Franklin Massachusetts Real Estate Report December 2013
Want to find out what has gone on in the Franklin Real Estate market for the month of December 2013 along with year over year comparisons? How about learning why buying realty in Franklin MA is a popular choice of many home buyers relocating into the Metrowest area? Take a look below and find out all there is to know about the Franklin market!
Franklin MA Real Estate Activity For December 2013 vs December 2012
In December of 2013 there were 19 homes that closed within the month for Franklin MA Real Estate. This is an decrease of 3 units, as there were 22 homes that closed in December of 2012.
The average list price for the homes that closed in December of 2012 was $479,114
The average list price for the homes that closed in December of 2013 was $365,421
The average sale price for the homes that closed in December of 2012 was $460,970
The average sale price for the homes that closed in December of 2013 was $360,911
The average market time for the homes that closed in December of 2012 was 67 days.
The average market time for the homes that closed in December of 2013 was 69 days.
Homes Under Contract For December 2013
5 homes went under agreement in the month of December. The average list price of the homes that went under agreement was $384,760. The average time on the market for these homes were 49 days. December was a slow month for homes going under agreement in the Franklin Real Estate market but not all that uncommon for this time of year. There were not many new properties entering the market for sale.
January 2010 – 2012 Final Year Real Estate Market Statistics For Franklin Massachusetts
For the period of January to December of 2012 there were 243 properties sold.
For the period of January to December of 2011 there were 227 properties sold.
For the period of January to December 2010 there were 206 properties sold.
For the period of January to December in 2012 the average list price was $405,929 the average sale price was $395,470 the average market time was 117 days.
For the period of January to December in 2011 the average list price was $399,425 the average sale price was $388,314 and the average market time was 110 days.
For the period of January to December in 2010 the average list price was $411,088 the average sale price was $399,925 and the average time on the market was 102 days.
Current November Homes For Sale Inventory Levels
The are currently 35 homes on the market in Franklin MA. The average list price of these homes is $529,006. The average days on the market is 299 which is really deceiving due to the fact there is much “to be built” new construction. Essentially homes are selling incredibly quickly if priced properly. Home inventory dropped from last month when there were 41 homes for sale. Historically inventory is at record lows for homes for sale in Franklin. In the twenty seven year I have been selling real estate I have never seen inventory levels like this.
Franklin MA Real Estate Market Analysis
In 2012 the Franklin Real Estate market had a increase in the amount of homes sold as compared to 2011. The increase was a little over 10 percent which is in line with a number other local area towns. Homes priced properly generally moved on average in a 3-4 month time period. There was still a downward trend in Real Estate values through out the earlier part of the year but the weakness occurred mostly in the upper end of the market (over 500k). The average days on market was substantially similar to the previous two years. The lower end of the market (under 400k) remained strong with values holding firmer than in the upper ends of the Franklin market especially over the latter half of the year as inventory levels dropped.
For 2012 there were 243 homes that sold. In 2011 there were 227 sales. 2012 showed about and 9% increase in sales. There are some local towns that show much larger sales gains which is surprising as Franklin is a very popular community for home buyers. In some of the other area towns the increase in sales is between 10-20%.
Inventory levels started to drop over the latter half of 2012 and have remained c0nsistently low throughout all of this year. The amount of homes for sale in Franklin right now has been hovering near the lows for the last decade! As we head into January inventory levels once again dropped by a healthy margin from last month when there were only 41 homes for sale!
When comparing inventory levels over the middle to latter half of 2012, they hovered around 85 to 100 homes for sale. Over the last few months inventory has hovered around 40-50 homes for sale. Having less than fifty homes for sale in Franklin is just mind boggling. In most price ranges homes are selling as fast as the hit the market at the moment.
For most of the year it was not unusual for some properties to last only a few weeks on the market and in some cases those properties were receiving multiple offers. Moving forward there is nothing to indicate that we will see anything but a sellers market as we head into the early part of 2014.
December was a decent month for closed sales with 19 which was a few sales less than last year when there was 22.. The total number of sales more than likely would have been greater if there were more homes for sale.
Lower inventory is always a good sign for those who want to sell their home as supply and demand is always a factor with Real Estate values. As mentioned previously, the average days on the market is noticeably higher in Franklin than some of the other area towns but this is a statistical glitch due to a significant amount of properties that are “to be built.” Franklin has far more new construction than some of the other towns in the area which has a dramatic effect on the days on market statistics.
For 2013 Franklin ended the year with 269 home sales. In 2012 there were 243 sales.
The above Franklin Real Estate statistics are for single family homes ONLY and do not include condominiums or multi family homes.
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