Kentucky housing market bounces back in October after September slump, follows national trend

After slipping a bit in September, the housing market in Kentucky picked up in October following the national trend for the month. The number of homes sold in October rose 1.8 percent to 4,421 sold versus 4,342 sold in 2016. For the year, the number of homes sold jumped to 45,236, up from 43,905 in 2016, for a 3 percent increase. At this pace, 2018 is on track to break last year’s record for the...

Kentucky Realtors 2018 legislative priorities includes tax reform, community development initiatives

Kentucky Realtors released its 2018 Legislative Priorities detailing the legislative initiatives of the real estate and small business community for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Kentucky Realtors (KYR) knows that homeownership has positive impacts on neighborhoods, communities, and the overall vibrancy of the Kentucky economy. KYR advocates for policies that increase access...

Kentucky home sales down in September, but remain positive for the first three quarters

Kentucky saw home sales decrease in September, but remained positive for the first nine months of the year. Total home sales in September were down 4.6 percent, reaching 4,602 in 2017 versus 4,823 in 2016. For the quarter, homes sold hit 14,860 this year, slightly above the 14,777 sold in 2016. Year-to-date, home sales are still on a record breaking pace with a 3.1 percent increase, with 40,809 homes...

Kentucky real estate market remains strong through first half of 2017; home sales ahead of last year

In the first six months of 2017, Kentucky’s real estate market remained strong in every category tracked, according to Kentucky Realtors. Total home sales continue to exceed the totals seen through the same period in 2016 with an increase of 4.7 percent, from 24,786 in 2016 to 25,943 in 2017. Housing inventory for the first half of 2017 reached a cumulative 6-month low of 4.32 months, down 17.4...

Kentucky home sales continue to climb; May sees increase in sales, slight drop in price

Real estate sales in Kentucky continue to exceed the totals seen through this time in 2016. Total home sales in May increased 8.6 percent, from 4,963 in 2016 to 5,391 in 2017, the first time sales have pushed over 5,000 in May. Housing inventory in May reached an all-time low at 3.5 months, down 14.6 percent from May of 2016. “The fact that inventory remains so low and sales continue to grow shows...

Strong first quarter for state real estate market; home sales increase 8.6 percent, median price ticks up

Overcoming a few dips in the first three months of the year, the Kentucky real estate market finished the first quarter on the upswing. Total home sales rose 8.6 percent, from 9,946 in 2016 to 10,805 in 2017, during the first quarter of the year. The increase comes at a time when the time it takes for a property to sell dropped 22 days, or almost 15 percent, from the same period last year. Housing...

For the first time since summer of 2015, monthly Kentucky real estate sales show a decline

For the first time since the summer of 2015, Kentucky real estate saw a decrease in monthly, year over year, home sales. The 2.2 percent decline in February (3,191 in 2017 versus 3,263 in 2016) comes at a time when housing inventories are at historical lows. The median price, however, remained strong, increasing over 5 percent to $114,298. “Last year, the market was really hot and properties moved...

Record breaking year for Kentucky housing market; total home sales highest ever recorded

After a record breaking year in 2015, Kentucky’s number of homes sold set new highs in 2016. Total home sales were the highest ever recorded in the state at 52,123, an 8 percent increase over the 48,259 sold in 2015. The Kentucky Association of Realtors (KAR) reported that over the past five years, home sales increased monthly, year-over-year, in all but seven months. In both November and December,...