As we have been indicating in our Housing Market Charts, home prices on average are down approximately 4% across Essex County and that is consistent with the North East in general. Home Sales are up from a year ago which is farily consistent with Essex County. Some towns such as Beverly, Middleton, and Topsfield are up in both price and units. Take a look at the National Assocation of Realtors stats for the entire United States. Happy House Hunting!!