Essex County: inventory down, prices up

The number of Single Family Homes (SFH) for sale in Essex County dropped almost 10% compared with a year ago and is down over 30% from the level of two years ago.
Essex County Housing Inventory

The number of SFHs for sale under $400,000 has dropped from 627 in 2015 to 375 in 2016 and to 291 today.
Essex County Housing Inventory
I shall report on the median price next week, by which time Q3 sales will have been report in MLS. Meanwhile, preliminary numbers suggest that the median price of a SFH in Essex County through the first 9 months of the year increased by 7%.

If you – or somebody you know – are considering buying or selling a home and have questions about the market and/or current home prices, please contact me on 617.834.8205 or

If you are looking to buy, I will contact you immediately when a house that meets your needs is available. In this market you need to have somebody looking after your interests.

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Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated