Realtors say sales of single-family homes in Maine have increased by 21 percent between January 2012 and the same month this year.
Statistics released by a statewide multiple listing service show 664 homes changed hands last month, compared to 547 in January 2012.
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Talk of more deal-making sent the stock market higher Tuesday, putting the Dow Jones industrial average within close reach of its all-time high.
Reports that retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax are discussing a merger came after big corporate deals for Heinz and Dell were announced in recent weeks. Some investors are betting that more deals could be on the way as buyers pay premium prices for publicly traded companies.