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Home sales activity throughout Ohio, on the heels of strong activity in October, maintained a record-breaking pace in November, reports the Ohio Association of Realtors. Home sales in November reached a record 10,861, a 1.1 percent increase from the previous best-ever November 2004 total of 10,738. The month's average sales price of $154,671 is a 3.5 percent increase over the November 2004 average sales price of $149,412. Statewide sales of new and existing homes (January through November 2005) totaled 134,768, a 4.9 percent increase from the 128,415 sales posted during the period a year ago. Additionally, the average sales price during the 11-month period reached $157,056, a 3.3 percent increase from the mark of $151,998 posted last year. "Ohio's housing market continues to surpass eve...