Slowing Boston Condo Market Boston Condos For Sale…


Do you think the Boston condo for sale market’s high interest rates combined with still high property prices is posing an affordability issue for Boston condo buyers? If so, could this eventually force something in the market to break?

As you are aware 2024 will be a presidential election year. In my experience, the Boston condos market traditionally slows down when we have a presidential election year.

Last thought of the morning, presently, the national economy is robust, but how long can it last, especially if we have one more interest rate hike which may economist think is a 50/50 chance.

Updated: Boston Real Estate Blog 2023


The well respected John Burns Real Estate Consulting firm, predicts that the Boston condo for sale market will experience a slowdown in the net 1-3 years.

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The staff at John Burns Real Estate Consulting have been on the forefront of market tracking for years now. They have staff that travels around the country to gather data from builders in particular, and have built a tremendous network.

I don’t mind being labeled as ‘slowing’ because…..well, I guess it beats a falling market!

Markets in the Slowing phase face alarming affordability levels, decelerating (or even declining) home price appreciation, and rapidly slowing sales—making capital investments less attractive. Several of these slowing markets were among the first to recover from the initial COVID panic in April 2020.

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In-migration and job growth, fueled by the proliferation of work-from-home policies, set these markets apart as higher wage workers relocated due to the relative affordability—most notably in downtown Boston.

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Current employment is well above prior peak levels in all of these markets. While strong job growth from high-wage sectors has buoyed these markets,…

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