As in most places, the number of homes sold and median and average sale prices for single family homes in Sudbury during the first quarter of 2011 were down from the same period in 2010. There were 18 single family homes sold between 1/1 and 3/31/2011 compared with 22 in 2010. The 2011 first quarter median price was $556,000 and the average was $584,889. During Q1 2010 the median price was $646,250 and the average $710,000.
While that may sound discouraging for sellers and give buyers the idea that they can take their time and then make low offers, March and April have been substantially more active and there are 26 single family homes with offers accepted and 17 with sales pending. Sellers who priced their properties to position themselves in the marketplace as "good deals" or as Jordan's Furniture calls it "under-pricing", are getting offers pretty quickly. Others who want to use the price to show that their house is "better" are staying on longer.
Current list prices for single family homes range from $174,000 to $2,795,000; the median price is $849,900; last year at this time it was $876,750. The average list price is $965,531 compared with $1,020,914. The average time on the market is 168 days, last year at this time it was 176 days.
After this past winter, it's no wonder that a lot of people are thinking about owning a condominium. There are currently 25 luxury townhouses for sale in Sudbury with prices ranging from $459,900 to $699,000. Recent activity shows there are 5 with accepted offers and 4 with sales pending. First quarter sales for townhouses in Sudbury up slightly from first quarter last year; median and average prices were also higher.
If you are thinking about renting a property in Sudbury, there are only 5 available. Rents in Sudbury range from $1400 per month for a 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit, to $7,000 per month for an 18 room luxury home. When adding up the cost of a first, last, and one month security deposit plus the rental agent's fee, buying may be a better option.
Interest rates are still the lowest in decades, so it's a great time for buyers and sellers to make a move. Visit www.MarilynMessenger.com for the latest local market condition reports for Sudbury, Wayland, Weston, Maynard and Stow MA, complete MLS home search, news and information to help you plan your next move.