Real estate market improving

There’s some good news for those hoping to sell a home in Hood County. Pending sales for January 2013 were up 25.5 percent from January 2012. Likewise, closed sales were up 37.5 percent. The average sales price has increased 16.3 percent. Houses sold in January 2013 received 92.1 percent of original asking price, up from 90 percent in 2012. Officials with the Granbury Association of Realtors feel these market indicators show that 2013 will be a great time to buy or sell a home in Hood County.