Massachusetts Q1 Housing Market Review
This report reviews the Massachusetts Q1 Housing Market by the Numbers, followed by a snapshot of current inventory compared with a year ago.
Median Prices and Sales
Sales of SFHs jumped sharply, not just from last year’s level, but from that of the last several years and were the highest recorded in my records going back to 2000. Condo sales were also up significantly, but are still lower than in the heady days of 2005-2007.
The median price of both SFHs and condos was within 1% of last year’s Q1 levels. 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.
The median SFH price in Massachusetts is around $360,000. While overall inventory for SFHs is down 7% from last year, the decline is concentrated below $500,000.
Numbers for the condo market in the entire State are distorted by the inclusion of Boston. The vast majority of the condos for sale over $1 million are in Boston, and places like Cambridge, Brookline and Newton. While the overall decline in inventory is 6%, it is 15-19% under $350,000.
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