BOSTON VS HALIFAX MLS COMPARISON

Halifax vs Boston March 2009 (vs 2008)
 
• Price levels are lower but the market is currently much stronger in Halifax than Boston. In
Halifax, the average price increased 7% to $282,499 and the median price increased 1% to
$241,000, while in Boston the average price fell 28% to $394,550 and the median price
dropped 20% to $301,500. Length of time to sell a house was similar in the two cities, with
Halifax trending to fewer days on the market and Boston holding at year-earlier levels. 
 
• Markets in the suburbs and nearby communities varied significantly. The strongest Halifax
suburb surveyed was Dartmouth, where the average price increased 5% to $203,341 and the
median price increased 4% to $190,000. The strongest Boston suburb surveyed was Newton,
where the average price declined 7% to $621,426 and the median price increased 3% to
$580,000. 


(1) Canadian Real Estate Association
(2) United States National Real Estate Association
 Average price 
Mar09 (Mar08)
 Median price 
Mar09 (Mar08)                                                      
 Days on Market
Mar09 (Mar08)  
 
CANADA (1) $288,641 ($312,852) ↓ 8%    
Halifax $282,499 ($264,298) ↑ 7% $241,000 ($239,000) ↑ 1% 85 (110) ↓ 23%
Dartmouth $203,341 ($193,758) ↑ 5% $190,000 ($182,500) ↑ 4% 83 (59) ↓ 41%
Bedford $272,286 ($303,199) ↓ 10% $227,000 ($299,900) ↓ 24% 93 (112) ↓ 18%


UNITED STATES(2) $217,300 ($247,000) ↓ 12% $175,200 ($200,100) ↓ 12%  
Boston $394,550 ($550,715) ↓ 28% $301,500 ($375,000) ↓ 20% 95 (90) ↑ 6%
Newton $621,426 ($668,375) ↓ 7% $580,000 ($565,000) ↑ 3% 92 (86) ↑ 6%
Worcester $139,880 ($183,612) ↓ 24% $136,500 ($180,000) ↓ 24% 100 (116) ↓ 14%

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