Valley real estate activity shows some gains

YOUNGSTOWN — Data released by the Youngstown-Columbiana Association of Realtors shows an 11.1 percent drop in closed sales in Mahoning County, an increase of 23.4 percent in closed sales in Columbiana County and an increase of 4.4 percent in closed sales for Trumbull County for the month of June.

In Mahoning County, however, there was an increase in new listings, pending sales and the average sales price. There were 449 new listings compared to 335 last year. For pending sales there 250 compared to 199 last year. The average sale price was $127,046 compared to $104,073.

Closed sales were down from 235 in June 2013 to 209 last month in Mahoning County.

In Columbiana County, new listings were up 22.2 percent with 154 new listings in June 2014 compared to 126 last year. Pending sales were up with 99 this year and 79 last year and closed sales were also up with 79 this year compared to 64 last year. The average home sale price is listed at $104,951 last month compared to $99,306 last year.

In Trumbull County, new listings were up 12.5 percent from last year with 324 compared to 288 last year. Pending sales were also up with 216 last month compared to 149 last year.

There was also an increase of seven in closed sales from last year’s number of 160 to 167 sold in June. The average home sale price for Trumbull is listed at $90,686 compared to last year’s $87,967.

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