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Sale Price, 2019

COUNTY$278,000median sale price
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Why This is Important

The influence of racial and wealth segregation - as well as the displacement of Durham’s communities of color and low income - can be seen in the recent history of residential sale values. Communities like Southside, Walltown, West End, Lyon Park and Braggtown have all seen home sale prices and property taxes rise rapidly. But for many long-time residents household income has not. This poses a threat to community members who have grown up here, and whose families have long called Durham home. How do they participate in one of the few processes of family wealth building in this country?

This measure can be compared with median household income, median homebuyer income and changes in tax value change to get a sense of how wealth and opportunity for home ownership vary by neighborhood.

About the Data

We calculate median home price as the median sale price for single-family residential properties over a three year period, centered on the metric year, for time periods with more than five sales total. For example, for the year 2019, the metric value will be the median sale price for any residential sales which occurred between Jan 1, 2018 and Dec 31, 2020. If there were five or fewer sales during that time period within the selected census area, the metric value will show no data.

We count as a sale any qualified real estate transaction with a non-zero sale price. This metric excludes, for example, foreclosure sales, sales between related parties, and multi-parcel sales. It only includes single-family residential properties.

Source: Durham County Tax Administration

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Durham County Tax Administration The mission of this Office is to ensure that all citizens are provided a fair, accurate and equitable ad valorem taxation process.
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Data Distribution, 2019

County Average: $278,000
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