PORTLAND — Maine Realtors say homes sales were up by nearly 30 percent in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

Figures from the Maine Real Estate information System, a statewide multiple listing system, show 624 single-family homes were sold in February, a 29.5 percent increase over the number sold in February 2011.

Meanwhile, the median sales price dropped by nearly 6 percent, to $149,900 last month. The median sales price means half of the homes sold for more, and half for less.

Maine’s figures compare to national trends, which show a 9.4 percent increase in home sales and less than 1 percent rise in the median sales price over the year.