Aledo-area home prices rise 61.9% in July, with houses for sale in high demand
A typical Mercer County home listed for $169,900 in July, up 61.9% from the previous month's $104,950, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows.
The median list home price in July was up about 55.2% from July 2021. Mercer County's median home was 1,700 square feet for a listed price of $106 per square foot.
The Mercer County market was busy, with a median 28 days on market. A month earlier, homes had a median 32 days on market. The market added 24 new home listings in July, compared with the 28 added in July 2021. The market ended the month with some 20 listings of homes for sale.
The median home prices issued by Realtor.com may exclude much, or even most, of a market's homes. The price and volume represent only homes that are single-family homes, condominiums or townhomes. They include existing homes, but exclude most new construction as well as pending and contingent sales.
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Across metro Davenport, median home prices rose to $190,000, up 7.7% from a month earlier. The median home had 1,632 square feet, at a list price of $112 per square foot.
Across all of Illinois, median home prices were $300,000, falling 3.2% from a month earlier. The median Illinois home for sale had 1,700 square feet at list price of $175 per square foot.
Across the United States, median home prices were $449,024, down 0.2% from a month earlier. The median American home for sale had 1,890 square feet, listed at $227 per square foot.
The median home list price — the midway point of all the houses or units listed over a period of time — is used more often in this report instead of the average home list price because experts say the median offers a more accurate view of what's happening in a market. In finding the average price, all prices of homes listed are added and then divided by the number of homes sold. This measure can be skewed by one low or high price.
The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from the Realtor.com residential listings database.. The story was written by Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman.