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2013 Homes sales in Halifax, Massachusetts

Managing Real Estate Broker with Brad MacKenzie

15 Verna Hall Drive, PembrokeIn 2013, home sales in Halifax, Massachusetts, were similar to sales in 2012 and the past five years. On average, the Halifax real estate market has been very steady, year-over-year, for the past five years.

79 single-family homes sold in Halifax in 2013, after spending an average of 92 days on the market at an average price per square foot of $155.

Home prices are up about 4% from 2012, but prices in 2012 were slightly lower than their longer-run average. 2013 prices were only 2% higher than the 5-year average.

The average home size, the number of days on the market, and the price paid per square foot have all been remarkably steady over the past one year, two years and five years.

Only 10% of all sales are for $400,000 or more, and two-thirds of all sales in Halifax are between $200,000 and $400,000. Two homes sold for more than $500,000 in 2013, but that's better than average: five homes have sold for $500,000 or more in the past five years. 

During 2013, 56 homes in Halifax failed to sell -- their listings were withdrawn, cancelled or expired, and were not put on the market again -- after spending an average of 143 days on the market at an average price per square foot of $173. The highest priced home that failed to sell was listed for $475,000. (This number doesn't count homes that haven't sold and are still for sale.) Compare these numbers with the same statistics, shown above, about homes that did sell.

Sellers need to be very careful to price their homes in line with comparable values to get a sale. While this is normally true of any market, it is especially the case in Halifax, where values are steady, flat, even -- and well-known because they haven't changed in recent years. 

Buyers, with pre-approvals in hand, should be able to find a great home in this fine town, with enough time to properly consider all the alternatives and specifics about their new home.

79 single-family homes sold in 2013

  • 75 sold in 2012
  • 70 homes have sold, on average, each year for the past five years
  • a list with details about each sale in 2013 appears below

There are many attractive homes available in Halifax right now


  • SALE price was $264,000
    • up from $253,000 last year and the 5-year average of $263,000

  • LISTING price was $269,000
    • up from $258,000 last year and the 5-year average of $271,000

  • ORIGINAL price was $299,000
    • up from $270,000 last year and the 5-year average of $290,000

  • AGE is 42 years (built in 1971)
    49 Wildcat Lane, Norwell

Average = total prices / number of homes


  • SALE price was $272,400
  • LISTING price was $274,900
  • ORIGINAL price was $284,900
  • ASSESSMENT was $116,800

Median = the home halfway down the list

The average

  • number of days on market was 92
    • down from 117 last year and the 5-year average of 115

  • square footage was 1,724
    • up from 1,645 last year and the 5-year average of 1,702

  • price paid per square foot was $155
    • the same as last year, and down from the 5-year average of $159

  • home sold for about 88% of its original asking price and 98% of its last listing price
    • up from the 5-year average of 96% of the last listing price
    • reflecting a bit more optimism about price appreciation than the market could bear

Only 24 single-family homes are on the market in Halifax today

  • That's 4 months of inventory

Mortgage interest rates are trading around 4 1/2%

  • At 4.5%, the yearly payment per $100,000 of principal loan amount is $506


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Halifax sales 2013

Halifax sales 2013

Numbers may be rounded to nearest thousand. The information contained in this report, 2013 Home sales in Halifax, was taken from MLS Data run on 1/4/2014 and represents all single-family home sales in Halifax from 01/01/2013 to 12/31/2013 and the other periods indicated. It is deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed. 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.

Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Very complete and well organized report Brad. Here's to an even better 2014.

Dec 24, 2013 06:52 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Thanks, Noah! Same to you, my friend!

Dec 24, 2013 08:00 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening Brad, Marry Christmas to ya and each member of your family!

Dec 24, 2013 08:07 AM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Brad - I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dec 24, 2013 09:24 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Brad, nice job with the report.

All the best to you and yours this Christmas day.

Dec 24, 2013 07:54 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great report, brad.  Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year.

Dec 24, 2013 10:19 PM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Dale, Michelle, Joe and Gabe!

Dec 24, 2013 10:56 PM
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!
Awesome post Brad. This is very informative and will surely help all readers out there..
Jan 01, 2014 10:31 AM
Barbara Gregus
CARES Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services - Sandia Park, NM
Sandia Park Paa-ko Homes
This is very good information Brad. You laid it all out pretty well. Keep it up and stay the best!
Feb 13, 2014 10:52 AM