Spring has finally arrived. A slow February and March had the local real estate community concerned. All worries were put to rest as April sales produced the best month for the Yakima market since last fall. In the month of April, the Yakima area real estate market recorded 106 total homes sold with an average sales price of $196,145.  106 total homes sold is the 5th highest in the past 12 months. The average sales price of $196,145 is likely the highest for any month in Yakima history. According to Cory Beemis with Yakima's Creekside Realty, there were 15 home sales in April for $250,000 or higher. Ten of those sales were between $250,000 and $300,000, three were between $300,000 and $350,000, and two others sold at 1.5 million or more. If the two highest valued sales were removed, the average home sales price would have been $164,580. This amount is very similar to the averages over the past two years. The median sales price has continued to remain steady throughout the past two years.