November 2, 2009, Mid Hudson News: Home Sales Rebound in Hudson Valley and Catskills

Home sales rebound

HUDSON VALLEY-CATSKILLS – Sales of existing single-family homes in the Hudson Valley and Catskills have made somewhat of a comeback.

While most, if not all, counties faces losses for the past several months, a number saw increased sales in September 2008 when compared to the same month last year, according to the New York State Association of Realtors.

While there continued to be negative sales numbers, counties like Columbia, Putnam, and Rockland saw increases.

Existing home sales grew by 17 percent in Columbia County, by almost 12 percent in Putnam County and by almost 10 percent in Rockland County. Sales rose by almost four percent in Greene County and they eked up by one percent in Ulster County.

Sales of existing homes fell by 44 percent in Delaware County, by 23 percent in Sullivan County, by 18 percent in Westchester County and by 15 percent in Orange County.

Statewide, home sales year over year in September fell by four percent.

Westchester County continued to have the highest median priced homes sold at $635,000. Delaware County had the lowest at $120,000.

Homes sold in Columbia County for $230,000, for $297,250 in Dutchess, for $275,750 in Orange, for $340,000 in Putnam, for $450,000 in Rockland, and for $240,000 in Ulster.

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