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Special Note 7/28/2014: I'm seeing higher than expected inventories in Dallas, Orlando and Tampa that do not appear to be accurate representations of reality. Data for those cities may be more suspect than data for other locales. National home inventory will also be skewed higher as a result. As always, consider this realtime data a rough and dirty estimate and use at your own risk.

Asking Prices and Inventory for Homes in Boston Massachusetts

As of July 28 2014 there were about 20,090 single family and condo homes listed for sale in Boston Massachusetts. The median asking price of these homes was approximately $369,900. Since this time last year, the inventory of homes for sale has increased by 18.3% and the median price has increased by 5.7%.

July 28, 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Median Asking Price $369,900 -2.4% +5.7%
Home Listings/Inventory 20,090 -2.7% +18.3%

Recent Asking Price and Inventory History for Boston

Date Single Family & Condo
Inventory
25th Percentile
Asking Price
Median
Asking Price
75th Percentile
Asking Price
07/28/2014 20,090 $249,900 $369,900 $579,900
07/21/2014 20,304 $249,999 $369,900 $584,998
07/14/2014 20,068 $250,000 $369,900 $585,000
07/07/2014 19,906 $250,000 $374,900 $589,900
06/30/2014 20,653 $255,000 $379,000 $619,000

Boston Asking Price History

The median asking price for homes in Boston peaked in May 2006 at $389,920 and is now $18,770 (4.8%) lower. From a low of $310,920 in January 2012, the median asking price in Boston has increased by $60,230 (19.4%).

25th, Median (50th) and 75th Percentile Asking Prices for Boston Massachusetts

Boston Housing Inventory History

Housing inventory in Boston, which is typically highest in the spring/summer and lowest in the fall/winter, peaked at 45,412 in June 2006. The lowest housing inventory level seen was 12,468 in January 2014.

