May 25, 2024 3:18 pm
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Michigan Housing Market Tracks National Trends


In August 2023, home prices in the United States increased by three percent compared to last year to a median price of $420,846 according to data from Redfin. However, the number of homes being sold continues to trend downward, with August 2023 seeing 475,576 homes sold, a 14.5 percent decrease from June 2022. 

Here in Michigan, home prices are following a similar trend, with an increase of over five percent compared to last year. The median selling price in August 2023 was $258,100. Similarly on homes sold, the state is mirroring national trends, with the number of homes sold decreasing by 15 percent since last year, with 11,658 homes sold in August 2023. 

The full housing report can be found here.

The Northern Lights put on a rare show across Michigan

Michiganders living in the Upper Peninsula are periodically treated to displays of the famed Northern Lights. But a rare, severe (G4) geomagnetic storm Friday night meant that even those of us living below the Mackinac Bridge could see the aurora borealis.

Livestock waste making ‘Pure Michigan’ waters not so pure

Michigan boasts 11,000 inland lakes, more freshwater shoreline than any other state and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams but a new report shows some waters are being contaminated by livestock waste from concentrated animal feeding operations.