Longview 2016 home sales off to strong startLongview 2016 home sales off to strong starthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=130762016-05-04T05:00:00Z2016-05-04T20:00:00Z

LONGVIEW - ​​​Home sales are outpacing 2015 through first quarter 2016, indicating at least one driver of the economy is growing.

The number of homes sold in 1Q2016 totaled 536 up 12 percent from 1Q2015's 479, according to data from the Greater Longview Area Association of Realtors.

The total value of those homes sold was up by almost 18 percent to $85.17 million.

That put the average sale price of a house just shy of $159,000, a 5 percent increase from 1Q2015's average of $151,000.​

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