ST. JOSEPH, MI ? "In May, the Southwestern Michigan housing market results provided a nice kick start to this year's key selling season. The number of houses sold in May increased 23 percent over April (297 vs. 242) and the total dollar volume per month increased 34 percent ($60,210,421 vs. $45,091,173). The average selling price in May at $202,729 was 9 percent higher than in April ($186,327) and the median selling price increased 4 percent to $144,000 from $138,250. We are still working with a low inventory of houses for sale. So far this year, our inventory has ranged from 7.7 ? 9.7-months supply of homes for sale," stated Gary Walter, EVP, of the Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS?, Inc.