|Home Sales up for the Second Straight Month as Affordability Drives Activity|
On Tuesday, November 25, 2008, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS reported that single-family home sales were up 6.6 percent in October 2008 compared to the same time last year. This is the second straight month of year-over-year increases in monthly home sales in 2008. Condominium sales were only down 1.0 percent in October compared to the same time last year. The median price for a single-family home in October was $294,950, while the median price for a condominium was $250,000.