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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of existing single-family homes increased by more than 6 percent in August.

The association says the median sales price for the homes also increased by more than 4.5 percent, to $206,000. Association president Greg Gosselin says the housing market is experiencing a strong end of summer push that is likely to continue into the fall.

The National Association of Realtors says sales were up less than a half a percent across the country, while the national median sales price increased by a little more than 5.5 percent.

Sales in Maine increased the most in Kennebec County, where they went up by nearly 17 percent. They were slowest in Piscataquis County, where they went down by more than 14 percent.