July 2012 real estate search results are in and Houston, TX was the #20 most searched market in the country in July 2012, based on data released today by Realtor.com, the #1 homes for sale real estate web site.

Median list prices for homes in Houston, TX hit $183,000 in July 2012, a 4.57% increase from one year ago this month, and 0.00% increase from June 2012. The national median list price in July 2012 was $194,900, a 2.63% increase compared to July 2011.

Active for sale inventory of homes in Houston, TX in July 2012 leveled out at 20,006, a -31.54% decrease compared to July 2011. National inventory counts for July 2012 were 1,866,075, a -19.26% decrease as compared to a year ago.

The median age of inventory in Houston, TX in July was 61 days, a -6.15% decrease compared to June 2012. Nationally, the median age of inventory was 84 days, a 4.76% increase compared to June.

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Each month, Realtor.com surveys up to 250 Metro Service Areas (MSA) throughout the nation and monitors real estate trends including consumer search behavior, median list prices on for sale homes, active inventory counts and median age of inventory. The information is released to local markets to help consumers and real estate professionals as they work together to successfully navigate their local market.

Realtor.com, the #1 homes-for-sale site, displays more than four million for sale and for rent property listings fed directly to the site for free by more than 850 multiple listing services (MLS) across the nation. More than 80 percent of all listings on Realtor.com are updated every 15 minutes with important information including price changes, sold data and property status changes, with the remaining properties updated every one to 24 hours. All homes tracked in these monthly reports are single family homes, condominiums, co-ops and townhomes.