RealtyTrac: Homes sales reach 8-year high

65 percent of markets achieve volume peaks

A total of more than 1.3 million single-family homes and condos sold in the US during the first half of 2015, the highest activity seen in any first half since 2007. This uptick in sales volume appears to be pushing pricing, as the U.S. median home price reached a seven-year high of $189,500 in July, according to a RealtyTrac U.S. Home Sales Report.