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Real estate sales in Houston, Texas, jumped from their year-ago level for the 12th straight month in September, with single-family homes breaking more sales and price records, the Houston Association of Realtors reported today. Total property sales, which include single-family homes, townhomes, multifamily homes, country homes, high-rise properties and lots listed on the MLS, totaled 7,163 last month, up 17.8 percent from September 2005. Sales of new and existing single-family homes posted a record for the month of September at 5,954, up 19.3 percent from 4,990 a year earlier. Additionally, the median home price for a single-family home reached a monthly record for September of $150,000, up 3.1 percent from a year earlier. The median is a typical market price where half of the homes sold ...