Is the market still depreciating in Manchester?

Asked by John F Gallagher, Manchester, MA Tue Mar 2, 2010

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Territory.c…, Agent, MA,
Thu Mar 1, 2012
Slow recovery.

Statistics for the last 2 yrs:

3/1/2010 - 3/1/2011
Total Sold: 61
Median Price: $730,000

3/1/2011- 3/1/2012
Total Sold: 55
Median Price: $750,000

Everything on the market in Manchester:
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Siga Snipas, Agent, Newburyport, MA
Wed Feb 29, 2012
Hi John,

Median sales prices are still below their 2006 peak in Manchester, having declined by about 10% in total, but certain price points have begun to recover, specifically ranges where there is very little inventory available. I've had very good success with my listings in Manchester over the past year- both pricing and a very unique marketing strategy have been key. The general trend for the Manchester market overall is still slightly downward, with lots of volatility year to year as the marketplace nears bottom and attempts to stabilize. I'd be happy to discuss Manchester market conditions with you in more detail as well as e-mail you some data and insightful graphs that show you exactly where the market is today. Please feel free to call me at 978-407-6970 or e-mail me at for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Susan Harrin…, , Manchester, MA
Wed Jul 14, 2010
Yes, it is still in decline. However, each segment of the market is different. Sellers expectations are also becoming more realistic.

Susan Harrington
Harrington Appraisal Service
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Dan Chase, Home Buyer, Texas City, TX
Sat Mar 13, 2010
Below is a site that gives a prediction for house prices.

The real truth is of course no one knows for sure. But consider this, come May 1 the free $8k goes away and interest rates will increase as the federal reserve stops buying mortgage backed securities. What will happen to prices when those 2 things happen at the same time? I would bet on dropping. Especially if unemployment stays high and lending remains tight or gets even harder to get.
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Christopher…, Agent, Methuen, MA
Sat Mar 13, 2010

I ran a Market Survey Report for you for Manchester through my MLS account, but it won't let me upload a file on here. Contact me if you would like me to email it to you. Thank you.
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Christopher…, Agent, Methuen, MA
Sat Mar 13, 2010

Trulia and Zillow both have market trend reports sections with trend charts. Here are the links for the Manchester market. Also, if you have a specific property in mind a buyer's agent can provide you with a free comparative market analysis report for you. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.…
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Melissa K. A…, , 01984
Thu Mar 11, 2010
Hi John,

How are you? Manchester, as I'm sure you know, is a wonderful town and community with an excellent school system. Are you looking to move there or sell your current home? I believe values are still slipping but less so in a town such as Manchester.

Let me know if I can help you in your home search. I am an Exclusive Buyer's Agent in Wenham, MA and do not have the conflict of interests of typical traditional agents. I look forward to negotiating the lowest possible price for my buyers and do my due diligence to protect my buyers in the process. Let me know if you'd like to meet for a home buying consultation to interview me to see if you think we would enjoy working together. We would discuss agency relationships, buyer advocacy, fiduciary duties to my client etc..

Feel free to call me with any questions or if you would like a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis).

Call me at:

Melissa K. Addis
Exclusive Buyer's Agent
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