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October 12, 1997
A strong showing in Howard County slowed the slide of new-home sales in August for the Baltimore region, according to statistics released by Housing Data Reports, a Washington firm that tracks new-home sales.Overall, the area was down 1.8 percent from July, and 4.8 percent lower than August 1996 sales. However, Howard County saw increases across the board in single-family, townhouse and condominium sales.Single-family sales in Howard County were up 53 percent over July.Townhouse sales for the county were up 13 percent, and condominium sales were slightly improved.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
The Baltimore-area housing market experienced a sluggish January, with closed sales down 2 percent and flat growth in the region's median home price year-over-year, according to a monthly report released Monday. The Baltimore-area housing market experienced a sluggish January, with closings down 2 percent and no growth in the region's median home price year-over-year, according to a monthly report released Monday. The dip in home sales, which slipped from 1,538 in January 2013 to 1,508 last month, is the first since February 2012, according to data compiled by RealEstate Business Intelligence, a subsidiary of the MRIS listing service.
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BUSINESS
December 14, 1990
Single-family home sales in the Baltimore area declined 6 percent in September compared with a year ago.According to the study released by Rufus S. Lusk & Son Inc., home sales dropped from 3,248 to 3,056 in September. Condominium sales dropped 18 percent from 494 in September 1989 to 406 in September 1990.For the first nine months, single-family home sales decreased 1 percent from 28,825 in 1989 to 28,649 this year. Condominium sales during the period increased 7 percent from 3,810 to 4,074.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2002
Richard A. Swirnow stares out from the dogeared 1990 news clipping. He wears a hard hat, a dark suit and a look of almost pained determination. A "pit bull," the headline calls him in a nod to his tenacity and toughness. Now 69, the man behind the growing HarborView residential complex off Key Highway in Baltimore has changed. He sports a graying ponytail and a wispy beard. His favored outfit of black shirt and black pants matches his casual manner. "He's becoming like counter-culture," said Irene Van Sant of Baltimore Development Corp.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1999
Although new-home sales in the Baltimore metropolitan region rose over December totals, the number of units sold in January fell by 23.7 percent when compared with January 1998, according to statistics released by Meyers Housing Data Reports.The Washington firm that tracks new-home construction reported that the hardest-hit counties were Anne Arundel and Howard, which dropped 29.5 percent and 26.3 percent from the same period last year. Baltimore County was off by 24.6 percent when compared with January 1998.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1998
New-home sales in the Baltimore metropolitan region continued their downward spiral in November, according to figures released by Housing Data Reports.Single-family, townhouse and condominium sales dropped 11.1 percent, to 647 from October's 728 units, according to the Washington-based firm that tracks new-home sales. When compared with November 1996, sales were off 5.1 percent.Carroll County continued to struggle, having the largest drop of all jurisdictions, down 21.6 percent. Baltimore County, although doing 13.1 percent better than during the corresponding period in 1996, was off 15 percent from October.
BUSINESS
By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Evening Sun Staff | January 10, 1991
Home sales in the Baltimore area dropped 5 percent during October compared with the same month in 1989.According to a study released by Rufus S. Lusk & Son Inc., single-family-house sales declined from 3,494 in October 1989 to tTC 3,316 in October 1990. Condominium sales in the same period dropped from 490 to 452.Because home sales were strong in the first quarter, the total number of homes sold during the first 10 months of 1990 was 31,965 -- down only 1 percent compared with the same period in in 1989.
