Realtor.com, a national site for real estate listings and information, found that the Boston housing market is the second most recovered out of the 50 largest metro areas in the country as of the week that ended June 13. Realtor.com’s Weekly Housing Index relies on search traffic on the site, median list prices, new listings, and median time on the market, all compared with the January 2020 market trend. The firm’s data indicate that Boston was on track to see the busiest housing market on record in the spring until the pandemic hit.
“Our data shows the Boston market is experiencing a swifter recovery than the US overall,” said Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com. “Asking prices are growing at near double digits, and while sellers have yet to come back in full strength, the pace of sales is comparable to this time last year, bucking the national trend that has yet to see time on market catch up. The number of active home shoppers remains high and growing, as lower mortgage rates and a resilient tech sector continue to power demand.”
Today, I viewed Google Analytics for this Boston real estate website. Based on the data I would concur with Realtor.com’s conclusions. My traffic data reveals we’re up from this time last year with an average of between 150 – 200 visitors a day compared to 70 – 95 visitors a day last year.