Current Market Data

New homes are trending smaller

The median area for a new single-family home fell to 2,191 square feet in the second quarter — the lowest recorded size since 2010.

CoreLogic: Home-price growth picks up speed in July 

CoreLogic expects prices to continue to grow through next year, albeit at a more traditional pace than in the height of the pandemic. 

High housing costs dampen homebuyer demand

Those looking to buy a house will be paying a premium as inventory continues to be an issue.

One in five millennials think they’ll never own a home

Eighteen percent of millennials — approximately one in five — believe they will never become a homeowner, according to a recent survey from Redfin.

NAR: Pending-home sales post second monthly increase in a row 

Pending transactions were in negative territory for most of this year, so the recent increases could bode well for future activity. 

Case-Shiller: Home-price index just 0.02% off 2022 peak; Boston sees 0.9% gain 

A fifth consecutive month of increases in the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index suggests the housing market recovery that began earlier this year is likely to continue. 

‘Collapse’ of housing inventory drives price rebound 

Two weeks after housing inventory turned negative, home prices posted a healthy increase, MarketNsight said. 

Half of all buyers are first-timers in 2023

First-timers made up 45% of buyers in 2022 and 37% in 2021.

Home, condo prices reach new highs for July

Home and condo prices in the Boston real estate market continued to break records again last month, according to a new Warren Group report. 

NAR: Existing-home sales decline as median price remains above $400,000 

High mortgage rates and limited inventory continued to weigh on sales activity, National Association of REALTORS®Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said. 

After months of improvement, Massachusetts home sales tumbled in July

For the first time since February, closed sales fell month over month in July, despite hopes for a strong summer season.

Housing starts rebound in July after June slump 

Single-family home permits and completions, meanwhile, also rose, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Massachusetts median home sale price tops $900,000

Home values remain strong in the Bay State as home sale prices break records in July.

Boston home values rise as competition remains strong

Home values also rose nationally from June to July, according to a new Zillow report.

Monthly mortgage payments up nearly 20% from 2022

Meanwhile, July’s home sale prices had their highest increase since November.

Greater Boston tops country for largest increase in housing supply

Greater Boston had the largest increase in housing supply in June, according to a new RE/MAX report.

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