ASHE COUNTY — Realtors sold 195 homes in Ashe County during the first six months of 2019, four houses more than the total through June 2018, according to the latest sales report from the High Country Association of Realtors.

The median sold price for those 195 Ashe County homes was $197,800 — up 4 percent from a median sale price of $189,500 in early 2017, according to the HCAR sales report.

Elsewhere in the High Country, local real estate activity through the first half of 2019 continued to show signs of a strong sellers’ market, according to the HCAR report.

More than 1,000 homes were sold from January to June by realtors active in.

During the first half of the year, High Country Realtors sold 1,091 residential and multi-family homes worth $326.55 million in Ashe, Alleghany, Avery and Watauga counties, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service, which records realtor activity in the four-county area.

Home sales were up 10 percent compared to the first half of last year (995 homes sold), and up 23 percent compared to that time span in 2017 (888 home sold).

New listings continue to be added to the market. There were approximately 1,810 active homes for sale on the MLS as of July 12. Almost 946 have been added since early May.

With regard to June sales, local realtors sold 196 homes worth $59.9 million. That is up from last June, when 168 homes were sold for $42.1 million.

In the first six months of the year, local realtors sold 32 homes worth more than $1 million — more than double the 13 million-dollar homes sold at this time last year, the report said. Of the 32 million-dollar homes sold, 10 were for $2 million or more, compared to were five listings sold in that price range in all of 2018, according to the report.

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