With inventory tight in the Albuquerque area, monthly sales of detached, single-family homes still topped the 600-plus mark for February, a 15.6 percent increase over the same period last year and the most homes sold in February since 2007, according to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors.

The association reported Thursday that 638 homes sold in February. The busiest markets were in Albuquerque (439) and Rio Rancho (110).

Metro-area home sales up 15.6 percent in Feb.