August Real Estate Sales Highest In 13 years (2018-09-20 14:51:38)

Local realtor sales in August were the highest recorded in the High Country in the last 13 years.

The High Country Multiple Listing Service Reports there were 292 homes worth $85.8 million sold during the month in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties. The next highest monthly total was 244 homes, recorded in October 2016.

The average sold price in August was about $294,000. Nine homes were sold for more than $1 million. This was the highest average sold price recorded for a month since November 2007.

Overall home sales are up 15 percent compared to this time last year. The average sale price is up 4 percent.