* In Citrus County, existing single-family home sales were up 2.2 percent in March, according to Florida Realtors. There were 282 closed sales for the month, up from 276 a year ago. The median sale price shot up 17.2 percent, from $119,000 to $139,522.
For a more detailed analysis of the local home sales market, see HomeFront in the Sunday, April 30 edition of the Chronicle.
—Compiled by Michael D. Bates