Greensboro, January 23, 2008 – North Carolina existing home sales remained consistent with the preceding months with an 18 percent decrease in percentage of units sold compared to the previous year.
According to statistics compiled by the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, 8,247 units were sold in December. Total sales dollars for the month were $1,793,479,674 and the average existing home sales price was down 1 percent to $217,471 compared to December 2006.
Once again, Jacksonville and Wilson posted the highest year-to-date sales growth with a 6 percent increase followed by a 1 percent increase for Pinehurst. Carteret County experienced the state’s largest appreciation at 11 percent. Jacksonville and Asheville followed close behind with a 9 and 8 percent increase, respectively.