July 2009 sales: 12
July 2010 sales: 26
Increase: 117 percent
This town southwest of Boston has seen year-to-date sales increase 60 percent. Although July median home prices dropped from $357,000 in 2009 to $307,500 this year, the year-to-date median prices are up 5.9 percent over the same period last year.
Pictured: A open house on Washington St. in Norwood in 2007.