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Baltimore Metro | September 2021

Home Demand Index

The Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index for the Baltimore Metro market area rose slightly in August to a reading of 129, reflecting a Moderate level of buyer demand. The Index was just over six percent below the level one year earlier.
In August, demand for higher-priced single-family homes and higher-priced condos was significantly stronger than any other type of home in the Baltimore Metro area. Overall, buyer demand for each type of home was little changed from the previous month. The month’s supply of inventory rose marginally for five of the six types of homes tracked by the Index. In contrast to other segments, the month’s supply in the relatively small higher-priced condo segment fell in August. The supply was lowest for mid-priced single-family homes at 1.1 months and greatest for higher-priced condos at 2.4 months.
Monthly Statistics for September 2021
Home Demand
Index
129
(Moderate)
Home Demand Index
from prior month
124
Home Demand Index
from prior year
138
Index change
from prior month
4%
Index change from
same time last year
-6.5%
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Baltimore Metro | August 2021

Home Demand Index

Buyer interest in Baltimore Metro area homes fell nearly 15 percent in July according to the Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index. The Index, at 124, was in the Moderate category, reflecting above-average demand, following four months of High demand at the peak of the spring market. Compared to one year earlier, the Index was 12 percent lower.
Demand softened among each type of home tracked by the Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index. Higher-priced single-family homes and higher-priced condos continued to record the strongest demand. In contrast, the demand for lower-priced single-family homes remained the weakest among the six types of homes tracked by the Index. There was little relief for buyers searching for a home, however. The months supply ranged from one month for mid-priced single-family homes to just 2.9 months for higher-priced condos.
Monthly Statistics for August 2021
Home Demand
Index
124
(Moderate)
Home Demand Index
from prior month
145
Home Demand Index
from prior year
141
Index change
from prior month
-14.5%
Index change from
same time last year
-12.1%
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Baltimore | July 2021

Home Demand Index

Demand for homes in the Baltimore MLS market area remained in the High range despite a small decline in June. The Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index fell by nearly three percent over the month to a reading of 145. Compared with one year earlier, the Index was two percent higher.
Consistent with the past several months, the lower-priced single-family segment exhibited the weakest demand in June, although the Index rose slightly over the month. Demand for condos rose marginally, while buyer interest in mid-priced single-family homes declined. Among all types of homes, higher-priced single-family homes and condos exhibited the strongest buyer interest. Inventory conditions remained extremely tight among all types of homes ranging from 0.7 months supply for mid-priced single-family homes to 2.1 months supply for higher-priced condos. While the months supply for each condo segment fell, inventory conditions were little changed among other types of homes.
Monthly Statistics for July 2021
Home Demand
Index
145
(High)
Home Demand Index
from prior month
149
Home Demand Index
from prior year
142
Index change
from prior month
-2.7%
Index change from
same time last year
2.1%
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Baltimore | June 2021

Home Demand Index

The Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index for the Baltimore MLS market area fell three percent in May to a reading of 148. Although declining marginally over the month, May marked the third consecutive month of High buyer demand. The Index was 10 percent higher than one year earlier although the May 2020 reading was influenced by restrained market activity during the early stages of the pandemic.
Among the six types of homes tracked by the Index, only the lower-priced single-family segment exhibited softness with Limited demand in May, continuing a months-long trend. Demand for single-family homes priced above $590,000 and condos priced above $310,000 was extraordinarily strong. Inventory conditions remained tight among all types of homes ranging from a 0.8 months supply for mid-priced single-family homes to a 2.4 months supply for higher-priced condos. Overall, the months supply was little changed for each type of home compared with April.
Monthly Statistics for June 2021
Home Demand
Index
148
(High)
Home Demand Index
from prior month
153
Home Demand Index
from prior year
134
Index change
from prior month
-3.3%
Index change from
same time last year
10.4%
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Baltimore | May 2021

Home Demand Index

The Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index for the Baltimore MLS market area rose 12 percent in April to 153, a reading reflecting a High level of buyer demand. Demand was 56 percent higher than one year earlier, although a comparison with April 2020 largely reflects the sharp decline in demand and market disruptions in the early months of the pandemic.
Except for lower-priced single-family homes, demand rose in all segments of the market in April. Demand was strongest for higher-priced single-family and condo properties while lower-priced single-family homes continued a pattern of subdued demand. The month’s supply of homes ranged from a low of 0.8 for mid-priced single-family homes to a high of just 2.7 months for higher-priced condos.
Monthly Statistics for May 2021
Home Demand
Index
153
(High)
Home Demand Index
from prior month
137
Home Demand Index
from prior year
98
Index change
from prior month
11.7%
Index change from
same time last year
56.1%
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Baltimore | April 2021

Home Demand Index

The Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index rose to 137 in March, reflecting a High level of buyer demand for homes located in the Baltimore MLS market area. Compared with the previous month, demand rose by 25 percent. The latest reading was also 14 percent higher than the same month one year earlier.
Demand for all types of homes in the Baltimore market area rose in March, which is consistent with growing buyer interest in anticipation of the spring homebuying market. The largest increases, as well as the highest Index readings, were in the top tiers of the single-family and condo segments. Overall, however, demand was strong among most types of homes, except for lower-priced single-family which remained in the Limited category. Consistent with the past several months, the inventory of homes for sale was very lean ranging from just 0.7 months supply for mid-priced single-family homes to a three-month supply for higher-priced condos.
Monthly Statistics for April 2021
Home Demand
Index
137
(High)
Home Demand Index
from prior month
110
Home Demand Index
from prior year
120
Index change
from prior month
24.5%
Index change from
same time last year
14.2%
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Baltimore | March 2021

Home Demand Index

Demand for homes in the Baltimore MLS market area rose 16 percent in February according to the latest reading of the Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index. Overall, buyer interest was in the Moderate category, representing an increase in activity over the month from a Steady reading one month earlier. Compared with one year earlier, the Index was 13 percent lower, suggesting that demand was on a lower trajectory than last year.
Home demand among the six types of homes tracked by the Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index was generally higher than the previous month, but in several instances was not as high as one year earlier. Lower-priced single-family homes recorded the weakest demand, while higher-priced condos and single-family homes experienced the greatest level of buyer interest. Inventory conditions continued to be challenging for buyers with the months supply ranging from 0.9 for mid-priced single-family homes to 4.8 for higher-priced condos.
Monthly Statistics for March 2021
Home Demand
Index
110
(Moderate)
Home Demand Index
from prior month
95
Home Demand Index
from prior year
126
Index change
from prior month
15.8%
Index change from
same time last year
-12.7%
Bright MLS | T3 Home Demand Index

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