How is the Real Estate Market in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts?
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Here is a summary of market activity for single family home sales in the first half of 2014, compared to 2013:
Data source: MLS PIN
Current Market Trends
As of this writing, there are 114 single family homes on the market in Shrewsbury, close to five months' worth of inventory. The average list price is $513,000.
Also, there are 62 homes that are either under contract, or have accepted an offer with a contingency that has yet to be met. The average list price for this group of homes is $530,000.
As you can see, the number of homes sold January - June 2014 was reduced compared to 2013. However, both the average sale price and median sale price were up. Average days on market were lower in the first half of 2014, compared to the first half of 2013.
With the summer months upon us, I would expect to see a slight slowing of home sales through August, and then an increase in the fall. Days on market will likely increase slightly.
One factor for both buyers and sellers to bear in mind is that mortgage interest rates are expected to start to increase. It is expected that by mid-2015, interest rates will be 1% higher than they are now. This will affect buyers' purchasing power, and may ultimately impact home sale prices.
Do you have questions about the real estate market in your neighborhood? Feel free to contact me for up-to-date information.
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Kathryn Acciari, RSPS, SRS, RESE, CFA
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Westborough MA 01581
Serving the Route 9/20 Corridors of Central Massachusetts
Sturbridge to Westborough
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