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The Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents (MABA) respects your privacy.

MABA maintains the following privacy policy to protect your personal information:

We gather the following types of information needed to process your transactions and process your requests, including matching you with a buyer agent:

  1. Contact information you provide (for example, your personal and business addresses, email, phone and fax numbers, firm affiliations and titles, and Web address).
  2. Tracking information that our Web server automatically recognizes each time you visit one of the MABA sites or communicate with us by email (for example, your domain name, your email address, and what pages you visit); and
  3. Information you volunteer, via forms (for example, find a Massachusetts buyer agent, or other contact forms).

We use this personal information to:

  1. Improve and customize the content and layout of the MABA Web sites and other communications tools.
  2. Notify you of updates to the MABA Web sites.
  3. Notify you of relevant news.
  4. Notify you of upcoming events and programs.
  5. Track usage of the MABA Web sites.
  6. Help Massachusetts buyer agents with assisting you.
  7. Provide you with information needed to find a home.

We will not share, sell or otherwise provide other information about you to third parties, except for:

  1. Partners in our Massachusetts buyer agent referral program for the limited purpose of notifying you of buyer representatives in your area.
  2. When required by law or valid legal process, or to protect the personal safety of our members or the public.
  3. Some or all of the data collected during special promotions on the MABA Web sites may be shared, but only with your permission.

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  • Closed Home Sales Down in April After Record Inventory Lows and Rising Prices

    Median Sales Prices Have Seen Year-Over-Year Increases for 19 Straight Months

    WALTHAM, Mass. – May 23, 2017 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that low inventory and rising prices caught up to the spring market, with single-family home sales decreasing over eight percent from this time last year. Both single-family and condominium prices saw a hike. Condominium sales decreased almost 10 percent from April 2016.

    April Closed Sales:

    Single-Family April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Sales 3,735 4,082 -8.5%
    Median Price $362,500 $349,900 +3.6%
    • Closed sales have been down for four out of the last 12 months
    • Median prices have been up or flat for 16 out of the last 17 months
    Condominium April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Sales 1,455 1,607 -9.5%
    Median Price $345,000 $329,950 +4.6%
    • Closed sales have been down for four out of the last 12 months
    • Median prices have been up or flat for 16 out of the last 17 months

    “With the current trend of plunging inventory and rising prices, the odds were strong that sales increases of the winter market would be unsustainable through the spring,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. “The demand is there; we just need more homes on the market to satisfy that demand.”

    Inventory and Days on Market:

    Single-Family April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Inventory 13,234 19,392 -31.8%
    Months of Supply 2.7 4.0 -32.5%
    Days on Market 81 107 -24.3%
    New Listings 7,706 8,513 -9.5%
    • 62nd time in the last 63 months of year-over-year inventory decreases
    Condominium April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Inventory 1,455 1,607 -9.5%
    Months of Supply 2.0 2.8 -28.6%
    Days on Market 60 78 -23.1%
    New Listings 2,640 2,971 -11.1%
    • Inventory down for 16 out of the last 17 months

    “Unfortunately, our existing level of inventory makes it hard for us to meet our current and future housing needs,” said Yorkis. “If we don’t do anything soon, it will have a negative impact on the entire Massachusetts economy.”

    If you are thinking of buying a home anywhere in the state of Massachusetts, it is in your best interest to work with a member of the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents. These men and women are dedicated to working exclusively on your behalf to ensure that you have the best possible home-buying experience. Find a MABA agent here.