More signs of buyers at top end in Marblehead

A couple of weeks after I reported a sale over $4 million on Bartlett Street, a house on Ocean Avenue, listed at $4.5 million, has received an accepted offer just 5 days after coming back on the market. This house was on the market last year for 6 months at the same price.

Over the last year I have reported that the higher end was slower in Marblehead and throughout Essex County than it was closer in to Boston, and I speculated that this might be a timing issue. Like the ripple from a pebble thrown into a pond, it takes time for increased demand to move outwards from the epicentre of Boston.

But there is increasing evidence that it is now happening. The table below shows sales (and pending sales) by price range:

Source: MLS, Oliver Reports

Source: MLS, Oliver Reports

Note the sale on Bartlett Street was a private sale and is not included in the above table.

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

Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty 



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