Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wayland Real Estate Report -Active Early Spring Market!

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Single Family Homes: Spring market has started early in Wayland and home buyers are recognizing that this is a great time to buy. Although there are 84 single family homes for sale in Wayland compared with 57 last year at this time, 14 already have accepted offers that are being shown for backup offers only. Pending sales are also high for this early in the season; there are currently 22 single family home with sales pending.

Prices for single family properties in Wayland range from $244,900 to $14,900,000. The median price is $779,000; lower than last year when it was $826,500. The average list price is $1,152,814 only a few dollars less than last year. The average list price for properties with offers accepted is $753,407 and $674,559 for sales pending. Offers accepted are the most recent activity.

Closed Sales: There have been 23 closed sales in January and February 2012, up substantially from 9 for the first 2 months of 2011 however, sale prices are similar. The median sale price was $470,000, the average was $503,739. The median sale prices for January and February 2011 was $466,000; the average was $504,800. The average time on the market was 181 days, 20 days longer than last year.
The average sale price to the original list price ratio was 89%. The average sale price to adjusted list price ratio was 93%, proving that asking a higher price does not yield a higher sale price.

Condominiums/Townhouses: There are 33 condominiums/townhouses for sale in Wayland; last year there were 30. However, as with single family homes, many of the active listings already have accepted offers. List prices range for townhouses in Wayland range from $299,900 for a 1 bedroom townhouse to $1,100,000 for a 3200+ square foot luxury unit at “The Meadows.”

New construction townhomes are selling especially well in Wayland. There are 3 one-level garden style age restricted condos for sale ranging from $299,000 to $340,000. There were 7 condominiums sold in Jan/Feb in Wayland, only one more than last year. The median and average sale prices were both higher than last year.

Luxury Homes: As in most towns in the area, the luxury homes market in Wayland still has the best opportunities for buyers. There 26 properties listed in Wayland for over $1 million. Some of these properties have been on the market for a year or more so there are deals to be made!

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

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