Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sudbury (MA) Real Estate - Market Conditions Mixed

Market conditions are mixed in Sudbury MA, as they are in many towns west of Boston. While the number of sales has fallen year-to-date, sale prices are up and there are substantial accepted offers and sales pending; and the level of inventory depends on the price range. Here are what the stats look like:

There were only 4 single-family closed sales in Sudbury during March 2009 compared with 6 in March 2008. The median sale price was $479,450; the average was $493,225 - both higher than last year, but still lower than most people would expect in Sudbury where there are so many higher priced homes for sale.

Year to date, the number of closed sales are down from the same period in 2008 - 25 compared with 31; the median sale price was higher - $643,000 up from $510,000; the average sale price was also higher - $731,372 up from $623,970. Activity is getting stronger – as of 4/20/09 there were 20 single-family homes with offers accepted, and 10 with sales pending.

Including the 20 homes with accepted offers, there are 134 single-family homes for sale; last year at this time there were 115. The median list price is $862,500; the average is $1,122,248; both up approximately 50K from last year. The gap between closed sale prices and list prices continues to widen despite the fact that inventory is up. Higher inventory generally means lower prices so it’s important for sellers to understand current market conditions in Sudbury and position their properties appropriately in they really plan to sell.

The price ranges with the largest increase from last year are: $1,000,000 to $1,499,999 -25 up from 16; 2 million to $2,4999,999 – 8 up from 1; and 700k to $799,999 – up 33% from 10 to 15. The price ranges with fewer single-family homes for sale are: 450K to $499,999 – 6 down from 10; 600K to $699,999 – 9 down from 14; 800k to $899,999 – 8 compared with 13 last year.

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

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