Curlett Report

Curlett Report for Weston, MA Real Estate - March 2019

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For those of you who love market stats, here’s the March 2019 Curlett Report for Weston MA Real Estate.

March 2019 began with 62 active* properties on the market. During the course of the next 31 days, 37 new** listings came on the market, and 16 properties went pending** (Contingent or Under Agreement). We ended the month with 84 listings, an average list price of $3,061,415, and an average days on market (DOM) of 129.

Looking back a year, March 2018 began with 61 active* properties on the market. During the course of the month, 25 new** listings came on the market, and 19 properties went pending**. We ended the month with 60 listings, an average list price of $4,040,998, and an average DOM of 178.

To summarize a few key points:

  • Our inventory this March was slightly more than last year’s at the start of the month and significantly more at the end of the month. This is the first time since I began the Curlett Report five months ago that this year’s inventory surpassed the prior year’s - at both the beginning and end of the month. We started March 2019 with an inventory that was up 2% from March 2018 and finished the month up 40%!

  • In March 2019, we netted out the month with a 35% increase in inventory (62 to 84 properties), and in March 2018, there was a 2% decrease in inventory (61 to 60 listings). The percentage increase in March 2019 is typical for this time of the year as the Spring market activity continues to grow throughout the month. Last year’s decrease in inventory from the beginning to the end of the month was completely atypical.

  • Our average list price was down 24% at the end of this March vs. last March ($3,061,415 vs. $4,040,998). The average DOM was down 28% this March vs. last (129 vs. 178 days).

  • This year we had more new and less pending activity in March than we did last year. In March 2019, there were 37 new and 16 pending properties, whereas in March 2018, there were 25 new and 19 pending properties. So the number of new listings was up 48% and pendings were down 16% this year from last. This year the majority of the new and pending properties were priced below $2M. Last year, it was mixed. The majority of the new listings were priced above $2M, and the majority of the pending properties were below $2M.

  • Historically the Weston market has always had a high percentage of its inventory priced above $3M. At the end of this March, 40.5% of the remaining properties were priced above $3M, and last March, that number was slightly higher at 45%.

Click here to see all of the details of the new, pending and remaining activity in March 2019 and 2018.

For more information about the real estate market in WestonWellesleyWayland and the surrounding towns or if you are considering buying or selling your home, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (lisacurlett.com, 781-267-2844 or lisa.curlett@compass.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.


* Active properties do not include condominiums, land listings or properties listed multiple ways on MLS. 

** New listings do not include those re-listed within 60 days, and pending listings do not include those that were previously reported as pending in the last 60 days but came back on the market because the deal fell through.  




Curlett Report for Weston, MA Real Estate - February 2019

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For those of you who love market stats, here’s the February 2019 Curlett Report for Weston MA Real Estate.

We began February 2019 with 46 active* properties on the market. During the course of the next 28 days, 17 new** listings came on the market, and 7 properties went pending** (Contingent or Under Agreement). We ended the month with 61 listings, an average list price of $3,303,236, and an average days on market (DOM) of 152.

Looking back a year, February 2018 began with 51 active* properties on the market. During the course of the month, 19 new** listings came on the market, and 16 properties went pending**. We ended the month with 60 listings, an average list price of $3,499,481, and an average DOM of 190.

To summarize a few key points:

  • Our inventory in February this year was less than what it was last year at the beginning of the month, but the opposite was true at the end of the month. The trend we’ve seen for the last several months is an inventory count that has been down in the current year from the previous one at both the beginning and end of the month. But not this month! We started February 2019 with an inventory that was down 10% from February 2018 but finished it up 2%.

  • In February 2019, we netted out the month with a 33% increase in inventory (46 to 61 properties), and in February 2018, there was a 18% rise in inventory (51 to 60 listings). These percentage increases are typical for the month of February as the Spring market gets underway.

  • Our average list price was down 6% at the end of this February vs. last February ($3,303,236 vs. $3,449,481). The average DOM was down 20% this February vs. last (152 vs. 190 days).

  • This year we had less new and pending activity in February than we did last year, which was the same case in January. In February 2019, there were 17 new and 7 pending properties, whereas in February 2018, there were 19 new and 16 pending properties. So the number of new listings was down 11% and pendings were down a significant 56% this year from last. The new inventory this year was more skewed toward the higher end (above $2M) than it was last year, which was also the case in January. Specifically this year, 35% of the new listings were priced below and 65% were priced above $2M. Last year, those numbers were the opposite with 58% of the new listings priced below and 42% priced above $2M. In terms of the pending listings, the majority were priced below $2M this February and last, though more strikingly last year (57% in 2019 vs. 75% in 2018).

Click here to see all of the details of the new, pending and remaining activity in February 2019 and 2018.

For more information about the real estate market in WestonWellesleyWayland and the surrounding towns or if you are considering buying or selling your home, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (lisacurlett.com, 781-267-2844 or lisa.curlett@compass.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.


* Active properties do not include condominiums, land listings or properties listed multiple ways on MLS. 

** New listings do not include those re-listed within 60 days, and pending listings do not include those that were previously reported as pending in the last 60 days but came back on the market because the deal fell through.  






Curlett Report for Weston, MA Real Estate - January 2019

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For those of you who love market stats, here’s the January 2019 Curlett Report for Weston MA Real Estate.

