The median sale price of previously-owned single-family houses in the Hartford metro area didn’t register the gains seen nationwide in the first three months of this year, according to a new report today.
The Hartford metro area’s median sale price was $202,100 in the first quarter, flat compared $202,000 for the same period in 2012, the National Association of Realtors reported.
That compares with a 11.3-percent gain for the nation as a whole in the same period. Hartford, however, was closer to the Northeast as a whole, which inched up 3 percent.
The Hartford metro’s price was part of a larger quarterly report on 150 metro areas across the country tracked by the association.
Other metro areas in Connecticut fared better than Hartford. The median sale price in Bridgeport metro area, which includes all of Fairfield County, rose 7.8 percent, to $360,100, from $334,000 a year earlier. And in the New Haven metro area, the median rose 5.3 percent, to $203,400 from $193,100 a year ago.
Some of the strongest gains in the country are in areas such as Nevada, California and portions of the Midwest, which were hardest hit by price declines in the housing downturn.
The median rose in 133 of the 150 metro areas tracked by the association. The largest gain was registered in the Akron, Ohio metro center, at 32.7 percent. The biggest decline was in Kankakee, Ill., at nearly 19 percent.