While much of the country is still in a slump, Abilene's real estate market is off to a great start this year.
Home sales are up 27 percent for January through March compared to last year, according to the Abilene Association of Realtors.
In March, $19 million worth of homes changed hands, nearly $3 million more than in March 2011.
Higher priced homes in particular are selling well.
Since Jan. 1, there have been 22 homes sold in the Abilene area that were valued between $200,000 to $250,000.
Interest rates are still at an all-time low, and many people are refinancing.