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March 2015, SWMAR Housing Market Pushes First Quarter Results Above 2014

ST. JOSEPH, MI ? "The housing market in March came on with a full head of steam to help raise the first quarter results significantly above last year. Of the 559 houses sold in the first quarter, March, at 245 houses, was 43 percent of the total. The number of houses sold in the first quarter was up 9 percent above the first quarter of 2014," stated Gary Walter, EVP, of the Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS?, Inc.

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The Housing Market in Southwestern Michigan, May 2015

In May, the Southwestern Michigan housing market results provided a nice kick start to this year's key selling season. The number of houses sold in May increased 23 percent over April (297 vs. 242) and the total dollar volume per month increased 34 percent ($60,210,421 vs. $45,091,173). The average selling price in May at $202,729 was 9 percent higher than in April ($186,327) and the median selling price increased 4 percent to $144,000 from $138,250. We are still working with a low inventory of houses for sale. So far this year, our inventory has ranged from 7.7 ? 9.7 months supply of homes for sale.

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