Markets where sellers are reaping big profits from price gains

  • Nationwide homeowners who sold during the third quarter of 2015 sold for an average of $40,658 more than what they purchased their home for, translating into an average gain of 17 percent.
  • Homeowners who sold in the third quarter realized average price gains in 151 of the 171 markets analyzed. But there were some exceptions where sellers on average sold less than what they had purchased their home for.
  • Counties in the California Bay Area along with Manhattan, Denver, Portland, D.C., Honolulu and Seattle were most profitable for home sellers in Q3 2015.

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Nationwide homeowners who sold during the third quarter of 2015 sold for an average of $40,658 more than what they purchased their home for, translating into an average gain of 17 percent. That was the biggest percentage gain for U.S. home sellers since the third quarter of 2007, according to a recent RealtyTrac report.