Middlesex County MA - Single-family home sales prices were higher in the second quarter of 2014 than for Q2 2013. However, there were fewer homes for sale which resulted in 7.4% drop in the number of homes sold. Fewer homes resulted in more urgency among home buyers and the average number of days on the market was 56; 13.8% less than the previous year.
Of course, all real estate is local and counties are comprised of several towns and prices vary from town to town. Here are the median prices for single-family houses in some of the towns west of Boston:
Sudbury: $685,000; up 6.7%
Wayland: $694,500; up 11.7%
Concord: $1,000,000; up 6.2%
Maynard: $342,500; up %
Stow: $476,450; up 6.7%
Lincoln: $1,186,000; up 2.2%
Acton: $591.000; up 7%
Click here for a complete list of towns in Middlesex County by zip code. Search for homes at www.marilynmessenger.com
Friday, August 08, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Condo prices are way up in Massachusetts are not just in Boston! Click to link to a recent article in the Boston Globe.
|Deer Hedge Run Maynard|
Prices are also up over last year in many of suburban towns west of Boston.
Here are median prices for some of the towns for the past 6 months:
Maynard: $257,000; up 3.4%
Concord: $367,500; up 4.7%
Sudbury: $620,000; up 4.8%
Acton: $277,200; up 7%
Stow: $382,000; 7.4%
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About the author: Marilyn Messenger, a Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer Representative, and broker associated with Andrew Mitchell and Company in Concord has been selling condominiums for 21 years.
Having served on the Board of Trustees at Deer Hedge Run, she understands HOAs (homeowner associations) and the ins-and-out of condominium living. Contact Marilyn at 508-596-3501 for information about condominiums that may fit your needs. If you're thinking about selling; low inventory makes this a good time!
Friday, July 18, 2014
|Clients' New Home - Sudbury $1,080,000|
Currently, there are eleven luxury properties with sales pending and with an accepted offer waiting for contingencies to clear. There were 19 luxury homes sold during the same period last year.
Homes for Sale in Sudbury: There are currently 71 single-family homes for sale in Sudbury with prices ranging from $315,000 to $3,295,000. The price range with the most opportunities continues to be luxury homes that are priced from $1,000,000 to $1,499,999 - there are 17 currently for sale.
Summer is a great time to buy a home in Sudbury and if you act quickly, you can still move into your new house in time for the start of the school year. Click here to see houses for sale in Sudbury and other towns in Middlesex County. If you are thinking about selling your house in Sudbury, it’s never too soon to start planning your move – click to request a homeevaluation or call 508-596-3501 to talk with your Sudbury area specialist.
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About the author: Marilyn Messenger has been representing home buyers and seller in Sudbury, Wayland, Maynard, Stow, and the towns west of Boston since 1993. She is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and a licensed real estate broker associated with Andrew Mitchell and Company in Concord. She is the top recommended broker on Trulia in Sudbury, Wayland, Stow, and Maynard. She has the skills and experience to achieve her clients' goals. You can reach Marilyn at 508-596-3501 or visit www.marilynmessenger.com to learn more.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Summer is home improvement time. Whether you're doing some renovating or adding an addition or deck, make sure the contractor pulls a permit and that the inspector from the town signs off after the work is done. It's very easy to find out if one is needed; towns have the information about permits on their web sites or you can call the building inspector. Most people don't think about it. They assume that their contractor will take care of everything and especially because most include the cost of a permit in their quote.
Unfortunately, contractors often do not follow through with applying for the permit(s) and scheduling the inspection after. Whether it's a lack of time, or someone just forgets to do their job, the bottom line is that permits are important for your protection, protection of the town, and the protection of future owners.
When you sell your house, if a home inspector sees a problem and there is no permit on file, even though it's not your fault, it raises suspicion that will ultimately cost you; buyers will question what else is wrong or missing and start looking for reasons to reduce the price! This has happened to many of my clients who paid top dollar to reputable contractors who never followed through on the permit.
Advice to homeowners and sellers: ask the contractor when the inspector from the town will be coming by to sign off on the work done. If they can't answer, make sure you follow up with the contractor. Or, you can call the inspector yourself then you know it will be done. It will save you money and stress. Enjoy your new home improvements!
About the author: Marilyn Messenger, CRS has been representing buyers and sellers west of Boston for 20 years. Having attended 100s of home inspections, she knows first-hand how important building permits are to the home buying and selling process. You can reach Marilyn at 508-596-3501 or visit www.MarilynMessenger.com for buyer and seller information, free home searches, and market conditions reports for Wayland, Sudbury, and the towns west of Boston.
Monday, June 09, 2014
|Sudbury MA - Sale Pending|
distances from Boston, Cambridge, and Waltham.
There are fewer single-family homes for sale that last year at this time. The number of closed sales both in May and year-to-date through May 31 is also less than in 2013 for the same time periods. Median sale prices are for closed sales were higher higher, and the luxury properties market is thriving again as is the 55+ condominium market.
Lower supply meant to increased competition among buyers and it was not unusual to see houses have accepted offers within a day or two; many receiving multiple offers/bidding wars. I am starting to see some closed sales with sale prices above asking. Keep in mind, it generally takes about 60 days to close from the time of an offer; the buying decisions for these houses were made a couple of months ago at the peak of the Spring market.
As busy as the market has been, there were still very single-family home sellers who had to reduce their list prices because their houses were not selling.
Here is the link to more details on my Trulia blog. Contact me at 508-596-3501 to discuss how the market effects your decision to buy or sell a house in Sudbury. Search for homes or request a market valuation for your home at www.marilynmesenger.com.