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Does the Season Really Effect the Boston Housing Market?


While many people believe that the different seasons affect real estate in Boston, a new analysis from Redfin shows that that may not be the case.  During the winter, only 11 percent of listings go under contract in under 30 days.  In spring, that number only rises to 12 percent and then drops to 9 percent in both summer and fall. 

There is a slight seasonal affect on the Boston housing market, but it’s not a significant one, even in terms of whether the homes sell at list price of above.  In winter, 28 percent of listings sell above list price, and in spring it only rises to 30 percent, and then back down to 25 percent in summer and 24 percent in the fall.