We’re excited to see the housing market in Greater Boston and here throughout all of Eastern Massachusetts pick up. Earlier today (May 3, 2017) on our social media at Discount Packing Supplies Facebook and @DiscountPacking Twitter, we shared a CNBC report about the overall US Housing Market, specifically home resales, up and off to an unusually fast start for the spring season. CNBC says it reached “highs not seen since 2007.”
But that’s our nation as a whole. What’s up with home sales in and around the Hub? Various ways to look at it. We don’t claim to be expert analysts on the market, we’re the experts in getting you the right packing materials and even planning and arranging your entire move, regardless of what you paid or how quick or slow your home sale / purchase was! But of course we follow that news, as well as talk to our expert friends and partners at the many Realtors® who we know, especially those listed on our Real Estate agent referral section. Right up above on the “Real Estate Help” menu item. We suggest you call or visit one of them near you, to get the latest take on what’s going on in Boston-area real estate sales.
That said, let’s look at some recent reports for our Eastern Mass home sales region. The Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR) just released news last week (4/25/2017) that the “Greater Boston Market Hits its Stride” in March. A few days later (4/30), Homesnap.com reported that April sales, though lower than its 12-month moving average, were still up in home prices, extending a trend. They say that “With only two months of inventory to sell, Boston is a strong seller’s market, in spite of the dip in sales.” Homesnap also notes that the first stop down the South Shore from Boston, the city of Quincy, had the most sales last month. Overall region median home sale price was $624,000, continuing an upward trend the last 4 weeks.
So is the market surging, dropping, or sideways? Still “Seller’s market” or at the cusp of buying opportunities? “Jump in now before things get higher” or “Let’s see what happens next?” We will keep watching all this carefully. If you’re considering making the big move from renting to buying your first home, moving up from a starter home, downsizing as an empty-nester, or moving to or from Greater Boston to elsewhere, we suggest you follow these and many other real estate news sources too. But especially, talk to a pro! Our Real Estate Professional friends and partners know markets like this inside and out, and whatever happens, can help you make the best home-purchasing and/or home-selling decision.
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