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Real estate market picks up where 2019 left off; pending sales indicate transactions to continue climb

The first month of a new decade saw a huge boost in real estate sales, jumping 20 percent versus 2019. Total home sales reached 828 in January compared to 691 during January last year. This is coming out of 2019, a record year in many ways, that ended up 7 percent over 2018 and, in December, posted an increase of 19 percent year-over-year. In January, single-family home sales saw an increase in sales...

June housing report for Central Kentucky shows slower sales; total transactions slip four percent

Real estate sales in Central Kentucky slowed in June with total transactions slipping 4 percent year-over-year. This was the first monthly decline since January and follows a double-digit increase in sales from last month. Sales reached 1,322 in June versus 1,380 in 2018. Single family homes were down 3.6 percent in June versus last year while condos/townhomes dropped by 12 percent. The condo/townhome...

LBAR records $269.2 million in real estate sales in July; sales down four percent from 2017

Real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors positively impacted the Bluegrass economy as of July 31 with 1,294 reported sales totaling $269,237,011. July sales activity decreased four percent with 1,353 sales reported closed in July 2017 compared to 1,294 sales reported closed in July 2018. Of the 1,294 sales, 301 sales were to first-time homebuyers and 172 sales...