Western Pennsylvania Home Sales Dipped in September

Pittsburgh Gay Real EstateHome sales in the Pittsburgh region fell slightly in September compared to a year ago, according to a report released Tuesday. There were 1,999 sales last month in the five-county region, down 2.2 percent from 2,045 in September 2010, said RealStats, a South Side-based real estate information company.

The average sales price continued to increase, reaching $160,065, a 0.9 percent increase over the $158,601 a year ago. “Having an affect on the reduced number of sales was a 17.6 percent decline in new home sales,” said Daniel Murrer, vice president, RealStats. There were 164 newly-built homes in September compared with 199 in the same month last year, he said.

Home builder NVR Inc., the parent of Ryan Homes, recorded 47 sales in September, followed by Heartland Homes Inc. with 36 and Maronda Homes Inc., 24. Heartland Homes had been the leader in 2010 with 53 and in 2009 with 57.

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