The New York state housing market posted an improved start to 2010 compared to the beginning of last year with sales increasing by 11 percent compared to January 2009, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The statewide median sales price jumped more than 30 percent compared to January 2009.
New York REALTORS sold 4,468 existing single-family homes in New York State in January 2010, an 11-percent increase compared to the January 2009 sales total of 4,024. January sales did lag behind the stronger than usual December 2009 market, when 7,403 homes were sold.
The January 2010 median sales price in New York State of $242,750 represents an increase of 30.5 percent compared to the January 2009 median of $186,085, and is 13-percent above the revised December 2009 median of $213,800.
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