Marblehead Q1 Housing Market by the Numbers
This report shows a picture of the Marblehead Q1 Housing Market by the Numbers, followed by a snapshot of current inventory compared with a year ago. For a more detailed report on the Q1 SFH market read Marblehead home prices set record in Q1
Median Prices and Sales
Sales of both SFHs and Condos were quite consistent with the last couple of years. The median price of a SFH was the highest recorded in the first quarter, but as my report above showed a lot of that was due to the mix of sales in the quietest quarter of the year.
Marblehead’s condo market is a mix of older conversions and newer developments. This, together with the small number of sales, leads to great volatility in the median price over short periods of time.
Always remember that quarterly numbers can be – and frequently are – volatile, especially during the winter months. We will get a truer picture of the underlying market trends when we get the numbers for the first half of the year.
When looking at the inventory of houses for sale it is important to remember the difference between relative and absolute. Relatively speaking, inventory is up on a year ago with all the increase above $750,000. But in absolute terms the numbers are still low. Marblehead has averaged around 70 SFH sales in Q2 – April to June – in the last few years. Current inventory of 65, therefore, represents less than 3 months of supply.
The number of condos for sale, while higher than at this time last year, is still absolutely low.
If you are considering selling your home please contact me on 617.834.8205 or Andrew.Oliver@SothebysRealty.com. for a free market analysis and explanation of the outstanding marketing program I offer.
If you are looking to buy, I will contact you immediately when a house that meets your needs is available. In this market you need to have somebody looking after your interests.
Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated