The High Country real estate market saw record activity in 2019, according to the year-end real estate report by the High Country Association of Realtors.

Realtors set a new high mark in home sales, registering 11 percent growth over 2018. Total sales dollar value was up 34 percent thanks in great part to the demand in high dollar homes.

Realtors sold more million dollar homes last year than in all of 2018 and 2017, a total of 89 such properties last year. There were only 39 such listings sold in both 2018 and 2017; 78 total in two years.

Realtors sold a total of 2,617 residential and multi-family homes worth $809.07 million, according to the High Country Multiple Listing Service, which records all Realtor activity in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties.

The median sold price was $242,000.

You can see a breakdown of sales per county online at