Marblehead Q3 2021 Market Report

Key Metrics

Single Family Homes (SFH)

The median price of the SFHs sold in Marblehead in the 9 months of 2021(YTD Q3 2021) increased 13.2% to $849,000 on somewhat lower sales.

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As the percentage of sales over $750,000 increased from 50% YTD in 2020 to 68% 2021, so the median price moved from right on $750,000 in 2020 to $849,000 in 2021. Sales over $1 million increased from 47 to 56, with 6 sales over $3 million vs 2 in 2020.

65% of SFH sales took place over list price (vs 34% in 2020), with 30% of all sales (compared with 2% in 2020) at 110% or more of list.

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The median price of the Condos sold in Marblehead YTD 2021 increased 26.4% to $515,000. The 9 sales at Marblehead Meadows added $22,450 to the median price this year. 44% of sales in 2021 were over list (vs 32% in 2020) with 8% at 110% or more (vs none).

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In the first 9 months of the year the median price of SFHs sold in Essex County increased 14.2% to $609,000, 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 to 3% in October.

Source: MLSPIN,

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