Oct. home sales up 8 percent in Minn.

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According to the Minnesota Association of Realtors, home sales grew 8 percent in October from last year, with 7,662 closings in Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports. The median price of those closings was up 9.4 percent from last year to $152,000.

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Figures from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors showed the median home price in the 13-county Twin Cities metro climbed to $175,000 in October — up nearly 15 percent compared with the same period a year ago.

Rochester single-family home sales also rose 36 percent in October compared to last year, according to newly released statistics from the Southeast Minnesota Association of Realtors.

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