The median sales price for a single-family home in Duval County during December was $305,000. That’s an increase of 25.5% compared with December 2020, according to a USA TODAY Network localized analysis generated with data from Realtor.com.

On a year-over-year basis, prices have been rising for 56 consecutive months. December’s median sale price represents an all-time record in a database that covers 84 consecutive months. December prices are up from $290,000 the previous month.

The number of houses sold fell by 12.2% from a year earlier. A total of 990 houses were sold countywide during the month of December. During the same period a year earlier, 1,128 single-family homes were sold.

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Real estate sales can take weeks or months to be recorded and collected. This is the latest data made available through Realtor.com to the USA TODAY Network.

Condominiums and townhomes sold in December had a median sales price of $202,500. That figure represents a 30.6% increase year over year. In Duval County, 210 were sold, up 26.5% from a year earlier.

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The top 10% of the properties sold had prices of at least $560,700, up 27.4% from a year before.

In December, 33 properties sold for $1 million or more: 30 single-family homes, one condominium or townhome and two other properties.

The median home sale price — the midway point of all the houses or units sold over a period of time — is used in this report instead of the average home sale price because experts say the median offers a more accurate view of what’s happening in a market. In finding the average price, all prices of homes sold are added and then divided by the number of homes sold. This measure can be skewed by one low or high price.

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Realtor.com. Localized versions are generated for communities where the data quality and transaction volume meets Realtor.com and USA TODAY Network standards. The story was written by Sean Lahman.

This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Duval County’s average home sold for a higher price year over year