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January 22, 2020
Massachusetts home prices

Record high home prices as 2020 gets underway

The median sale price of single-family homes sold in Massachusetts hit a new record high in 2019, according to data maintained by MLS-PIN. The largest Multiple […]
September 13, 2019
move to a better home

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to move

An extraordinary combination of record-high home prices, a strong local economy, and extremely low mortgage rates makes now the perfect time to move to a better […]
May 21, 2019

MA home sales, prices up as spring selling season nears end

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer in the US and also signals the approaching end of the spring home selling season in Massachusetts. A […]
April 8, 2019
MA median home sale price

Home prices in Franklin, MA at all-time high for 1st quarter

The results are in for home sales in Massachusetts during the first quarter of 2019.  They confirm what many buyers already suspect: home prices are at […]
February 19, 2019
Franklin MA housing - hot and not 2019

Franklin, MA home prices: What’s hot . . . and what’s not

On the face of it, the fast-approaching spring 2019 home selling season should be better for prospective home buyers than the brutally competitive, ultra-low-housing-inventory spring market […]
February 6, 2019
Case SAhiller Boston Home Price Index

MA home prices continue to move higher

The seasonally adjusted Case-Shiller Boston Home Price Index, which has repeatedly hit all-time highs since 2016, keeps powering upwards. The latest reading of the benchmark Boston […]
January 9, 2019

Mortgage rate drop rescues MA real estate at end of 2018

A sharp decline in mortgage rates last November materially boosted what had been a flagging Massachusetts real estate market in the final quarter of 2018.  The […]
November 23, 2018

Outlook for real estate in 2019 after 2018’s market slowdown

The real estate market in Massachusetts weakened noticeably in the last quarter of 2018, mirroring the slowing pace of home sales in most regions of the […]
October 21, 2018

Demand for homes cools while MA economy sizzles

The beleaguered Massachusetts home buyer finally got a break this fall after years of relentlessly low listing inventories and skyrocketing home prices: there has been a […]
July 23, 2018
Stone Ridge Condos Franklin MA

Stone Ridge Condos in Franklin poised for major price increase

You wouldn’t know it from the chart below, but the townhomes at the Stone Ridge Condominiums in Franklin, MA seem set for a significant increase in […]
July 16, 2018
2018 MA real estate review

MA home prices keep rising, market strong at midyear 2018

At the halfway point of 2018, Massachusetts home prices keep rising amid buoyant market conditions.  The current real estate market in Massachusetts is so robust that […]
July 5, 2018
Case Shiller Boston Home Price Index 1987 - 2018

No Boston Bubble: Why high MA home prices seem here to stay

The Massachusetts real estate market is currently a feast for home sellers. Demand for homes – and home sale prices – continue to soar in 2018. […]
March 15, 2018

33 percent fewer home listings this spring than 2 years ago

The spring home selling season has gotten off to an early start this year, despite three major snow storms so far in March.  Many recent open […]
January 17, 2018

A stellar year in Franklin real estate

A quick look at two charts will show you the driving force behind the outstanding sales numbers posted during 2017 for single family homes in the Town […]
November 8, 2017

Home prices hit a record high amid plunging inventories

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index for Boston has hit another all time high. The seasonally adjusted Boston Index topped 202 for the first time in its […]
October 3, 2017

Why housing is so expensive–and scarce–in Greater Boston

Have you have been wondering why it’s almost impossible to find a decent home at an affordable price in Greater Boston?  A presentation made earlier this […]
July 22, 2017
Franklin Crossing Condos Franklin MA

Franklin Crossing Condos – 1st half 2017 sales report

The first half of 2017 saw the highest price paid for a unit at Franklin Crossing since the onset of the Great Recession back in 2009. […]
June 5, 2017

Greater Boston home prices set record high . . . again

Greater Boston home prices keep setting records!  The seasonally adjusted Case-Shiller Home Price Index for Boston climbed above 200 for the first time in its 30 […]
April 13, 2017

MA real estate market sizzles in first quarter of 2017

The sizzling Massachusetts real estate market continued on high broil during the first quarter of 2017. Housing inventories got markedly tighter throughout the eastern half of […]
March 10, 2017

Greater Boston home prices nearly double since 2000

Up 94 percent since 2000!  That’s the hefty gain recorded by Greater Boston single family home prices in the 16 years since start of the 21st […]
February 20, 2017

Housing scarcity deepens across Eastern MA

There’s a pressing lack of homes for sale in most communities in Eastern Massachusetts.  As you’ll see in this post below, there’s currently an alarmingly low […]
January 23, 2017

Franklin, MA faces a housing shortage in 2017

In a situation recalling the “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” opening lines of Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, […]
January 15, 2017

2016 a record year for real estate in MA

2016 was a stupendous year for real estate in Massachusetts. Home sales volume on MLS-PIN shattered prior records and Greater Boston home prices hit new all […]
January 12, 2017

Strong demand boosts condo prices at Franklin Crossing in 2016

The average sale price of condos at Franklin Crossing in Franklin, MA rose sharply during 2016. At $152,938, the average sale price at Franklin Crossing was […]
December 1, 2016

Bullish forecast for Boston real estate in 2017

With homes in Massachusetts selling at a record pace and Greater Boston home prices surging nearly 5% above their previous all time high, economists and housing […]
September 19, 2016

Low unemployment rate drives MA home sales, prices higher

All the jobs created by the dynamic Massachusetts economy are driving the MA unemployment rate down to lows not seen since the high tech boom years […]
July 18, 2016

MA home sales booming in 2016

The Massachusetts real estate market is posting banner sales results this year. MA single family home sales volume jumped 18.5% in the first half of 2016, […]
April 26, 2016

Franklin needs more homes for sale

Franklin home buyers have been faced with a dire reality so far in 2016: there simply have been not enough homes for sale in town at […]
April 18, 2016

MA home sales jump in first quarter 2016

With the Case-Shiller Home Price Index for Boston at all-time highs as 2016 got underway, the stage was set for robust home sales in Massachusetts during […]
January 18, 2016

MA home sales hit record volume in 2015

The number of single family homes sold in Massachusetts in 2015 soared to record highs, according to data provided by MLSPIN. Home sales volume across MA […]