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Area Home Sales Up, Foreclosures Low But Steady

Posted: November 15, 2012 at 3:02 a.m.

A shrinking inventory of homes is helping sellers pull in higher prices and move property quicker.

By the Numbers

Regional Home Sales

The recorded home sales in Benton and Washington counties the past three Octobers.

Year Value Of Homes Sold Units Median Price

2010 $70.07 million 434 $125,000

2011 $65.97 million 422 $114,000

2012 $84.55 million 470 $143,250

Source: MountData

By the Numbers

Foreclosure Filing Summary

Compares the number of filings in October 2011 to October 2012.

2011 2012 Percent Change

Benton County 96 95 -1 percent

Washington County 88 38 -56.8 percent

Statewide 524 526 +0.4 percent

Nationwide 230,678 186,455 -19.2 percent

Source: RealtyTrac

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