Banker & Tradesman included an article on 45 Province in its most recent issue.

Hidden in the text was this nugget of information:

45 Province … will attempt to nix fears of poor high-end sales caused by Boston’s slumping condominium market.

From January through May, 253 condos [in Boston] priced $750,000 and up were sold compared to 334 in the same period last year, a 24 percent drop, according to The Warren Group, parent company of Banker & Tradesman.

Tut, tut.

It’s true, according to MLSPIN, that there were 389 $750,000+ sales in 2007 while there have only been 300 in 2008, year to date.

But, it’s also true that there were 212 $1,000,000+ sales in 2007 compared to 176 in 2008, year to date. A less-fear inducing 17% drop.

Plus, it’s also true that there were 48 $2 million+ sales in 2007 while there have been 56 $2-million+ condos in 2008, year to date. A 16% increase.

(Even more encouraging for you first-time homebuyers, there were only 2 condos sold for under $100,000 in 2007 while there have been 47 sold in 2008, year to date!)

Source: Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network, Inc.

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