In Twin Cities, home sales are up but prices are down

The latest report shows the median price for a home in the metro area down about 7 percent, to $155,000. Still, closed sales are up about 26 percent from a year ago.
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The latest report shows the median price for a home in the metro area down about 7 percent, to $155,000. Still, closed sales are up about 26 percent from a year ago.

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