Home sales and planned residential construction in Pitt County and Greenville grew in the last year, a local economist said this week.
In October, sales grew by 35.8 percent in Pitt County and nearly 104 percent, Greenville, over the same month last year, signaling a rise in consumer confidence in the steadily growing economy, said economist Jim Kleckley, director of the Bureau of Business Research at East Carolina University’s College of Business.
There were 144 units sold in the county in October, with an average value of $139,773, compared with October 2011, when 106 homes were sold, at an average value of $144,872, according to statistics released this week by the N.C. Association of Realtors and the U.S. Census Bureau.
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