Home sales for the Baltimore market slid during March. But economists and local real estate executives blame bad weather for the drop and say the spring selling season should be strong.
"March was an aberration. Spring looks wonderful," said Nancy Hubble, president-elect of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors.
The board reported yesterday that the number of settled home sales for the Baltimore region dropped 15 percent in March compared with the same month last year. Pending home sales also dropped, by 11 percent for the month.
The numbers cover both new and used homes sold in the Baltimore region, except for Anne Arundel County.