Ulster home sales drop in June

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KINGSTON – Sales of single-family homes in Ulster County took a big hit in June as a result of COVID-19.

The Ulster County Board of Realtors said sales dipped by 40 percent from June 2019.

There were 134 homes sold in June of last year compared to 80 sold this June.

Because of strong activity earlier this year, sales only dipped 6.8 percent in the first six months with 647 homes sold compared with 694 in 2019.

The average selling price in June was $399,401, compared with $262,320 during the same month last year.

The six-month average price was $308,569 this year, compared with $270,166 in the same period in 2019.

Homes stayed on the market this June for an average of 94 days, compared to 80 days in 2019.

For the first six months of this year, homes were on the market for an average of 109 days, compared to 112 last year.