Local Market Stats, January, 2017

January is typically a slow month for real estate.   People are coming up for air after the holidays, and the early part of the month generally sees low activity.  By late January, in a market such as ours (with low inventory), things start to pick up.   In February and March we typically see more homes come on the market, with April and May being peak “spring market.”

Locally we are seeing very low inventory levels.  Despite strong prices, sellers are not flocking to list their homes (note the selling price compared to listing price ratio…especially Holliston!).  This has been going on for several years.  As you look at the reports below, notice the number of homes on the market, compared to the number of homes sold and pending.  In many markets (not all, Dover & Wellesley being the exceptions…we are seeing a lot of the very high end homes sitting on the market in these towns) we see inventory levels that represent about a month’s worth of  activity (sales + pending).  Anything under 5-6 months of inventory is considered a seller’s market…so right now there is no question, the market is in the seller’s favor!

Here are the relevant market statistics for January, 2017 for Dover, Medfield, Norfolk, Walpole, Wellesley and Norfolk Country, along with Holliston, Natick, Sherborn and Middlesex County (scroll down, in order listed above).  Note that this represents only one month’s worth of data, so for a town like Sherborn, with only 2 sales in January, it is less relevant than towns with more transactions.  Each month these reports will be cumulative (YTD or quarterly reports) and the data will become more useful.  If you have any questions about the data, questions about the market in general, or if you are interested in discussing buying or selling a home, email me (Lvandore@LandmarkNE.com), call me (508-308-4436) or send me a message via Facebook messenger.  I am always happy to talk to you!











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About Lisa Van Dore

I have lived in Sherborn, Dover and most recently North Walpole, for a total of 15 years (and counting). Having recently been through the process of selling a home and buying (and renovating) a new one, I understand the conflicting emotions of excitement and anxiety inherent in the process, whether you are a seller or buyer, whether this is your first home purchase or your tenth. I have a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. My early career found me working as a CPA, and later as the controller of Crate & Barrel. More recently I spent seven years running my own personal training business. I understand the hard work and dedication necessary to build a business and a reputation...most of my personal training clients came to me by referral and my first client was still with me when I decided to leave personal training. This speaks to the level of effort I put forth for my clients, week after week. On a more personal note, I raced triathlon for seven years and more recently completed my first half marathon. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, Maine, hiking and, in the fall, following college football...my teams are the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).
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