What you need to know about the December Housing Numbers

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As you settle into 2015, take a look back to see how real estate rounded out the year in 2014. Today the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released its December existing-home sales report, revealing positive trends for 2015. Total existing-home sales totaled 5.04 million in December 2014, above last year’s December number by 3.5 percent.

In 2014 total sales reached 4.93 million, a 3.1 percent decline from 2013 (5.09 million), but the median existing-home price for December was $209,500 which marked the 334th consecutive month of year-over-year price gains!

December’s percent share of first-time buyers was 29 percent, up from a year ago (27 percent). For the second straight year, first-time buyers represented an average of 29 percent. Additionally, December’s report revealed that thirty-one percent of homes were on the market for less than a month!

2014 was a good year. And here’s to hoping that 2015 is even better. As you sip your hot chocolate, dream of warm weather and start planning your dream house, take a look at these listings in the median sales prices across the country.

Northeast median sales price: $246,600

Midwest median sales price: $159,100

South median sales price: 184,100

West median sales price: $299,600

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