The year saw sales increase steadily through the year and ended with an 18.73 per cent rise in December despite market activity declining 4.7 per cent in the month, Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors said.
Prices also increased through 2016 with an 8.49 per cent gain in December to an average of $220,053 while annual prices gained around 12 per cent.
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Home sales in Windsor-Essex county increased by 10.4 per cent in 2016 compared to the previous year as December ended with a strong year-over-year gain.