October Market Update: Boston

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Key takeaways for the month

Overall, the October data shows Boston on trend year-over-year, indicating expected seasonality. The suburbs are seeing increased growth. 

  • Boston metro pending numbers for condos are up 106% year-over-year and 22% month-over-month due to the higher than usual number of listings that hit the market in June, July, and August. Those aging listings are now selling, as is also indicated by median days on market increasing from 18 days in June to 44 in October.
  • Growth in the suburbs for single family homes and townhomes is indicated by a year-over-year increase in sale price, decrease in days on market, and increase in sale-to-list price ratio.

Competition snapshot

Our Research Team looked into sales in a select area for a snapshot of competitiveness in the local market.

Sale Price

Based on date the property sold.

List Price

Based on date the property was listed.

Sale Price Compared to List Price

Based on date the property sold.

Days on Market

Based on the number of days between the list date and the date the property went pending, except when sold date is earlier than pending (then based on date sold).

Number of Properties Listed

Based on date the property was listed.

Number of Properties Pending Sale

Based on the date the property went pending, except when sold date is earlier than pending (then based on date sold).

Number of Properties Sold

Based on date the property sold.


Metropolitan Boston data is for the city of Boston excluding 02119,02121,02124,02130,02126,02131,02136,02132; Cambridge; and Somerville.

Boston Suburbs data is for Malden, Medford, Quincy, Weymouth, Watertown, Brookline, Newton, Lexington, Winchester, Belmont, and Arlington.


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