• 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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