The county’s real estate sales data for May was a mixed bag, confirming my belief that the market is clearly in a state of flux. On the one hand, the average price was up 5.7 since last month and 9.79% year-over-year. This was the first month of this calendar year that the year-over-year increase was almost 10%. The spike in home prices may have been the result of a drop in inventory. For the first month since January, inventory was down from the previous year leading to a 7.