Single-family home sales drop

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BOSTON — Year-to-year sales of single-family homes in Berkshire County dropped 9 percent in October, according to The Warren Group of Boston, which tracks state real estate transactions. A total of 153 sales took place in October compared to 169 during the same month last year. Year-to-date sales are down 0.3 percent, with just four less sold during the first 10 months of the year compared to 2018. The median sales price has increased 1.3 percent to $215,000 on a year-to-year basis, and is up 7.6 percent so far this year.

Condominium sales in the Berkshire increased significantly in October on a year-to-year basis as 25 were sold compared to 11 during the same month last year. Year-to-date sales of Berkshire condominiums are up 14.2 percent. The median sales price is up 24.5 percent to $178,000 year-to-year, but has dropped 8.5 percent from $188,000 to $172,000 year-to-date.

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