Posted on May 11, 2015 by Corey Hart
May

11

2015

New contracts and closed sales both top April 2014 marks by 23 percent; Prices dip slightly as foreclosure sales increases continue

Rockville, MD – (May 11, 2015) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on April 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Baltimore Metro housing market saw large increases in sales, new contracts and inventories compared to April 2014, but experienced a small decline in median sales prices.  Closed sales of 2,796 increased by 22.8% from April 2014 and by 10.4% compared to March 2015.  The number of new contracts increased 22.5% to 4,387 from the prior year, and are at their highest April level and highest overall number in a decade. The median sales price in April in the Baltimore Metro area was $230,000, down $10,000 or 4.2% from a year earlier and nearly flat compared to last month.  The $267,000 median sales price for “non-distressed” sales (those not involving a short sale or foreclosures) is also down just slightly from the median sales price of $269,450 last April.  Total sold dollar volume across the region in April was more than $743 million, up 16.5% percent from last year.

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Posted on April 10, 2015 by Corey Hart
Apr

10

2015

Inventories continue to rise; Overall prices largely unchanged

Rockville, MD – (March 10, 2015) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on March 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Baltimore Metro housing market saw large increases in sales, new contracts and inventories compared to March 2014, with a slight increase in prices.  Closed sales of 2,532 increased by 23.6% from March 2014 and by 36.1% compared to February 2015.  The number of new contracts increased 19.6% to 3,861 from March 2014, and are at their highest March level and highest overall number since March 2006. The median sales price in March in the Baltimore Metro area was $230,075, up a slight $2,575 or 1.1% from a year earlier and up $5,075 compared to last month.  This was the highest March median sales price since 2009.  The $270,000 median sales price for “non-distressed” sales (those not involving a short sale or foreclosures) increased $10,000 from the prior month and $13,000 from the prior year. Total sold dollar volume across the Baltimore Metro region in March was nearly $669 million, which is up 22% percent from last year.

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Posted on March 12, 2015 by Corey Hart
Mar

12

2015

Using Big Data Drawn from its $45b Marketplace, RBI Data Identifies
The Most Affordable Neighborhoods for First-time Buyers

BALTIMORE, MD—March 12, 2015--First-time home buyers looking for affordable starter homes this spring can choose from a wide variety of local communities and neighbors in the greater Baltimore market, according to a new listing of 20 Home Buyer Hot Spots from RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) based on the latest listings on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Listing Service (MRIS).

Though Baltimore is known nationally as a top market, many buyers are unfamiliar with neighborhoods that feature a wide selection of affordable listings because good prices on starter homes can be found in every county as well as Baltimore City.

“Our list of 20 home buyer hot spots is based on the latest listing data at the hyper local level.  We’ve tried to create a road map for buyers that will expand their horizons to include neighborhoods that may not have considered.  Baltimore is full of attractive and affordable neighborhoods to fit every lifestyle” said John Heithaus, chief evangelist for RBI.

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Corey Hart
Mar

10

2015

21% gains in closed sales, 25% jump in February contract activity compared to 2014; Prices remain flat

Rockville, MD – (March 10, 2015) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on February 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Baltimore Metro housing market saw large increases in sales, new contracts and inventories compared to February 2014, but a slight decline in prices.  Closed sales of 1,861 increased by 21.1% from February 2014.  Single-family detached median prices dipped -0.9% to $275,000 and townhomes experienced a 14.3% decline in median price to $150,000, while condos rose 0.1% to $185,000.  However, the median price for a non-bank-mediated home increased $5,000 to $260,000.

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Posted on February 10, 2015 by Corey Hart
Feb

10

2015

Foreclosure sales continue rising; Prices for non-distressed home sales jump 8.4 percent year-over-year

Rockville, MD – (February 10, 2015) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on January 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Baltimore Metro housing market began the year well, with large increases in sales, prices, new contracts and inventories compared to January 2014.  Closed sales of 1,786 increased by 18.4% from January 2014.  Single-family detached median prices rose 7.6% to $285,250, condos rose 0.7% to $186,250, and townhomes experienced a substantial 26.9% increase in sales but a 15.9% decline in median price to $134,450. 

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