Median condo price and sales activity see significant gains

PEABODY, August 28, 2018 – Single-family home sales in Connecticut increased in July on a year-over-year basis while the median sale price hovered at a five-year high, according to the latest report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record.

A total of 3,942 single-family homes were sold in Connecticut last month, compared to the 3,686 homes sold in July 2017 – a 7 percent increase. Meanwhile, the median single-family home price increased 4.1 percent on a year-over-year basis to $280,000. Although the median sale price increased from July 2017, it remained unchanged from a month earlier.

Year-to-date, single-family home sales totaled 19,517 transactions, a 0.3 percent increase from the first seven months of 2017. The year-to-date median sale price of $260,000 marked a 4 percent increase over the same period.

“This is only the second time this year that the number of single-family home sales increased on a year-over-year basis,” said Cassidy Murphy, Associate Publisher & Media Relations Director of The Warren Group. “Connecticut’s single-family home inventory is approaching a more balanced market and has had a positive impact on prices.”

The number of condominium sales in Connecticut also increased on a year-over-year basis, rising 5 percent in July with 930 transactions, up from 886 transactions recorded a year earlier. The median sale price for condos also increased, rising 3.7 percent on a year-over-year basis to $175,000. Year-to-date, condo sales rose 1.1 percent, totaling 5,166 transactions, while the median sale price increased 1.9 percent to $165,000.

“The median condo sale price of $175,000 marked a four-year high,” Murphy continued. “Despite rising prices, condo sales have now surpassed 900 transactions for two consecutive months, reflecting nationwide housing preference trends for condos versus single-family homes.”

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