Southborough Massachusetts Real Estate Report December 2013
Do you want to know what has gone on in the Southborough Real Estate market for December 2013 along with year over year comparisons? How about learning why buying realty in Southborough MA is as popular as ever including information on town history, schools, demographics and more? Take a look below at what is going on in the market!
Southborough MA Real Estate Activity For December 2013 vs December 2012
In December of 2013 there were 9 homes that closed within the month for Southborough MA Real Estate. This is an decrease of 5 units, as there was 4 homes that closed in December of 2012.
The average list price for the homes that closed in December of 2012 was $500,400
The average list price for the homes that closed in December of 2013 was $596,131
The average sale price for the homes that closed in December of 2012 was $473,850
The average sale price for the homes that closed in December of 2013 was $582,867
The average market time for the homes that closed in December of 2012 was 263 days.
The average market time for the homes that closed in December of 2013 was 93 days.
Homes Under Contract For December 2013
1 home went under agreement in the month of December. The average list price of the homes that went under agreement was $429,900. The average time on the market for these homes were 20 days. December was an incredibly slow month for homes going under contract, which is to be expected given this is a slower period of time for real estate sales. In addition available homes for sale is very low.
January 2010 – 2012 Final Year Real Estate Market Statistics For Southboro Massachusetts
In Southboro MA for the period of January to December of 2012 there were 116 properties sold.
In Southboro MA for the period of January to December of 2011 there were 105 properties sold.
In Southboro MA for the period of January to December 2010 there were 149 properties sold.
In Southboro MA for the period of January to December in 2012 the average list price was $548,546 the average sale price was $527,170 the average market time was 127 days.
In Southboro MA for the period of January to December in 2011 the average list price was $562,879 the average sale price was $540,857 and the average market time was 142 days.
In Southboro MA for the period of January to December in 2010 the average list price was $712,199 the average sale price was $660,382 and the average time on the market was 136 days.
Current November 2013 Home For Sale Inventory Levels
The are currently 28 homes on the market in Southborough MA. The average list price of these homes is $986,568. The average days on the market is 137. Inventory of homes for sale in Southborough has once again dropped from last month when there was 35 homes on the market. Inventory is now at the lowest levels I can remember in my twenty seven years in the business.
Southboro MA Real Estate Market Analysis
In 2012 the Southborough Real Estate market had an increase in the amount of homes sold as compared to 2011. The increase was moderate however, in comparison to some of the other surrounding area towns like Hopkinton and Ashland, which saw greater gains in the number of homes sold year over year. Homes priced properly generally went under contract in under 90 days.
There was still a downward trend in Real Estate values in the first part of the past year. Values however, really started to firm in the second and third quarters as home inventory levels dropped. The upper end of the market still showed weakness with a slight decline in values. The average days on dropped as compared to the previous year. The lower end of the market (under 500k) remained strong with values holding firmer than in the upper ends of the Southboro market.
For the year ending 2012 there were 116 sales. In 2011 there were 105 sales. As you can see there was about a 10 percent increase year over year in the amount of home sales. While 10 percent is not bad, there were much healthier increases in other local Metrowest towns.
The Southborough Real Estate market was completely different this year than last. Inventory levels started to drop in the latter half of last year and remained very low throughout most of the year in town. In fact as we enter January the amount of homes for sale is not only at the lowest level for the entire year but also over the last couple of decades. Inventory levels had increased slightly in the middle of the Summer but have started back on their downward trend over the past few months.
Frankly it is unimaginable that there are only 28 homes for sale at the moment!! Lower home inventory is always a good sign for those considering to sell their home as supply and demand plays a big factor with Real Estate values. Given where inventory stands right now and the fact that there more than likely will be a lot of properties entering the market over the next few months it looks like it will be a very competitive Spring market in 2014.
Like the Spring of 2013, it would not be crazy to think that the Spring of 2014 would not bear some resemblance. With so few homes for sale it is going to be a very competitive environment for buyers which can only lead to positives things ahead for those that are considering selling their property.
December was a postitive month for closed home sales. There were nine homes that closed which is five more homes than December of last year. More than likely sales would have been better if there were more properties for sale especially in the lower third of the market. With inventory levels remaining tight the amount of sales have been lower in a number of area towns.
The real estate market certainly favors seller’s who are realistic in their home pricing at the moment.
Only one home went under contract in December which is obviously very little activity but it is indicative of this time of year combined with a lack of homes for sale.
in 2013 there were 119 homes sold. In 2012 Southborough had 116 sales.
The above Southborough Real Estate statistics are for single family homes ONLY and do not include condominiums or multi family homes.
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