By Keith Benman, Times Media Company
Northwest Indiana single-family home sales in June were on a par with the robust sales of last summer, with overall sales dropping a slight 3.1 percent as compared to June 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
The June drop was the smallest of this year on a year-over-year basis, marking a reversal of the steeper drops seen at the beginning of the year.
"The second half of the year will be totally telling as far as home sales, because the last couple of years we had some pretty strong finishes," said Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors CEO Peter Novak.
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