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Mass. home sales up 18 percent last year

Local market has best year since ’06

The Massachusetts housing market made a comeback last year, with 46,887 single-family homes sold ­— the best showing since 2006.

Single-family home sales statewide rose by 18.4 percent in 2012 compared with 2011, according to Warren Group, a private company that tracks real estate. Prices also rose, with the median price, or midpoint price, climbing a modest 1.8 percent compared with 2011, to $290,000.

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