As Fall entered Cass County, overall home sales surged in October 22 percent past October 2018 (77 vs. 63). Non-waterfront home sales pushed the increase in sales with a 28 percent increase over a year ago (59 vs. 46). While waterfront home sales were up 1 percent (18 vs.17).
Year-to-date, overall housing sales in Cass County were down 5 percent (550 vs. 578). Waterfront home sales, year-to-date, were down 17 percent (143 vs.173). Non-waterfront housing sales, year-to-date, were up by 2 houses (407 vs.405).
Read more: October 2019, The Housing Market in Cass County & SWMI
As we rush through the last quarter of 2019, the housing market continued to stay strong. At the end of October, the monthly and year-to-date average and median selling prices and total dollar volume surpassed 2018 and set new records in the year-over-year comparison since 2006.
Home sales in October were up 6 percent from October 2018 (345 vs. 324). Year-to-date sales varied by 20 houses for less than 1 percent difference from 2018 (3076 vs. 3056). The year-to-date sales in October 2017 still hold the record at 3167 houses sold.
Read more: October 2019, The Housing Market in Southwestern Michigan