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Somerville Multifamily Market

Somerville Multifamily 2014
Median Value

Median value increased from 2004 - 2006. From 2006 to 2009 values decreased. From 2009 to 2011 values increased, decreased in 2012, then appreciated in 2013 and 2014. Median values are up 54% from 2009 - 2014. As in Cambridge, appreciation has been driven by increasing rents, strong investor and developer demand, and decreasing inventory.

Number of Sales

The number of sales in the past 10 years was highest in 2005 with 290 sales. The lowest number of sales was 123 in 2008. The number of sales has been in the range of 145 -160 sales per year from 2009 - 2014.

Days on Market

The average number of days on market (DOM) was 69 days in 2004. As the market weakened in 2007 - 2009 the average DOM increased to 107. As inventory has decreased, days on market has steadily decreased, reaching a low of 41 days in 2014.

Sale to List Price Ratio

Sale prices relative to list prices stayed in the 96% - 98% range from 2004 - 2012. As demand increased in 2013 the ratio increased to 101%. As inventory declined in 2014 the ratio jumped to an unprecedented 104% in 2014.


The number of units on the market was 60 in 2004. The number of units on the market peaked in 2006 at 150. The number of units on the market has steadily declined from 2007 - 2014. On June 10, 2014 there were only 19 units on the market.

2014 Multifamily Market Summary

The multifamily market has been in an appreciating cycle since 2009. The current market is a seller's market with historically low inventory levels. As in Cambridge, demand is exceeding supply with multiple (often cash, no contingencies) offers significantly over asking price occurring frequently.

Values are in thousands. All data from MLS PIN.
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