Aledo-area home prices rise 32.4% in August

Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman USA TODAY NETWORK
A townhome for sale in August in Dallas, North Carolina, is shown. Median prices in August were lower in 37 states than they'd been a month earlier, data shows.

A typical Mercer County home listed for $225,000 in August, up 32.4% from the previous month's $169,900, an analysis of data from shows.

The median list home price in August was up about 100% from August 2021. Mercer County's median home was 1,732 square feet for a listed price of $88 per square foot.

The Mercer County market was busy, with a median 43 days on market. A month earlier, homes had a median 28 days on market. The market added eight new home listings in August, compared with the 24 added in August 2021. The market ended the month with some 17 listings of homes for sale.

The median home prices issued by 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 $194,900, up 2.6% from a month earlier. The median home had 1,611 square feet, at a list price of $116 per square foot.

Across all of Illinois, median home prices were $299,900, falling slightly from a month earlier. The median Illinois home for sale had 1,695 square feet at list price of $172 per square foot.

Across the United States, median home prices were $435,050, down 3.1% from a month earlier. The median American home for sale had 1,890 square feet, listed at $222 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 residential listings database. The story was written by Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman.