Spike in Butte County House Sales Since Camp Fire

Butte County is seeing a spike in housing sales since the Camp Fire.

Posted: Dec. 27, 2018 10:08 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- Butte County is seeing a spike in housing sales since the Camp Fire.

Housing sales in Butte County stayed around 240 to 250 houses in December over the past three years, but this year, sales went up by more than one hundred houses sold. Most of the houses were sold in Chico.

Action News Now spoke to a Chico realtor about the trends and asked him if this is something Butte County can expect for the near future.

"We've been speaking with agents from Santa Rosa and areas that have experienced similar things and those agents are saying those are going to come in waves. Those agents are saying immediately after there's going to be a record number of people looking for housing. Then people kind of disperse and when the checks start coming then that again will be a trend," said Brent McCarthy, a realtor for Coldwell Banker DuFour Realty.

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