Condo Comparison – Dec 2016

Cambridge vs. Somerville

Happy New Year!

We’ve created this infographic that we will be using throughout the year to compare the condo market in Cambridge and Somerville. This will replace the condo trends we’ve sent out in the past.  Let us know what you think.

Thanks.

Cambridge vs Somerville Condos – Nov, 2016

Check out our new Neighborhood Condo Comparison infographic. We are ready for next year where we will be comparing the number of condos on the market year over year, looking at the year to date number of sales and more.

Below you will find neighborhood graphs showing: the number sales by month for the past three years, some interesting demographic tidbits and an area map.  You can also check out other neighborhoods using Clickable Maps on DestinyAgents.com or sign up for our Market Reports to receive information on properties similar to yours and in your neighborhood that are currently on the market and those that have recently been sold.  It’s a great way to get an idea of your homes appreciation.  If you want to dive deeper into the details just let us know. We can help.

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….

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.

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.

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.

Paul’s Cambridge Condo Trends for November

Cambridge Condo Trends for November

Cambridge Summary: Inventory is at historic lows, down 50% from last November. ~ The median list price continues to be greater than 30% with days on market dropped 25 days to about 10 weeks on average before going off market. Properties going under agreement were down 12%.

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Cambridge condo sales, month to date down 28% with the year to date about even being rounded up to 2% over last year’s number. The median sale price was about the same as the median list price up by 34%. ~ Multiple offers and quick sales kept the original price to sale price considerably higher than normal at 122%. ~ The average square foot price was $533 per SF with an average condo size of 1,262 SF.