At the same time, the inventory of homes for sale, as of April 30, continued its year-over-year declining trend to 4,885 from 6,436 a year ago, down 24.1 percent.
“The average price of homes set a new record for the month of April, extending our consecutive record months of average home sale prices to eleven,” Welch said. “Even though interest rates are climbing ever slightly, low inventory along with consumers ready to purchase is the perfect combination for driving prices higher. Homes that are priced right and that are in move-in ready condition are the properties that are selling quickly.”
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Butler County home sales fell from 491 in April 2016 to 388 this April, an almost 21 percent drop. Average home price increases from $168,998 in April 2016 to $184,852 this April, a nearly 9.4 percent increase.
Warren County homes sales dipped slightly, going from 294 in April 2016 to 287 this April, a 2.4 percent drop. Meanwhile, average home price increased from $233,892 to $260,338, an 11.3 percent increase.
Nationwide, April home sales were down 2.3 percent from March on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 1.6 percent from April 2016.
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