New England Housing Report for July

Natick, MA – August 19, 2015 – The residential market in New England flourished in July, with all six New England states experiencing impressive double-digit growth in sales year-over-year. Throughout the region, sales are up 17.8%, pending sales are up 19.9% and average days on market is down 9.7%.
21,108 home sales were recorded in July, accounting for over 22% of this year’s total transactions. The region experienced a modest 2.4% increase in sales over June 2015, and has been climbing each month since February.
“As expected, sales in New England have continued to grow throughout the summer months,” said Dan Breault, EVP/Regional Director of RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England. “The market has continued to favor buyers over the spring and summer seasons with months supply of inventory increasing in each state since January of this year.”
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Cambridge – Somerville Condo Trends for July 2015

By Paul Turcotte – Reports on other towns or property type and price ranges available on request.

Condominium sales rose in June with a total of 2,794 transactions completed compared with 2,429 in June 2014, a 15.0 percent increase. June marked the best month for condo sales since August 2007 and the first time in seven consecutive months that condo sales have increased on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date sales of condos are down by 0.7 percent with 9,526 sales completed during the first six months of this year compared with 9,590 recorded during the same period last year. Read more from the Warren Group…Condos Sales Increase By 15.0 Percent…

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Cambridge condo inventory continues to frustrate buyers and their agents being down 32% from a year ago. Now for some acceptable news, the number of condominiums that went “Under Agreement” was only 4% below the end of July 2014. Condominiums sold last month were 11% less with year to date sales down 7%. The average sale price remained stable at $745,246. The average sold square foot price was up $24 to $675 per square foot with an average unit size of 1,129 square feet.

Cambridge Market Report – June 2015

Somerville inventory was down 16% compared to July of last year. The number of condos that went “Under Agreement” was in positive territory up 14%. Condo sales month to date still ran a negative 8% with sales year to date coming in at 23% below the same time last year. The average sales price declined from $604,000 in June to $582,249. The average sold square foot price went up slightly to $500 per square foot with an average unit size was 1,195 square feet.

Somerville Market Report – June 2015

Cambridge – Somerville Condo Trends – June 2015

See condo sales information in Warren Group article on Bay State Homes for May or review New England market activity New England Housing Report

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Cambridge condo inventory continues to frustrate buyers and their agents being down 37% from a year ago. The number of condominiums that went “under agreement” improved although remaining off by 6% from the end of June 2014. Condominiums sold in June were 2.5% off with year to date sales remaining down by 8%. The average sale price continued to rise in June to $743 from $701 in May. The average sold square foot price was $651 per square foot with an average unit size of 1,161 square feet.

Cambridge Market Report -May 2015

Somerville inventory was down slightly by 6% or 2 units compared to June of last year. The number of condos going “under agreement” was down 15%, a considerable drop from the previous month. Condo sales month to date ran a negative 21% with sales year to date coming in at 27% below the same time last year. The average sales price declined from $656,000 in May to $604,000 in June. The average sold square foot price remained the same month over month at $483 per square foot. The average unit size was 1,302 square feet.

Somerville Market Report May 2015

 

Cambridge Condo Trends May 2014

Cambridge Condo Trends 6-2014Statewide condominium sales increased, rising more than 8% to 1,493. A total of 4,546 condo sale transactions were recorded in the first four months of the year, a 2.4% jump from 4,439 the prior year. Overall housing sales are down slightly for the fourth straight month. The condo segment took the lead showing that, once again that the market improves from the greater Boston epicenter and ripples out as the market improves.  All be it ever so tentative due to the lack of inventory.

Cambridge Cono Sales Chart May 2014

In Cambridge, 78% of May condo sales went over-ask and seven sold for at least $100,000 over-ask. Two Cambridge condos went more than $200,000 over-ask. The residents of Cambridge, who so often become leaders in academia, medicine and business, can now consider themselves, over-ask leaders as well. Source: Bates By The Numbers – Read more….

