The $1,000,000 market in Provincetown is solid and active. In 2012 16 properties sold above $1M, 15 single family homes and 1 condo. These represent 7% of the total 218 condos and single family homes sold in 2012. As you can see below, these range in style, size and of course location. The average sales price was $1.575M, had 4 bedrooms and 3.25 baths with 2,250 square feet of living space. (6 of these properties are shown below.)
There are currently 157 condos and single family homes on the market, 31 of which are priced at $1M +, representing 23% of the available inventory. The average property above $1M is asking $1.869M, has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, with 2,763 square feet of living space. Of these available properties 32 are single family homes and 4 are condos. (6 of those properties are shown below)
2013 looks to be as strong or stronger. So far 7 properties have sold, 6 single family homes and 1 condo, and 4 properties are currently under contract. Considering the strong summer fall selling season is still to come this is good news for the $1M + market. (6 of the 7 properties that have sold so far this year are shown below)
In many markets the “high-end” or above $1M market is the most visible market. The same is true here in Provincetown. The trophy homes, the big waterfront properties, the East End and West End compounds all draw interest and gossip. But interestingly enough many of these homes are wonderful family and year round properties, very accessible and in fact well priced for the amount of house you get.
The interesting numbers are 7% and 23%. While available properties for sale above $1M represent 23% of the total, only 7% of the properties sold in 2012 were sold above $1M. what does this mean? That while the $1M + market is viable and strong, lots of properties do take a while to sell. We need to remember that the second home market in whatever price point we are talking about is not as fast paced and dramatic as the primary home market. For many this means a more relaxed buying and selling process for others it is frustrating. Where do you fit?