Housing-market woes? What housing-market woes? Not in the more affluent towns outside Boston:

In addition to Concord, area communities with big-ticket real estate properties — such as Dover, Lexington, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Sudbury, Wellesley, and Weston — have all seen sales increase since 2009 and 2010, when the economy hit bottom, according to the Warren Group, a Boston real estate publisher and data firm.

“We have seen more sales across the board in all price ranges, and we have definitely seen the high-end price range pick up as well,” said Chris Ridick, a sales associate at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, one of the agents involved in the record-breaking sale of 281 Fairhaven Hill Road in Concord.

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