Sorry. We’re only delivering the news. From the Warren Group:

Single-family home sales in Massachusetts dropped 28 percent in April compared to the same month a year ago. Median prices of homes statewide decreased for the fifth consecutive month, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Tim Warren warns, once again, that expiration of the federal tax credit messes up year-to-year comparisons. As a result, the sale and price decreases will probably continue through the summer, he says.