Year-over-year home sales continued to rise in April, new figures show.

The Charleston Trident Association of Realtors said today that 831 homes sold at a median price of $183,000 last month. That was compared to 776 sales with a median price of $175,000 in April 2011.

The latest figures are preliminary.

Year to date, housing inventory in the Charleston region is down 29 percent compared to a year ago, and sales volume is up by almost 6 percent, the association said.

April’s median price edged up $1,000 from March.

There were 6,361 homes listed as actively for sale in the Charleston Multiple Listing Service marketing database as of earlier today. A year ago, that number totaled 8,899.

See Friday’s editions of The Post and Courier for more details.