BUSINESS
March 7, 1993
Q. My older sister and I each inherited a half-interest in my mother's house. Because I had lived in the house with my mom, her will allowed me the option to buy out my sister's half-interest. I took the option and reached a compromise price with my sister -- except for one issue.My advisers said the price should be reduced by 6 percent, the cost of a real estate sales commission. It makes sense to me, but my sister has balked. Can you help settle this?A. Sorry, but our advisers side with your sister.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1999
New-home sales for the Baltimore metropolitan area were 23 percent lower in February than in February 1998, according to statistics released by the Meyers Group, a Washington firm that tracks new-home sales.Sales did increase 17.9 percent over January 1999, however.Carroll County experienced the greatest gains in February as sales increased 51.7 percent over January. Carroll County was the only county where sales were higher than in February 1998, rising 23.1 percent.Sales of single-family homes in the area were up 19.9 percent between January and February with 470 units sold.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney | December 9, 1990
A new study by a Silver Spring-based consulting firm says metropolitan Baltimore's housing market has stayed much more stable than markets around Washington and other Northeastern cities, and the study's author thinks the local market could begin to recover by mid-1991.The study by Rufus S. Lusk & Son Inc. said that in metropolitan Baltimore, the total number of single-family homes sold, including town houses, rose by less than 1 percent in August, compared with August 1989. The study included Baltimore and the counties of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1999
Sales of new homes in August in the Washington metropolitan area were virtually unchanged from August 1998, falling by 0.5 percent, according to the Meyers Group, a Washington firm that tracks new construction.Condominium sales were up 16.3 percent and townhouse sales were up 4.5 percent, while single- family-home sales fell 7.1 percent. Overall year-to-date sales remained up, 15.3 percent from last year.Average prices increased for all three home types in August: 0.78 percent for single-family homes ($265,932)
BUSINESS
April 25, 1999
New-home sales for the Baltimore metropolitan area were 23 percent lower in February than in February 1998, according to statistics released by the Meyers Group, a Washington firm that tracks new-home sales.Sales did increase 17.9 percent over January 1999, however.Carroll County experienced the greatest gains in February as sales increased 51.7 percent over January. Carroll County was the only county where sales were higher than in February 1998, rising 23.1 percent.Sales of single-family homes in the area were up 19.9 percent between January and February with 470 units sold.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1999
Although new-home sales in the Baltimore metropolitan region rose over December totals, the number of units sold in January fell by 23.7 percent when compared with January 1998, according to statistics released by Meyers Housing Data Reports.The Washington firm that tracks new-home construction reported that the hardest-hit counties were Anne Arundel and Howard, which dropped 29.5 percent and 26.3 percent from the same period last year. Baltimore County was off by 24.6 percent when compared with January 1998.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1998
New-home sales in the Baltimore metropolitan region continued their downward spiral in November, according to figures released by Housing Data Reports.Single-family, townhouse and condominium sales dropped 11.1 percent, to 647 from October's 728 units, according to the Washington-based firm that tracks new-home sales. When compared with November 1996, sales were off 5.1 percent.Carroll County continued to struggle, having the largest drop of all jurisdictions, down 21.6 percent. Baltimore County, although doing 13.1 percent better than during the corresponding period in 1996, was off 15 percent from October.
BUSINESS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | November 30, 1997
An increase in single-family home sales -- with an assist from condominiums -- has helped ease the sagging Baltimore metropolitan new-homes market, according to third-quarter statistics released by Housing Data Reports.According to the Washington-based firm, which tracks and analyzes new-home sales, there was a 4.6 percent rise in sales during July, August and September and a 7.7 percent gain in condominium sales over the same period in 1996.Yet even with these gains, HDR said year-to-date overall sales for single-family detached homes, townhouses and condominiums remained 7.2 percent off the pace, with 5,953 units sold compared with 6,421 in 1996.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1997
A strong showing in Howard County slowed the slide of new-home sales in August for the Baltimore region, according to statistics released by Housing Data Reports, a Washington firm that tracks new-home sales.Overall, the area was down 1.8 percent from July, and 4.8 percent lower than August 1996 sales. However, Howard County saw increases across the board in single-family, townhouse and condominium sales.Single-family sales in Howard County were up 53 percent over July.Townhouse sales for the county were up 13 percent, and condominium sales were slightly improved.
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By David Herzog and David Herzog,Staff writer | October 7, 1990
Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in Harford grew at a faster rate than the Baltimore metropolitan region as a whole during the first half of the year, a recent study says.Single-family home sales in Harford increased 12 percent during the first six months of this year compared to the first six months of 1989, the study published by Rufus S. Lusk & Son Inc. says.In comparison, the Baltimore metropolitan region as a whole had a 1 percent drop in home sales the first six months of the year, over the first six months of 1989, the study says.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | December 23, 1990
Sales of single-family residences dropped 6 percent in September in the Baltimore area, but prices held fairly steady, according to a study by Rufus S. Lusk & Son Inc.According to the study, single-family house sales dropped from 3,248 in September 1989 to 3,056 in September 1990. Condominium sales for September dropped 18 percent, from 494 in 1989 to 406 in 1990.For the first nine months of 1990, the number of single-family house sales, 28,649, dropped 1 percent, from 28,825 in 1989, according to the Lusk study.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | July 7, 1996
Most Ocean City beach-goers are seeking temporary getaways rather than permanent spots in the sun -- a trend that last summer boosted tourism but held back the real estate market.In 1995, more people than in recent years crossed the Bay Bridge, spent money in shops, stayed at hotels and rented condominiums, according to a real estate consultant's annual portrait of the resort town's economic health.But sales have remained relatively flat, the June analysis by Lipman Frizzell & Mitchell shows.
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