FEBRUARY

Charleston area

• Home mortgage rate (30-year fixed): 3.60 percent (Feb. 17), down 0.03 percent in a week.

Source: Charlestonmortgageplace.com

• Median price: $217,000 (January), up 3 percent from $210,000 a year ago.

Source: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

• Inventory: 5,017 homes, down 21 percent from a year ago.

Source: Charleston Trident Association of Realtors

• Loan delinquency rate: 3.04 percent (October), down from 3.85 percent a year ago.

Source: CoreLogic

• Foreclosure rate: 1.09 percent (October), down from 1.61 percent a year ago.

Source: CoreLogic

• Average rent: $1,460 (December), up 0.62 percent from $1,451 a month earlier.

Source: www.rentjungle.com

Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.