ASHE COUNTY — The month of August proved to be a memorable one for realtors in the High Country, according to the High Country Association of Realtors.

A total of 279 homes, worth $91.78 million, were sold in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties. The median price of $240,000 was 2 percent higher than August, 2018.

Ashe felt the realty boom of August, setting a two-year high for the month with 44 listings selling for $13.73 million. The 44 listings sold is the highest since October 2017.

The median sold price last month was $248,750, the highest for any month since February 2018 ($267,000).

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