AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — Austin-area home sales increased by nearly 12% in July compared with the same month a year before, according to the latest report from the Austin Board of Realtors.

That jump is due to double-digit increases in the counties surrounding Austin — Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell — where there is a greater supply of houses and where median home prices are lower.

Sales remained flat in the city of Austin, though, due to the limited inventory of houses, according to ABOR.

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