2000-2009 Boston Condo Market Report Now Available

Posted by Michael DiMella on Thu, Feb 11, 2010

Channeling my inner Jonathan Miller (the writer of adownload 2000-2009 Boston condo market report highly regarded New York market report), I finally completed my 2000-2009 Boston condo market report.  This report is something I am really proud of, and took quite a bit of effort to put together.  Containing nearly 100 pages of sales data in easy to digest graphical format, this is a report not to be missed even if you have only a passing interest in the Boston real estate market.  That's my hint that you ought to download it!

I've broken down Boston sales data into the following sections:

  1. Citywide - I analyzed condo sales data from all neighbrohoods of Boston in aggregate from 2000-2009
  2. Downtown - I grouped Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Midtown, North End, South End,  Waterfront, and West End together to take a look at the "core" downtown neighborhoods and compare that to the citywide data
  3. Luxury - I extracted only condo sales with prices of $1,000,000 or more to examine the true Boston luxury condo market
  4. Neighborhoods - All the neighborhoods are given an individual section to take a closer look at each neighborhood's individual performance over time

There's some pretty interesting findings inside, so I definitely recommend downloading the report, but here are a few interesting tidbits:

  • The downtown market median price is up 57% from 2000 to 2009
  • Luxury market average price per square foot is down 11% in 2009 from 2008 but up 15% since 2000
  • The neighborhood with largest gain in median price from 2000 to 2009 was Allston, with over 125% increase
  • The most expensive neighborhood in 2009 in terms of average price is the Back Bay, but in terms of average price per square foot, it's Midtown
  • For 2009, the neighborhood with the highest discount rate off of asking price is Mattapan, following that is the Waterfront, and in fourth is the Back Bay
  • There were more than 170 luxury sales with a price per square foot of over $1000 in 2008, but only just over 70 in 2009
I've also got some unique graphs for many of the neighborhoods - one showing showing discount rate off of listing price based on days on market and another showing average condo fees by price range for a couple of examples - info that is really relevant to active buyers or sellers in the Boston market.

I anticipate updating this report every six months to keep it current with the market.  So I'm looking for feedback - good, bad, or ugly.  Let me know what you think so I can make it better with each new edition!

Download now!


2000-2009 Boston Condo Market Report

2009 Boston condo market report

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