Closings of new homes in the Columbus, IN market saw no change year-over-year in September, staying relatively stable after having decreased year-over-year in August. Closings remained level at none from a year earlier after the figure moved from 3 in August 2014 to none in August 2015. New home closings moved from none a year earlier to none after the figure moved from 3 in August 2014 to none in August 2015.

After dropping in August from a year earlier, closings of new and existing homes grew year-over-year in September.

Other Market Trends

Foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) closings continued to decline from a year earlier in September, but did not appear to be dragging the market. Together, foreclosures plus REO closings made up 2.1% of existing home closings, down from 31.4% a year earlier. The percentage of existing home closings involving foreclosures slid to no part in September from 25.7% a year earlier while REO closings as a percentage of existing home closings dropped to 2.1% from 5.7% a year earlier.

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