Category Archives : Somerville MA


Parking in Somerville

We all know it – parking in Somerville can be difficult.  According to the city’s parking website, there are “more than 11,600 registered vehicles per square mile; roughly 7,600 more cars per square mile than Boston and almost 3,600 more than Cambridge”.  That’s a heck of a lot of cars vying for a parking spot […]

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More People Living in Medford & Somerville

If you’ve been looking around Medford or Somerville lately and think that you are seeing more people, you’re right. Although some parts of Massachusetts are losing population, according to the U.S. Census, our area is growing. The Boston Business Journal has put together an interesting map showing how much population Massachusetts’ towns have been gaining […]

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Somerville Real Estate Market Update

Today let’s do a real estate market update and look at what’s been happening over the last year with single family homes in Somerville, MA. The black line traces the median single family home sales price for Somerville over the last year. On the whole, home prices have been steadily rising (except for that notable […]


Cambridge & Somerville Make Young People’s List

I’m proud to say that both Cambridge and Somerville are honored on the “100 Best Communities For Young People” list by America’s Promise Alliance (a group founded to improve the lives of children). This is the second time that Somerville has made the list. Both cities have an impressive list of programs and collaboration through […]

Somerville named one of best communites for young people

Real Estate Sellers’ Seminar

Are you thinking about selling a piece of real estate or selling your home and moving up but have questions about today’s market? Please join me for a free seminar and get your real estate questions answered. When: Wednesday, September 29th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM Where: Medford Fire Station 5 Zero Medford Street (at […]


Real Estate Statistics for Somerville

Somerville Real Estate Update

Although it’s currently snowing as I look outside my window, the spring real estate market is already beginning in Somerville. Somerville Housing Stats February 2010 These numbers wouldn’t be complete without looking at the average days on the market that it takes for a property to sell. Average Days On Market Single Family Homes – […]


Somerville Market Update

It’s time to do some number crunching on the Somerville real estate market. Here’s what the lastest statistics look like: Somerville Housing Stats August 2009 The numbers wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t also look at the average Days on Market which are: Single Family Homes – 71 Condos – 90 Multi Family Houses – […]

Number crunching for geeks like me :)

Condo sales and on market statistics June 2009

Condo Market Update

Today I was in the mood to do some number crunching, so I took a look at the condo market and what’s been happening over the last 6 months. * There are a wide variety of condos in each city. They range from small associations in converted 2 or 3 family houses to high rise […]


Real Estate Market Inventory Update

I find that number crunching really helps me get a good handle on the real estate market. Today I decided to focus in on the single family homes market to show you what’s going on in my main market areas: Sometimes seeing all of the numbers at once can be a bit overwhelming, so this […]

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Somerville Housing Stats April 2009

State of the Somerville Market

It’s time to cast the spotlight on the city of Somerville and see what’s going on in the real estate market. Spring is here (although the weather seems more like summer) and I thought it would be interesting to compare the number of properties for sale this spring with what was going on in the […]


Free Real Estate Sellers’ Seminar

Are you thinking about possibly selling a piece of real estate or selling your home and moving up but have questions about today’s market? Please join me for a free seminar and get your real estate questions answered. When: Monday, April 6th from 7:30 – 9:30 PM Where: Medford Fire Station 5 Zero Medford Street […]


Green Line Poll From the Medford Transcript

Poll: Bring Green Line to Route 16?

The Medford Transcript is running a poll to see what residents think of bringing the Green Line of the MBTA to Route 16. Make sure your voice is heard and vote in the Green Line poll. As of today, February 14th, an overwhelming number of people who have voted agree with me and want to […]


Important Green Line Meeting

Yes, gas prices are no longer $4.00 a gallon, but alternative energy options and increasing public transportation are no less important. On Tuesday, February 3rd there will be a meeting regarding the Green Line extension of the MBTA. At this meeting the Executive Office of Transportation will present its “preferred alternative” for the terminus of […]


Real estate market update Somerville MA

Market Update for Somerville, MA

If Goldilocks were looking to buy or sell a house in Somerville, she would find that one segment of the market is speeding up, one segment is slowing down and one segment is just right and has remained level. Here’s the latest statistics for the Somerville, MA real estate market. Somerville Market Statistics January 2009: […]


Real Estate Stats for Somerville, MA

Somerville is a wonderful city where each square has its own feel. Although no city in my market area has been totally immune to the effects of this market, Somerville is remaining an active market. As you can see from the chart above, absorption rates are quite low for the city. Only the multi family […]

Real Estate Statistics for Somerville, MA

Cut Down Your Commute Time

With the high price of gas, I’m meeting with many buyers who have decided it’s time to move either closer to work or to a commuter friendly area. Thankfully the cities of Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Malden, Melrose and the surrounding communities all have wonderful access to public transportation. The T itself, a multitude of buses […]


Medford, Somerville and Winchester Real Estate Approaches Equilibrium

t’s time, once again, to update you on what’s happening in the Medford MA area real estate market. One of the key factors I look at is absorption rates. Absorption rate is a way to look at the number of properties currently on the market and then using the number of recent sales, allows you […]

Medford MA Real Estate Absorption Rate

Bring the Green Line to Route 16

With the high cost of gas, many people are rediscovering public transportation. There couldn’t be a better time to bring the Green Line to the city of Medford MA. The more stops in the city, the more people will have access. I support bringing the Green Line to Route 16 near the Medford/Somerville/Arlington border. Read […]


First Time Buyers Coming Back to Somerville MA Market

If you’re tired of reading all of the doom and gloom coming from the media, I’m here to give you some good news. . . We’re seeing first time buyers coming back to the local real estate market. I’ve recently put homes in Malden MA and condos in Somerville MA under agreement with first time […]


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City Wide Absorption Rates

Hi there, It’s time, once again, to update you on what’s happening in the local real estate market. One of the key factors I look at is absorption rates. Absorption rate is a way to look at the number of properties currently on the market and then using the number of recent sales, allows you […]


Absorption Chart

City-Wide Absorption Rates

So far I’ve been sharing the absorption rates for single family homes, but what happens when you look at a city on the whole? Below are the current absorption rates for the cities of Malden, Medford and Somerville. (Absorption rate is a way to look at the number of properties currently on the market and […]