Existing home sales in North Texas rose 21 percent in September as sales for 2013 continue to far outpace last year’s performance, according to a new report.For the first nine months, 69,256 homes were sold in North Texas, which is 11,852 more than during the first nine months of 2012, a 20 percent increase, according to data from the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. The center compiles sales numbers from the Multiple Listing Service used by real estate agents.In September, 7,382 homes were sold. The median price rose 9 percent last month, to $175,000, the report said. Year-to-date, the average median price rose 10 percent, to $174,500.On average, homes are listed for 52 days before selling in September, down 25 percent from a year ago, the report said. In Tarrant County, sales were strongest in far southeast and far southwest Arlington and Hurst. Condo sales in downtown Fort Worth also rose considerably.
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