[RBI Pending Home Sales Index] Baltimore Metro Area 6-2011 – Highest Contract Signings for June in 4 Years
Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Monday, July 11, 2011, 9:37 PM
Today we released the RBI Pending Home Sales Index for both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro area housing markets for RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), the research, analytics arm of MRIS, the largest MLS in the country. It is released 10 days after the close of each period, about 3 weeks before the NAR Pending Home Sale Index and 182 days before the Case Shiller Home Price Index covering the same period.
Here’s an excerpt from the just released June 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index [Baltimore Metro Area] report:
…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…