Posted on March 12, 2012 by Corey Hart
Mar

12

2012

Year-over-Year Gains in Closed Sales and New Contracts

Rockville, MD (March 12, 2012) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on the February 2012 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today.

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OVERVIEW

The 1,454 homes sold in the Baltimore Metro Area represent the highest February total since 2007. Inventory levels continue to decline with 11,919 active listings at the end of February representing the lowest supply of homes since March 2006. With 440 active foreclosures representing only 3.7% of the active inventory (the lowest level since November 2008) and a shift in the composition of homes types sold, the median sales price for the region saw an annual (year-over-year) increase for the first time in 16 months. 

 

 

Posted on February 10, 2012 by Corey Hart
Feb

10

2012

Foreclosures continue to decline, short sale market share up

Rockville, MD (February 10, 2012) – The following analysis of the Baltimore Metro Area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on the January 2012 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today.

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OVERVIEW

Baltimore Metro Area listing inventory ended January at the lowest level since April 2006, yet new contract activity was 2.5% higher than January 2011. Pricing continued along a stable course with a nominal year-over-year decline but the median sold price for townhouses showed a surprising year-over-year spike of 22.6%.  The market share of foreclosed listings in both sales and inventory continued the previous month’s trend of sharp year-over-year declines. New listing activity continued to decline compared to the same period last year, though there were 16.9% more short sales added in January compared to January 2011.

 

Posted on February 10, 2012 by Corey Hart
Feb

10

2012

Foreclosed Inventory & Sales Continue to Decline

Rockville, MD (February 10, 2012) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on the January 2012 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today.

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OVERVIEW

Inventory levels continue to shrink in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area compared to years past, with only 10,095 active listings representing the lowest January level since 2005. Against this backdrop of reduced inventory, the number of contracts signed in January still managed to outpace the five-year January average by a sizable 22.0%. Foreclosed inventory is down sharply year-over-year with 67.2% fewer foreclosed properties for sale at month’s end compared to January 2011. The average sold price per square foot for foreclosed properties in January was less than half the $289 price per square foot level for traditional sales.

 

Posted on January 10, 2012 by Corey Hart
Jan

10

2012

Foreclosed Inventory & Sales Down Sharply to Close 2011

Rockville, MD – (January 10, 2012) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on the December 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today.

 

 

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OVERVIEW

The number of contracts signed in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area for the month of December outpaced the five-year December average pace by 22.1%.  The 3,169 closed sales represented an 8.3% month-over-month increase from November, consistent with seasonal patterns. Inventory levels continue to shrink compared to years past, with 10,684 active listings to end the year representing the lowest level since August 2005.  Foreclosed inventory is down sharply year-over-year as 58.5% fewer foreclosed properties were newly listed compared to December 2010.

 

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Posted on January 10, 2012 by Corey Hart
Jan

10

2012

December Signed Contracts Down 18.3% from November, Consistent with Seasonal Patterns

Rockville, MD – (January 10, 2012) – The following analysis of the Baltimore, Maryland Metro Area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on the December 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today.

 

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OVERVIEW

Baltimore Metro Area inventory ended 2011 at the lowest level since April 2006 with 12,758 active listings. There was a significant decline in the share of the active market made up by foreclosures compared to 2010, though short sale listings market share was up. The 1,827 new listings entering the market was the lowest level on record and marked a 32.1% decline from December 2010. Signed contract activity was consistent with seasonal expectations, decreasing 18.3% from November, while closed sales exceeded seasonal patterns with a 6.2% month-over-month increase. Sales prices remained stable with a nominal decline from November, though the median price for townhouses exceeded expectations with an annual appreciation of 8.1%. 

 

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