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ABQ home sales and median price show gains in July

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asaleExisting home sales in the Albuquerque metro showed solid gains in July compared to the previous month and the same month a year earlier, the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors said in a report Monday.

The median price also increased.

The 939 sales for July 2013 was the highest sales month since July 2007 and a 30 percent improvement over July of last year, GAAR said.

The median sale price for the month was $182,000, 4 percent increase over July of 2012 and a 5.8 percent increase over the previous month.

“The most sales occurred in the price range of $200,000 to $249,000,” said GAAR president Julie Greenwood, “which has typically been the top selling price range for the past three years.”

She also noted that “sales of properties from $250,000 up to $749,000 showed a 45% improvement over the past year which affects the median and average prices,” she said in a news release.

“These are great signs of improvement in the Albuquerque Metro housing market,” said Greenwood.

To see the full report for July market statistics go to GAAR.com and click on Market Statistics.

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