Three counties in western Massachusetts recorded the largest median sales price gains in the state for condominiums and single-family homes through November, according to The Warren Group, a Boston-based publisher of real estate and financial data.Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties placed first, second, and third for condos, with median price rises of 28.87%, 18.95%, and 18.24%, respectively, the company reported. For single-family homes, Hampden ranked third, with a 13.33% rise, Hampshire was fourth, with 10.89%, and Franklin finished fifth, with 10.27%. "Clearly these numbers show that the housing prices in western Massachusetts have benefited from the high-priced Boston and eastern market," said Alan Pasnik, a data analyst for The Warren Group. "As people move out west to find better housing deals, the market prices have heated up." The company can be found online at http://www.thewarrengroup.com.

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