March 6, 2018

New Haven County home sales climb 8.5% in Jan.

Stuart Miles |
Stuart Miles |

Sales of single-family homes in New Haven County climbed 8.5 percent in January compared to last year, bucking the statewide trend, new data show.

Median home prices were also up, both in the region and statewide, compared to January 2017, according to a report by Boston publisher The Warren Group.

In New Haven County, 497 homes sold in January, up from 455 in January 2017. The median price was $212,000, a 5.7 percent increase over January 2017, when it was $200,000.

In Middlesex County, 125 homes sold in January, a 0.8 percent increase over the same month the previous year, when 124 sold. The $249,000 median price was a 6.5 percent increase over January 2017, when it was $232,750.

Statewide, however, single-family home sales fell 3.7 percent in January compared to the same month last year. But the median price rose 3.4 percent to $235,000, the highest in January since 2011, Warren Group CEO Timothy Warren said.

"Even though single-family home sales declined slightly, prices continue to inch up," Warren said in a statement.

Woodbridge had the region's highest median home price at $477,500 in January, followed by Madison at $400,000.

While condo sales rose 3.9 percent in Connecticut, they fell in New Haven and Middlesex counties, and prices dropped compared to January of last year, the report shows.

Condo sales fell 31.3 percent in Middlesex County, with 32 sold compared to 42 in January 2017, and dipped nearly 9 percent in New Haven County, where 146 sold versus 159 the previous year.

The median condo price plunged from $140,000 to $114,000 in New Haven County and $117,750 to $94,400 in Middlesex County. Connecticut's median condo price was unchanged at $150,000.

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