Thank you Dawn for the nice inclusion.
Metro Birmingham home sales rise over January, fall from year ago By Dawn Kent — The Birmingham News March 16, 2010, 6:15AM
February home sales in metro Birmingham inched up from January but fell from a year ago, as the local market’s start-and-stop recovery continues.
Home sales totaled 789 last month, up 11 percent from the month before, according to real estate expert Tom Brander’s monthly report. The sales total, however, represents a 16 percent drop from February 2009.
Meanwhile, the Birmingham Association of Realtors reported similar numbers. Last month’s home sales were 645, a 14 percent rise from January and an 11 percent fall from the year-ago period.
Brander, whose analysis covers a wider geographical area than the Realtors’ group, noted that February’s rise from January, which he had predicted, was “way less than expected.”
“Good news is coming, I hope!” he wrote. “March has for 10 years at least, been better than February, so the outlook for sales next month is better.”