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Real Estate: January Home Sales Up 23 Percent in Walpole

Year over year statistics show more houses sold in Walpole in January 2013 than in January 2012.

Walpole saw its home sales increase 23 percent in the month of January, according to data released by The Warren Group.

According to the report, home sales increased in Walpole from 13 in January 2012 to 16 in January 2013.

In Massachusetts, 2,680 homes sold in January 2013,  up over last year's 2,436 sales. This is the highest January sales volume for single-family homes in Massachusetts in five years, when there were 2,953 transactions in January 2007.

"We ended 2012 on a pretty positive note, and this is carrying into January," said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group. "Recent pending sales data are a hopeful sign for a strong spring market. And given low mortgage rates and steady prices, there are positive signs that 2013 will be a second year of recovery.

The median sale price in Walpole is also trending up, increasing by 14 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Here are the home sales numbers and median sale prices for area towns:

Home Sales

 

January 2012

January 2013

% Change

Easton

4

13

225%

Foxborough

5

6

20%

Norton

8

7

-12.50%

Attleboro

14

25

78.57%

Seekonk

5

4

-20%

Swansea

10

9

-10%

Stoughton

8

13

62.50%

Sharon

14

19

35.71%

Canton

8

13

62.50%

Wrentham

10

8

-20%

Plainville

3

4

33.33%

Norfolk

5

11

120%

Dedham

16

13

-18.75%

Norwood

11

15

36.36%

Walpole

13

16

23.08%

 

Median Sale Price:

 

January 2012

January 2013

% Change

Easton

$416,800

$320,000

-23.22%

Foxborough

$323,000

$267,500

-17.18%

Norton

$249,000

$185,000

-25.70%

Attleboro

$187,500

$226,100

20.59%

Seekonk

$265,000

$357,500

34.91%

Swansea

$222,650

$178,000

-20.05%

Stoughton

$277,500

$271,402

-2.20%

Sharon

$410,500

$357,500

34.91%

Canton

$493,500

$410,000

-16.92%

Wrentham

$262,000

$383,750

46.47%

Plainville

$190,700

$343,750

80.26%

Norfolk

$465,000

$386,000

-16.99%

Dedham

$297,500

$315,000

5.88%

Norwood

$334,000

$339,000

1.50%

Walpole

$313,000

$359,250

14.78%

 

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