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August 2021 Nantucket Real Estate Market Insights


Market Insights

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For the first time this year, monthly dollar and transaction volume trailed prior year figures. That’s not all that surprising considering August 2020 set an all-time August record and that 2021 inventory remains incredibly lean. August 2021 activity included 40 transactions totaling $143 million, a respective decline of 23 percent and 18 percent from one year ago but higher than the five-year average for both datapoints. This brought year-to-date sales through August 31, 2021, to 432 transactions totaling $1.18 billion. These cumulative figures are nearly double what was posted one year ago and far greater than any year-to-date period the island market has ever seen. The question is whether this trajectory can continue for the remaining four months of the year. Single-family home sales were notably lower than last month as available inventory hampered sales volume. Nonetheless, we continue to see more and more private sales occurring so it’s possible the music won’t stop just yet.” Here are Fisher’s first half market insights from Jennifer Shalley Allen…