November 2009 Home Sales up 37%

Cache County home sales were up 37% compared with November of last year when just 51 residential homes in Cache Valley sold. So far, 81 Cache Valley homes have been reported sold by the MLS.

The huge increase in home sales can largely be attributed to the scheduled expiration of the first time buyer tax credit. Although it has been extended, many people purchased Logan real estate because they were trying to beat the expiration.

With many of the homes purchased by first time buyers, the median price of homes sold in Logan was also substantially down. The median sold price was just $150,000, the lowest it has been in years.

Even though home sales were up compared with last year, they were down compared with October. The amount of homes for sale in Logan only declined slightly during November. At November’s home sales rate, there is currently 9.3 months of active real estate inventory in Cache Valley. The actual number of homes on the market has gone down, but as a ratio the inventory is up.

via Logan Utah Real Estate Market Conditions, Statistics, and Information: November Home Sales up 37% from 2008.

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