Figures released Thursday by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors show that single-family home sales in South County rose 24% in December, compared with the same month in 2018. The sales numbered 148, compared with 119 last year. Most of the increase reflected sales gains in South Kingstown (12) and North Kingstown (10). Here are the figures for local towns:
Westerly: 22 single family homes sold in December, the same number as last year. The median price was $324,250, compared with $355,000 a year earlier, and the homes had spent an average of 66 days on the market, compared with 73 in December 2018.
Charlestown: 13 home sales, down four from December 2018. The median price was $464,000, compared with $320,000 a year earlier, and the average days on the market was 52, down from 87.
Hopkinton: 12 home sales, six more than the year before. The median price was $297,639, compared with $267,000 a year earlier, and the homes were on the market 64 days, on average, compared with 69 in December 2018.
Richmond: 11 home sales, two more than a year earlier. The median price was $325,000, down from $366,000, and the average days on the market was 61, compared with 46 days in December 2018.
Statewide, Realtor-assisted closings in December numbered 923, compared with 775 in December 2018, a gain of 19.1%. The median sales price was $285,000, up 7.5 percent, or $20,000, according to the association and its subsidiary, the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service.
Listings declined in December to 2,445, compared with 2,835 a year earlier.