Hingham home sales report for June, 2013

Managing Real Estate Broker with Brad MacKenzie

Hingham home sales report for June, 2013


Cohasset sales June 2013

35 single-family homes sold in Hingham in June.

The average

SALES price was $758,000

LISTING price was $783,000

ORIGINAL price was $799,000

ASSESSMENT was $584,000

     - Average = total prices / number of homes


The median


SALES price was $645,000, above the asking price

LISTING price was $639,000

ORIGINAL price was $639,000

ASSESSMENT was $520,100

     - Median = the home halfway down the list

The average number of days on market was 81

The average price paid per square foot was $316

Look how close the sales prices are to the last listing price before the sale. After an initial price adjustment of about 2.5%, the average home then sold for about 95% of its last asking price.

There are 124 single-family homes on the market in Hingham today. That's less than 4 months of inventory, and only 26 new properties came on the market in June. With 35 sales in June, that means there's even less inventory now than there was at the beginning of the month.

The big news last month was the spike in mortgage interest rates. Instead of thinking that rates are "in the 3 percent range", we are suddenly talking about rates in the 4 1/2 percent range. That increases the monthly cost of a mortgage by 5-10%, and decreases buyers' purchasing power by about the same amount. Instead of being able to borrow $380,000, for example, the same monthly mortgage payment only gets you a $348,000 mortgage. That's a loss of purchasing power of $32,000.

In Hingham, buyers are buying when the offering price is within 5% of the amount the buyers are willing to pay. However, quite a few of the most desirable homes are immediately attracting multiple offers, and selling above asking price in a few days.  

Sellers need to be wary of overpricing. Sellers can readily sell their home now as long as the price gives buyers a good value compared to similar homes already on the market.

Contact me to sell your home or to arrange a private showing of any home for sale in the Hingham area.

View all the homes for sale on the South Shore at Hingham Homes for sale.

Numbers rounded to nearest thousand. The information contained in this Hingham home sales report for June, 2013, was taken from MLS Data run on 07/03/2013 and represents all single-family sales in Hingham from 06/01/2013 to 06/30/2013. It is deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed. If you, as a seller or as a buyer, are currently under a written contract to use another broker exclusively then please disregard this notice.  It is not our intention to solicit other real estate broker’s clients. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully. ©2013 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned and operated by NRT, LLC.

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