Strong Month Ends Strong Year For Mass. Home Sales

A strong year for sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts has ended with a strong final month, according to two organizations that track the market.

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors and The Warren Group both announced Wednesday that the number of single-family homes sold in December was the most in any December since 2004.

The Warren Group said sales were up nearly 17 percent over December 2014 while the Realtors reported a nearly 14 percent year-over-year increase.

The roughly 53,000 single-family homes sold in 2015 was about 9 percent more than 2014, according to the Realtors.

The Warren Group reported a 10.5 percent increase in sales in 2015 compared to 2014.

Both groups say median prices were up almost 5 percent December to December and up more modestly 2014 to 2015.


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