Some 10,628 existing single-family homes were sold in Texas last month, according to the most recent Multiple Listing Services (MLS) data compiled by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. That’s a 2 percent increase over a year ago.

The median price was also up 2 percent from January 2010, at $139,100. There was a 7.3-month inventory.

In the Dallas Metroplext number of home sales were down 8%, BUT the median price was up 7%!  Also, the DFW Metroplex is still hanging in the balance between a Buyer’s and Seller’s Market with 6.4 months of inventory.

January 2011 MLS data for many Texas cities (current as of today) are available on the Center’s website. Here is a sampling:

  Sales Change from
Last Year
Median
Price
Change from
Last Year
Months’
Inventory
Amarillo 122 up 14% $122,700 down 6% 6.9
Austin 1,066 up 8% $186,300 up 6% 5.6
Corpus
Christi
175 up 11% $128,500 up 2% 9.8
Dallas 2,043 down 8% $150,100 up 7% 6.4
El Paso 339 up 34% $127,900 down 2% 6.6
Fort
Worth
407 down 12% $105,000 up 2% 6.8
Harlingen 56 down 20% $76,000 down 11% unavailable
Houston 3,085 up 8% $136,600 down 4% 7.4
Lubbock 135 down 3% $110,000 up 2% 7
Odessa 50 up 56% $136,700 up 16% 4
San Angelo 63 up 7% $118,900 up 40% 6.3
San Antonio 951 up 11% $143,900 up 4% 7.7
Temple-
Belton
77 down 9% $125,000 up 19% 8.1
Tyler 143 down 11% $120,600 down 13% 12.6
Wichita
Falls
80 down 10% $90,000 up 3% 7.8
Texas 10,628 up 2% $139,100 up 2% 7.3

Source: Real Estate Center