GREAT MONTH OF MAY AT HOWARD HANNA:
 
In Harrisburg/Central PA, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services reports a 56% increase in written sales volume during the month of May over the same time period last year. Written sales volume was $14,390,609
 
In Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Howard Hanna reports a 55% increase in written sales volume during the month of May over the same time period last year. Written sales volume was $349,771,865.
 
In Erie, Howard Hanna Real reports an 18% increase in written sales volume during the month of May over the same time period last year. Written sales volume was $19,014,050.
 
In the Mahoning Valley region of Ohio, Howard Hanna reports a 17% increase in written sales volume during the month of May over the same time period last year. Written sales volume was $16,405,030.
 
According to Howard Hanna president Helen Hanna Casey and Howard Hanna Ohio president Howard W. ‘Hoby’ Hanna, IV, “the market has rebounded due to the pent up demand of ‘move-up’ buyers who didn’t really buy in the last three years. In the past 90 days, however, we’ve seen the most activity from this demographic.
 
“Additionally, interest rates on 30-year fixed rate mortgages remain at the lowest they’ve been in five decades and with rates at 4.50%, buyers can afford a bigger home to accommodate their family or for a move to better neighborhood or to finally buy their dream home,” they added.
 
And Casey also noted that in Pittsburgh, the strong economy has fueled the increased movement of corporate relocation transferees to the region, most noticeable with Westinghouse, the Marcellus shale industry and UPMC and healthcare.
 
Howard Hanna reports a 31% increase in total written sales volume during the month of May over the same time last year. Total written sales volume for the company was $623,646,265 compared to $474,119,005 last year.
 
Chautauqua County-headquartered Howard Hanna Holt Real Estate offers comprehensive residential and commercial real estate sales, leasing and related services including real property appraisals, property management, development services, vacation property rentals and traditional rentals. The locally-owned affiliate of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has offices in Fredonia, Mayville, Westfield, on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, at the Bemus Bay condominiums and at Peek'n Peak Resort and Spa.

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the third-largest independent real estate company in the United States, the country's fourth-largest full service real estate company and the sixth-largest mortgage banking company in the nation. The company serves the Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia real estate markets.