October 12, 2017




Third quarter home sales up in Orange County, down in three other counties

WHITE PLAINS – Sales of single-family homes in Orange County rose in the third quarter of the year, according to the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors. In statistics released on Wednesday, home sales fell in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester, the other three counties in the association territory.

Sales rose in Orange by 7.5 percent over the same period last year, while they fell 8.6 percent in Putnam, by 6.8 percent in “Rockland County and by 5.5 percent in Westchester.

Year-to-date home sales roles the most in Orange County with 9.7 percent growth; Westchester trailed behind at 9.1 percent growth over the same period last year. Sales also rose by 3.8 percent in Rockland during the first nine months of the year, but in Putnam County, they declined by 5.7 percent.

The highest mean price in the third quarter was in Westchester, at $874,187, followed by Rockland County at $477,175, Putnam County at $365,905, and Orange County at $255,000.

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