REALTORS® Do Make a Difference
REALTORS® are involved in their local communities contributing their time and talents to:
  • Various service clubs
  • Business organizations
  • Schools and churches
  • Local government
  • Great Lakes Cleanup
  • Suitcases For Kids

”Suitcases for Kids” benefits children entering or in the foster home program by providing them needed personal items.

REALTORS® are real estate licensees that are Members of a local Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®. The Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS is an advocate for their REALTOR® Members and actively promotes and protects private property rights for everyone.

The Housing Market in Southwestern Michigan, July 2014

The local housing market in July historically sees the number of homes sold dip when compared to June. This past July repeated the pattern with 7 percent fewer houses sold than in June (291 vs. 312). The total monthly dollar volume was also down 7 percent ($58,270,404 vs. $62,704,934). While significant, there really isn't a specific factor that can be pinpointed to explain this trend.

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June, 2014 – SWMI House Sales Behind From Last Year – Selling Prices Up

ST. JOSEPH, MI – "Looking month-to-month comparing 2014 to 2013, the housing units sold are trailing behind last year's by about one month because of the hard winter. In 2013 unit sales started to trend up in February and this year the trend up started in March. At the end of the first half of the year, our housing unit sales were down 5 percent and the total dollar volume was close to even with last year. This lead to the year-to-date average selling price to be up 6 percent and 9 percent for the median selling price," stated Gary Walter, EVP, of the Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

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Current Videos
  • Pending Sales Remain Subdued REALTOR® TV

    NAR's forward looking pending home sales index for February dipped 0.8 percent, the third month in a row that contract signings have been essentially flat. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun says signings could pick up later in the spring.

  • President Signs Flood Rate Bill REALTOR® TV

    NAR President Steve Brown thanks REALTORS(R) for stepping up to encourage lawmakers to pass legislation that eases drastic flood insurance rate hikes. President Obama has now signed the bill into law.

  • Flood Bill Helps Commercial REALTOR® TV

    Congress has sent to President Obama a bil that would help commercial properties seeing big hikes in flood insurance premiums as a result of reforms enacted two years ago.

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