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S.C. home sales fall in November

Triangle home sales rose 7 percent in the first quarter as demand continues to outstrip supply.
Triangle home sales rose 7 percent in the first quarter as demand continues to outstrip supply. istockphoto.com

Home sales across South Carolina declined 3.5 percent in November compared to the same month in 2014, according to the South Carolina Realtors association.

But for the year, sales are up 12.2 percent through November, the association reported Tuesday.

In the Columbia area, home sales declined 3.9 percent in November but were up 13.3 percent for the year.

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November home sales

Number of homes sold (includes houses, condos and villas)

Area

Number sold

Change from 2014

YTD

Change from 2014 YTD

Greater Columbia

669

-3.9%

10,145

13.3%

Greater Greenville

706

-3.2%

10,654

13.3%

Charleston Trident

919

-7.1%

14,059

8.5%

State

4,454

-3.5%

66,030

12.2%

Median price of homes sold

Area

Price

Change from 2014

YTD

Change from 2014 YTD

Greater Columbia

$145,000

0%

$150,000

1.6%

Greater Greenville

$172,500

5.8%

$170,000

6.4%

Charleston Trident

$243,686

10.3%

$225,000

4.0%

State

$174,000

7.2%

$172,000

6.2%

Source: S.C. Realtors

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