Here is our final Boston condos for sale forecast for 2019. Below are the real estate industry market forecasts for national and Portland housing prices in 2019.
5 National Real Estate Market 2019 Predictions:
- Zillow – 6.4% Increase
- Realtor.com – 2.2% Increase
- Veroforecast – 4.3% Increase
- Corelogic – 4.8% Increase
- Freddic Mac – 4.3% Increase
3 Boston Real Estate Market 2019 Predictions:
- Zillow – 2% Increase
- Realtor.com – 5% Increase
- My final prediction – 3% Increase
Boston homes expected to decrease in value in 2019:
Whatever dropped in 2018 will continue to drop in 2019. Throughout the Boston metro condos priced over 300K fell in value. Homes priced over 600K fell in value. As a general rule in the Boston metro in 2019, the higher the price, the greater the price drop – and this truer for condos than any other type of property.
Boston homes expected to increase in value in 2019:
Any home currently valued less than average for the metro, less than $450,000 has a good chance of still appreciating in value in 2019. As a general rule, the lower the home value now, the greater the chance of appreciating in 2019. The reason I’m predicting a 3% increase in the 2019 Boston housing market is because lower priced homes will continue to gain, say 5% to 8% in value (and there are more of them), while higher priced homes will drop 5% to 10% or more in value in 2019.
Why is the Boston Housing Market Cooling?
- Population growth is slowing down. Boston is still one of the fastest growing city in the U.S. and this after topping the charts in 2016. Out of state buyers were able to buy higher priced homes, and now without their influx coming in at near the same level, there are not enough buyers for higher priced Boston luxury condos for sale
- The national housing market is cooling as well. Big trends impact the entire country. Mortgage rates are up, buyer confidence is down.
- Read our pasr article for some in-depth numbers on the cooling Portland market.
Will the Boston Housing Market Crash?
Absolutely not. Employment rates are incredibly high. Wages are finally starting to increase.
Should I buy a Boston home in 2019?
Absolutely yes, or at least by 2020-21. The best time to buy a home is when the market is down. Most home buyers purchase when the market is up or at the peak. Buck the trend! Buy low and sell high is always correct, but for the most part the general public does the opposite, because they get scared. Already own a home? Do yourself a favor and pick up an investment property while the Portland housing market is down.
Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs
In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.
For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.
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