Current Market Data

High mortgage rates reducing number of eligible buyers in Massachusetts

Boston real estate is feeling the effects as more potential home buyers are adjusting their budgets.

“Unusual” market in April as home sales slow, but listed homes still sell quickly and at high prices

The inventory of unsold homes increased in April, while the median existing-home sales price rose, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

Single-family home construction slows for second month in a row as apartment starts jump 

“Builders are responding to higher mortgage rates and are chasing rising rents, with fewer homebuyers and more renters being forced to renew their leases.” — NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun 

NAHB: Builder confidence plunges in May on affordability concerns 

The release of the monthly survey from the National Association of Home Builders comes as the Biden Administration unveiled a housing-supply action plan that aims to boost the supply of affordable apartments and new homes. 

Less buyers doesn’t mean more available homes

Despite the drop in demand, homes are selling faster than ever.

Massachusetts ranked one of the worst states for property taxes

A new report ranks Massachusetts as one of the worst states in the country when it comes to property taxes.

Can $150,000 buy a home in Boston? 

The data illustrates the struggle for first-time homebuyers trying to get a foot in the housing door in the country’s largest markets.

Mortgage applications rise for second week despite historically high rates 

Despite a slow start to the spring homebuying season, prospective buyers are showing some resiliency in the face of higher mortgage rates, as seen by two weeks in a row of increasing loan applications. 

Sellers drop prices as buyers continue to find little relief

Homes are selling at record-breaking speed.

Smaller markets lead the way in Q1 home-price gains; Boston sees 9.7% rise 

Seventy percent of the 185 metros surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® saw double-digit price gains in the first quarter, compared to 66% in the preceding period. 

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