Mass. home sales up for the 4th straight month in October

We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday!

Today we issued our October 2011 housing numbers and for the 4th straight month both single-family and condo sales were up over the same time last year.

Single-family median prices were down from October 2010 and down from September. Condominium median prices were up from last year, but down from September. On a month-to-month basis, both single-family and condo sales were down from September (see graphs below).

Click the link to see the October 2011 Housing Release and listen to the monthly podcast with MAR President Laurie Cadigan.

Highlights from the release:

* Single-family home sales were up 2.72% compared to last year
* Single-family median prices were down 5.2 %
* Condo sales were up 0.78% compared to the same time last year
* The median price for a condo was up 4.08% compared to last year