According to data released by The Warren Group, which bases its numbers on information from the state's registries of deeds, single-family home sales declined 23.3 percent in December compared to December 2006.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR), which bases it's numbers on the various state multiple listing services (MLS), reported a 20 percent decrease in December sales.
For the year, The Warren Group reported an 8.4 percent decline in single-family homes, compared with 2006. The sale total was 50,435, the lowest since 1992. The median price dropped 4.6 percent for the year.
The MAR had single-family sales declining 4.3 percent in 2007 and median prices off 1.3 percent. Condo sales declined 4.4 percent, but median prices increased 2.5 percent, according to the MAR.
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