Uncategorized September 18, 2012

Asking Prices on the Rise in These Metros

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, September 18, 2012


The median list price was at $190,000 in August, dropping 2.51 percent from July, Realtor.com reports in its August housing data of 146 markets.  

However, a limited inventory of homes for-sale are helping to push prices up in many areas.

“The recovery process, which began a year ago in Florida and has since spread to the West, continued to gain traction in August, with list price gains in most California markets, as well as other hard-hit metros such as Phoenix.; Boise City, Idaho; Seattle and Reno, Nev.,” Realtor.com reported in a release of its data.  

The following areas saw the biggest growths in their list prices month-over-month in August:

1. Iowa City

 Month-over-month: +6.5%

 Median list price: $212,900


2. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Calif.

 Month-over-month: +5.34%

 Median list price: $749,000


3. Stockton-Lodi, Calif.

 Month-over-month: +3.03%

 Median list price: $170,000


4. Sacramento, Calif.

 Month-over-month: +2.27%

 Median list price: $225,000


5. Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.

 Month-over-month: +1.90%

 Median list price: $214,000


6. Macon, Ga.

 Month-over-month: +1.90%

 Median list price: $139,500


By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Daily News