Home sales climbed in Lucas County and northwest Ohio last month, but the average sales price dropped, new figures show.
There were 381 sales in September in Lucas County, up 5 percent from 363 a year ago, and there were 603 sales last month across several counties in northwest Ohio, up 3 percent from 588 a year ago, according to the Toledo Board of Realtors.
The average sales price was $98,000 in Lucas County, down 9 percent from a year ago. The average price in northwest Ohio ws $106,000, down 5 percent from the year before.
Home sales to date this year in Lucas County are nearly identical to last year, at 3,146, but at 4,879 still trail by 2 percent the sales last year in northwest Ohio, the board report said.