Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wayland Real Estate Market - Good News for Buyers; Fewer Sales; Lower Prices

Custom Cape - List Price: $830,000
Single Family Homes: Current list prices for single family homes in Wayland range from $124,900 to $18,800,000. At $618,950 the median list price is lower than last year at this time when it was $629,450. The average is $1,077,036, higher than last year when it was $930,526.

The number of single family homes on the market is up slightly from last year; there are 98 compared with 94. The price range with the most homes available is $500,000 to $599,000; there are 18, so good choices for buyers. Inventory levels and time on the market are very similar to last year at this time however, both vary by price range. Of the 98 single family homes for sale, 11 already have accepted offers and are being shown until contingencies clear. The number of single family homes sold in July was down from July 2010 – 11 vs. 17. However, the median and average sale prices were higher. The median sale price in July 2011 was $615,000; the average was $636,545. Last July the median was $470,000; the average was $599,994. Currently there are 13 homes with sales pending.

Year-to-date through 7/31 there were 73 closed sales; last year there were 81. Along with fewer homes sold, both median and average prices were less. The 2011 median was $534,000; average was $600,785. The 2010 median was $567,105; the average was $624,027.Fewer sales and lower prices are good news for buyers; and sellers who are serious are adjusting their list prices according; there have been 41 price adjustments on 36 single family properties in Wayland since July 1. The average adjustment was -9.66%.

Condomiums/Townhouses: The condominium and townhouse market has improved over last year. Both the number of closed sales and the median sale price are up. Y-T-D through July 31, 2011 there were 21 condos/townhouses sold. The median sale price was $531,900; the average was $544,179. During the same period in 2010 there were 16 sold; the median price was $487,500; the average was higher at $663,525. The average in 2011 was $544,179. There are currently 26 for sale with prices ranging from $299,000 to $1,100,000.

Luxury Market: As in most towns in the area, the luxury homes market in Wayland still has the best opportunities for buyers. There 26 luxury homes available, some have been on the market for a year or longer; Fall is a great time to get a deal!

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Data source: MLSPIN (Multiple Listing Service Property Information Network.
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