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October Home Sales Up 26 Percent in Macomb County

The median sale price also shot up 17 percent last month.

There are great signs of improvement in Macomb County's housing industry. Figures released by Farmington Hills-based Realcomp show double-digit increases in the county's October home sales and the median sale price.

Home sales in Macomb County were up 26 percent in October 2012, with 1,068 homes sold compared to 847 homes sold the month before.

Vice President of Remax of Southeast Michigan, Jeanette Schneider told Patch there are fewer foreclosures on the market because the banks are looking at alternative options for homeowners, rather than foreclosing.

"This has caused more buyers than listings and it's fueled a bit of a bidding war," said Schneider.

The gains in the Metro Detroit housing market echo those of St Clair Shores. There was a 17 percent increase in the median sale price and a nearly 28 percent increase in the amount of homes sold from September 2012 to October 2012 in the Metro Detroit area. Livingston County saw the greatest increase, up more than 36 percent over last October. Oakland and Wayne counties join Macomb in double-digit increases in sales and median sales price.

Also, the average amount of days a home will sits on the market has decreased by 16 days in the past year, from 94 to 78.

Check out the Patch.com Real Estate section for more news on homes for sale and homes that have recently sold in the area.

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