Leaves may be falling, but home prices are on the rise. According to a new CoreLogic report, home prices jumped 12% in September over 2012 and are projected to continue their climb 12.5% over last year for October. This market optimism can be felt in the five most popular by-owner home listings featured on ForSaleByOwner.com last month, two of which happen to already be under contract.
1. 6 Shamrock Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23701
Highlights: This charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath house sits on a quiet cul-de-sac is currently under contract! Thoughtful offerings include an open-floor plan, hardwood floors, tray ceilings, 2 fireplaces, new windows and a new roof.
2. 300 Moss Creek Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508
Highlights: Built in November 2012, this 4-bed/3.5-bath Acadian-style home features an array of amenities such as granite counter tops, hardwood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting, pre-wired alarm system and surround sound, custom built-in bookcases and lots more.
3. 23040 Acacia Pl., South Bend, IN 46628
Highlights: A furnished walk-out basement complete with a full bath and wet bar along with a big backyard and patio area make this 3-bed/2-bath house perfect for entertaining! See this beauty for yourself at an open house planned for Sunday, Nov. 10.
4. 592 Lindford Drive, Bay Village, OH 44140
Highlights: Another under-contract For Sale By Owner property, this 4-bed/3-bath Western Bay home boasts 2 fireplaces, first-floor laundry room and a furnished basement with loads of storage space. Curb appeal options include a double cement driveway and stamped patio and walkways.
5. 2817 Tippecanoe Trail, Henderson, KY 42420
Highlights: Nestled among mature trees in a quiet neighborhood, this 3-bed/2-bath home offers an eat-in kitchen, an energy efficient HVAC system and a recently renovated walk-out basement with a laundry room and second full bath.
Tell us in the comments: Are homes selling for higher prices in your neighborhood this year?