BOSTON (AP) — Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts surged by double-digits last month when compared to October of last year according to two organizations that track the real estate market.

The Boston-based Warren Group on Monday said sales shot up by nearly 19 percent year over year, while median prices rose almost 10 percent to $313,050, the highest level since October 2007.

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The Waltham-based Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported a year-over-year sales jump of more than 12 percent, and a median price hike of about 12 percent to $320,000.

The organizations use slightly different numbers in their calculations.

Condominium sales and median prices were also up.

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Warren Group CEO Timothy Warren Jr. says “pent up demand is still high following several years of slow activity, and the improving economy is helping to boost the market.”

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