The Long & Foster Market Minute

Focus On: Howard County Housing Market October 2018

Units Sold
299
Active Inventory
969
Median Sale Price
$375,000
Days On Market
49
Down -3%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -6%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -7%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -18%
Vs. Year Ago

Units Sold
There was a decrease in total units sold in October, with 299 sold this month in Howard County Real Estate versus 378 last month, a decrease of 21%. This month's total units sold was lower than at this time last year, a decrease of 3% versus October 2017.

Active Inventory
Versus last year, the total number of homes available this month is lower by 65 units or 6%. The total number of active inventory this October was 969 compared to 1,034 in October 2017. This month's total of 969 is lower than the previous month's total supply of available inventory of 1,043, a decrease of 7%.

Median Sale Price
Last October, the median sale price for Howard County Homes was $404,990. This October, the median sale price was $375,000, a decrease of 7% or $29,990 compared to last year. The current median sold price is 10% lower than in September.

Median sale price is the middle sale price in a given month. The same number of properties are above & below the median.


New Listings
488
Current Contracts
351
Sold Vs. List Price
98.9%
Months of Supply
3.2
Up 5%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 2%
Vs. Year Ago
No Change
Vs. Year Ago
Down -4%
Vs. Year Ago

Months of Supply
In October, there was 3.2 months of supply available in Howard County, compared to 3.4 in October 2017. That is a decrease of 4% versus a year ago.

Months of supply is calculated by dividing current inventory by current sales. It indicates how many months would be needed to sell all of the inventory available at the current rate of demand.

New Listings & Current Contracts
This month there were 488 homes newly listed for sale in Howard County compared to 463 in October 2017, an increase of 5%. There were 351 current contracts pending sale this October compared to 345 a year ago. The number of current contracts is 2% higher than last October.

Sale Price to List Price Ratio
In October, the average sale price in Howard County was 98.9% of the average list price, which is similar compared to a year ago.

Days on Market
This month, the average number of days on market was 49, lower than the average last year, which was 60, a decrease of 18%.

The Long & Foster Market Minute
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REALTOR, Equal Opportunity HousingInformation included in this report is based on data supplied by BRIGHTMLS and its member Association(s) of REALTORS, who are not responsible for its accuracy. Does not reflect all activity in the marketplace. Information contained in this report is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, should be independently verified, and does not constitute an opinion of BRIGHTMLS or Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.