We began January 2019 with 40 active* properties on the market. During the course of the next 31 days, 12 new** listings came on the market, and 9 properties went pending** (Contingent or Under Agreement). We ended the month with 46 listings, an average list price of $3,284,539, and an average days on market (DOM) of 185.

Looking back a year, January 2018 began with 48 active* properties on the market. During the course of the month, 17 new** listings came on the market, and 16 properties went pending**. We ended the month with 52 listings, an average list price of $3,442,353, and an average DOM of 201.

To summarize a few key points:

  • Our inventory in January this year was less than what it was last year - both at the beginning and at the end of the month. We have been seeing this trend for the past several months. From last year, we were down 17% at the start of the month and down 12% at the end of the month.

  • In January 2019, we netted out the month with a 15% increase in inventory (40 to 46 properties), and in January 2018, there was a 8% rise in inventory (48 to 52 listings). These percentage increases are typical for the month of January as sellers begin to put their homes on the market as the Spring market starts to get into gear.

  • Our average list price was down 5% at the end of this January vs. last January ($3,284,539 vs. $3,442,353). The average DOM was down 8% this January vs. last (185 vs. 201 days).

  • This year we had less new and pending activity in January than we did last year. In January 2019, there were 12 new and 9 pending properties, whereas in January 2018, there were 17 new and 16 pending properties. So the number of new listings was down 29% and pendings were down 44% this year from last. This January, the new inventory was more skewed toward the higher end (above $2M) than it was last year. Specifically this year, 42% of the new listings were priced below and 58% were priced above $2M. Last year, those numbers were almost exactly flipped - 59% of the new listings were priced below and 41% were priced above $2M. In terms of the pending listings, the majority were priced below $2M this January and last, though much more strikingly this year (89% in 2019 vs. 69% in 2018).

Click here to see all of the details of the new, pending and remaining activity in January 2019 and 2018.

For more information about the real estate market in WestonWellesleyWayland and the surrounding towns or if you are considering buying or selling your home, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (lisacurlett.com, 781-267-2844 or lisa.curlett@compass.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.


* Active properties do not include condominiums, land listings or properties listed multiple ways on MLS. 

** New listings do not include those re-listed within 60 days, and pending listings do not include those that were previously reported as pending in the last 60 days but came back on the market because the deal fell through.  



Curlett Report for Weston, MA Real Estate - December 2018

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For those of you who love market stats, here’s the December 2018 Curlett Report for Weston MA Real Estate.

We began December 2018 with 56 active* properties on the market. During the course of the next 31 days, 2 new** listings came on the market, and 5 properties went pending** (Contingent or Under Agreement). We ended the month with 41 listings, an average list price of $3,220,632, and an average days on market (DOM) of 231.

Looking back a year, December 2017 began with 63 active* properties on the market. During the course of the month, 3 new** listings came on the market, and 12 properties went pending**. We ended the month with 48 listings, an average list price of $3,391,922 and an average DOM of 231.

To summarize a few key points:

  • As was the case in October and November, our inventory in December this year was less than what it was last year - both at the beginning and at the end of the month. From last year, we were down 11% at the start of the month and down 15% at the end of the month.

  • In December 2018, we netted out the month with a 27% decrease in inventory (56 to 41 properties), and similarly in December 2017, there was a 24% decline in inventory (63 to 48 listings). These percentage declines are typical for the month of December given that the holidays are in full swing and most people do not have buying (especially) and selling homes top of mind.

  • Our average list price was down 5% at the end of this December vs. last December ($3,220,632 vs. $3,391,922). Interestingly in November 2018, it was up 4% from November 2017. The average DOM was the same this December and last (231 days).

  • This year we had slightly less new and significantly less pending activity in December than we did last year. In December 2018, there were 2 new and 5 pending properties, whereas in December 2017, there were 3 new and 12 pending properties. So the number of new listings was down 33% and pendings were down 58% this year from last. This December, of the two new listings, one was priced in the mid $1Ms and the other was priced in the low $3Ms. Whereas last December, the new listings were skewed a bit more toward the high end as they were all priced at $2.5M or more. In terms of the pending listings. while this December 60% were priced at or above $2.5M, last December 50% were priced at or above $2.5M

Click here to see all of the details of the new, pending and remaining activity in December 2018 and 2017.

As we enter the new year, we watch with baited breath to see what and how the real estate activity of 2019 will be. Will it be a stronger or softer year than 2018? Will it be a buyer’s or seller’s market or a combination of the two? Will interest rates go up? I could go on and on with an endless list of questions and thoughts…. The bottom line is that I’m excited to see what the 2019 real estate market brings, AND I’m wishing you peace, health, love, prosperity, happy times and lots of fun in the New Year! Cheers!

For more information about the real estate market in WestonWellesleyWayland and the surrounding towns or if you are considering buying or selling your home, please contact me, Lisa Curlett (lisacurlett.com, 781-267-2844 or lisa.curlett@compass.com), to answer any questions or for a complimentary home appraisal.


* Active properties do not include condominiums, land listings or properties listed multiple ways on MLS. 

** New listings do not include those re-listed within 60 days, and pending listings do not include those that were previously reported as pending in the last 60 days but came back on the market because the deal fell through.