Posted on May 10, 2011 by Corey Hart
May

10

2011

Pending Sales 5.1% Below March Jump; 21.8% Below Prior Year Tax Credit Fueled Surge, Median Sales Price Declines 6.5% Year-Over-Year

Rockville, MD (May 10, 2011) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by housing market expert Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel, based on the April 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today:

 

 

OVERVIEW: There were 2,712 signed contracts in the Baltimore metro area for the month of April, 21.8% below the tax credit-fueled surge of 3,466 in the same month last year in the waning moments of the federal stimulus program and 5.1% below the 2,857 total of the prior month.  April pending sales did not keep pace with March pending sales largely due to last month’s release of pent-up demand from the lull in activity in the second half of 2010 caused by the expiration of the tax credit last spring.  The April 2011 median sales price was $215,000, 6.5% less than $230,000 in April 2010 but 7.5% above $200,000 in the prior month.  The first four months of 2011 resulted in the four lowest monthly median sales prices for the region since January 2005.

 

 

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Jonathan Miller
Apr

29

2011

The National Association of Realtors just released their Pending Home Sale Index that shows contract signings from February to March increased 5.1% adjusted for seasonality.  

Posted on April 11, 2011 by Corey Hart
Apr

11

2011

March Signed Contracts Jump 33.1% Over February; Median Sales Price Down 11.1% Year‐Over‐Year, Lowest Since April 2004

 

Rockville, MD – (April 11, 2011) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by housing market expert Jonathan Miller, based on the March 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today:

 

OVERVIEW:

The number of signed contracts surged 33.1% month‐over‐month to 2,857, the highest March total since 2007 and the third consecutive monthly increase. Despite the rise in pending contract activity, median sales price fell for the 5th consecutive month declining to $200,000, 11.1% below the March 2010 result and the lowest since April 2004. The region is still feeling the impact of the expiration of the federal homebuyers tax credit last April that was followed by a sharp decline in sales activity through the end of 2010 helping to push values lower.

 

 

Posted on March 10, 2011 by Jonathan Miller
Mar

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2011

Posted on March 10, 2011 by Corey Hart
Mar

10

2011

Rockville, MD (March 10, 2011) – According to data released today by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), an MRIS company, the Baltimore metro area housing market showed gains in pending home sales in the first two months of 2011, reaching its highest level since April 2010 when the federal homebuyer’s tax credit expired.  However, housing prices have declined to levels last seen in 2004.

 

“Pending home sales increased 25.1 percent year-over-year in a manner consistent with seasonal expectations year to date in 2011,” says noted housing market expert and RBI analyst Jonathan Miller.  However, median sales price in February fell 9.5 percent from the same month last year.  The economic challenges of tight credit and above average unemployment levels continue to press housing prices lower.”

 

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