Median List Price Falls but Sale Price Shows Small Increase

According to recent data published on, the median list price for U.S. homes dropped while the median sale price made a small step in the positive direction.

The data, calculated Feb. 1, 2012, showed that the median listing price for U.S. homes listed on Zillow dropped -2.4% year-over-year to $180,000. List price refers to the seller’s asking price, not the sale price.

The median sale price for U.S. homes listed on the real estate site inched upward to $178,200. Sale price refers to what homes actually sold for.

The median sale price represents a modest, but positive 0.2% increase year-over-year. This could indicated that while home values are lower than before, home buyers are making purchases closer to the sellers’ asking price.

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National Association of Home Builders Market Index SA
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