FARMINGTON — In a positive sign for the local economy, the number of home sales in San Juan County jumped to 64 in October, up from 49 a year earlier.

The median price declined slighlty to $182,500, down 1.4 percent from $185,000 in October 2011.

Average time on market grew to 79 days, up from 74, and the number of active listings was almost unchanged at 560.

The figures are based on the San Juan County Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service.

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