New home closings in the Anderson, IN market sank year-over-year in March, declining after staying relatively stable in February from the year earlier. New home closings moved from 5 a year earlier to none after the figure moved from none in February 2015 to none in February 2016. Closings stood at 0 in March after being 5 a year earlier and remaining unchanged at 0 in February from a year earlier.

On a percentage basis, new home closings as a part of total closings decreased to no part from 2.1% a year earlier. Closings of new and existing homes rose year-over-year in March after also rising in February year-over-year.

Other Market Trends

Foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) closings declined in March from a year earlier, but stayed a drag on the market. Together, foreclosures plus REO closings accounted for 29.7% of existing home closings, down from 36.3% a year earlier. The percentage of existing home closings involving foreclosures went from 12.4% in March 2015 to 12.2% in March 2016 and REO closings as a percentage of existing home closings declined to 17.5% from 23.9% a year earlier.

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