FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from SABOR
June 10, 2013 
Number of Homes Sold in May 2013 Highest in Five Years 
San Antonio – The total number of sales for May 2013 showed the biggest increase in five years with 2,480 
homes sold, according to the Multiple Listing Service report by the San Antonio Board of REALTORS®
(SABOR). This is a 31 percent increase in sales compared to May 2012. In addition, the year-to-date number of 
homes sold rose 19 percent when compared to this time last year. Housing inventory continues to remain around 
5.1 months and days on market for May dropped 15 percent to a low of 78 days. 
“The summer months are typically the busiest time of year in real estate, and the May numbers prove that 
consumer confidence is high and the market is continuing to thrive,” said Steven Gragg, 2013 SABOR 
Chairman of the Board. “Both buyers and sellers are reaping the benefits of an extremely healthy real estate 
climate in San Antonio.” 
According to the National Association of REALTORS®
, the housing market continues to look optimistic. Home 
prices are primed to rise in 2013 and 2014 due to lagging housing starts and an ongoing inventory shortage. 
Americans are also feeling confident in the housing recovery. 
Number of sales is not the only gain seen in the San Antonio housing market. The average price of a home sold 
in May 2013 was $216,940, a 10 percent increase from May 2012. The median price was $174,000, a seven 
percent increase compared to 2012. 
“We saw 59.2 percent of homes sold priced under $200,000 which is typical. But we also had a jump in sales of 
homes over $500,000 with those transactions accounting for nearly five percent of the sales instead of their 
usual three to four percent,” said Angela Shields, SABOR President and CEO. “With our city’s continued job 
growth and interest rates still low, it’s no surprise we are seeing people able to make their money go further and 
take advantage of our affordable market.” 
San Antonio Home Sales Recap 
 May 2011 May 2012 May 2013 
Total Month Sales 1,782 1,899 2,480 
Average Price $191,750 $198,091 $216,940 
Median Price $153,400 $162,200 $174,000