Updated: 04/15/2014 10:42 PM
Created: 04/15/2014 7:54 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste
The average price of homes in Minnesota continues to climb.
In March, prices were up 5.3 percent compared to March prices a year ago. The median home price was $168,500.
The Minnesota Association of Realtors stressed the economic impact that a vibrant real estate market has on a community.
The economic impact includes everything from property taxes benefiting neighborhoods to jobs in construction and home improvement projects.