Ohio Association of Realtors

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, April 23:

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March home sale figures for Ohio will be released Monday and regardless of whether the number is higher than the month before, realtors are expecting the current sellers' market to continue.

When it comes to real estate, the market typically goes in cycles. Just ask Karen O'Donnell, president of the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors.

“It goes down, it comes up, it goes down, it comes up.”

And yet, for the past year, home prices have pretty much only gone up. What gives?

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Home sales in Ohio are at their highest level since the Great Recession. That's according to a new report from Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR).

Nationwide, home sales were relatively flat in 2017. But in Ohio, the numbers have been climbing. In Northeast Ohio, nearly 46,000 units have sold so far this year, marking the highest level of pending home sales in the region since the Realtors' group started tracking the statistic in 2008.

"We're just Steady Eddy, which is a great place to be," said association President Pete Kopf,