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Home sales dip in November, remain slightly higher for year

A house in the Riverside area of Wichita that was on the market in the spring is shown. Data from November shows area home sales were down slightly compared to November of 2013, but sales through 11 months of 2014 are still up from year-ago figures.
A house in the Riverside area of Wichita that was on the market in the spring is shown. Data from November shows area home sales were down slightly compared to November of 2013, but sales through 11 months of 2014 are still up from year-ago figures. The Wichita Eagle file photo

November home sales in the Wichita area fell 3.5 percent compared with the same month last year, according to a South Central Kansas Multiple Listing Service report released Tuesday.

The report said 638 new and existing homes were sold last month, compared with 661 in November 2013.

Despite the decline, the area’s year-to-date home sales remain slightly higher than the same period last year.

The report said 8,422 homes have been sold in the first 11 months of the year compared with 8,333 in the same period in 2013.

Reach Jerry Siebenmark at 316-268-6576 or jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @jsiebenmark.

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