Florida realtors report a home sale increase in Gainesville and Ocala

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – The housing market is strong across much of North Central Florida.

Numbers released Thursday by Florida realtors show single-family home sales rose in both the Ocala and Gainesville markets in August from a year ago.

The average sales price enjoyed a healthy increase as well.

The Gainesville condo and townhouse market is booming, with sales up more than 23 percent while the average price jumped 10 percent.