Sudbury Single-Family Home Sales Up 40 Percent in November

Year-to-date sales increased by 28 percent.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was supplied by The Warren Group.)

Sudbury single-family home sales rose 40 percent in November, while Massachusetts single-family home sales rose 38 percent in the month, the largest year-over-year percentage increase this year and the 11th consecutive month of gains, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

The median price of single-family homes rose almost 2 percent to $275,000 in November, up from $270,000 a year earlier.

Sudbury single-family home sales 2011 2012 % change November sales 15 21 40% YTD sales 180 232 28.89% November median sale price 459K 510K 13.33% YTD median sale price 632.5K 602.5K -4.74%

November single-family home sales increased to 4,539 from 3,290 during the same month last year. This is the best November for sales since 2005, when there were 4,553 sales statewide. So far this year, 43,652 sales have been recorded, a 22 percent increase from 35,718 sales during the same period in 2011.

"We're winding down a pretty strong year of real estate in Massachusetts. It looks like sales will be the highest since 2006," said The Warren Group CEO Timothy M. Warren Jr. "We're also seeing median prices start to creep up, another positive sign of a healthy market recovery."

The median price for homes sold January through November was $288,000, down 0.35 percent from $289,000 in the prior year. Meanwhile, both single-family homes and condominiums in the Bay State had the same median price in November: $275,000.

"The popularity of condominiums as an alternative to apartment living has increased their pricing more than single-family homes. Last month we saw the unusual statistic that they have exactly the same median price," Warren added.

Condominium sales in Massachusetts also increased in November, rising 33 percent from a year earlier. A total of 1,635 condos sold last month, up from 1,232 in November 2011. Year-to-date condo sales are up 27 percent, increasing to 17,765 from 13,971 a year earlier.

Sudbury condo sales 2011 2012 % change November sales 4 2 -50% YTD sales 32 17 -46.88% Median November sale price 630K 0 -100% Median YTD sale price 597K 635K 6.37%

The median condo price in November jumped more than 7 percent. The median selling price was $275,000, up from $255,950 a year earlier. The year-to-date median price of condos in the Bay State is $276,000, up 2 percent from $270,000 a year ago.

