Salina-area homes for sale rise to $209,950 median price

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A typical Saline County home listed for $209,950 in August, up 5% from the previous month’s $199,900, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows.

The median list home price in August was up about 64.1% from August 2021. Saline County’s median home was 1,519 square feet for a listed price of $139 per square foot.

The Saline County market was busy, with a median of 37 days on the market. A month earlier, homes had a median of 35 days on the market. The market added 48 new home listings in August, compared with the 52 added in August 2021. The market ended the month with some 54 listings of homes for sale.

The median home prices issued by Realtor.com may exclude many, 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.

Information on your local housing market is available through the USA TODAY Network, with more data from Realtor.com.

Across the Salina micropolitan area, median home prices rose to $199,950, up 2.3% from a month earlier. The median home had 1,484 square feet, at a list price of $134 per square foot.

Across all of Kansas, median home prices were $279,000, rising 1.8% from a month earlier. The median Kansas home for sale had 2,015 square feet at a list price of $136 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 Realtor.com residential listings database. The story was written by Mike Stucka and Sean Lahman.

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