Despite the annual increase in residential sales volume nationwide reported Wednesday, data from RealtyTrac shows that the sales volume in March decreased from a year ago in six states and 21 of the nation’s 50 largest metro areas.
Nationally, home sales slipped 0.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million in March from 4.6 million in February, and are 7.5% below the 4.96 million-unit pace in March 2013.
Last month’s sales volume remained the slowest since July 2012, when it was 4.59 million.
Major metros with decreasing sales volume from a year ago included:
For the states with the biggest declines in sales volume, and the cities that have experienced the biggest price recovery, click below.