Boston Real Estate Market Reports
A new report shows declines in key measures of just how many options buyers have. Meanwhile, sales decline too.
But the coronavirus pandemic has upended just about everything housing market-wise, so these figures likely represent a peak for some time to come.
Some neighborhoods saw spikes in the number of trades during the three months ended March 30 despite the pandemic, while others saw steep drop-offs in activity.
Yes, there were records galore for condo and townhouse trades during the three months ended March 30—but the signs of change are there due to coronavirus.
It’s not an easy decision in the best of times—now with coronavirus there’s more to consider.
Hard to say. But a new analysis estimates that nearly 1 in 4 tenant and owner households regionally had trouble making the rent or the mortgage, likely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But sales of single-families were up during a March that saw the novel coronavirus pandemic declared, according to the latest figures.
Just when so many tenants and prospective tenants could use a break, the numbers hold steady into April.
Unemployment and income loss will cause more households to spend more of their income on rent, new figures show—and higher earners might feel it the most.
It’s too early to gauge the pandemic’s effects, if any, on what’s still one the priciest U.S. cities for leasing an apartment.
New February figures from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors showed increases in closing tags for condos and single-families. That could seem like ancient history in a couple of weeks.
And a recession is unlikely to help. Here’s why.
New figures show year-over-year increases throughout the region, with Cambridge and Boston the most expensive municipalities for renting.
Never forget that the high rents and prices in Boston and its surrounding region contribute mightily to their worst-in-the-nation congestion. How best to break the logjam?
Median home prices jumped across Boston from 2014 to 2019, according to new figures, with particularly pronounced increases in Mission Hill, East Boston, and upper Dorchester.
Lack of supply plus steady demand equals higher costs for buyers—but they keep coming.
Officials, activists, and others have embraced varying ideas—with varying degrees of success—to address what everyone agrees is a crisis in supply.
A February report shows rents jumped year over year in places such as Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. What else is new?
Malden and Cambridge were relatively rife with over-asks in 2019, while Boston proper saw relatively few.
They accounted for 45 percent of purchases last year, much higher than the share nationally and despite steeper prices and scarcer inventory.
What else is new? The sector continues to easily outpace the rest of a market that appears to be cooling. Here are the latest stats and a glimpse of what’s to come.
The housing market continues its turn, despite surges in sales and prices in late 2019.
Can you blame them given the region’s high rents? Still, a good share of tenants are looking to stay for whatever reasons.
Such a figure underscores just how pricey residential real estate has become in recent years. What’s next?
The recent sales drop mirrors a trend in the wider Boston housing market. Meanwhile, downtown condos are doing just fine.
The end of 2019 was apparently quite a swell time to be a seller in neighborhoods such as Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, and South Boston.
New statistics show that apartment rents haven’t budged much in 12 months—and they certainly haven’t dropped significantly.
Jobs in the field pay handsomely, and that helps fuel a housing market that’s come to depend on more affluent tenants and buyers.