Weston MA Real Estate

Weston MA Homes Sold March 2019

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Here are the Weston MA Homes Sold in March 2019. Let’s suffice it to say - Not Even Close when comparing the March 2019 metrics with those of March 2018. All of the figures were down across the board and fairly significantly this year vs. last. Here are the details:

  • Number of Sold Properties – 4 in March 2019 vs. 15 in March 2018

  • Total Market Volume – $5,440,000 in March 2019 vs. $30,428,999 in March 2018

  • Median Price – $1,400,000 in March 2019 vs. $1,585,000 in March 2018

  • Average Sale Price – $1,360,000 in March 2019 vs. $2,028,600 in March 2018

In terms of year to date sales (through March 31), I think we can guess the results. As was the case when comparing month to month this year vs. last, our year-to-date figures were down on all counts as well. Here are the specifics:

  • Number of Sold Properties – 21 in 2019 vs. 37 in 2018 - down 43% this year from last (it was down 23% in the February report)

  • Total Market Volume – $38,207,300 in 2019 vs. $81,887,999 in 2018 - down 53% this year from last (it was down 36% in the February report)

  • Median Price – $1,487,500 in 2019 vs. $1,775,000 in 2018 - down 16% this year from last (it was up 16% in the February report)

  • Average Sale Price – $1,819,395 in 2019 vs. $2,213,189 in 2018 - down 18% this year from last (it was also down 18% in the February report)

There was one land sale in March 2019 - 55 Hidden Road, comprising 1.96 acres, sold for $2,400,000. On a positive note, our 2019 year-to-date land sales (through March 31) were significantly higher than those of 2018. While there were two land sales in both years, the market volume, median price and average sale price were up 87% this year from last.

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.

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.  




Weston MA Homes Sold February 2019

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Here are the Weston MA Homes Sold for February 2019. The 2019 results as compared to those from 2018 were better in February than they were in January. All of the metrics were up this year from last with the exception of median price. Here are the details:

  • Number of Sold Properties – 9 in February 2019 vs. 8 in February 2018

  • Total Market Volume – $15,370,000 in February 2019 vs. $12,735,000 in February 2018

  • Median Price – $1,325,000 in February 2019 vs. $1,680,000 in February 2018

  • Average Sale Price – $1,707,778 in February 2019 vs. $1,591,875 in February 2018

In terms of year to date sales (through February 28), our figures are still mostly down this year from last but less so. As you may remember, our January 2019 figures were markedly down from those of January 2018, but this February’s sales were slightly up from last year. And this had an effect on the metrics, including the percentage differentials. Here are the specifics:

  • Number of Sold Properties – 17 in 2019 vs. 22 in 2018 - down 23% this year from last (it was down 43% in my last report)

  • Total Market Volume – $32,767,300 in 2019 vs. $51,459,000 in 2018 - down 36% this year from last (it was down 55% in my last report)

  • Median Price – $1,500,000 in 2019 vs. $1,787,500 in 2018 - up 16% this year from last (it was up 40% in my last report)

  • Average Sale Price – $1,927,488 in 2019 vs. $2,339,045 in 2018 - down 18% this year from last (it was down 21% in my last report)

There weren’t any land sales in February 2019.

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.

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.  






Weston MA Homes Sold January 2019

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Here are the Weston MA Homes Sold in January 2019. By most standards, the January 2019 sold numbers would be considered strong BUT not when compared to those of January 2018! Last year, six of the 14 properties (43%) that sold in January were above $3 million. In fact two of those six sold at or above $5M (one at $5M and the other at $7.5M). The bottom line is that those results are hard to beat. Here are the details:

  • Number of Sold Properties – 8 in January 2019 vs. 14 in January 2018 - down 43% this year from last

  • Total Market Volume – $17,397,300 in January 2019 vs. $38,724,000 in January 2018 - down 55% this year from last

  • Median Price – $2,505,000 in January 2019 vs. $1,787,500 in January 2018 - up 40% this year from last

  • Average Sale Price – $2,174,663 in January 2019 vs. $2,766,000 in January 2018 - down 21% this year from last

There was one land sale in January 2019 – 47 Ash Street consisting of 4.5 acres for $1,900,000.

As I always say at this time of the year, this is the only time when our monthly sold information is the exact same as our year-to-date sold information (as of January 31). So this report will be shorter and sweeter than most of the others. On that note, though we’re a month into 2019, I want to wish you the best for the New Year. Here’s to peace, love, fun, good health, prosperity - and a strong real estate market too!

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.

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.  



Weston MA Homes Sold December 2018 ~ And Year-End Analysis ~

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Here are the Weston MA Homes Sold for December 2018. Wow - interesting way to end the year. We were down on all counts as compared to the metrics of December 2017 - something we only experienced once this year and that was in September. And so, unfortunately, it wasn’t a strong close to 2018. Here are the details:

  • Number of Sold Properties – 9 in December 2018 vs. 18 in December 2017

  • Total Market Volume – $15,131,500 in December 2018 vs. $31,957,900 in December 2017

  • Median Price – $1,350,000 in December 2018 vs. $1,577,500 in December 2017

  • Average Sale Price – $1,681,278 in December 2018 vs. $1,775,439 in December 2017

Our lackluster December 2018 sales figures had a marked effect on our year-to-date numbers and how we netted out for the year. Throughout most of 2018, our metrics were up from those of 2017 with the exception of number of sold properties, which has been down consistently since August. But given the December 2018 results, both number of sold properties and total market volume were down this year from last. (Note that total market volume was down - but just barely so.) It’s not a surprise that the percentage differentials fell across the board too. But on the good news front, median and average sale price were both up. Here are the specifics:

  • Number of Sold Properties – 163 in 2018 vs. 186 in 2017 – down 12% this year (it was down 8% in last month’s report)

  • Total Market Volume – $313,344,466 in 2018 vs. $314,643,892 in 2017 – down 0.41% this year (it was up 5% in last month’s report)

  • Median Price – $1,537,500 in 2018 vs. $1,397,500 in 2017 – up 10% this year (it was up 12% in last month’s report)

  • Average Sale Price – $1,922,359 in 2018 vs. $1,691,634 in 2017 – up 14% this year (it was up 15% in last month’s report)

There weren't any land sales in December 2018.

Although December 2018 wasn’t a strong close to the year, producing a downward effect of on the year-to-date numbers, I’d like to offer a bit of perspective. First and foremost, while our number of sold properties and total market volume were down in 2018 from 2017, we were still at record level highs. The total market volume in 2018 was only $1,299,426 less than the 2017 number (a decrease of 0.41%), which amounts to the sale of approximately one house - at least in the Weston market with an average sale price of $1,922,359. And this leads to my next point…. Our average sale price of $1,922,359 and median price of $1,537,500 were higher in 2018 than they’ve ever been in the history of Weston real estate! One other piece of good news for 2018 was that our days on market (DOM) and days to offer (DTO) were 130 and 87, respectively, and these numbers were lower than they’ve been since 2014.

It wouldn’t be right to close out my year-end home sales analysis without a brief look at how the Weston condominium and land markets fared in 2018 vs. 2017. Here is the synopsis:

Condominium Sales - 2018 vs. 2017 - down on all counts this year from last

  • Number of Sold Properties – 9* in 2018 vs. 16* in 2017 – down 44% this year

  • Total Market Volume – $10,114,500 in 2018 vs. $24,128,100 in 2017 – down 58% this year

  • Median Price – $615,000 in 2018 vs. $1,112,500 in 2017 – down 45% this year

  • Average Sale Price – $1,123,833 in 2018 vs. $1,508,006 in 2017 – down 25% this year

Land Sales - 2018 vs. 2017 - up on most counts this year from last

  • Number of Sold Properties – 7 in 2018 vs. 7 in 2017 – the same in 2018 and 2017

  • Total Market Volume – $8,036,000 in 2018 vs. $6,912,500 in 2017 – up 16% this year

  • Median Price – $1,250,000 in 2018 vs. $1,000,000 in 2017 – up 25% this year

  • Average Sale Price – $1,148,000 in 2018 vs. $987,500 in 2017 – up 16% this year

On a final note, I’m sending you and your families my best wishes for a happy, peaceful, healthy and prosperous New Year filled with great times, tons of fun and so much love! 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.


*It should be noted that the stellar condominium sales results in 2017 were not only the result of the sheer volume of properties that sold but also because 8 of the 16 condominiums were part of the high-end, 55+ Highland Meadows development. In 2018, only 3 of the 9 condominiums that sold were part of Highland Meadows.

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.