Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2016

Charlestown Home Sale Update April

How are Charlestown Homes Selling?


The Charlestown RI home sale market in April 2016 is having a pullback in real estate sales over the prior month with sales down by 38%.   As you look back at the home sales in Charlestown for 2016 as compared to 2015 (comparing the first four months of the years), it shows a 26%* increase in number of home sales year over year.  Home sold values have decreased by 10% over 2015 so far this year ( no homes have sold over $1 million in 2016 so far).  The home value drop is due to the lack of higher end homes not selling well yet for this community.  


Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2016


Home buyers need to be ready, willing and able to buy on homes especially in the under $300,000 price range.  Sellers do call me now as I have buyers waiting for homes to buy in the under $400,000 price range. We are moving forward as the summer market approaches and the right priced home inventory is lacking.  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 Charlestown RI Real Estate Market March 2016you have the Atlantic Ocean at many oceanfront doorsteps, home prices can be in the higher range.

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

Charlestown RI homes sold for the month of April are down 38% over the prior month and this is due to lack of inventory and home sellers not selling.

No $1 million and over Charlestown homes sold this month.  The average per square foot cost of all sold Charlestown homes in 2016 is $278 per square foot.  As they say, oceanfront and waterfront are always in high demand.   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 2016 home sales update for the month, as follows:

  • Properties active and on the market: 95 ( 2% more homes than prior month)
  • Single-family properties closed: 5 ( 38% less than prior month) 
  • Average sales price: $410,000 
  • Median sales  price: $356,000  
  • Sales price to list price ratio: 96% (93% last month)
  • Average days on the market: 71  (88 days on market last month)
  • Sales currently pending: 20 ( 82% more than prior month)
  • Highest priced home sold this month was $599,000.

 So the number of Charlestown home sales are 26% higher in 2016 year to date compared to the same period in 2015.  Charlestown home sold prices are down by 10% over the same time period in 2015.

The average Charlestown home sold price is $405,000 on 39 sales in 2016.  The stunning Charlestown coastal luxury homes are a continual draw for home buyers.  Whether it is condo living or single family home you desire choices are here.


Charlestown RI Real Estate Market April 2016


Charlestown’s home absorption rate is a buyers real estate market at present.

  • 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 5 Charlestown RI home sales is as follows for the month: 1 home sold under $300,000, 2 homes sold between $300,000-$400,000 and 2 homes sold over $400,000 but less than a million dollars and 0 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 beachfront homes for sale.

Here are the most current and up to date Charlestown homes for sale under $500,000 :

Whether you are buying or selling in the RI coastal real estate market, I would love the opportunity to earn your trust and business.  As a trusted RI real estate professional I have sold homes for many years in the Charlestown community which I know and love well.

As always, call me, Ginny Lacey Gorman, at (401) 529-7849 or email me at so we may discuss your RI real estate options in selling or buying here.

*RI multiple listing statistics had a correction made to prior months sales in Charlestown RI this month which increased the number of home sales up considerable for the 2016 year.  It is reflected in this month year to date figures.

April 2016 Charlestown RI Home Sales Market


This is the time to reach out to me, Ginny Gorman, by email at  or call me at 401.529.7849 to discuss listing your Charlestown house for sale, developing a solid marketing plan and getting it show ready to sell.
 Working with a successful top selling Charlestown RI real estate agent will give you the expertise, local knowledge and strongest negotiation skills at your finger tips for the sale of your home.  I lived in Charlestown for years and know it well to guide any buyer in this market.