Gloucester Q3 2021 Market Report

Key Metrics

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Single Family Homes (SFH)

The median price of the SFHs sold in Gloucester in the first 9 months of 2021 (YTD Q3 2021) increased 23.7% to $600,000 on the lowest sales number since 2009.

As the percentage of sales over $600,000 increased from 37% YTD in 2020 to 50% 2021, so the median price moved up to $600,000. Sales over $1 million increased from 17 to 27, with 7 sales over $3 million vs 4 in 2020.

67% of SFH sales took place over list price (vs 31% YTD in 2020), with 28% of all sales (compared with 6% in 2020) at 110% or more of list.

The median price of the Condos sold in Gloucester YTD 2021 increased 7.6% to $465,000. As the share of sales over $400,000 increased from 55% YTD in 2020 to 61% in 2021, so the median price moved further above $400,000. There were 13 Condo sales over $1 million vs 6 in 2019.

40% of sales in 2021 were over list (vs 18% in 2020) with 7% at 110% or more (vs 2% in 2020)

In the first 9 months of the year the median price of SFHs sold in Essex County increased 14.1% to $607,500, while the median Condo price increased 10.2% to $385,000. The median SFH price in Essex County declined from Q2 to Q3 (but not in Swampscott), while the median Condo price increased slightly. While quarter to quarter fluctuations are common, these numbers confirm the anecdotal reports that the frenetic activity earlier in the year eased somewhat in Q3.

After a short rally above 3% early in the year, the national average cost of a 30-year Fixed-Rate Mortgage (FRM) quickly dropped back below 3% before rallying back above 3% in October.

Source: MLSPIN,

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