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    What spring means to the Massachusetts real estate market

    Melting snow and rising temps bring an itch to aspiring sellers and buyers.

    Which month saw the most new home listings in 2014?

    Single-family listings added in Massachusetts
    Month
    New listings added to the market
    January
    4,167
    February
    4,742
    March
    7,110
    April
    8,986
    May
    2,981
    June
    8,418
    July
    7,057
    August
    6,233
    September
    7,295
    October
    6,097
    November
    3,575
    December
    2,565

    Condo listings added in Massachusetts
    January
    1,700
    February
    1,861
    March
    2,651
    April
    3,102
    May
    2,981
    June
    2,687
    July
    2,274
    August
    1,883
    September
    2,466
    October
    2,220
    November
    1,343
    December
    942

    $317,500 — Median price for single-family pending sales in February 2015 in Massachusetts (it was $295,000 in February 2014)

    $287,000 — Median price for condos (it was $285,000 in February 2014)

    36% — Percentage of Massachusetts realtors who say all or most of their home-buying clients stopped looking and making offers because of this winter’s historic snowfall

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    16.8% — Percentage who say all or most of their home-selling clients pulled their homes off the market or decided to wait until spring

    Hottest Markets in the Nation Right Now

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    These areas were most in demand in February 2015 based on the ratio of listing views to the number of listings on realtor.com:

    1. Waco, TX

    2. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

    3. Santa Rosa, CA

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    4. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

    5. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

    6. Ann Arbor, MI

    7. Fort Wayne, IN

    8. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

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    9. Charleston, WV

    10. Greater San Luis Obispo, CA

    11. Columbus, OH

    12. Boulder, CO

    13. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

    14. Greater Hartford-West Hartford, CT

    15. Manchester-Nashua, NH

    16. Greater San Francisco-Oakland, CA

    17. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

    18. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

    19. Toledo, OH

    20. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA

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    - Housing affordability worsening in Boston area, study says

    - Boston area home to some of America’s costliest cities, says Forbes

    - Homebuying a goal for many Boston-area young adults

    Sources: Massachusetts Association of Realtors; Realtor.com