Commuting to Boston from Wellesley or Metro West

One of the biggest factors to consider for a buyers looking to purchase in Wellesley, or Metro West, is what their commute into Boston will be like.

I have had many clients make the transition from city living to buying in the suburbs west of Boston. For those that want to drive into the city, I can tell you that during the Labor Day-Memorial Day months, you need to get through the Weston Tolls (inbound) by 6:45 to avoid tapping the brakes most of the way into the city. If you are on the pike after 7:15, you are most likely going to have a bumper to bumper – slow ride in (approximately 30 minutes to get to the Brighton tolls (where a big back up will await you for getting into Cambridge). Driving the Back Bay will offer much less resistance.

Wellesley and Metro West Train Schedule

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Wellesley listings market snapshot as of today

Here is a quick look at the active Wellesley listings, as compared to 1 month ago. This listed by price point, and includes the number of days on market averages as well. Town of Wellesley active listings

This week in Metro West Real Estate…

As of today, June 25, 11 properties in Brookline, Newton, Needham, Wellesley and Weston sold within a week of coming on the market according to MLS. 7 were single families, and 4 were condos.
When priced properly, buyers will pull the trigger. Plus, with the severe winter delaying the spring market it appears that the market will remain active into July.
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Wellesley Elementary Schools

If this is a time of the year for you to be considering Wellesley Elementary Schools, here is a link to direct your to some great details about them.

So, how is the real estate market????

I’m frequently asked, “How’s the market?”

Obviously there are several ways to answer the, “how’s the market?” question. This month I have done some research to provide a glimpse into the available single family inventory for sale in different towns. Simply put, this is the amount of supply (in months) for sale in each town.

Using the total sales during that last 6 months, compared to the number of single family listings currently for sale, I have shown the supply for each town. A town with 5 months of supply or less is considered to be a seller’s market. And a town with 6 months or more, is considered to be a buyers market.

Wellesley: 8 months supply
Weston: 20 months supply
Wayland: 15 months supply
Needham: 9 months supply
Westwood: 15 months supply
Natick: 6 months supply
Brookline: 11 months supply

What does this mean??? All of these towns have a
buyer’s market… HOWEVER… while this is a GREAT time to be a BUYER… It is also a great time to be a SELLER with an accurately priced property.

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Please call me with any related questions, or for more details about your town, property – or a town of interest. Or if you know someone who might be interested in getting some real estate advice.