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Home sales in the Bay Area highest since 2006

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 8:40:10 PM

Home sales in the month of August in the Bay Area reached record levels. According to real estate market research firm DataQuick, property sales reached a six-year high in the region. A total of 8,579 new and existing homes were sold in August 2012 - up 1.4 percent from 8,461 in July 2012. In comparison to a year ago, house sales have risen an astounding 14.2 percent.

"Most economists agree that the housing market is off bottom. But there’s a big gap between the market being ‘off bottom’ and being normal, which it’s not. The single biggest bottleneck is still the dysfunctional mortgage lending market," said John Walsh, DataQuick president.

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