BOSTON – Home and condo sales and prices skyrocketed across Massachusetts in September, with the median single-family home price surging to $472,000.
The Warren Group on Wednesday reported that nearly 6,400 single-family homes were sold last month, up from just over 5,000 during September 2019. The 27% increase in home sales was coupled with an 18 percent increase in the median sale price.
The strong demand for new homes comes as pandemic era unemployment remains high and the state tries to guard against tens of thousands of evictions now that Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature have let an eviction moratorium expire. Bills to boost the supply of housing also remain bogged down on Beacon Hill.
The third straight month of large housing