Total sales in the region in June were 6,308, down 2.8 percent from 6,491 in the same month of 2012.
The median sale price in the region, however, jumped 44.7 percent from a year earlier, to $123,000, from $85,000 in June 2012.
The sales decline was felt most strongly in Detroit, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, Genesee County, and in rural areas like Huron and Sanilac counties.
The biggest price pops, however, came in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights and Genesee County. Also reporting strong price increases were the Grosse Pointes, Lapeer County, Macomb County, Oakland County, and rural Sanilac and Tuscola counties.
Inventory on the market shrank a whopping 28.4 percent, with 19,459 houses for sale in the region in June, down from 27,191 a year earlier. Of that inventory, 7 percent is identified as short sales, and 12.6 percent as foreclosure sales. Average number of days on the market before a home sells also continues to tumble, to 66 days, from 81 days a year earlier.
By county or other sub-market, sales were as follows:
Detroit (includes Hamtramck, Highland Park and Harper Woods): 296 foreclosure sales, down 28.5 percent from 414 a year earlier, 183 non-foreclosure sales, down 3.2 percent from 189 a year earlier. Median sale price on foreclosure ales, $7,701, down 4 percent from $8,025 a year earlier. Median sale price on non-foreclosure sales, $23,000, up 76.9 percnet from $13,000 a year earlier.
Dearborn and Dearborn Heights: 40 foreclosure sales, down 45.9 percent from 74 a year earlier. 123 non-foreclosure sales, down 8.2 percent from 134 a year earlier. Median sale price on foreclosure sales, $57,500, up 36.2 percnet from $42,210 a year earlier. Median sale price on non-foreclosure sales, $100,000, up 44.9 percent from $69,000 a year earlier.
Genesee County: 160 foreclosure sales, down 36.5 percent from 252 a year earlier. 291 non-foreclosure sales, up 9.8 percnet from 265 a year earlier. Median sale price on foreclosure sales, $27,000, up 6.8 percent from $25,287 a year earlier. Median sale price on non-foreclosure sales, $97,000, down 2 percent from $99,000 a year earlier.