Single Family Inventory Bar Graph

No Love for Home Buyers this Valentine’s Day

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Market News, Uncategorized, Wayland, Weston

Slow Start to Spring Sellers often ask when the best time is to list a property for sale, and our pre-pandemic answer was always Valentine’s Day. It seemed that no matter the year or market, when a seller put a well-prepared house on the market early — but not too early — the sale price […]

Lincoln single family inventory and price per square foot 2017-2021

Low Inventory, High Prices

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ZERO houses for sale in Lincoln! December 2021 starts off with never-before-seen zero houses on the market. As we’ve been writing about since early in the pandemic, demand for single-family housing in Lincoln and the surrounding communities has dramatically reduced inventory levels. Houses are selling much faster than usual. That leaves very little available for […]

Inventory Graph 2021 Concord Lincoln Lexington Wayland Weston

It’s Demand, Not Supply

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The competition buyers face this Spring season is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Nearly all of what comes on the market is gobbled up immediately, leaving exceptionally low levels of inventory. But surprisingly, the data tells us that it is the buyers’ appetite — rather than sellers’ reluctance — that has changed. A full year […]

Downsizing during a Pandemic

Downsizing During the Pandemic?

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Unprecedented low inventory, low interest rates, demand… Despite the catastrophic pandemic, 2020 broke local real estate market records. No one predicted it, but the surging demand for more space was buoyed by historically low interest rates. For the many high-earning urban-dwellers of Boston, the only hardship was the competition. That suburban shift has left nearly […]

Single-Family inventory November 2019 to 2020

Low Inventory Persists

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Bedford, Buying, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Market News, Other Towns/Markets, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston

Covid Impacts Persist in West ‘Burbs, Inventory Remains Historically Low in Concord, Lincoln, Sudbury Some towns feeling the squeeze much more acutely than others, like everything else “pandemic” it’s complicated. Back in July, we profiled the year-over-year decline in single-family inventory, and here’s the update in Concord, Lincoln, Bedford, Wayland, Lexington, and Weston. This update […]