Market Notes August 29, 2015: Another week, another slight drop in the number of available homes. Just 287 subdivision homes are currently available on the MLS, listed at an average of $87.43 per square foot. 218 homes are currently under contract, and it was a decent week in sales as 32 homes sold at an average of $82.77 per square foot, bringing our YTD numbers now to 1,005 homes sold at an average of $77.14 per square foot. Note the $82.77 per square foot closing average last week – that is just the second time this year and for that matter, just the second time in the last 8 years that the selling average has been that strong. Values are creeping up albeit at a much slower pace.