COLLEGE STATION (Real Estate Center) – Home sales in Texas cities were hot last month, rising in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

According to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report by the Austin Board of Realtors, 1,852 single-family homes were sold in the Capital area during March, up 15 percent over the same period in 2011.

The Dallas-Fort Worth region reported a 13 percent increase in single-family home sales, with 6,126 properties sold in March, according to a report from the MetroTex Association of Realtors.

The Houston Chronicle reported 4,996 single-family homes sold in Houston in March, up 7.8 percent from the 4,634 homes sold during the same month last year.

San Antonio also showed improvements in March, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors, with 1,637 homes sold in the area, up 4 percent month-over-month.

The median sales price rose to $200,000 in Austin, up 8 percent from March 2011. The median price in DFW jumped 11 percent to $155,000, with San Antonio reporting a 4 percent increase to $155,600. The median sales price in Houston set a monthly record in March at $161,750.