The following information is from the local MLS database as of December 6, 2008, compared to (November 29, 2008) and (December 7, 2007).

Total # of condos for sale in the city of Boston: 1,794 (1,852) (2,212)
Average # of days on market: 138 (141) (137)

Number of condos sold over past 30 days: 211 (242) (252)
Average days on market, sold units: 115 (104) (116)
Ratio, closing/sales price to original/list price: 92% (93%) (94%)
Months’ supply of condos: 8.50 (7.65) (8.77)

Median close price, last thirty days, this year: $330,000
Median close price, last thirty days, last year: $360,500

Average close price, last thirty days, this year: $417,267
Average close price, last thirty days, last year: $494,458

# of properties going under agreement, last thirty days: 205 (241) (250)

Average days on market: 114 (114) (N/A)

Velocity: $88,043,338 ($99,638,728) ($129,678,200)
(Velocity is the # of units sold during last 30 days multiplied by the $ amount)

My thoughts: Frozen. As you can see if you compare this week’s with last week’s (not shown here), Average sales price, last thirty days jumped up – don’t know the reason for that, I guess there were a couple high-priced units that closed.

* IMPORTANT: Starting in January, 2009, I will probably begin reporting data from LINK, not from MLSPIN. LINK data is more accurate, as its information is pulled directly from the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds.

Based on information provided to and compiled by the Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network, Inc. covering the period 11/6/2008 – 12/6/2008, and the period 11/7/2007 – 12/7/2007.

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