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August Home Sales Rise in Mahoning County

Housing market numbers in August were a bit of a mixed bag across the Mahoning Valley. While Mahoning County saw gains in closed sales compared to last year, Columbiana and Trumbull Counties did not fare as well.

October is the Best Time to Buy!

October 8th may not seem particularly special, but it actually holds quite a prestigious distinction. RealtyTrac analyzed data from more than 32 million home sales over the last 15 years in order to find when homebuyers saved the most money. They determined that October 8th is the best day of the year to buy a home! This is just one of many interesting statistical findings detailed in the report. Which month is best for selling your home? Do people pay more or less on Friday? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in today's post!

The Rust Belt Shines Again

For decades, the states bordering the Great Lakes have been known as the rust belt. Suffering through a collapse in employment and a subsequent exodus of population, states such as Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana are routinely thought of as a relic of the country's manufacturing past. However, a recent article published on Forbes.com seeks to overturn this notion by shining a light on the new reality of the situation: that the Great Lakes states are in the midst of a remarkable turnaround.