SOUTH PORTLAND — The Maine Association of Realtors see a bright spot in sales of single-family homes in the state.

A review of properties reported sold in the multi-listing service shows 945 homes were sold in the state in October, nearly 7 percent over the number sold in October 2010.

During the same period, the median sales price dropped by just less than 1 percent to $165,000. The median means that half the houses were sold for less and half for more.

Most Maine counties showed gains in sales between August and October 2010 and the same three months of this year.