Charlestown RI Home Sale Report November 2013

Charlestown RI Home Sale Report November 2013


Charlestown RI real estate market in November 2013 provided by Ginny Lacey Gorman of RI coastal real estate.  Home sales here year to date are down 20% over 2012 and home sale prices fell back by 4%!  So far 2013 has not been able to measure up to the 2012 banner year for home sales.

The Charlestown RI home sales market this November 2013 is feeling the cool wind of winter come as sales lessen in this oceanfront community over the prior month.

Charlestown RI Home Sale Report November 2013

Heading down to Quonnie


Nestled in the southern part of Rhode Island between Westerly and South Kingstown RI, this town offers beachfront and rural homes for the discriminating buyer.  It is the amazing coastline and serene landscapes that draw home buyers to this location.   Here is the November 2013 home sales update, as follows:
  • Properties active and on the market: 95 ( down 13% from prior month)
  • Single-family properties closed: 9 ( down by 30% over last month)
  • Average sales price:                    $ 442,000 (down 42% over prior month)
  • Median sales  price:                     $ 283,000 
  • Sales price to list price ratio: 94% (1% decrease over prior month)
  • Average days on the market: 134 (44% increase over last month)
  • Sales currently pending: 12 (down by 3 sales over last month)
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Charlestown RI home sales had a decrease this month. No luxury oceanfront homes sold this month for $1 million and over.  Now with the changes in flood plains and insurance, waterfront homes will be evaluated by buyers and sellers.

Charlestown’s home absorption rate has moved to a buyers real estate market.

  • Home absorption is the amount of time it will take to sell all the homes currently on the market without any additional homes being added to the current real estate market.

      • Home inventory shrunk in November, pending sales decreased by 3 homes and Charlestown RI home closings decreased by 4 homes over the prior month.

      • Breakdown of the 9 Charlestown RI home sales is as follows for the month: 5 homes sold under $300,000, 1 home sold between $300,000-$400,000 and 3 homes sold over $400,000.     Charlestown RI homes sales still indicate that the best value for location, taxes and coastal living is the under $300,000 home market here. 

Charlestown RI real estate update in home sales year to date through November 2013 are down by 20% over same time period through November 2012.

Actually 2013 home sales through November 2013 stand at 107 home sales compared to 133 sold through November 2012.  This is a decrease in Charlestown home sales in 2013 over last year for this time period and  the average home sale price also decreased by 4%.    Are sellers standing firmer on their home prices this year?  Perhaps.  There was  more of a home buying frenzy in 2012 than in 2013.  You do not know until you work with a real estate agent who represents your interests in making the right price offer on the right house!  It is important to know your home facts.

There is no doubt that homes here are desirable to buyers in all price ranges.  From coastal Charlestown homes to the rural country homes.  You are never far from the ocean here.  It is a great time to buy in the Quonnie area too if you are looking at true waterfront and walk to water Charlestown homes for sale.

Again be aware that flood plains and flood maps have changed and FEMA is no longer subsidizing flood insurance.  Always check the flood zones out with your insurance agent before making an offer on a home.   The increases to flood insurance premiums have gone into effect as of this month.  Although there are Senate committees reviewing these increases, no delay is currently happening with the flood cost changes now.

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Looking for a Charlestown RI waterfront real estate agent ? Ginny Lacey Gorman knows her RI waterfront real estate market.  I would love the opportunity to help you in your search or sale.  Knowing current FEMA flood map changes, building construction needs in coastal areas and staying abreast of RI septic changes is a small part of my skills set.

Contact Ginny Lacey Gorman today at 401.529.7849 or email me at  Let’s discuss your home needs and see how I may help you reach them.  Charlestown RI real estate home sales numbers give the home buyers and sellers the necessary home information to make wise real estate decisions.


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 Charlestown RI Home Sale Report November 2013


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