maui were level at 75 homes sold with 76 sold one month ago. August sales were down from 81… Read more »

Maine Home Sales Up 15% in August Year Over Year

All but two of Maine’s counties saw significantly more single-family homes sold this August over last year. The Maine Association of Realtors reported a statewide increase of 15% in home sales volume over last year and an increase in median sale price of 3% to $170,000. The statewide volume figures outpace the national numbers, where… Read more »

Indianapolis Home Sales Jumped Again in August

Home-sale agreements in the Indianapolis area rose 5.4 percent in August, the F.C. Tucker Co. said Thursday. Purchase agreements for existing homes in the nine-county area totaled 2,151 during the month, helping sales contracts through the first eight months of the year to a 14.3-percent increase when compared with the same time last year. In… Read more »

AR: August Home Sales Rose 20%

Home sales in Arkansas were up nearly 20 percent in August compared to last year, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Thursday. The jump was fueled partly by declining average sales prices, which were 7 percent lower than in August 2010. So far this year, the number of homes sales statewide is down 3.5 percent compared… Read more »

Home Sales Up Across the United States in August

Existing-home sales increased in August, even with ongoing tight credit and appraisal problems, along with regional disruptions created by Hurricane Irene, according to the National Association of Realtors(R). Monthly gains were seen in all regions. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 7.7 percent to a seasonally… Read more »

MT: Helena Home Sales Spiked in August

Helena’s housing market appears to be staying ahead of the national trend as Realtors saw a big spike in sales to end the summer season. Seventy-four homes were sold in August, which is considered the peak month for home sales across the country. That number was the second highest in the local association’s history and… Read more »

August Home Sales Fell in Arizona, Nevada, Spiked in West Virginia

U.S. single-family home prices declined 4.4 percent year over year in August, with Nevada and Arizona experiencing double-digit percentage declines and West Virginia seeing the largest increase, up 8.6 percent, according to an index by property data firm CoreLogic. Excluding distressed sales, including short sales and real estate owned (REO) sales, the national index fell… Read more »

RI: Providence Sales Dipped Year Over Year in August

Single-family home prices in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River area dropped 1.5 percent in August compared with the same month a year earlier, according to data released by real estate tracking firm CoreLogic Thursday. This is the second straight month the price of homes sold in the area declined from last year, according to CoreLogic, with… Read more »

ME: August Home Sales Climb While Prices Drop

Home sales in August rose nearly 15% compared to the same month last year, though home prices fell. A total of 1,090 existing single-family homes were sold last month, a 14.74% increase over August 2010, according to a press release from the Maine Real Estate Information Service Inc. The median sales prices, however, dropped 2.8%… Read more »

NH: Foreclosures Increased in August

Home foreclosures rose in August. The latest numbers highlight the long term pressures on the housing market. The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority says about 320 homeowners lost their houses in August. That was less than in August a year ago but more than the number of foreclosures the month before. The relatively constant flow… Read more »

US Home Prices Up for Fourth Month in August

Home prices in July climbed for the fourth month in a row, but are still down from a year ago. According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price index of 120 major cities, prices rose 0.9% in July compared with June, but they’re still 4.1% lower than 12 months ago. “We are far from a sustained… Read more »

OH: Home Sales Surged in August

For the second consecutive month, home sales have surged in Ohio. The Ohio Association of Realtors has reported that home sales statewide in August rose nearly 22% compared with August 2010. That increase followed an 18% statewide rise in July from the like period a year ago. Sales in Northeast Ohio rose even more sharply… Read more »

NH: Real Estate Market Still Rocky

The New Hampshire Association of Realtors came out with numbers today comparing housing sales from this past August to August of 2010 and found an increase of 14 percent. The group also reported that housing prices dropped two percent during the same time. But these numbers don’t necessarily give the full picture of New Hampshire’s… Read more »

MA: August Home Sales Rose in August 2011 Over 2010

Housing sales in Massachusetts rose last month compared with August 2010 as more buyers waded into the struggling local real estate market, data released yesterday showed. Single-family home sales hit 4,203 last month, a 15 percent increase from last August, according to Warren Group, a Boston company that tracks local real estate data. But the… Read more »

MD: Baltimore Home Sales Up, Prices Down in August

Baltimore-area home sales grew more than 6 percent in August, but the average sale price continued to tumble. During the month, 2,046 homes were sold, up from 1,925 in August last year, according to Rockville market research firm Metropolitan Regional Information Systems. The uptick in home sales, one of the better August months in the… Read more »

Canada: Yukon Home Prices Reach Record High

With the average price of a single detached Whitehorse home hitting a new high of $427,000 in the second quarter, it’s little wonder affordable housing is a key Yukon election issue. Figures released by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics this week show housing prices have been steadily climbing since 2005 when the average price for… Read more »

WI: Milwaukee Home Sales Jumped 41% in August

August sales of existing homes in the Milwaukee metro area jumped more than 41% from the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month that sales topped last year’s totals. Realtors sold 1,338 homes in August in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties, up from 946 in August 2010, according to Metro MLS Inc…. Read more »

California, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and Georgia Had 53% of August Foreclosures

According to the data released by RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, foreclosure filings in August rose 7% from the prior month with 228,098 properties issued notices of default, auction or repossession during the month. However, this is still down 33% from August 2010 figures. As per the source, a total of 5… Read more »

TX: Dallas Home Sales Jumped in August

Good news from the National Association of Realtors — home sales across the country spiked up in August. Of course, they should: August is always the busiest real estate month of the year, when families want to buy homes and get settled before the school year. Dallas residential sales were up by a whopping 29.1%,… Read more »

FL: Miami Real Estate Sales Jumped 49% in August From 2010

Sales of existing single-family homes in the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) rose 49 percent in August, from 637 to 951, according to the 25,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems. Sales of existing condominiums increased 60 percent, from 818 to 1,311, compared to August 2010. Statewide sales increased… Read more »

CA: Inland Empire Home Sales Up, Prices Down in August

Home sales in Riverside County rose last month while median prices were unchanged, according to data released today by a real estate tracking firm. A total 3,643 new and existing homes and condominiums were sold countywide in August, compared to 3,288 in July — an 11 percent increase, according to La Jolla-based DataQuick. The median… Read more »

CA: Median Home Price Declined 4% in August Over 2010

California home prices declined in August from their year-ago levels for an 11th consecutive month, with bargain-priced short sales and foreclosures making up more than half of all transactions, a tracking firm said Friday. San Diego-based DataQuick said in a report that the median home price in the state declined 4.2 percent last month to… Read more »

CA: August Home Sales Improved in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego

Home sales in the Bay Area and the Los Angeles-San Diego region increased in August, according to real estate information company DataQuick, a La Jolla-based subsidiary of TPG Capital of Fort Worth, Texas. But the increase was less than robust. “The pace was still well below average,” DataQuick says. The company did not release figures… Read more »

NV: Las Vegas Home Sales Jumped in August

Based on new statistics by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR), sales of local homes, condominiums and townhomes jumped significantly in August, approaching an all-time record for existing home sales in a single month. According to GLVAR, the total number of local homes, condominiums and townhomes sold in August was 4,693. That’s up… Read more »