Just over 15,740 existing homes were sold in Texas last month, according to newly released data from Texas Multiple Listing Services (MLS). That’s a 3 percent drop from December 2009.

Meanwhile, the median price for an existing home increased by 4 percent last month to $150,500, and there was a 7.2-month inventory.

December 2010 MLS data for many Texas cities (current as of Jan. 27, 2011) are available on the Real Estate Center website. Here is a sampling:
 

MLS Area
Dec
2010
Nov
2010
Dec
2009
Dec 10-
Dec 09
% Chg
Year-to-Date
2010
% Chg
Year Ago
Notes: Residential data includes single-family, townhouses and condominiums. “-” represents no or underreported data.
Source: Real Estate Center and local Realtor boards
Abilene 127 115 124 2 1,596 -2
Amarillo 185 135 204 -9 2,556 -9
Arlington 286 250 328 -13 3,862 -10
Austin 1,575 1,307 1,507 5 19,851 -4
Bay Area 403 315 397 2 4,910 -9
Beaumont 148 150 148 0 1,874 -6
Brazoria County 76 54 76 0 922 3
Brownsville 49 51 759 2
Bryan-College Station 130 101 133 -2 2,011 -8
Collin County 795 683 803 -1 10,565 -9
Corpus Christi 268 348 273 -2 3,445 0
Dallas 3,175 2,685 3,405 -7 42,081 -8
Denton County 430 354 466 -8 5,905 -8
El Paso 464 392 444 5 5,544 3
Fort Bend 740 548 740 0 8,481 -7
Fort Worth 591 553 631 -6 8,144 -5
Galveston 77 60 52 48 870 15
Garland 116 109 140 -17 1,716 -10
Harlingen 77 64 77 0 872 -1
Houston 4,748 3,856 4,948 -4 56,686 -6
Irving 92 73 111 -17 1,279 -4
Kerrville 34 38 33 3 414 -1
Killeen-Fort Hood 159 160 196 -19 2,608 2
Laredo 64 78 94 -32 999 2
Longview-Marshall 140 142 157 -11 2,079 2
Lubbock 220 169 174 26 2,845 -11
Lufkin 41 46 509 -10
McAllen 149 150 163 -9 1,984 1
Midland 88 90 1,515 4
Montgomery County 462 435 461 0 5,941 0
Nacogdoches 25 32 25 0 402 11
Northeast Tarrant County 419 416 493 -15 6,357 -5
Odessa 68 48 74 -8 971 15
Palestine 28 12 21 33 327 9
Paris 29 22 20 45 317 -11
Port Arthur 63 38 41 54 664 -18
San Angelo 90 87 90 0 1,172 -6
San Antonio 1,334 1,261 1,399 -5 18,353 -2
San Marcos 24 14 16 50 265 26
Sherman-Denison 75 70 83 -10 1,053 1
South Padre Island 25 10 28 -11 272
Temple-Belton 111 130 1,633 -7
Texarkana 71 55 63 13 902 11
Tyler 209 155 207 1 2,730 -5
Victoria 54 57 49 10 756 9
Waco 146 162 1,973 -5
Wichita Falls 117 97 84 39 1,481 -3
Texas 15,744 13,568 16,278 -3 202,916 -5

 Source: Real Estate Center