A month or so ago I migrated my site to a new hosting program at Go Daddy – on their advice.
As with most writers, I use a short link to post articles to my website. Unfortunately, on migrating the site all the old short links no longer worked.
Which means that if you clicked on a post that was more than a month old – say, my reports on property taxes or mortgage rates, or even market reports – you got a note saying the site could not be reached.
I spent most of yesterday afternoon restoring links to the old posts so they should now be readable again.
PLease accept my – and I assume Go Daddy’s – apologies for any inconvenience. And, by the way, I love Go Daddy – their people are both helpful and knowledgeable.
This chart shows the median price of the Single Family Homes sold in each of the 34 cities and towns in Essex County in the first 8 months of 2021, together with Condo prices overall in Essex County, Boston and Massachusetts. Read my comments below the chart:
With the strength of the market over the last year or so, it is important to understand that properties are available at a wide range of prices in Essex County.
Over the years I have said to my sons that sometimes you know where you are going and it is like sailing with a tailwind – and sometimes you have to tack. Maybe right now you can’t afford Marblehead, but you can afford Salem and in a few years, as your circumstances improve, you may be able to afford Marblehead. So you tack.
The other thing – and I think this is really important – is the understand what the median price means. Let’s take Marblehead as an example. The median price YTD is $821,500 on 142 sales. That does NOT mean that you have to pay $821,500 to live in Marblehead. What it DOES mean is that, while there were more than 70 houses which sold for more than $821,500, there were also more than 70 houses that sold for LESS than $821,500.
I have mentioned Salem, but Beverly is another dynamic and vibrant town. The median price of 196 sales was $625,000 YTD, so again there were over 90 sales BELOW $625,000.
Yes, inventory remains in short supply, but widening the search may just provide a solution. And I do have market reports available for each of the 34 cities and towns so please reach out to me to receive a copy of any ones in which you are interested.
And read these recent articles:
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Essex County 2021 Residential Property Tax Rates: a Town by Town guide
Naples August Housing Market Review
If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, please contact me on 617.834.8205 or Andrew.Oliver@SothebysRealty.com.
“If you’re interested in Marblehead, you have to visit the blog of Mr. Andrew Oliver, author and curator of Oliver Reports . He’s assembled the most comprehensive analysis of Essex County we know of with market data and trends going back decades. It’s a great starting point for those looking in the towns of Marblehead, Sale, Beverly, Lynn and Swampscott.”
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