Pending home sales in Broward County, the county seat of Fort Lauderdale, rose 17% in August compared to August 2009, but were flat with July 2010 figures. Sales rose from 6,705 to 7,845 when compared to the year-ago figure, according to the Miami Association of Realtors and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (SEFMLS). The figure includes single-family homes and condominiums. Pending sales were up just 0.19% when compared to July figures. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not yet closed.