Ashland Massachusetts Real Estate Market September 2014
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Real Estate Activity For September 2014 vs September 2013
In September of 2014 there were 13 homes that closed within the month for Ashland MA Real Estate. This was a decrease of 1 unit, as there were 12 homes that closed in August of 2013.
The average list price for the homes that closed for September of 2013 was $444,173
The average list price for the homes that closed for September of 2014 was $403,317
The average sale price for the homes that closed for September of 2013 was $433,377
The average sale price for the homes that closed for September of 2014 was $399,186
The average market time for the homes that closed for September of 2013 was 87 days.
The average market time for the homes that closed for September of 2014 was 47 days.
Homes Under Contract For September 2014
13 homes went under agreement in the month of September. The average list price of the homes that went under contract was $371,394. The average time on the market for these homes were 66 days. September was a decent month for homes going under agreement.
January 2011 – 2013 Final Year Real Estate Market Statistics For Ashland Massachusetts
For the period of January to December of 2012 there were 153 properties sold.
For the period of January to December of 2012 there were 129 properties sold.
For the period of January to December 2011 there were 96 properties sold.
For the period of January to December in 2013 the average list price was $394,724 the average sale price was $387,466, the average market time was 69 days.
For the period of January to December in 2012 the average list price was $364,037 the average sale price was $354,900 and the average market time was 104 days.
For the period of January to December in 2011 the average list price was $393,090, the average sale price was $383,811 and the average time on the market was 96 days.
Current September Home For Sale Inventory Levels
The are currently 37 homes on the market. The average list price of these homes for sale is $500,060. The average days on the market is 173. The amount of homes for sale decreased by three homes for sale over last months levels. Inventory levels have remained in a fairly tight range over the last few months with the a slight downward trend.
Ashland MA Real Estate Market Analysis
Real Estate Analysis For 2013
In 2013 the Ashland Real Estate market had a very large increase in the number of sales compared to 2012. The real estate market in Ashland was very different than in previous years as was the case for numerous towns in the Metrowest area. The market in fact turned from a buyers market into a full fledged sellers market. What we saw was a market shaped by low inventory combined with exceptionally attractive interest rates.
The beginning of the 2013 real estate market was actually shaped by homes going under contract super fast and close to asking prices. In a number of cases there were homes that sold in the first couple of weeks they were for sale. In some circumstances buyers were under pressure to pay more than asking prices as multiple bidders on a property was not uncommon. The latter half of 2013 settled into a more balanced market.
Home inventory levels have been consistently below the averages of the last 4-5 years throughout the entire past year.
Low home inventory levels are always a good sign for those considering to sell their property as they typically will bring up housing prices. Moving into 2014 we are set up to see a very similar Spring market that we experienced last year. Inventory right now is at the lowest I have seen in my twenty seven years in the business.
For 2013 there were 153 sales. In 2012 there were only 129 so Ashland saw a significant jump in their sales volume.
Current 2014 Real Estate Analysis
Ashland has been remarkable similar this year when compared to last. While the market at the beginning of the year started slow it has almost caught up to the amount of sales as last year. There has been a steady amount of homes sold each month. Inventory has also remained low. Essentially as soon as a home comes on the market it does not last long if priced appropriately. With inventory remaining low the market has favored sellers throughout the year.
I expect the market to be slow down at least slightly from the pace that it has been following for most of the year. We have already seen a bit of a slow down in showing activity so it will not be a surprise if pending and closed sales start to taper off over the coming months.
Ashland had an average month for closed transactions in September with twelve sales. This was a similar amount of sales as last year when there were thirteen.
Year to date sales vs last year
There have been 113 homes sold through September. As of this same time last year there were 119 homes sold. There was actually a much larger gap until recently as the last few months have been stronger for sales in town.
The above Ashland Real Estate statistics are for single family homes ONLY and do not include condominiums or multi family homes.
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