Garfield County’s March transactions continue year’s downward trend
The Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported the total real estate transfers for March at 33. This number trends along similar lines to what has happened in the prior two months of 2009.
The transaction number for the month represents a decrease of 72 percent from the same time period last year, when 120 sales were recorded. It is important to point out that years past represented record-setting years for real estate in Garfield County.
As it pertains to dollars, again there were similarities to other months of 2009. March dollars totaled $10,759,800, which represents a decrease of 78 percent from March 2009.
Year to date there have been 117 property transfers in Garfield County, compared to 414 for the same time period in 2008, a decrease of 72 percent. Dollars to date have totaled $41.5 million, a decrease of 81 percent from 2008.
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