The predicted April spike in Wichita home sales was as big as expected, according to monthly sales totals from the Wichita Area Association of Realtors and the South Central Kansas Multiple Listing Service.
A total of 891 homes were sold in the area last month, up 34 percent from the 667 homes sold in April 2009. Real estate industry officials have predicted a surge from buyers rushing to beat the April 30 deadline for sales contracts to qualify for $6,500 and $8,000 homebuyer tax credits.
The April figures reflect only a modest gain in new home sales, up nine from the 76 sold in March. However, existing home sales hit a 12-month high at 806.
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