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Housing data mixed for Beaufort County

There was good news and bad news for Beaufort County in the S.C. Realtors' August housing market report released Thursday:

  • Sales in the Hilton Head area rose 21.9 percent in August when compared to August 2010. But they dropped 10.4 percent in the Beaufort area.
  • Median home prices for Hilton Head rose 19.2 percent to $255,000. They dropped 10.2 percent for Beaufort to $180,250.
  • The average numbers of days on the market for Hilton Head dropped 12.8 percent to 110. The number also dropped for Beaufort, by 15.9 percent, to 170 days.
  • The year-to-date percentage changes from 2010 to 2011, however, were less dramatic:

  • Sales rose 6.7 percent in the Hilton Head area and 1.8 percent in the Beaufort area.
  • The median price was down 2.6 percent to $228,000 for Hilton Head and up 0.1 percent to $179,250 for Beaufort.
  • The average number of days on the market was up 6.8 percent to 140 for Hilton Head and up 17.7 percent to 200 for Beaufort.
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