Housing Inventory Up in State’s Major Markets

The number of single-family houses and condominiums for sale in Massachusetts grew substantially in nearly all of the state’s major markets last month, and market-watchers say the hot market could moderate later this year.

Where Is Our Sick Housing Market Headed?

More people want to buy a home than ever before, with our “K-shaped” recovery sending demand through the roof. Yet never has there been so little to choose from, with sellers holding back from trying the market due to COVID-19, making a long-standing shortage of new construction that much worse.

Home Prices Headed for a Bubble?

Between a pandemic likely to cause another big cultural shift around single-family homes, and an inventory shortage unlikely to end any time soon, conditions are building for big run-ups in home prices.

Don’t Call it a Bubble

The median pending sale price for a single-family home statewide in May rose over $400,000 for the first time this year, and the third time in the last 12 months, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported early this month.