Housing sales jump

By Pat Sunderland

According to a report compiled by Heritage Title Company, real estate transactions jumped 40 percent in the third quarter of 2015 in Delta County. There were 262 sales compared to 187 for the same period of 2014. Year to date, 682 sales have been recorded in 2015, compared to 525 in 2014, a 30 percent increase. In dollar volume, the third quarter reported $48 million in real estate sales, compared to $39 million in 2014.

The resale of foreclosed property accounts for 8 percent of all sales year to date, a significant decrease over 2014.