Closings of new homes slid year-over-year in August in the Terre Haute, IN market, dropping after staying level in July. Closings stood at 0 in August after being 1 a year earlier and remaining unchanged at 1 in July from a year earlier.

New home closings were none out of the 265 total closings, a move on a percentage basis from 1 of 296 a year earlier. Following a year-over-year rise in July, closings of new and existing homes sank year-over-year in August.

Other Market Trends

Foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) closings continued to decline from a year earlier in August, but did not appear to be dragging the market. Foreclosures and REO closings, taken together, accounted for 16.2% of existing closings, lower than 27.8% a year earlier. The percentage of existing home closings involving foreclosures fell to 7.9% in August from 14.6% a year earlier while REO closings as a percentage of existing home closings dropped to 8.3% from 13.2% a year earlier.

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