The following information is from Massachusetts Association of Realtors:

Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported that, compared to the same time last year, median price for single-family homes saw a six percent increase to $416,000 and median price for condominiums saw a 14 percent increase to $428,500. Closed sales for single-family homes were  down one percent and closed sales for condominiums were also down almost three percent in March. In addition, this month saw the lowest number of homes for sale in the month of March since MAR began reporting the data in 2004.   

March 2020 Closed Sales:  

 Single-Family

 March 2020

 March 2019

 % Change

 Sales

 3,471

 3,509

 -1.1%

 Median Price

 $416,000

 $390,500

 +6.5%

  • Closed sales have been down or flat for eight out of the last 12 months.  
  • Median prices have been up or flat for 35 out of the last 36 months.  

 Condominium

 March 2020

 March 2019

 % Change

 Sales

 1,462

 1,503

 -2.7%

 Median Price

 $428,500

 $375,000

 +14.3%

  • Closed sales have been down or flat for six out of the last 12 months.  
  • Median prices have been up or flat for 32 out of the last 36 months.   

COVID-19, while sending shock waves through every sector of our economy, did not have a significant impact on the housing market in Massachusetts in March, as inventory remains at historic lows and prices push forward near record highs,” said 2020 MAR President Kurt Thompson, broker at Keller Williams Realty North Central in Leominster. “There is great demand for home ownership here in Massachusetts, and the continued strength we are seeing in the housing market is likely to remain a shining beacon of light during the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

March 2020 Inventory and Days on Market:  

 Single-Family

 March 2020

 March 2019

 % Change

 Inventory

 8,374

 12,486

 -32.9%

 Months of Supply

 1.8

 2.7

 -33.3%

 Days on Market

 74

 78

 -5.1%

 New Listings

 6,061

 6,436

 -5.8%

  • 97th time in the last 98 months of year-over-year inventory decreases.   
  • Lowest number of homes for sale in the month of March since MAR began reporting in 2004.  

 Condominium

 March 2020

 March 2019

 % Change

 Inventory

 3,231

 4,476

 -27.8%

 Months of Supply

 1.7

 2.5

 -32.0%

 Days on Market

 62

 63

 -1.6%

 New Listings

 2,297

 2,742

 -16.2%

  • Lowest number of condominiums for sale in the month of March since MAR began reporting in 2004.   

 

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