Residential Real Estate: Marketplace

Housing sales

Overall year-to-date home sales are up 3 percent compared to the same period last year, says F.C. Tucker President Jim Litten. That’s despite—or maybe in part the cause of—the area’s low inventory. Overall, about 2,000 fewer homes were on the market last month than were for sale in July 2015. “There is less competition for the properties for sale,” Litten said. “Consequently they bring better prices.”

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