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July 2019

RI Realtors Release June Housing Statistics

Warwick, R.I. – July 19, 2019 – Housing sales in Rhode Island became more restrained in June, following a strong end to the spring selling season in May.  The Rhode Island Association of Realtors reported that sales declined 5.1 percent last month compared to June of 2018. Pending sales however, increased 14.4 percent, an indication that completed transactions could be on the rise in July and August. That increase may be short-lived though, as inventory continued to decline in June, falling 4.1 percent year-over-year. Full Story

June 2019

May Sets New RI Median Sales Price Record

Warwick, RI – June 21, 2019 – Strong momentum continued in Rhode Island’s housing market last month according to statistics released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. With 1076 single-family sales, closing activity topped May 2018 sales figures by 11.5 percent while the median sales price of those homes reached more than $300,000 for the first time. At $300,500, May’s median price represented a 9.3 percent increase over May 2018. Full Story

May 2019

RI Realtors Report Active April Housing Market

Warwick, RI – May 21, 2019 – The median price of Rhode Island single-family homes sold in April reached $275,000, a 2.1 percent hike from 12 months earlier. Despite the rainy weather, sales activity also increased, rising 8.7 percent year over year.  Though the number of single-family homes listed for sale in April was 6.5 percent more than last year, inventory remains tight with a supply of less than four months. A market balanced between supply and demand typically has invenory that would take six months to deplete at the present rate of sales. Full Story

April 2019

RI Home Prices Still on the Rise in First Quarter

Warwick, R.I. – April 30, 2019 – According to first quarter sales statistics from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, the median price of single-family home sales increased two percent from the first quarter of 2018 to $255,000. Nine municipalities saw double-digit increases in median price with Westerly leading the pack with a 27.8 percent gain. Median price reflects the mid-point of all sales, with half sold for less and half sold for more. Only twelve municipalities experienced a decline in median sales price. Full Story

Home Buying Season Begins with Increased Inventory and Lower Mortgage Rates

Warwick, RI – April 22, 2019 -- Home sales data released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors shows favorable trends for spring home buyers as inventory continues to rise and mortgage rates remain low. Full Story

March 2019

Rhode Island’s housing supply shows February gains

Warwick, RI – March 21, 2019 -- February sales data released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service show signs of promise for buyers who have been hindered by a low inventory in Rhode Island’s housing market for the past several years. Full Story

February 2019

Rhode Island’s Housing Trends Stay on Course at Beginning of Year

Warwick, RI – February 21, 2019 -- January sales data released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, reflect that 2018 housing trends are continuing into the new year. Full Story

January 2019

Median Price of R.I. Home Sales Continued to Rise in Fourth Quarter of 2018

Warwick, RI – January 31, 2019 – Though single-family home sales fell 7.3 percent in the last three months of 2018, the median sales price continued to rise, increasing four percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 to $268,000. Sales data released today by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and its subsidiary, State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, portray a market beginning to become more evenly balanced between buyers and sellers due to moderating sales.  The data represents only sales transacted by Realtors through the MLS system. Full Story

Housing Inventory Continues to Grow at End of Year

Warwick, RI -- January 28, 2019 – Sales of single-family homes dropped year-over-year in December, falling 15.6 percent from 12 months earlier according to the latest sales statistics from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. Market inventory rose 8.3 percent while the median sales price increased to $265,000, a 3.9 percent increase from the median price of December 2017. Full Story

 

 

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