Somerville Condo Trends for May 2014

Somerville Condos for May 2014In Somerville, more than 90% of the May sales we tracked got at least asking price and 80% went over-ask. Unbelievable! A year ago, there were no Somerville condos that sold for more than $100,000 over-ask and only one sold for more than $50,000 over-ask. This May, however, two Somerville condos went for more than $100,000 over-ask and 11 garnered at least $50,000 over-ask. Somerville, on the other hand has a smaller condo market, however it is in positive territory in all three areas.

Somerville Condo Sales Chart 5-2014

Since April 1, 25 condos have sold in the City of Seven Hills. Of that number, 15, or 60 percent, have sold above asking price, four sold at asking and the remaining six were sold below asking, according to a Boston Business Journal analysis of MLS Properties.

The median sales in Somerville increased 9% to $490,000.

 

 

Cambridge Condo Market Report – 1st Quarter 2014

Cambridge Condo Market April 2014Cambridge Summary: The Cambridge condo market continues to struggle in every category. However, the inventory value is only 0.5% below what it was a year ago at 42 million+/- with 15% less homes available. March pending sales were down 23%.

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The sales volume year to date for the first quarter was down 23 million in value -23% from the same time last year. The first quarter  average days on market were 39 . Average unit size was 1,035 square feet with an average sale price of $663,656. The average price per square foot – $614.

Somerville Condo Market Report – 1st Quarter 2014

Somerville Condos March 2014

Somerville Summary: Somerville inventory is down 27%, nine properties from a year ago. On market listing value is down 28% or a bit over 4 million in value. Pending sales are up 16%.

Somerville Sales Chart April 2014

 

The year to date sales dollar volume is up by 28%, which equates to just under 7 million over the first quarter of 2013. The average days on market was 64. The average condo was 1,289 square feet, which is relatively unchanged with an average sale price of $663,656 was up by $165,586 . The aveage price per square foot – $412.

Cambridge Condo Trends for January 2014

Cambridge Condo Trends Jan14Cambridge Summary: Year over year for all property types the inventory dropped to record lows for the start of 2014 down 71.6%.  The median sales price rose 20.5% with the year over year closed sales for all properties down -38.8%.

Needles to say condo Inventory remains at historic lows, down 53%% from January 2013. ~ The median list price continues to be bullish closing over 21% higher. Days on market for listings dropped by nearly a month to less than 60 days before going off market. Properties going under agreement fell sharply do to lack of inventory by over 61%.

Cambridge Condo Sales Chart

Cambridge condo sales, month to date are down 33% to start off the year. The median sale price ended was over 19%. ~ Multiple offers and quick sales kept the original price to sale price higher than normal at 100%. ~ The average square foot price was $541 per SF, up nearly $50.00 with an average condo size of 1,248 SF.

Somerville Condo Trends for January 2014

Somerville Condo Trends Jan14Somerville Summary: The inventory for all property types year over year dropped 26.7% for the start of 2014.  The median sales price rose 27.7% with the year over year overall closed sales for all properties ended the year up by 40%.

January condo inventory was down more than 28% compared to last year. ~ The median list price leaped up a wopping 69% with the active days on market shrinking by 10 days on average. ~ Condos going under agreement improved by nearly 32% compared to last January.

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The number of condos sold went up by 5% for the month. ~ The median sales price rose slightly by 4%. ~ Days on market for condo sales shrunk to 48 days on average. The original price to sale price ratio was 99% of the original list price. ~ The average square foot priceincreased $390 per SF with an average living area just over 1,263 SF.

Cambridge Year End Condo Trends – December 2013

Cambridge Year End Condo Trends 2013

Cambridge Summary: Inventory remains at historic lows, down over 60% from the end of 2012. ~ The median list price continues to be bullish closing 30% higher. Days on market for listings was about the same, 14 weeks on average before going off market (Reflective of high list pricing). Properties going under agreement fell do to lack of inventory by over 70%.~

Cambridge Condo Sales Chart 2013

Cambridge condo sales, month to date are down 44% and overall the year to date (YTD) lost 2% over last year’s total sold. The median sale price ended the year up 17%. ~ Multiple offers and quick sales kept the original price to sale price higher than normal at 99%. ~ The average square foot price was $526 per SF with an average condo size of 1,304 SF.