The number of homes sold in October jumped 12 percent compared to the same month last year, according to data released today.

Last month, 3,183 homes sold, compared with 2,842 sold during October last year, according to an analysis of Metrolist Inc. data conducted by real estate consultant Gary Bauer.

For the year to date, the number of homes sold remained flat, with a total of 33,163 sold this year compared to 33,128 last year.

Meanwhile, the median price for a single-family home showed a 1.8 percent year-over-year decline, from $230,250 last year to $226,021 last month.

Median condo prices increased 1.2 percent to $125,000, up from $123,500 last October.

The number of homes on the market in October plunged 27.7 percent to 15,794, compared to 21,851 for the same month last year.

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