Sales of detached homes were up in Fort Collins, the Loveland-Berthoud area and the Greeley-Evans area through January, according to a report Friday from Loveland-based Information Real Estate Services.

Loveland-Berthoud saw the largest increase, with the number of homes sold increasing 9.5 percent from 74 in January 2011 to 81 last month.
The median sales price in the Loveland-Berthoud area was $255,000, up 6.3 percent from the $240,000 median home sales price in January 2011.

Home sales in January were also up in Fort Collins and in the Greeley-Evans area, bucking recent downward trends in both metropolitan statistical areas.

A total of 107 homes were sold in Fort Collins January, up 3.9 percent from the 103 sold in January 2011. However, the median home price decreased, from $246,000 in January 2010 to $238,500 in January.

In the Greeley-Evans market, a total of 65 homes were sold in January, a 6.6 percent increase from the 61 homes sold in January 2011. Greeley-Evans median home prices increased from $130,000 to $150,000 in the same period.