While home sales slumped nationally, Ohio saw an August increase.
The Ohio Association of Realtors reports August home sales increased by 22%, compared to August a year ago.
For the first eight months of the year home sales in Ohio are still down by just over 6% compared to the same period last year.
The picture was brighter in northeast Ohio where in a 17 county region including Summit, Portage and Medina counties, sales of existing homes increased by 26% in August,compared to August of 2010.
But the average home sale price declined 4% to just over $130,000.