2021 Market Reports

Mid-Year 2021
Marblehead Mid-Year Market Report
The median price of the Single Family Homes (SFH) sold in the first half of 2021 (H1 2021) jumped 19.4% from the COVID-influenced $678,500 in H1 2020 to $810,000, although this was lower than the $839,900 in H2 2020. Sales of 104 units increased from 93 in 2020 and compared with the 5-year average of 96.
The share of SFHs selling above list price increased from 23% in H1 2020 in 62% in 2021, with 25% of sales at 110% or more of list – against none in H1 2020.

Swampscott Mid-Year Market Report
The median price of Single Family Homes (SFH) sold in the first half of 2021 (H1 2021) increased 16.5% from $592,500 to $690,000, while sales increased from 59 to 68, exactly in line with the 5-year pre-COVID average.
Following 2 SFH sales over $2 million in H2 2020, there were 3 such sales in H1 2021. 3 out of 4 SFH sales took place over list price, with 28% of all sales (compared with 11% in H1 2020) at 110% or more of list.

Salem Mid-Year 2021 Market Report
The median price of Single Family Homes (SFH) sold in the first half of 2021 (H1 2021) rose12.9% from $472,850 to $534,000, confirming the breakout above $500,000 in H2 2020.
Sales dropped from 93 to 80 – the lowest figure since 2014 – with all the reduction in Q1.
80% of SFHs sold above list price in H1 2021, with 45% of sales (vs 8% in H1 2020) at 110% or more of list. (against 3% in H1 2020)

Beverly Mid-Year 2021 Market Reports
The median price of Single Family Homes (SFH) sold in the first half of 2021 (H1 2021) increased 15.4% from $546,000 to $630,000 breaking $600,000 for the first time. Sales of 124 were in line with the 5-year average of 122.
81% of SFHs and 65% of condos sold above list price in H1 2021. 34% of SFHs sold at 110% or more of list price (vs 4% in H1 2020) but only 8% of condos

Essex County Mid-Year 2021 Market Report
The real estate market in Essex County continued to boom in the first half 2021 (H1 2021), with multiple offers the norm for most properties. The COVID-inspired slowdown in the second quarter of 2020 impacted sales – which were delayed – rather than prices. Thus, while Year- on- Year (YOY) increases in sales are from an artificially low base, the increase in median prices is real.
The median SFH price in H1 2021 broke through $600,000, just a year after reaching $500,000 for the first time.
In H1 2021 only 5 of the 34 cities and towns – Amesbury, Lynn, Methuen, Haverhill and Lawrence – had a median SFH price under $500,000, while 16 had median prices above $750,000. Every town except Middleton saw double digit increases YOY, while Marblehead was the only town where the H1 2021 median SFH price was lower than in H1 2020.

Q1 2021
Marblehead Housing Market Q1 2021 Review
The median price of Single Family Homes (SFH) sold in Q1 2021 increased 10.5% to $765,000, well below the $839,900 in the second half of 2020

Swampscott Q1 2021 Housing Market Review
The median price of the SFHs sold in Q1 2021 increased 5.6% to $599,000, but this compared with $630,000 for the whole of 2020

Salem Q1 2021 Housing Market Review
The median price of Single Family Homes (SFH) sold in Q1 2021 increased 14.4% to $527,410, only the second time a Quarterly price has exceeded $500,000.

Beverly Q1 2021 Housing Market Review
The median price of the Single Family Homes (SFH) sold in Q1 2021 increased 14.9% to $575,500 $501,000, which was by far the lowest number in 2020.

Essex County Housing Market Q1 2021 Review
The median price of Single-Family Homes (SFH) sold in Q1 2021increased 11% to $550,000 from Q1 2020, but was in line with the $555,000 in the second half of the year 2020.

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