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Palm Beach County home sales up 24 percent

January 23, 2012 12:45PM

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The total number of home sales in Palm Beach County rose by 24 percent in 2011, according to data from Florida Realtors, the Palm Beach Post reported. “It’s been a long down cycle, but it can’t last forever,” said Bill Richardson, president of the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches. “I really do believe we are in a recovery. It won’t be meteoric, but there will be a steady climb.” The median sales price for single-family homes in the county fell, however, to $193,700. But in Decembe, Palm Beach County sales prices roses 5 percent, a sign that prices could be stabilizing. “There’s a pretty good amount of stabilization and a little increase in pricing,” Richardson said. In the town of Palm Beach, the condominium market was particularly strong, with sales jumping 30 percent in 2011. [Palm Beach Post]