Louisville Homes Sales Up, Thanks to Tax Credit

Saw this article in the CJ citing the reason for the increased number of Louisville home sales in October.

First-time buyers taking advantage of a special tax credit gave sales of existing homes their biggest surge in a decade, raising hopes for a turnaround in the housing market and pleasing Wall Street.

Looking specifically at Louisville the increase was substantial.

The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors recently reported that its members sold 1,210 homes in October, a 26 percent increase over a year earlier. The median price for homes sold by GLAR members was $133,500, also an increase from October 2008.

Critics say that these buyers were planning on buying anyway just not this early. Now that the tax credit has been extended, it’ll be interesting to see how sales move going into 2010.