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.