Massachusetts home sales over the first eight months of 2010 are up more than 9 percent over the comparable period in 2009. In addition, the median price of a single-family home is up 3.9 percent in August to $315,000 from $303,000 a year earlier.

On a month-to-month basis, condominium sales were up 13.2 percent compared to the 1,218 units sold this past July.

Condominium median selling prices in August were up 9.2 percent from $279,000 in 2009 to $304,700 in August 2010.  This is the fourth straight month of year-over-year increases.  On a month-to-month basis, the median selling price of a condominium was up 6.5 percent from a July 2010 median of $286,000.  This is the first time that the median price for condominium has gone over $300,000 since the massachusetts Association of Realtors has tracked median prices.

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