In August the local real estate market began its rebound from the late spring - early summer dip in activity. The September numbers show a continuation of this positive trending for sales volume and pricing, despite the fact that mortgage rates have inched ever so slightly upward. This may be, in fact, the very catalyst driving the recent upsurge in activity.
It will be particularly interesting to see if this trend in the local real estate market continues or if it is proves to be just a flurry of activity comprised primarily of fence sitters looking to time their purchase in the market.
Residential sales volume, coming off August's 170 residential housing unit sales, rose to match this years' monthly high of 188 units that we saw first occurring in the month of April. This unit count includes single family residences, multiple family residences and individual residential condominium units.
On the pricing side, during the month of September, the median price of homes rose 2.11% to $239,900, eclipsing this year's high of $238,900. realized back in March. The mean price also continued to rise by 2.29% to this year's new high of
These sales statistics cover the communities of Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Fall River, Little Compton, RI, Somerset, Swansea, Tiverton, RI, and Westport. They reveal monthly activity for residential properties that went under agreement from 09/01/2013 through to 09/30/2013 in our local market area as serviced by the H3MLS-Property Information Network.
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