Pricing in the DC Metro Area continued recent positive trends, with year-over-year median sale price gains in March and in the first quarter of 2012. Active inventory remains low compared to demand, with only 3.2 months of supply. Foreclosures continue to account for a decreasing portion of the DC Metro market. March home sales were down slightly year-over-year, though new contract activity was up compared to March 2011.
The Baltimore Metro Area housing market continued to show signs of improvement in March, with a second consecutive month of year-over-year gains in median sale price and the level of new foreclosures listed less than half the level of one year ago. Townhome properties saw the largest year-over-year increase in pricing, while detached properties and condo/co-ops experienced more modest increases in median sale price. The $210,000 median sale price for the first quarter was 2.4% higher than Q1 2011. There is solid balance between supply and demand to end the month, with 6.6 months supply of inventory.
© 2012 RealEstate Business Intelligence, LLC. Data source: MRIS. Statistics calculated April 4, 2012.