Massachusetts isn't the only state where the real estate market has perked up.
Overall, it doesn't appear the New Hampshire real estate market has turned the corner as fast as the Bay State, but New Hampshire home buyers drove residential home sales up 21.2 percent in January compared to January 2012, the New Hampshire Business Review reported February 21, 2013.
The New Hampshire Association of Realtors provided the data, which also showed that median home prices decreased 2.7 percent despite the jump in sales.
There were 800 residential NH home sales in January, up from 660 sold in January 2012; however, the 800 unit sales were 23 percent lower than the 1,037 units sold in December 2012.
The New Hampshire median home price for January was $192,750, nearly 3 percent lower than the $198,000 in January 2012 and 1 percent lower than the $194,900 median home price recorded in December 2012.
New Hampshire home sales rose 20.9 percent in 2012, and New Hampshire home prices were flat, increasing on 0.1 percent for the year.