Best month yet as home sales jump 29%! This while the median sales price for May moves up almost $5,000 to $140,000.lhb housing report jeff 1340889716

Well, it’s about time! Most of us understand the fact that theLouisville real estate couldn’t stay depressed forever. It was just a question of when a return to normalcy would occur.

The answer? Now.

As you can see from the chart the improvement in May was pretty dramatic. (As an aside, aren’t pictures so much better than data and tables?)

The trend-line for median home prices peaked at $136,054 on February, 2011. Then at that time, they steadily fell for the next 12 months to a low of $129,679. That’s a 4.69-percent drop, which is extreme for steady growth market like Louisville.

The next three months saw values spike upward, which is welcome news to Louisville home sellerseverywhere.

More great news, real estate sales activity has continued to gain momentum. In fact, home sales have outpaced the previous year in 9 of the last 11 months; the other two practically dead heats.

May 2012 saw home sales jump 29 percent over May 2011 ? admittedly a poorly performing month.

There’s a lot to like about this recovery. We now know how much housing affects the other sectors so if our economy is truly going to get moving, this month’s performance may be the sound of the starting gun.


About the Author:

Tre Pryor, a lifelong resident of Louisville, is a Realtor? with RE/MAX Champions. A graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in Marketing, he has 18 years of professional experience including consultation work for Fortune 200 companies. He uses his extensive Internet expertise to help his real estate clients realize superior results.