Jefferson County home sales dip slightly in July

Home sales in Jefferson County decreased slightly in July, while statewide there was an increase of 19 percent, according to a report by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

The ARA reported that statewide home sales rose from 2,178 in July 2012 to 2,594 in July 2013. Year-to-date figures for the state were also up 10.7 percent.

In Jefferson County, sales decreased slightly. Thirty-four homes were sold this July, compared with 35 in July 2012, according to the ARA report.

For the year to date, sales were up slightly. The report indicated 211 homes were sold in Jefferson County through July 2013, compared with 206 sales through the end of July in 2012.

The total value of the homes sold in Jefferson County was up 16.7 percent for the month, compared year over year, increasing from $2.61 million to $3 million. Year-to-date home sale values were up 9.8 percent, according to the report, increasing from $17.3 million in 2012 to $18.9 million in 2013. The statewide total was $434 million through July 2013.

The average price of the homes sold in Jefferson County was $89,734 in July 2013, compared with $74,677 in July 2012. Year-to-date average prices were up from $83,987 in 2012 to $89,925 in 2013. The statewide average was $157,964 in July 2013.

Grant County saw nine home sales in July, compared with eight in July 2012. Grant County has had 67 home sales so far this year, while 54 were sold over the same time span in 2012.

The ARA does not report statistics on other Southeast Arkansas counties.

Pulaski County led the state in home sales in most categories.