HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – The local housing market had a record-breaking April, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.

The median price for single-family homes increased 14.5 percent year-over-year to $184,900, an all-time high for the city. The average price for single-family homes also reached an all-time high of $253,907, 14 percent higher than April 2012.

Single-family sales spiked 27.2 percent year-over-year, the largest one-month sales volume since just before the recession. All price categories increased in sales except for homes priced under $80,000, which decreased 16.5 percent from last year.

Active listings were down 23.6 percent from April 2012.