Does nobody want to leave Marblehead?

Marblehead has a population of around 20,000 and more than 6,250 Single Family Homes (SFH).
In a normal year perhaps 250-300 of these change hands, which is a remarkably low number. Once people move to Marblehead they are very reluctant to leave! And that was true even before COVID-19.
Everybody has heard how low inventory is, but how low is very low?I looked at the inventory of SFHs for sale on this date for the last 20 years.

Marblehead Inventory


Now look at the price ranges of the houses currently for sale:

Marbllehead Inventory

Low inventory, low mortgage rates, strong demand. These are all factors which lead me to argue Goodbye Boston, Hello Marblehead
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Andrew Oliver
Market Analyst | Team Harborside |

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