Shrewsbury Real Estate Market Update September 2018

by Maribeth Lynch

Thrive Real Estate Specialists is proud to announce that Owner/Broker Maribeth Lynch, has been nominated for the 2024 Realtor of the Year Award by the Realtors Association of Central Massachusetts (RACM). This esteemed recognition highlights Maribeth’s dedicated service to the Association, her community, and the real estate industry at large.

The Realtor of the Year Award celebrates a REALTOR® for dedicated service to the Association, the community, and the real estate industry and who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and community involvement.

Maribeth Lynch’s nomination is a testament to her unwavering commitment to these values and her significant contributions to the real estate sector. The successful candidate will represent the REALTOR® Association of Central MA at the MAR REALTOR® of the Year and Professional Awards Banquet.

“Being nominated for the Realtor of the Year Award by RACM is an incredible honor,” said Maribeth Lynch. “I am deeply committed to serving my clients and community with the highest level of professionalism and care. This nomination reflects the collective efforts of the entire Thrive Real Estate Specialists team, and I am grateful for their continuous support.”

Maribeth Lynch has been a prominent figure in the Shrewsbury real estate market, known for her exceptional client service, in-depth market knowledge, and passionate advocacy for community development. Her leadership at Thrive Real Estate Specialists has set a benchmark for excellence, fostering a client-centric approach that prioritizes personalized service and ethical practices. She also serves as an Alternate Director on the RACM Board.

The winner of the 2024 Realtor of the Year Award will be announced on June 20, 2024. For more information about the Realtors Association of Central Massachusetts and their awards, please visit RACM’s official website. To learn more about Maribeth Lynch and her work at Thrive Real Estate Specialists, visit Maribeth’s profile.

About Thrive Real Estate

Thrive Real Estate Specialists is an independent real estate firm specializing in local expertise of the communities they serve as well as quality, personalized service rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach to real estate. They represent both buyers and sellers of homes for sale in Shrewsbury and Central/MetroWest areas of Massachusetts. For more information, please visit or contact broker-owner Maribeth Lynch.

Real Estate Market Update for Shrewsbury Massachusetts | September 2018

Hi, I’m Maribeth Lynch from Thrive Real Estate Specialists, and this is your Shrewsbury market report through the end of September 2018.

As mentioned in prior reports, the Shrewsbury real estate market is strong!

Year to date, the total market volume is up 9% over the prior year. This is made up of home prices up 5.4% and unit volume up 3%.

We’ve seen an uptick in days on market for sold homes to 48 compared to only 36 last month. But not that much different from 46 last September.

There has been an increase in inventory. As of October 1 there were 114 units available in Shrewsbury which is more than last month’s 98 units. This is also a jump over last year at the same time which was 95 units. We’ll keep an eye on this increase, because up until this month, inventory had been mapping to the prior years cycle.

We already discussed days on market for houses that sold, but let’s take a look at days on market for properties that are still on the market. As it has been through most of this year, the days on market have been running much lower than the prior year. October 1 was 61 days on market vs. 75 last month and 105 one year ago.
As you would expect, many lower priced homes have not been on the market as long as the average, while homes above $700,000 have more than average days on market. And some higher price ranges (above $800k) are even showing less days on market than in the prior year.
So surprisingly, we are seeing shorter cycles which is good news for sellers, and more inventory which is good news for buyers. This means a healthy market.

As we’ve mentioned previously, homes in Shrewsbury sell over a wide price range. At the low end, we saw a residence sell for $145k in September; and at the high end, a home sold for $1,190,000. So hopefully most of you will be able to find homes in your price range!

In summary,
Shrewsbury continues to have a healthy real estate market.
Inventory is high enough to offer a reasonable selection, and desirable homes are still moving fast.
And prices and unit sales are up over the prior year.

That’s your Thrive Real Estate Market Report for Shrewsbury through September, 2018.
The coolness of fall appears to be arriving, and the earliest signs that the leaves will be changing are showing. Fall in New England, it doesn’t get any better than that. Enjoy!

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