Spirit of 01776 January 06, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Any chance you two could get a room?
Kirsten Vandijk January 06, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Cute :)
Kirsten Vandijk January 06, 2013 at 07:19 PM
So if anyone would like to contribute to this comment thread that reports encouraging news regarding the Massachusetts housing market I am sure there is plenty of room here. So far only one comment on topic exists, except of course this one. I for one am glad to see the Sudbury inventory is moving. I am encouraged that Sudbury is still a draw for single family home buyers and hope those seeking to downsize might consider a move to some of the smaller existing homes in town that are on the market. When condominiums become as desirable for housing as existing single families, 40B becomes more prevalent.
Sudbury Citizen January 06, 2013 at 08:50 PM
How about you moving to Bristol and having a nice family move to Sudbury unless your house looks like your store, we will be stuck with you for a lomg time.
Denise Wallwork January 06, 2013 at 09:57 PM
What I have learned is.. 1) Sudbury Citizen does not like Kirsten VD 2) Kirsten VD does not like Sudbury Citizen or Robert Fucci! ( you did in fact Kirsten say on this site many times, that you want Mr Fucci replaced. You obviously have a personal vendetta against him.)
Sudbury Citizen January 06, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Denise, thank you for exposing VD for what she is. I told you all she is nasty and doesn't belong in our wonderful town where most people ( except VD ) love and care for one another. Her passion is getting people fired and ruining their lives. We don't need her kind here.
Denise Wallwork January 06, 2013 at 10:51 PM
She has also been overheard in public- voicing her dislike of Rob Fucci-
Robert Fucci (Editor) January 07, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Lets keep comments aimed toward the topic of this article. Appreciate the support, folks, but it's time to stop throwing darts back and forth at each other.
Sam Based January 07, 2013 at 04:53 AM
This internet beef between Sudbury Citizen vs. Kirsten/the rest of Patch is hilarious.
sudburycitizentoo January 07, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Oh, really? NOW you chime in? Great editorial work. I just want to read about the real estate news in town and only one person on this blog is giving it! LOL!!! Check out MLS today and see the inventory and house prices. Thanks to Kristen I know a little more.
joanne January 07, 2013 at 03:10 PM
LIVE from beautiful town of Sudbury,Mass....Its the Kirsten & Sudbury Citizen show- Someone call Bravo TV
PatchReader January 07, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I know - it's actually very entertaining. They remind me of the two grumpy old guys up in the balcony on The Muppets. However, I'm team Sudbury Citizen. I don't like KVDS's uncalled for attacks on Mr. Fucci - especially when she went after him right after his baby was born. There's nothing lower than bringing someone's child into it.
siobhan hullinger January 07, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Both have gone way over the line. There is no difference between KVD attacking Mr Fucci and SC calling for boycotts. Both have taken ownership of articles with their bantering that has nothing to do with topic under which they post.
Victoria Heywood January 07, 2013 at 03:48 PM
We need t-shirts! Team Sudbury Citizen! Team Fucci! All proceeds from the t-shirt sales can go to the SPS non override legal fee fund!
Sudbury Citizen January 07, 2013 at 04:02 PM
I'm having 25 shirts made as we speak. We will all meet in front of My Passion Flower shop on Tuesday at noon. I will ge the permit from SPD.
Sudbury Citizen January 07, 2013 at 04:03 PM
On the back of the shirts we will have pictures of wilted flowers.
Karla Vallance January 07, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Not many points for maturity on this comment string. As Rob has already said, get back on-topic or get off. After Kirsten's first post, which was on-topic, the rest sounds like we're overhearing a middle school food fight. All sides, take your nastiness and personal attacks elsewhere; they are not welcome on Patch.
Sudbury Citizen January 07, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Karla, let's make a deal. You ban me and Kirsten from your site forever. I would agree to that.
Karla Vallance January 07, 2013 at 08:28 PM
JP was almost as acrid as Sudbury for awhile, during the Whole Foods controversy. But you know, Joe: these comments just leave a bad smell coming out of Sudbury. And we certainly don't want the stink coming from Sudbury Patch. So I've just got my delete button ready.
Sudbury Citizen January 07, 2013 at 08:47 PM
What about my deal Karla. I'm ready to leave forever.
Karla Vallance January 07, 2013 at 09:00 PM
No deal, Sudbury Citizen; I have too much faith in your and Kirsten's (and everyone's on this string) ability to swap ideas and be adults. Nice try, though. (PS: we actually do delete attacks & inappropriate comments and do, in fact, ban people who can't behave. But not on request ;)
Kirsten Vandijk January 07, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Thank you for finally addressing the problem. I was attacked for absolutely no reason yet I find the suggestion that I have made any attacks on this comment thread offensive. Again, when I am attacked I will defend myself. If you read what I have posted, that will become clear.That so many inflamatory posts were permitted and no return emails addressing my questions to you came forward I am hardly content with the handling of the constant violations of the Terms of Use. Sudbury deserves better.
Sudbury Citizen January 07, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Ms. Kirsten VD, the problem is you. You tried to have Robert Fucci fired. You have hurt Sudbury in such a way and then you anounce your moving to Bristol R.I. Sudbury will still boycott your store My Passion Flowers until you say your sorry to all of Sudbury. You have attempted to destroy families in this town. You are a mean person. Go to church and repent your sins.
PsandQs January 08, 2013 at 02:09 AM
I don't think that the Patch deletes enough attacks and inappropriate comments. Sometimes the lead article even invites them as a vehicle for all sorts of poor behavior. Sure, some local news listings are interspersed - and I still check the site for weather and craft fair notices. But I don't read The Patch for any journalistic perspective.
siobhan hullinger January 08, 2013 at 12:22 PM
PsandQs - Before Patch came along, the only news source was The Sudbury Town Crier/Metro West Daily. The articles in STC are scrubbed basically by some of our elected and employed therefore not being really news at all. I am thankful for the new news media that will actually print the good bad and the ugly. Sensationalistic catching headlines is nothing new in news media - why is Patch held to a different standard?
joanne January 08, 2013 at 02:48 PM
I have to say- 9 times out of 10, I check Sudbury Patch before Facebook in the morning-
John January 12, 2013 at 11:22 PM
This is ridiculous.
Kirsten Vandijk January 12, 2013 at 11:48 PM
This, John, is what has become of a once valid source of information. I posted my initial comment as a test and let the Regional Editor know that was the case. What ensued and was approved by the Sudbury Patch Editor as well as the Regional Editor for posting is, unfortunately, what pays the salaries. You will not see the many Realtors in town commenting because they are simply not reading anymore. As for the Real Estate market, you will now start to see more homes coming on the market. We are about to enter the high season when homeowners time their moves according to the school calendars. Let's hope the Sudbury market is getting better--I want that more than anyone!
Kirsten Vandijk January 12, 2013 at 11:51 PM
The stink and bad smell comes from Sudbury when the Sudbury Patch Editor posts personal attacks unchecked because of bias. Plain and simple, Karla. Fucci created this mess and you as his "boss" has found need to clean it up. Not a proud moment!
Kirsten Vandijk January 12, 2013 at 11:57 PM
"But not on request ;)" In other words, not when it gets to the point of readers complaining as in the Top Stories fiasco when various readers complained, asked a question directly to you, and it went unanswered. Oh, I get it now....


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