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Murphy home sales decreased in August, in contrast with rising regional sales figures in August, according to the August 2016 North Texas housing market report released today by the MetroTex Association of REALTORS.

“August was an exceptionally busy month,” said Russell Berry, president of MetroTex. “We’re seeing strong increases in terms of number of sales and in dollar volume. Prices are up and inventory remains our biggest challenge. Murphy continues to be challenged by a very low number of available homes.”

According to the report, 10,860 homes were sold in North Texas in August, a 12 percent increase from the year prior. The median price for DFW area homes increased 10 percent year-over-year to $230,000 during the same time frame. Home sales in Murphy decreased 20.9 percent with 34 sales.

Murphy’s monthly housing inventory was an estimated at 2.6 month’s supply in August. The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University cites that 6.5 months of inventory represents a market in which supply and demand for homes is balanced.

Homes spent an average of between 25 days on the market in August. There were 66 active listings for the Murphy housing market during the same time frame.

August 2016

  • 34 – Homes sold, down 20.9 percent from August 2015.
  • $342,000 Median sales price for homes, 5.2 percent higher than August 2015.
  • $372,369 Average sales price for homes, a 4.3 percent increase over August 2015.
  • 25 – Average number of days homes spent on the market in August 2016.
  • 2.6 – Monthly housing inventory in August 2016.
  • 66 – Active home listings on the market in August 2016.

The MetroTex Association of REALTORS® represents more than 17,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. As the largest REALTOR® member association in North Texas, MetroTex represents the entire region. Established in 1917, MetroTex is an advocate for the real estate industry and private property rights. For more information, visit us online at

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