Berkeley County: Berkeley County saw 147 homes sell at a median price of $165,000 in July. This represents a 23 percent decline in sales and a 12 percent increase in prices, when compared with July 2009. Most of the sales activity was in the Goose Creek/Moncks Corner area, as well as the area between Jedburg Road and U.S. Highway 17A.

Charleston County: Sales fared better here than either of the other counties, with 341 transactions at a median price of $250,000. Compared with July 2009, the county saw a 16 percent decrease in sales volume but a 9 percent increase in median price. The most active areas were south of S.C. Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant and James Island.

Dorchester County: 131 sales represented a 23 percent decline from July 2009. Prices remained stable but reflected the smallest increase among the three counties, which could be attributed to the high number of foreclosures in the county. The median price was $169,829, up 2 percent from July 2009. The most active area was Summerville/Ridgeville.