TY GREENLEES / STAFF

2018 Dayton area home sales break records

Dayton-area home sales and the average price for a sold home in 2018 were the highest on record, according to the newest numbers from the Dayton Realtors Multiple Listing Service.

However, sales for the month of December fell a bit compared to the mark achieved in December 2017.

In all, the full year 2018 improved over last year’s record-setting figures in average price, median price, homes sold, and sales volume, Dayton Realtors said.

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The average sale price for the month of December was $165,838, a rise of more than eight percent from December 2017’s average sale price. And the median price of $140,000 was also up eight percent from last December’s median.

A sales volume of $170.6 million marked a three percent improvement over December 2017, according to Dayton Realtors.

The organization said 1,029 single-family and condominiums sales were reported, a four percent decrease compared to last December’s 1,076 sales.

“The challenge of available inventory, combined with the usual slowdown of sales this time of year, contributed to this decline,” the association of Realtors said.

The overall available inventory at year’s end was 3,415, which calculated to a supply of 3.3-months based on December’s pace of sales.

Inventory was up from 2017 levels, when 3,378 listings translated as a 3.1-month inventory of available listings.

Total sales for 2018 reached 16,266, compared to 16,149 in 2017, up just over one-half percent. Total cumulative sales volume for the year was $2.6 billion, compared to $2.5 billion in 2017, up seven percent.

The final average sale price for 2018 of $165,586 and a median sale price of $142,000, both up six percent from last year.

Dayton Realtors represents 2,900 agents and members in Montgomery, Greene, Darke, Warren, and Preble counties.

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