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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
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Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
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The latest housing market statistics are out for Lucas and Wood counties, and realtors are breathing a sigh of relief.
For the first time in the last 6-7 years, it looks like the housing market is continuing its return to a normal, traditional market. That has realtors encouraged, and it's great news for buyers and sellers.
"We're seeing some really good things happening in the marketplace," said John Mangas, broker and partner with Re/Max Preferred Associates.
According to the Toledo Board of Realtors, for Lucas and upper Wood counties, April did see some decreases in the of transactions made, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
"It does create the opportunities that are available for buyers to choose from," Mangas said. "The flipside is, that also means we're starting to see some increasing in prices. So for sellers, it's potentially the beginning of a very good thing."
Prices per square foot and overall sale price have both increased by 10 percent from last year.
"We feel as though we have definitely bottomed out and we're on the way back up," Mangas said. "Barring some catastrophe in another part of the world, certainly we see this as a continuation of a recovery."
Areas noticing the best numbers are Perrysburg and Sylvania, and outlying areas like Monclova Township, Waterville and Whitehouse.
"The economy is recovering, we know that job growth is continuing to improve," Mangas said. "I think you combine [that] with great interest rates, and it's a perfect formula for buyers to go out and buy homes."
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