Realtors report better prices, sales in metro Jackson
Published: June 9,2013
JACKSON — The housing market is looking up in central Mississippi.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that statistics from the Jackson Association of Realtors show higher prices and faster sales than a year ago.
Board president Dorothy Thompson says people finally seem convinced they’ve survived the worst of the recession and can again make big-ticket purchases.
The association covers Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Copiah, Yazoo, Simpson and Scott counties.
The 2,911 new listings in those counties for the first four months of 2013 are up nearly 5 percent from those same months last year. The association says closed sales are up 4.2 percent, and pending sales have increased by 5.8 percent.
The average sales price for the period was $158,036 — a 7.3 percent increase from the same period last year.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington
- Moon River Foods creating 100 jobs in Mississippi Delta
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran
- Weyerhaeuser investing $57M to modernize lumber mill
- Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use
- Two BancorpSouth mergers delayed by federal inquiries
- Health officials identify another case of chikungunya virus
- Biloxi council approves $29M contract for baseball stadium construction
- Cochran continues to question EPA over new regulations
- Wasted away — Margaritaville in Biloxi to close by Sept. 19