Single-family and condominium sales reported by the Dayton Area Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service in October totaled 1,162, an 11% improvement over sales that occurred during the same month in 2012.
October’s activity generated a dollar volume of $136.9 million. This translated to an average sale price of $117,852 and a median price of $99,900. These figures are down 4.9% and 9.1%, respectively, compared to October 2012.
Source: National Association of REALTORS® - Steve Brown, a Realtor® in Dayton, Ohio, was installed today as 2014 president of the National Association of Realtors® at the association’s Board of Directors meeting during the 2013 Realtors® Conference and Expo.
Brown has been in the business for more than 30 years, and is co-owner of Irongate, Inc. Realtors®. He has held NAR leadership positions since 2005. In 2013, Brown was NAR president-elect and he was NAR first vice president in 2012. Brown served as NAR vice president of committees in 2009 and was the public policy national liaison in 2008.
The kids are back in school, and golden leaves are falling. In the real estate world, the beginning of autumn usually signals a change in the pace of home selling and buying. After all, families concentrate on their work, shuttle kids to and from school, attend student sporting events, and generally enjoy life in their community. But if you’re looking to either buy or sell a home this time of year, it’s still a great time to get into the market. So while we still have some leaves on the trees, let’s take a look at some tips for homeowners, buyers, and sellers.
Buying a home is a time of enormous possibilities and involves preparation. Doing some preliminary planning before you begin your home search will make the entire process more manageable and less overwhelming. As part of your initial game plan, you should check and fine-tune your credit rating, get a mortgage pre-approval letter, become an educated buyer and select a REALTOR®.
Millions of Americans became first-time homeowners last year. Like graduating or getting married, this life-changing event will usher in a new chapter in their lives. Once new homeowners have their house keys in hand and prepare to move furniture into their new place, one question they may find themselves pondering is, “What happens now?”