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Acton November Home Sales Stumble By 7.69 Percent

Year-to-date sales up 23 percent.

Acton November Home Sales Stumble By 7.69 Percent

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was supplied by The Warren Group.)

Acton single-family home sales fell by 7.69 percent, while Massachusetts single-family home sales rose 38 percent in November, the largest year-over-year percentage increase this year and the 11th consecutive month of gains, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Despite the small blip, overall sales to date in Acton are still up a robust 23.13 percent.

Acton single-family home sales20112012% changeNovember sales 13 12 -7.69% YTD sales 134 165 23.13% November median sale price 607K 478.5K -21.17% YTD median sale price 512.5K 480K -6.34%

The median price of single-family homes rose almost 2 percent to $275,000 in November in the state, up from $270,000 a year earlier.

November single-family home sales increased to 4,539 from 3,290 during the same month last year. This is the best November for sales since 2005, when there were 4,553 sales statewide. So far this year, 43,652 sales have been recorded, a 22 percent increase from 35,718 sales during the same period in 2011.

"We're winding down a pretty strong year of real estate in Massachusetts. It looks like sales will be the highest since 2006," said The Warren Group CEO Timothy M. Warren Jr. "We're also seeing median prices start to creep up, another positive sign of a healthy market recovery."

The median price for homes sold January through November was $288,000, down 0.35 percent from $289,000 in the prior year. Meanwhile, both single-family homes and condominiums in the Bay State had the same median price in November: $275,000.

"The popularity of condominiums as an alternative to apartment living has increased their pricing more than single-family homes. Last month we saw the unusual statistic that they have exactly the same median price," Warren added.

Condominium sales in Massachusetts also increased in November, rising 33 percent from a year earlier. A total of 1,635 condos sold last month, up from 1,232 in November 2011. Year-to-date condo sales are up 27 percent, increasing to 17,765 from 13,971 a year earlier.

Acton condo sales20112012% changeNovember sales 6 8 33.33% YTD sales 103 110 6.80% November median sale price 299,613 509K 69.89% YTD median sale price 250K 250K 0

The median condo price in November jumped more than 7 percent. The median selling price was $275,000, up from $255,950 a year earlier. The year-to-date median price of condos in the Bay State is $276,000, up 2 percent from $270,000 a year ago.

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