real estateThe Massachusetts real estate market has been a buzz these past few months. Interest rates are still low, home prices affordable, and plenty of homes are on the market and selling quickly. Although not at its peak, the real estate market is climbing at a steady rate.

McGeough and Lamacchia Realty Inc. compiled a report based on data provided by The Warren Group, comparing home sales for the second quarter of 2013 to the second quarter of 2012. In order to make the list, a town had to have a minimum of 25 home sales for that quarter as well as show the largest increase in home sales.

Do you live in one of the most sought-after towns of 2013? Take a look to see if your town made the cut:

25. Stow. Home sales rose 37.93% to 40 sales and the median price was $410,000.
24. Swampscott. Home sales rose 38% to 69 sales and the median price was $375,000.
23. Pembroke. Home sales rose 39.29% to 78 sales and the median price was $272,500.
22. Dedham. Home sales rose 39.71% to 95 sales and the median price was $395,000.
21. Reading. Home sales rose 44.71% to 123 sales and the median price was $440,915.
20. Amesbury. Home sales rose 45.28% to 77 sales and the median price was $250,000.
19. Roslindale. Home sales rose 45.33% to 109 sales and the median price was $380,000.
18. Ipswich. Home sales rose 46.15% to 76 sales and the median price was $368,000.
17. Clinton. Home sales rose 48.65% to 55 sales and the median price was $205,000.
16. Swansea. Home sales rose 53.13% to 49 sales and the median price was $236,000.
15. Easton. Home sales rose 55.93% to 92 sales and the median price was $333,000.
14. Marstons Mills. Home sales rose 60.87% to 37 sales and the median price was $285.000.
13. Dartmouth. Home sales rose 64.29% to 69 sales and the median price was $287,000.
12. Boxborough. Home sales rose 65% to 33 sales and the median price was $410,000.
11. West Boylston. Home sales rose 66.67% to 35 sales and the median price was $244,500.
10. West Newbury. Home sales rose 67% to 25 sales. No median price was given but the town has the smallest population on the list with 4,235 people.
9. Boxford. Home sales rose 67% to 40 sales and the median price was $575,000.
8. Pepperell. Home sales rose 83% to 42 sales and the median price was $285,000.
7. Fairhaven. Home sales rose 83% to 44 sales and the median price was $205,000.
6. New Bedford. Home sales rose 85% to 146 sales. No median price was given. New Bedford is the largest city on the list, has a number one fishing port in America, and has the largest whaling museum in the world.
5. Westport. Home sales rose 87% to 28 sales and the median price was $350,000.
4. Kingston. Home sales rose 88% to 45 sales and the median price was $332,000.
3. Rehoboth. Home sales rose 96%. Total sales were not given. The median price was $330,000.
2. Upton. Home sales rose 100% to 40 sales and the median price was $353,000.
1. Norfolk. Home sales rose to 100% to 46 sales and the median price was $454,500.

If you currently live in one of these towns and have been thinking about selling your home; now may be a good time. We work with some of the best professionals in the real estate and mortgage industries. Please feel free to contact Attorney Jim Brady and Associates, P.C. at: 508-660-8888 or on the web at: www.attorneyjimbrady.com.