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What a difference a year makes

Sidney housing market flooded with homes for sale; 200 sellers seek buyers


Brittany Kuhns / Sun-Telegraph

Construction on houses like this in The Ranch subdivision was begun last year when housing was in great demand. Now, the first homes in the development sit unfinished after businesses closed or had layoffs, turning the tide on the formerly tight market.

It's no secret there are many houses for sale in Sidney. It is almost impossible to drive down a street and not see a for sale sign from a realtor or for sale by owner sign.

According to realtor Jim Slama, there are more than 200 homes for sale in Sidney. This is a dramatic increase from last year around this time, when around 35 homes were for sale in Sidney and a couple of houses for sale in surrounding towns.

Slama, operating out of Potter, is in charge of selling The Ranch development located in Sidney by the new hospital.

While The Ranch development was conceived to fulfill needs in...

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