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Home sales in Houston, Texas, grew for the sixth straight month in March, and sales and prices for single-family houses broke March records, the Houston Association of Realtors reported. Total property sales, which includes single-family homes, townhomes, multifamily homes, country homes, high-rise properties and lots listed on the MLS, totaled 8,015 in March, up 22.4 percent from a year ago. Total single-family home sales set a March record at 6,542, up 22 percent from the year-ago level of 5,363 sales. March was also the third-best month ever for Houston's single-family home sales. The overall median price of single-family homes reached a record for the month of March at $143,310, which was an increase of 5.4 percent compared to a year ago. The median is a typical market price w...