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NH home sales went up in 2011, prices fell

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Posted: Jan 20, 2012 10:20 AM
NH home sales went up in 2011, prices fell

A realtor group says New Hampshire saw a 2 percent increase in home sales in 2011, while the median price of those homes fell by 6 percent.

The New Hampshire Association of Realtors says there were 10,714 homes sold in 2011. In 2010, that number was 10,529. The increase was in part fueled by a jump in sales in December.

The median price of New Hampshire homes, though, dropped $215,000 in 2010 to $201,700 in 2011.

Association President John Rice says there are still a lot of homes available in most New Hampshire markets. He says buyers are still able to be very selective, and many are reluctant to buy if the price isn't just right.