Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2015

Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April  2015


The Charlestown RI real estate market this April has an uptick in home buying which has home sales up by 50% over the prior month.    As you look back at the home sales in Charlestown for the first four months of 2015 as compared to the same time period in 2014, it shows a decline in home sale trend by -6%.  Although home inventory has increased, it is the over $400,000 homes that are coming onto the market right now.  

Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2015

Home buyers need to be ready, willing and able to buy on homes especially in the under $300,000 range.  This Charlestown RI real estate market update is provided by Ginny Lacey Gorman of RI coastal real estate.

Furthermore, home buyers have indicated they want well priced homes that need little updating.  There are five factors that will sell your home in the best manner so understand them.  Ensuring that you price and stage your home properly is certainly key.

Ensure you work with a real estate professional who knows the real estate area well that you are buying into.  When you have the Atlantic Ocean at many oceanfront doorsteps, home prices can be in the higher range.  This month shows 2 homes on the ocean close for over $1 million.

This is a mixture of a waterfront and rural community depending upon your location desire for a Charlestown home.  It is wonderful to be able to have that choice in this RI town.

Charlestown home sales for the month of April are up by 50% and pending home sales are up by 86% over the prior month.  

Two 1 million dollar plus homes sold this month, the over $1 million homes sold in 2014 were double the number sold in 2013.  As they say, oceanfront and waterfront are always in high demand.  It will be interesting to see if 2015 follows this trend.   Consider buying now for yourself or for generations to come and buying as an extended family.  It is a great way to spend family time together by the coast.

Home buyers are actively seeking good property values and lower priced affordable homes with the town’s lower real estate taxes.  This makes Charlestown a highly desirable community to buy into.

What does this town offer home buyers?  It is closer to Connecticut, to a wonderful ocean area retreat and offers oceanfront residences as well as country homes.  It is the stunning coastline, quiet neighborhoods, beach side homes and serene landscapes that draw home buyers to this Charlestown location.   Here is the Charlestown April 2015 home sales update for the month, as follows:

  • Properties active and on the market: 103 ( 24% more homes than prior month)
  • Single-family properties closed: 9 ( 50% more than prior month) 
  • Average sales price: $573,000 
  • Median sales  price: $480,000  
  • Sales price to list price ratio: 95% (86% last month)
  • Average days on the market: 52 (62% less than prior month)
  • Sales currently pending: 13 (86% more than prior month)

 So the home sales are down by 6% through April 2015 y-t-d over y-t-d January-April 2014 in this town.  Charlestown home sold prices are down 2% over the same time period.

Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2015 

Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2015


Charlestown’s home absorption rate has returned to a buyers 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 market.
      • Breakdown of the 9 Charlestown RI home sales is as follows for the month: 4 homes sold under $300,000, 0 home sold between $300,000-$400,000, 3 homes sold over $400,000 but less than a million dollars and homes sold for over $1 million.

From coastal Charlestown homes to the rural country homes.  You are never far from the ocean and the Rhode Island beaches here.  It is a great time to buy in the Quonnie neighborhood too if you are looking at beachy Charlestown homes for sale.

Past Charlestown RI Market Reports you may be interested in are highlighted below:

March 2015 Charlestown RI Real Estate Market Report

February 2015 Charlestown RI Real Estate Market Report

January 2015 Charlestown RI Real Estate Market Report

December 2014 Charlestown RI Real Estate Market Report Yearend

Here are some of the hottest Charlestown homes for sale:

Whether you are buying or selling in the Charlestown real estate market or anywhere in Washington County, RI, I would like the opportunity to earn your trust and business. I am well versed in all types of residential real estate and will ensure your real estate needs are my top priority!  Call me, Ginny Lacey Gorman, today at 401.529.7849.

Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2015


Ginny Lacey Gorman is your go to Charlestown Rhode Island waterfront and luxury real estate agent for southern RI real estate and beyond…knowing the geographic area, schools, happenings and important tidbits of local information. Email her at to make an appointment to discuss your real estate needs.
Waterfront, oceanfront, luxury and coastal Rhode Island real estate are my specialty but all of RI is my backyard.  When you are in need of a real estate professional and specialist for your buying, selling or relocating needs and an internet savvy marketer who sells RI houses in this real estate market, call Ginny Gorman at  401.529.7849 today.