Cities With the Highest Number of Cash Sales | Realtor Magazine
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The share of cash sales is falling nationwide, but there are many housing markets where they still dominate. Cash transactions made up 27.8 percent of single-family home and condo sales in 2018, down from a peak of 38.4 percent in 2011, according to real estate research firm ATTOM Data Solutions. But cash sales are still higher than historical norms: They averaged only 18.7 percent of all sales in the prerecession years between 2000 and 2007. The top 20 metros (with populations greater than 200,000) for cash transactions saw double-digit year-over-year increases in 2018. Some of those areas are: