The average price of a detached bungalow in Belleville was $185,000, while the price for a standard two-storey home was $200,000.

Both categories are tens of thousands of dollars below the national average.

In Trenton, detached bungalows sold for an average price of $170,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012, while standard two-storey homes sold for an average price of $195,000.

Standard condominiums — traditionally the housing type at the most accessible price point — sold for an average price of $130,000.

The survey states the average price of a detached bungalow and standard two-storey home in the Cobourg area sold for $215,000 and $240,000, respectfully.

“The stable economic conditions together with historically low interest rates continue to make it great time to buy into real estate in these areas. Market activity and inventory levels in Belleville, Trenton and Cobourg have been fairly steady and are in line with figures from this time last year.”

House price survey is the largest study of its kind in Canada, with information on seven types of housing in over 250 neighbourhoods from coast to coast.

Current figures will be updated following the complete tabulation of the data for the fourth quarter 2012. A printable version of the fourth quarter 2012 survey will be available online Feb. 6.

In Kingston, prices for detached bungalows sold for an average price of $350,000, while standard condominiums sold for an average price of $250,000. An average standard two-storey home sold there for approximately $325,000 during the fourth quarter.

Nationally, noted the Belleville-based realtor, the average price of a home increased year-over-year between 2.0 and 4.0 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012. In the fourth quarter, standard two-storey homes rose 4.0 per cent year-over-year to $390,444, while detached bungalows increased 3.6 per cent to $356,790.

National average prices for standard condominiums increased 2.0 per cent to $239,374.

“As home sales volumes slowed in the second half of 2012, the average Canadian house price, for the most part, held firm,” he said.