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Single-family home sales post best July since 2005

The Massachusetts housing market grew stronger last month, with nearly 5,000 single-family homes sold, a 27 percent increase over July 2011 and the biggest total for the month since the market’s peak seven years ago.

The robust numbers — released Wednesday by Warren Group, a Boston company that tracks real estate transactions — were spurred by increased confidence that real estate is rebounding and continued low interest rates.

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