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Existing-home sales rise – Catawba Valley Sees 37% Growth!

North Carolina existing home sales in December grew 5 percent when compared to the previous month and continued to improve over year-ago levels with a 14 percent increase in units sold. Sales have remained above year-ago levels for the past 30 months.

According to statistics compiled by the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, total units sold for the month were 8,642 and total dollar sales were $1,880,978,155. The average existing home sales price increased slightly to $217,655, when compared to 2012 numbers.

Hendersonville led the state in highest sales growth with a 52 percent increase in total dollar sales over year-ago levels. Catawba Valley saw a 37 percent growth and the Triangle region followed at 31 percent. Brevard led the state in price appreciation representing a 25 percent jump to $302,159 as compared to November 2012.

For detailed information, visit the market statistics area of the NC REALTORS® website at

If you have difficulty accessing the above link, copy and paste the link into a new browser. Statistics can also be found at, under About NCAR, Market Statistics.

All figures are based on information provided by participating Multiple Listing Services as of press time, which include Carolina Multiple Listing Service (Charlotte), Triad Multiple Listing Service and the Triangle Multiple Listing Service. For more info, contact the MLS or reporting board directly. Please attribute statistics to the MLS or board for the local area being reported on.

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