Exactly how much improvement the local real estate market is showing is up for debate–but both the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the Boston based real estate reporting gurus at the Warren Group agree that statistics are up. The groups site a sales increase for July 2011 of between 7% and 14% over the same period in 2010. Low interest rates are the driving force, coupled with more affordable prices. Still on the fence? Talk to your Steele Associates real estate agent about the value of today’s market.