Good December helps city home sales continue upward trend

Stronger than usual home sales in December kept Medicine Hat real estate market on a steady upward trajectory to end 2012, and that might be the trend to watch in 2013, says the incoming president of the Medicine Hat and Area Real Estate Board.

Murray Schlenker also says that the Medicine Hat real estate market closed in on the $400-million mark in sales for 2012 – making the past 12-month period the busiest since 2008.

“Over the year we’ve seen approximately a 20 per cent increase in the volume of sales,” said Schlenker, a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real estate, Signature Service.

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