I took the time to add the historical trend-line to these charts as I do in our monthly Louisville Housing Reports. And the trend is nothing if not consistent. March home sales in Jefferson and Oldham Counties have, like previous months, trailed 2010 and only barely topped 2009.
With results similar to February, March saw only 621 homes sell in Jefferson County. This is 37% down from the high of 2006 and more than 10% down from last year.
In Oldham County only 41 properties sold during the month of March, 2011. This is a little over 16% drop from the previous year and not a positive outcome.
Here’s hoping the April rains won’t put as great a damper on house hunters as I’m worried they might.