Massachusetts home sales figures for August plummeted more than 20 percent, according to the MLS Property Information Network.
The good news for sellers: prices increased.
Last month, 3,145 single-family homes were sold in Massachusetts, compared to 3,947 in August of last year – a 20 percent drop. Condos did not fare any better as sales dropped to 1,345 last month from 1,749 for the same month a year ago, a 23 percent dive. MLS provided the data to the Herald in advance of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the Warren Group data slated to be released on Sept. 28.