March Inventory shows no Improvement

Overall in Essex County, while Inventory has been reasonably consistent in the last 3 years, it is running at less than half the 2020 levels for both Single Family Homes and Condos.

Single Family Homes (SFH)


Mortgage rates

As the market understood that the Fed was done hiking rates, but with no evidence that the the economy was slowing, the yield on 10T increased sharply in the second half of 2023 before falling again. The 30-year Fixed Rate Mortgage (FRM) has followed the pattern of the 10T yield.

For my 2024 mortgage forecast read Why Mortgage Rates will fall in 2024.


And these recent articles:
Why Mortgage Rates will fall in 2024

How was MY assessment calculated? Q&A with Marblehead Assessor Karen Bertolino
My Marblehead Current article on Property Taxes
Marblehead FY 2024 Property Tax Explained
Why Mortgage Rates will fall in 2024
How a tax break of up to $3,200 can help heat your home more efficiently this winter
Conventional Mortgage Loan Limits increased for 2024

If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, please contact me on 617.834.8205 or

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Market Analyst | Team Harborside |

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