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What spring means to the Massachusetts real estate market

Melting snow and rising temps bring an itch to aspiring sellers and buyers.

Which month saw the most new home listings in 2014?

Single-family listings added in Massachusetts
Month
New listings added to the market
January
4,167
February
4,742
March
7,110
April
8,986
May
2,981
June
8,418
July
7,057
August
6,233
September
7,295
October
6,097
November
3,575
December
2,565

Condo listings added in Massachusetts
January
1,700
February
1,861
March
2,651
April
3,102
May
2,981
June
2,687
July
2,274
August
1,883
September
2,466
October
2,220
November
1,343
December
942

$317,500 — Median price for single-family pending sales in February 2015 in Massachusetts (it was $295,000 in February 2014)

$287,000 — Median price for condos (it was $285,000 in February 2014)

36% — Percentage of Massachusetts realtors who say all or most of their home-buying clients stopped looking and making offers because of this winter’s historic snowfall

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16.8% — Percentage who say all or most of their home-selling clients pulled their homes off the market or decided to wait until spring

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These areas were most in demand in February 2015 based on the ratio of listing views to the number of listings on realtor.com:

1. Waco, TX

2. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

3. Santa Rosa, CA

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4. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

5. Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

6. Ann Arbor, MI

7. Fort Wayne, IN

8. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

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9. Charleston, WV

10. Greater San Luis Obispo, CA

11. Columbus, OH

12. Boulder, CO

13. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

14. Greater Hartford-West Hartford, CT

15. Manchester-Nashua, NH

16. Greater San Francisco-Oakland, CA

17. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

18. Charleston-North Charleston, SC

19. Toledo, OH

20. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA

Related coverage:

- Housing affordability worsening in Boston area, study says

- Boston area home to some of America’s costliest cities, says Forbes

- Homebuying a goal for many Boston-area young adults

Sources: Massachusetts Association of Realtors; Realtor.com