Colin A. Young
BOSTON — More single-family homes were sold last year in Massachusetts than in any other year since 2004, despite a once-in-a-century pandemic that threatened the financial security of thousands of residents and dramatically changed the process of buying and selling a home.
There were 61,469 single-family home sales in 2020 — a 3.9% increase over the sales total of 2019, according to The Warren Group. The median sale price for those homes climbed 11.4% from 2019 to hit $445,500 last year.
“In the wake of the first COVID-19 lockdown way back in March, single-family home sales took a nosedive for the entire second quarter,” Warren Group CEO Tim Warren said. “If you told me back then that by the end of the year that the total number of sales would surpass 2019, there’s no way I would have believed you … yet here we are. Another record-setting year in the books for…