Boxford Q3 2021 Market Report

Key Metrics

Single Family Homes (SFH)


As the percentage of sales over $800,000 increased from 44% YTD in 2020 to 70% in 2021, so the median price moved from under to well over $800,000. Sales over $1 million went from 14 in 2020 to 25 in 2021

57% of SFH sales were over list YTD 2021 (vs 37% in 2020), with 15% of sales at 110% or more of list compared with just one such sale in 2020.

There were no Condo sales in Boxford in 2021 following 3 sales 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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