Jefferson County home sales down slightly in June


Home sales in Jefferson County decreased slightly in June, while statewide there was a slight increase of 3.9 percent, according to a report by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

The ARA reported that statewide home sales rose from 2,359 in June 2012 to 2,453 in June 2013. Year-to-date figures for the state were also up 8.8 percent.

In Jefferson County, sales were down slightly. Thirty-one homes were sold in June, compared to 34 in June 2012, according to the ARA report.

For the year to date, sales were up slightly. The report indicated 174 homes have been sold in Jefferson County, compared to 171 through by the same month in 2012.

The total value of the homes sold in Jefferson County was down 2.1 percent for the month compared year over year, decreasing from $2.87 million to $2.81 million. Year-to-date home sale values were up 11.9 percent, according to the report, increasing from $14.7 million in 2012 to $16.4 million in 2013. The statewide total was $411 million in June 2013.

The average price of the homes sold in Jefferson County was $90,838 in June 2013, up compared to $84,611 in June 2012. Year-to-date average prices were up from $85,893 in 2012 to $94,513 in 2013. The statewide average was $167,455 in June 2013.

Grant County saw nine home sales in June, compared to 13 in June 2012. Grant County has had 58 home sales so far this year, while 46 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.