Sales of existing single-family homes in North Texas rose in September, marking the 15th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.

Just over 6,100 homes were sold last month, a 10 percent gain over September 2011, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University and the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems.

Area home sales for the first nine months of 2012 are 15 percent higher than the same period last year.

Median home sales prices were also up 10 percent from a year ago to $162,000.

Meanwhile, the number of area homes listed for sale dropped 17 percent from a year ago.

Source: Dallas Morning News