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The Boston Pendings Show No Sign of Stopping

I have been closely watching some of the key market performance indicators in Boston’s Suffolk and Norfolk Counties for the last 7 weeks. There seems to be no end in site for the current appetite for houses in Greater Boston as buyers are coming out of their caves to snatch up a piece of the American dream and layoff the landlord post Covid Quarantines.

In the last 7 days, only 403 new listings came on the market in Boston, while 1036 went pending.  Properties going pending is 2 half times the number of new listings in Boston.

“A leading indicator of housing activity, measures housing contract activity, and is based on signed real estate contracts for existing single-family homes, condos, and co-ops. Because a home goes under contract a month or two before it is sold, the Pending Home Sales Index generally leads Existing-Home Sales by a month or two.” National Association of Realtors c/o Keeping Current Matters

Last 7 Days of Real Estate in Boston
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  1. $5,900,000 : 15 Farm St, Dover
    7 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 9,986 sq ft
    Lot size: 6.30 ac
    Year built: 1908
    Parking spots: 14
    Days on market: 21
    Walk Score®: 4
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
  2. $3,900,000 : 1 Hunt Dr, Dover
    6 beds, 9 full baths
    Home size: 7,026 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.52 ac
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 25
    Days on market: 28
    Walk Score®: 4
    Listed with Engel & Volkers Wellesley
  3. 6 beds, 7 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 10,238 sq ft
    Lot size: 4.24 ac
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 15
    Days on market: 38
    Walk Score®: 6
    Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate
  4. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 8,053 sq ft
    Lot size: 8.30 ac
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 10
    Days on market: 80
    Walk Score®: 2
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  5. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 8,216 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.37 ac
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 19
    Days on market: 224
    Walk Score®: 4
    Listed with LandVest, Inc.

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  1. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,905 sq ft
    Lot size: 9.25 ac
    Year built: 1954
    Parking spots: 12
    Days on market: 107
    Walk Score®: 4
    Listed with Landmark Residential, Inc.
  2. 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 8,575 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.00 ac
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 171
    Walk Score®: 6
    Listed with Dover Country Properties Inc.
  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,510 sq ft
    Lot size: 13.72 ac
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 253
    Walk Score®: 8
    Listed with Mathieu Newton Sotheby's International Realty

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  1. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,970 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.57 ac
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 9
    Days on market: 63
    Walk Score®: 8
    Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,394 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 2
    Walk Score®: 99
    Listed with Compass
  2. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,096 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
    Walk Score®: 98
    Listed with Compass
  3. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,830 sqft
    Year built: 1850
    Days on market: 4
    Walk Score®: 99
    Listed with Donnelly + Co.
  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,779 sq ft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Walk Score®: 98
    Listed with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,534 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,534 sqft
    Year built: 1890
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
    Walk Score®: 97
    Listed with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - South End

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Michael Mahoney

Michael Mahoney

Boston Realtor

Michael Mahoney is a full time Realtor in Boston, Massachusetts. Michael covers most of Greater Boston. Michael's focus areas are primarily Norfolk and Suffolk Counties. You can reach Michael via email at mike@mmahoney.com or via phone at 617-615-9435. Michael is a sales agent affiliated with Century 21.

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