June 2018 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

Here’s June 2018’s Monthly Indicators Report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® showing Boston real estate market trends.


June 2018 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

Sales of single-family homes and condominiums remained historically strong in June but were unable to keep pace with year ago levels due to stubbornly low inventory levels and steadily appreciating home values, according to data issued by the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR).

The single-family detached home market experienced a softening in sales in June as 1,822 homes were sold compared to 1,942 homes sold in June 2017, which was a record high for the month. Despite this 6.2 percent decline, this was the fifth highest sales volume on record for the month of June in Greater Boston and reflects a near 50 percent increase in home sales over the number of homes sold in May. The condo market experienced a more modest decline in sales of 2.3 percent, as the 1,342 condos sold last month fell short of the June 2017 total of 1,374 units sold. This is the seventh highest sales total on record for the month of June and a healthy 20 percent improvement from the previous month.

Condominium
  • June condo sales DOWN -5.7%
  • Median prices UP +10.6% ($575,000)
  • Active Listings UP +1.6% to 2,007
  • Listings added to the market DOWN -2.8% over last year (1,473 from 1,516 in 2017)
Single-Family
  • June single-family home sales DOWN -6.2%
  • Median prices UP +7.1% ($652,500)
  • Active Listings DOWN -4.6% to 3,059
  • Listings added to the market UP +5.7% over last year (1,961 from 1,856 in 2017)

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June 2018 Real Estate Market Report

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Can You Guess Boston’s Priciest Zip Code?

02108 is it!

Covering parts of Back Bay, Downtown Crossing and Boston’s prestigious Beacon Hill neighborhood. 02108 is bursting with historic and upscale homes. Beacon Hill posted a $1,432,500 median sale price in 2017, a slight uptick from 2016 figures. The Suffolk County Zip climbed one position in Massachusetts rankings, while on a national level it rose two positions, becoming the #81 priciest Zip Code in the U.S.

02108 Boston Zip Code
It is no surprise that another Massachusetts Zip Code also ranks among the nation’s most expensive!

The second most expensive Zip in the region was 02481, which covers Wellesley Hills. The median there in 2017 was $1.4 million. Wellesley Hills is also the #97 most expensive Zip Code in the nation. 02481’s rise is thanks to a 9.6% increase in median sale price. Such prices placed both 02481 and 02108 among the 100 most expensive in the U.S. according to Property Shark research.

As the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® reports, price growth has been pushed to its highest levels in eight years due to demand and shortage of homes for sale. Prices rose over 5%, while inventory, days on the market, months of supply and new listings all fell.

Are you curious to see what homes are for sale in these Zip Codes? Visit 02108 and 02481.

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December 2016 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

Here’s December 2016’s Monthly Indicators report from the Greater Boston Association of Realtors® showing Boston real estate market trends.


December 2016 Greater Boston Real Estate Market Trends

Most of 2016 offered the same monthly housing market highlights. The number of homes for sale was drastically down in year-over-year comparisons, along with days on market and months of supply. Meanwhile, sales and prices were up in most markets. Unemployment rates were low, wages improved and, as the year waned, we completed a contentious presidential election and saw mortgage rates increase, neither of which are expected to have a negative impact on real estate in 2017.

Condominium
  • December condo sales DOWN -1.0%
  • Median prices UP +4.8% ($465,000)
  • Condo inventory DOWN -28.6% to 994
  • Listings added to the market DOWN -6.3% over last year (433 from 462 in 2015)
Single-Family
  • December single-family home sales DOWN -10.2%
  • Median prices UP +9.4% ($547,000)
  • Single-family inventory DOWN -35.0% to 1,557
  • Listings added to the market DOWN -29.5% over last year (390 from 553 in 2015)
Multi-Family
  • December multi-family home sales DOWN -7.5%
  • Median prices UP +12.1% ($616,500)
  • Multi-family inventory DOWN -58.6% over last year (175 from 423 in 2015)
  • Listings added to market DOWN -33.3% over last year (100 from 150 in 2015)

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December 2016 Greater Boston Association of Realtors® Monthly Indicators Report

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