In this northern Ramsey and Washington County community, just north of White Bear Lake, closed home sales were up an average of by nearly 43%. Unfortunately, the average sales price did continue to decline again during 2009; down nearly 17% to under $200,000! This is no doubt a reflection of the significant amount of first time home buyers in the market. With only a handful of additional new listings in the area, inventory is down considerably. Sellers are already starting to see sales prices come in closer to asking price. Time on the market to sell a home, has remained flat at just over four months. It appears that the Hugo market is starting to become more balanced which is great news for homeowners in this Washington County suburb.