Closings of new homes declined year-over-year in August in the Anderson, IN market, dropping after staying level in July. Closings stood at 0 in August after being 1 a year earlier and remaining unchanged at 0 in July from a year earlier. New home closings moved from 1 a year earlier to none after the figure moved from none in July 2014 to none in July 2015.

New home closings were none out of the 415 total closings, a move on a percentage basis from 1 of 300 a year earlier. Following a year-over-year increase in July, closings of new and existing homes also rose year-over-year in August.

Other Market Trends

Foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) closings continued to increase in August from a year earlier and remained a drag on the market. Foreclosures and REO closings, taken together, accounted for 38.8% of existing home closings, up from 31.4% a year earlier. The percentage of existing home closings involving foreclosures rose to 25.3% in August from 21.1% a year earlier while REO closings as a percentage of existing home closings jumped to 13.5% from 10.4%.

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