2018 Boston condos rising prices

Apparently, the lack of Boston condos for sale has kept Boston condominium on its continuous rise, not just here but in nearly all major cities through out the country. The National Association of Realtors  (NAR) last released  report Quarterly Metro Home Price Report shows all metro areas i=with increase rising condo prices.

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR, discussed the impact of low inventory on buyers in the report:

“Unfortunately, the pace of new listings were unable to replace what was quickly sold. Home shoppers had little to choose from, and many had to outbid others in order to close on a home. The end result was a slowdown in sales from earlier in the year, steadfast price growth and weakening affordability conditions.”

What it means to Boston condo sellers

Rising prices are a homeowner’s best friend. As reported by the Washington Post in a recent article post:

“The rise in median sales prices has made current homeowners much more willing to sell their home, and that willingness is one of the main drivers behind the inventory that does make it on to the market. While it hasn’t been enough to meet demand, it has made the situation much better, compared with even three or four years ago.”

What this means to Boston condo buyers

With Boston condo buyers rising, buyers should take into account the cost of waiting. Obviously, they will pay more for the same condominium later this year or next year. However, as Construction Dive reported, the amount of cash needed to purchase that home will also increase.

“These factors have created a situation where the market keeps moving the goalposts in terms of the down payment necessary for first-time homebuyers to get into a home.”

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