WALTHAM, Mass.—Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts were up in September, the third straight month of increased sales when compared to the year-ago month.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that sales of single-family homes jumped nearly 10 percent last month when compared to September 2010.
The Boston-based Warren Group, which tracks the state's real estate market, reported a 7 percent increase.
The boost was credited to historically low interest rates.
The two organizations use slightly different figures to make their calculations.
The Realtors group reported a nearly 2 percent increase in the median sales price to almost $295,000. The Warren Group said median prices were up slightly.
Condominium prices were also up, but while the Realtors association said condo sales increased, the warren group reported they were down.