New Housing Report Raises Question: Have We Hit Bottom?

Some good news for the housing market: The Warren Group reports today that single-family home sales jumped almost 12 percent in July from the same month last year.

There were almost 5,000 single-family home sales during the month, the best sales pace for the month of July since 2005.

Unit sales were even higher than June, which historically has been the strongest month for home sales.

So have we hit bottom yet?

Timothy Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, thinks the market’s turned a corner when it comes to sales, but he doesn’t think it has hit bottom in terms of prices. Prices are still declining, he says.

But the rate of decline has slowed. And in some towns – Brookline, Franklin, Westport, Amesbury, Concord – prices have actually increased this year.

Source: Warren Group

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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

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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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