Housing Inventory for Boston Massachusetts

Boston Asking Price and Inventory History

Date Single Family & Condo
Inventory
25th Percentile
Asking Price
Median
Asking Price
75th Percentile
Asking Price
July 2014 20,092 $249,975 $371,150 $584,950
June 2014 20,542 $257,780 $379,180 $594,380
May 2014 18,998 $254,925 $376,000 $588,000
April 2014 16,842 $248,350 $368,675 $578,000
March 2014 14,504 $238,540 $356,720 $565,419
February 2014 13,017 $230,400 $348,375 $546,950
January 2014 12,468 $227,750 $339,675 $528,675
December 2013 14,143 $229,240 $341,920 $532,560
November 2013 16,927 $234,950 $349,950 $548,325
October 2013 18,296 $239,900 $357,875 $554,500
September 2013 17,913 $239,719 $356,967 $555,560
August 2013 17,475 $239,900 $349,900 $550,675
July 2013 16,600 $239,920 $352,800 $562,540
June 2013 15,981 $239,900 $355,467 $567,650
May 2013 19,137 $239,450 $349,900 $549,900
April 2013 17,379 $235,315 $347,720 $548,502
March 2013 16,114 $228,300 $338,450 $509,475
February 2013 14,884 $219,300 $329,675 $519,975
January 2013 14,326 $212,450 $325,650 $502,425
December 2012 15,775 $215,180 $325,140 $503,720
November 2012 18,812 $221,175 $328,450 $514,900
October 2012 20,935 $223,400 $329,900 $521,580
September 2012 21,599 $220,950 $329,279 $511,175
August 2012 22,369 $219,950 $329,675 $499,950
July 2012 23,409 $225,680 $330,900 $516,720
June 2012 24,821 $229,675 $338,225 $526,200
May 2012 24,951 $229,900 $339,925 $533,725
April 2012 23,839 $226,540 $339,360 $527,580
March 2012 21,788 $218,675 $328,975 $513,200
February 2012 20,280 $209,725 $318,450 $496,075
January 2012 19,731 $202,360 $310,920 $476,780
December 2011 21,839 $207,225 $314,150 $479,925
November 2011 25,028 $216,725 $320,925 $495,687
October 2011 27,185 $221,940 $329,215 $499,900
September 2011 27,324 $222,925 $328,200 $495,725
August 2011 28,218 $224,920 $329,360 $499,180
July 2011 29,135 $228,700 $331,150 $502,400
June 2011 29,757 $229,900 $339,225 $518,700
May 2011 28,349 $229,720 $337,540 $517,740
April 2011 25,450 $226,725 $333,200 $504,700
March 2011 22,564 $220,700 $329,475 $506,175
February 2011 20,770 $214,900 $319,475 $490,975
January 2011 19,327 $214,880 $318,080 $483,540
December 2010 23,115 $219,350 $320,950 $487,925
November 2010 26,651 $228,540 $332,580 $499,740
October 2010 28,801 $231,200 $336,975 $505,900
September 2010 28,754 $234,175 $338,000 $505,925
August 2010 28,477 $235,560 $339,540 $508,740
July 2010 28,831 $239,675 $346,725 $527,006
June 2010 28,772 $241,175 $349,900 $539,000
May 2010 27,870 $246,060 $349,920 $545,580
April 2010 27,259 $243,175 $349,675 $529,675
March 2010 24,175 $239,915 $346,800 $527,580
February 2010 21,194 $236,450 $339,675 $523,450
January 2010 19,401 $231,350 $339,000 $512,475
December 2009 21,056 $238,450 $342,700 $524,638
November 2009 23,807 $245,680 $350,920 $545,540
October 2009 25,648 $249,650 $355,975 $549,900
September 2009 25,758 $247,750 $353,950 $549,450
August 2009 26,008 $248,960 $357,960 $549,740
July 2009 27,024 $249,900 $360,925 $560,725
June 2009 27,789 $249,940 $365,260 $569,740
May 2009 27,150 $249,900 $359,900 $564,700
April 2009 26,394 $242,450 $351,175 $548,200
March 2009 24,975 $235,740 $345,160 $532,540
February 2009 23,805 $229,575 $332,175 $505,950
January 2009 24,859 $230,288 $331,462 $503,180
December 2008 27,143 $232,507 $334,154 $508,830
November 2008 30,192 $234,655 $336,758 $514,297
October 2008 31,203 $236,875 $339,450 $519,947
September 2008 31,253 $237,605 $339,320 $511,220
August 2008 31,929 $237,279 $338,975 $503,675
July 2008 33,408 $239,800 $341,175 $514,675
June 2008 35,441 $243,340 $347,280 $519,000
May 2008 35,620 $243,193 $343,700 $515,725
April 2008 34,557 $239,975 $339,900 $507,175
March 2008 32,443 $239,900 $339,180 $499,360
February 2008 31,344 $239,900 $337,450 $497,475
January 2008 30,142 $239,924 $337,950 $492,445
December 2007 32,821 $245,935 $338,940 $495,780
November 2007 36,772 $253,425 $346,925 $499,675
October 2007 38,843 $259,700 $349,900 $499,900
September 2007 38,619 $259,675 $349,675 $496,955
August 2007 38,881 $260,725 $349,905 $498,100
July 2007 39,886 $268,660 $360,560 $508,560
June 2007 40,252 $271,849 $367,972 $521,950
May 2007 38,752 $274,700 $369,799 $524,975
April 2007 35,910 $271,960 $369,539 $526,990
March 2007 33,196 $271,974 $368,975 $523,075
February 2007 32,173 $271,475 $364,300 $516,250
January 2007 31,478 $274,139 $362,839 $508,760
December 2006 35,373 $278,000 $368,475 $518,450
November 2006 40,083 $280,400 $371,174 $528,000
October 2006 43,228 $285,857 $377,380 $529,720
September 2006 42,462 $289,000 $379,350 $529,900
August 2006 42,807 $289,450 $380,150 $539,450
July 2006 44,210 $292,940 $388,160 $547,680
June 2006 45,412 $295,725 $389,675 $549,575
May 2006 43,747 $298,800 $389,920 $549,900
April 2006 40,353 $298,300 $389,900 $549,300