The number of real estate transactions in Delta County increased by 18 percent in the second quarter of 2015. According to a quarterly report from Heritage Title Company, second quarter sales totaled 263, compared to 223 a year ago. Year-to-date sales are 420, a 24 percent increase over the 338 for the first half of 2014.
In dollar volume, the first half of 2015 came in at 32 percent higher at $78 million, compared to $59 million for 2014.
The resale of foreclosed properties accounted for less than 10 percent of all sales to date -- much lower than the 64 (19 percent) of bank-owned sales that occurred in the first half of 2014.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.