Housing inventory: spring is coming, right?
Two years ago the month of February saw just one day when the temperature was below freezing. This year….well you know what’s it been like, hibernation for most of the month. Statistics for sales at this time of year are, therefore, largely meaningless.
Instead, I have been looking at the supply of houses and condos for sale and comparing numbers with a year ago, which was also a cold month if not quite as brutal as this year.
We are assured that it will warm up one day, if not soon. With signs that the economy continues to improve, if slowly, it seems quite likely that spring, if and when it comes, will find buyers chasing limited inventory, again, and that prices, certainly at the lower end, will continue the improvement of 2013.
Here is the inventory by price for Marblehead, Beverly, Salem, Swamspcott and Essex County overall.
If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, feel free to contact me on 781.631.1223 or andrew@HarborsideRealty.com.
Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Realty in Marblehead