The peak season for the housing market is off to a good start. In April we saw a 27 percent increase over March in the number of houses sold and in May we had a 22 percent increase over April. The total dollar volume in May and year-to-date, and the average and median selling prices in May and year-to-date all set new records in the year-over-year comparison from 2006. The number of homes sold in May set a new record, but the year-to-date number of houses sold fell short by just four houses from the record 1,306 sold in 2017.
Comparing May 2019 to May 2018, the number of houses sold increased 10 percent (361 vs. 328). Year-to-date, the number of houses sold was up 6 percent (1,302 vs. 1,228).