LAS VEGAS — SalesTraq reported a median existing-home price of $134,900 in March, a 41.3% decline from the same month a year ago. Existing-home sales during the month increased 85.6% percent to 3,626 recorded closings. It’s the same trend housing analyst Larry Murphy of SalesTraq has seen for the past 11 months: rising sales and declining prices.
MP: If we tracked the real estate market the way we track auto sales (number of units sold regardless of price), we would conclude that the housing market is booming in places like California, Florida, Northern Virginia, the Twin Cities and Las Vegas. Unit sales for March are up significantly in all of those markets compared to March last year.
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