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25 hottest towns in Massachusetts for start of 2014

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Realtors John McGeough and Anthony Lamacchia compiled their list of the hottest towns in Massachusetts for the first quarter of 2014.

McGeough and Lamacchia determined the list by looking at the towns with the largest increases in the number of home sales. They say this is a sign that the town is a sought after location for buyers. Data for the list was provided by the Warren Group.

The realtors say nearly all of the top 10 had new construction home sales and many have top ranking schools.

1. Raynham
- 29 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $280,000
- 93-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

2. Nantucket
- 43 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $1,125,001
- 87-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

3. Duxbury
- 46 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $420,000
- 77-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

4. Boxford
- 26 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $545,000
- 63-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

5. Holliston
- 34 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $374,000
- 61.9-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

6. Hopkinton
- 55 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $412,435
- 61.76-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

7. Norwood
- 68 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $359,000
- 58-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

8. Hull
- 30 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $320,000
- 58-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

9. Danvers
- 79 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $302,500
- 55-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

10. Swampscott
- 32 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $325,000
- 52-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

11. Acton
- 64 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $445,000
- 52.38-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

12. Gardner
- 38 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $166,500
- 46.15-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

13. East Boston
- 55 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $350,000
- 44.74-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

14. Greenfield
- 34 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $166,000
- 41.67-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

15. Milford
- 74 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $260,000
- 39.62-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

16. Middleboro
- 47 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $250,000
- 38.24-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

17. Reading
- 54 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $369,350
- 35-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

18. Somerville
- 119 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $535,000
- 33.71-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

19. Dennis
- 64 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $255,000
- 33.33-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

20. Arlington
- 97 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $515,000
- 32.88-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

21. Westwood
- 31 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $637,500
- 29.17-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

22. South Boston
- 152 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $500,000
- 28.81-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

23. Dedham
- 50 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $359,000
- 28.21-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

24. Norton
- 41 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $229,900
- 28.13-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

25. Andover
- 64 homes sold in first quarter
- Median price: $505,000
- 28-percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2013

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