Friday, February 18, 2011

Pinellas home sales jump nearly 28 percent in January

Pinellas County home sales jumped nearly 28 percent in January.

Real estate agents closed deals on 957 homes and condos, the best January since 2006, according to figures released by the Pinellas Realtor Organization.

Closings for single-family homes jumped nearly 36 percent to 595 last month from 438 in January 2010. Condo sales were 15 percent higher for the same time period. January is typically one of the slowest months for closings, the group said.

St. Petersburg Times, By Mark Puente, Staff Writer