Alissa's Market Update and Hot New Listings!

Alissa's Market Update and Hot New Listings!

  • Alissa Christie
  • 05/20/22


Hello Inventory! 

Spring sprang, and now the unofficial start to summer is just about a week away! Woo hoo! The warmer temperatures ahead coincide with a very much awaited increase in housing inventory.  Just this week, Newburyport has seen 11 New Homes hit the market.  In general, over the last 30 days, Greater Newburyport has seen an increase in the total market volume from $57,223,300 to $87,275,465.*

That's more than a 50% increase in market volume in just 30 days!

Among the new listings in Newburyport this week, are two fabulous luxury homes for sale brought to you by Alissa Christie, Bentley's Real Estate. 

5 Hancock Street, Newburyport 

Alissa's first offering is located in the Joppa section of Newburyport, and is listed for $1,350,000. (Check out the listing HERE). Come visit Alissa at an Open House Sunday from 11-12:30.

Offering luxury living with all the charm of Newburyport including a brick sidewalk and picket fence!

5 Truman Way, Newburyport

Alissa's second luxury home for sale listed this week is located in Newburyport's coveted North End, and is offered for $1,735,000. (check out the Listing HERE)

Come visit Alissa Sunday for an Open House Sunday from 12:30-2 pm! 

Not your average Modern Farmhouse! This newly constructed custom build combines the best of quality with sophistication and class. Each detail was planned with incredible thought and attention. There are so many details, come see for yourself!! You can view Alissa's video with more listing information!

Coming Soon Luxury Homes...

Check out these homes which will be hitting the market soon with Alissa Christie... There are other fabulous homes that are prepping for sale with Alissa and Bentley's Real Estate, so don't be shy and give Alissa a call if you would like to hear about additional homes for sale in the Greater Newburyport area coming soon. 

87 High Street, Newburyport

This exceptional property promotes a timeless elegance. A museum quality restoration shows incredible attention to detail while creating a functionally new home. Pleasantly sited on a large intown parcel, this surprisingly private park like setting leads to a secret garden and pool area at the rear of the property.  View additional details HERE.

18 Ashland Street, Newburyport

Wowza! I promise, that you will not want to miss this one! Another simply gorgeous newer build, with many finishes imported from Europe. Check out this Coming Soon HERE.

Where is the Real Estate Market Heading? 

The Elephant in the Room these days...  Is the Real Estate Market Shifting? Should I sell now? Should I buy now?

The reality is that alongside an increase in homes for sale, also comes a much less desirable increase in mortgage interest rates. This decreases a Buyer's purchasing power, in the long run potentially impacting current home values.

Mortgage rates have increased over two percentage points this year. We recently saw a surge in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate to 5.30% from 5.27% the previous week. 

While higher than the average 30-year fixed rate over the last few years, the current rates are still comparatively low when you look at the bigger picture of where rates have been since 1971 (see graph below from KCM)

Why Rising Mortgage Rates Push Buyers off the Fence | Keeping Current Matters

In summary, if you are thinking of selling, the combination of increased inventory and increased interest rates may mean the right time is NOW. Reach out to Alissa if you would like to discuss!

*(Per MLS PIN as of May 19, 2022 for Newburyport, Newbury, West Newbury, Salisbury, Amesbury and Rowley)



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