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2017 Suffolk County Mid-Year Report

Want to know how the Suffolk County real estate market is doing? In this Mid-Year Report, we’re looking at home sales in Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop for the first half of 2017 versus the first half of 2016 and how the market is currently performing.

As of June 30th, a total of 3,935 homes sold in Suffolk County at an average sale price of $691,724. These numbers include single-family homes, condominiums, and multi-family sales combined. The number of homes sold is up 2.7% from this same time period in 2016 when 3,833 total homes were sold.

Homes Listed in Suffolk County:

From January 1st to June 30th, there were 5,301 homes listed on the market, up 2.6% compared to 5,167 within the same date range in 2016.

Homes Pending in Suffolk County:

From January 1st to June 30th, there were 4,430 homes that went pending (contracts accepted), down 2.9% compared to 4,562 within the same date range in 2016.

The Suffolk County market has been strong this year considering the market’s trends in Massachusetts as explained in our 2017 Mid-Year Report.   Homes pending were down slightly, but overall home sales and prices were up from 2016.  Though pending numbers are down, the number of homes listed is up, so the number of home sales over the rest of the year could go either way.  It’s positive to see the numbers moving in the direction they are, so the rest of the year will likely have a solid finish.