Maine Homes Sales Up in March 

Maine Realtors say homes sales and prices were both up in March, signifying new momentum in the industry. The Maine Real Estate Information System shows 815 homes sold inMaine in March, a 46 percent increase over the same month a yearago. The median sales price was $164,900, up nearly 10 percent fromthe March 2009 figure of $150,000. The median price means half thehomes were sold for more and half for less. The increases in Maine exceeded the national increases reportedby the National Association of Realtors. (AP)