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.
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.