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Resale house sales showed the biggest year-over-year drop among the three categories of housing watched by DataQuick Information Systems, the firm reported today.

That category logged 40.1 percent fewer sales than in October 2006. The 1,085 homes sold last month was, however, a 1.5 percent increase over the 1,069 homes sold in September.

Resale condo sales declined by 22.4 percent over the year, and by 2.0 percent from September. The category had 529 sales last month.

The 713 sales of newly built homes and condos was a 25.5 percent decline from October 2006, but a 31.3 percent increase from September.

Combined, the county saw 2,327 sales last month, constituting a 32.5 percent drop over the year, and an 8.1 percent increase from September.

KELLY BENNETT

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