The Stephenville Association of Realtors has released the year-to-date numbers for the housing market in 2017 in our area and the “Homebuyers and Sellers Report” as it is called, is a strong one.

The report shows active listings to be up by 3.3 percent and closed sales up by 33.1 percent this year.

In terms of home price distribution, 33.3 percent are in the under $99,999 range with 61 percent in the $100,000-$199,999 range and 4.8 percent sitting at $200,000 and above.

The Stephenville Association of Realtors is a non-profit corporation established in 1964 that provides service for local area realtors with a multiple listing service, board store and any other support they need for their real estate businesses.

According to their website, the group strives to:

• Assist members in serving the public ethically and successfully with the highest degree of professional ability in real estate matters

• Promote and preserve the right to own, transfer and use real property

• Protect the right of members to conduct business within a framework of fair and reasonable laws and governmental regulations.

Regarding the report, David Smith, president of the local association’s board of directors and owner/broker of Stephenville Realty says, “Although the median price [of homes] has cooled slightly, our volume of closed sales is up considerably. We continue to enjoy a strong housing market in Stephenville and the surrounding areas. Now is a good time to contact your local Stephenville realtor if you are considering buying or selling.”

Information from the Texas Association of Realtors regarding the source of information contained in the report states: “Data from the 2017 Texas Homebuyers and Sellers Report is derived fromthe 2016 Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers Texas Report by the National Association of Realtors, which analyzes survey data from Texans who bought or sold a home between July 2015 and June 2016.”

The accompanying infographic breaks down other particulars from the report.