(Columbus) - The Ohio Association of Realtors reports that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in July rose for the 27th consecutive month compared to the results from the prior year.

“The continued uptick in homes put under contract in July is another step forward in our ongoing effort to rebuild a solid, stable housing marketplace throughout ohio,” said OAR President Thomas Williams.

He told Newsradio WTAM 1100, “it’s becoming clear - based on the extended stretch of increased pending sales that dates back to may 2011 - that buyers are regaining confidence in the market and appreciate that home ownership is a wise long-term investment.”

OAR, the largest professional trade association in the state with 26,000 members, is the only organization that compiles this statewide information from selected multiple listing services each month.

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