The median price of the Single Family homes sold in Salem increased 42% from $431,250 in 2019 to $611,000 in 2022, and eased back to $589,000 YTD Q3 2023. Sales dropped slightly from 2019 to 2022, but fell sharply in 2023, especially in Q3.

The median price of the Condos sold increased by 27% from $355,000 in 2019 to $450,000 in 2022, and further to $485,000 through Q3 2023. Sales started to fall in the second half of 2022 and were also down sharply in 2023.

The many attractions of Salem continue to attract buyers, especially younger buyers moving out of Boston. Perhaps surprisingly in a time when mortgage rates have more than doubled, sales have continued to be brisk, and in most months more than 60% of sales have taken place over list price.

Fluctuations in median prices can and do occur from quarter to quarter, based upon those properties which actually sell in any quarter, which is why the trend is more important than the exact numbers.
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This report analyses the Median Price and Sales per quarter since 2019, along with the Sales by Price point, Price per Sq.Ft., and the Days properties were on the market before receiving an offer (DTO).
Median numbers are used in all calculations.

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Essex County 2023 Property Tax Rates: Town by Town guide
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Market Reports
Bidding Wars return to North Shore
Marblehead Q3 Market Report 2019-2023

Essex County Town by Town Guide: 2022 Median Prices and Sales; 2023 Tax Rates

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