Charlestown RI Real Estate Market January 2021 Update

Charlestown RI Single Family Homes for Sale January Report


The Charlestown RI single family home sold market in January 2021 is lower this month in real estate sales by 47% but pending sales are up 83% from the prior month.  There is a limited home inventory here like all of South County RI.

Home buyers need to be ready, willing and able to buy on homes in all price ranges Sellers do reach out to me now as I have buyers waiting for homes to buy.  The right priced home inventory is wanted by buyers and will continue to grow in demand.  This Charlestown home sale market update is provided by Ginny Gorman of RI coastal real estate.

Charlestown RI Real Estate Market January 2021 Update

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 factors always.

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.  The lack of homes for sale in Charlestown especially under $400,000 are a need for buyers and this is the time to list and sell.

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.

As they say, oceanfront, waterfront and being near the beach are in 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 and New York to a wonderful ocean area retreat and offers oceanfront residences as well as country homes at far better prices.  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 home sales update for the month, as follows:

  • Properties active and on the market28 ( 9 less than prior month but 8 of these homes are in sales agreement and awaiting closing)
  • Single-family properties closed: 10 ( 19 in prior month) 
  • Average sales price: $712,000 
  • Median sales  price: $425,000  
  • Sales price to list price ratio: 98%
  • Average days on the market until pending: 84 
  • Sales currently pending: 11 (6 in prior month)
  • Highest priced home sold this month was $ 3,300,000 in Quonnie neighborhood on the ocean.

The average homes sold prices are 3% lower, in 2020 over 2019 and the number of sold homes decreased by 21% in the time period (January-December).  The average home sold last year is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1800 square feet of above ground living space.  The average above ground square foot cost of a sold Charlestown home is $331 in 2020.  It is too early with only January statistics to gauge what 2021 will be like but probably similar to 2020.

The stunning Charlestown coastal luxury homes are a continual draw for home buyers.  Whether it is condo living or a single family home you desire the right living choices may be here for you.  And if not I am sure I can help you find what you need.  Whether winter or summer this is a southern RI town that offers nature and water within a drive of any home.

Charlestown RI Real Estate Market January 2021 Update

Charlestown’s home absorption rate is a sellers 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 10 Charlestown RI home sales is as follows for the month: 1 home sold under $300,000, 4 homes sold between $300,000-$400,000, 4 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 beachfront homes for sale.


Here is a sampling of the most current Charlestown homes for sale under $500,000:


Here is a sampling of the most current Charlestown homes for sale over $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 southern RI real estate professional and specialist I have sold homes for many years in the Charlestown community which I know and love well.  Charlestown and all southern RI is my real estate stomping grounds for clients and I know it like the back of my hand because it is in my DNA!

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 in Charlestown or in southern RI.

January 2021 Charlestown RI Home Sales Market Report


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.  Helping ready, willing and able home buyers is what I do also for clients.  Knowing the town and having strong negotiation skills works successfully for my clients.