December home sales in the Cincinnati area were up from a year ago, but not by much.
The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors reports 1,616 sales last month, compared with 1,608 in December 2013. Northern Kentucky Realtors say their gain was similar: 397 sales in December of 2014, and 388 in December 2013.
However, total sales for 2014 are different for the two sides of the river. In Ohio, there was a drop in sales of 1.7 percent , while Northern Kentucky sales grew by 1.84 percent.
Realtors from both groups are optimistic though.