North country home sales made a strong showing in the first quarter of 2013, as median prices jumped from last year in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.
A total of 165 houses in Jefferson County were sold at a median price of $152,000 in the first quarter. That’s an increase of $12,250, or 9 percent, from last year’s median price of $139,750, based on 166 houses sold in the same quarter of 2012. In St. Lawrence County, 108 houses were sold compared with 101 during the first quarter of 2012; the median home price increased $1,000 year to year, or about 1 percent, from $75,500 to $76,500.
In contrast with Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties, Lewis County saw the median home price drop from last year by $20,000, or 17 percent, from $117,500 to $97,500. Thirty units were sold, up from last year’s 26.