Kansas home sales rose by a percent in June, according to statewide figures from the Kansas Association of Realtors.
A total of 3,359 homes were sold in June, up slightly from the 3,327 sold in June 2009. The sales increase is well off national numbers, which were up 9.8 percent in June.
The sales numbers, though, are better than many brokers expected, fearing a severe business slowdown after the tax credit contract deadline expired on April 30.
Still, a volatile local and national economy make predicting the rest of 2010 almost impossible, they say.
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"It really is a month-to-month thing," said Gary Walker, residential general manager for J.P. Weigand & Sons. "Look at all the different forces that are at work right now in Wichita."
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