Posted on July 10, 2012 by Corey Hart
Jul

10

2012

Supply Continues to Shrink - Lowest New Listings in Fifteen Years

Rockville, MD – (July 10, 2012) – The following analysis of the Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on June 2012 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

Median sale prices are on the rise throughout the Baltimore Metro Area, and metro-wide, have reached $250K for the first time in two years.  Despite the rising median prices, overall economic uncertainty could be a major factor in keeping many would-be sellers on the sidelines.  The quantity of active listings continues to drop, and the new listings entered in June are the lowest June-level since 1997.   The shrinking inventory of homes for sale in the region coupled with growing buyer activity is pushing prices up, and shortening the average days-on-market (down 14 days since June 2011).  Sale-to-original list price ratios have also narrowed (increasing 2.9 percentage points since June 2011), further evidence of a tightening market.  Detached homes are driving sales growth in the metro area; however the condo market posted the highest percentage growth of new contracts in June, and perhaps early evidence of a changing pattern.

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Corey Hart
Jun

11

2012

Diminishing supply continues

Rockville, MD – (June 11, 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 May 2012 MRIS listing housing data.

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OVERVIEW

Inventory in the Washington region continues to shrink.  In May, the level of active listings was at its lowest May-level since 2005.  Additionally, the number of distressed property listings (foreclosures and short sales) is at the lowest level since MRIS began tracking this metric in April 2009.  The reduction in supply is putting upward pressure on prices, as evidenced by the 11 percent rise in the median sales price from May 2011.  This price gain reflects the fourth consecutive year-over-year gain, and the second consecutive double-digit increase for home prices in the region.  These trends, coupled with decreasing Days on Market (average down 17.6 percent from May 2011), and an increasing sale-to-list price ratio (up 1.9 percent from May 2011) signal that it is a Seller’s market heading into the summer months.

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Corey Hart
Jun

11

2012

Rockville, MD – (June 11, 2012) – The following analysis of the Baltimore, MD Metro Area housing market has been prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), and is based on May 2012 MRIS listing data.

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OVERVIEW

The Baltimore Metro Area housing market continues to see declining inventory and median sale prices that are trending upward. As the shrinking supply lingers, upward pressure on pricing should continue, as evidenced by the fourth consecutive year-over-year median sale price increase in May for the region. Rising demand is also driving up prices, as new contracts and closed sales continue to increase, following seasonal patterns. Notably, the condo market is picking up strength with seven consecutive year-over-year gains in closed sales, and a 21.5 percent increase in new contracts compared to May 2011. Current trends also point to a diminishing supply of foreclosures and short sales in the market, which now account for 17.1 percent of all active listings, the lowest percentage in two years.

Posted on May 10, 2012 by Corey Hart
May

10

2012

Shrinking Overall Supply and Declines in Foreclosures Continue Recent Trends

Rockville, MD (May 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 April 2012 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today.

 

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OVERVIEW

Pricing in the DC Metro Area continued recent positive trends with a year-over-year Median Sale Price gain of 11.2 percent, the highest annual gain in over six years. Active inventory remains low compared to demand, with only 3.2 months of supply. This not only put upward pressure on pricing, but resulted in significant declines in Days on Market prior to sale and the percent of Original List Price discounted at settlement. Traditional listings, or those not involving a short sale or foreclosure, represented the highest proportion of closed sales since the foreclosure wave was at its peak. While new contract activity was up 9.5 percent over April 2011 levels, the percent change vs. last month was well below normal seasonal patterns.

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Posted on May 10, 2012 by Corey Hart
May

09

2012

Lowest April Inventory since 2006; Only One in Ten Sales Involves Foreclosure

Rockville, MD (May 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 April 2012 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ released today.

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OVERVIEW

The Baltimore Metro Area housing market saw the largest year-over-year gain in sale prices since April 2006, with a median sale price of $237,500 representing a 10.5 percent increase over April 2011. Contract activity was up 9.9 percent year-over-year, though down 3.8 percent from March 2012 levels. Active inventory is down to 12,627 listings and while this represents the lowest April level since 2006, there is a solid balance between supply and demand with 6.8 months of inventory based on the average sales rate of the last twelve months. With a Median Days on Market of 64 days representing a 29-day improvement over April 2011, properly priced homes are selling at a faster pace than last year.

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