The Long & Foster Market Minute

Focus On: Howard County Housing Market February 2020

Units Sold
227
Active Inventory
458
Median Sale Price
$430,000
Days On Market
41
Up 3%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -35%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 22%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -23%
Vs. Year Ago

Units Sold
There was a decrease in total units sold in February, with 227 sold this month in Howard County Real Estate versus 254 last month, a decrease of 11%. This month's total units sold was higher than at this time last year, an increase of 3% versus February 2019.

Active Inventory
Versus last year, the total number of homes available this month is lower by 252 units or 35%. The total number of active inventory this February was 458 compared to 710 in February 2019. This month's total of 458 is lower than the previous month's total supply of available inventory of 492, a decrease of 7%.

Median Sale Price
Last February, the median sale price for Howard County Homes was $352,000. This February, the median sale price was $430,000, an increase of 22% or $78,000 compared to last year. The current median sold price is 4% higher than in January.

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


New Listings
404
Current Contracts
372
Sold Vs. List Price
99.2%
Months of Supply
2.0
Up 5%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 26%
Vs. Year Ago
Up 0.6%
Vs. Year Ago
Down -37%
Vs. Year Ago

Months of Supply
In February, there was 2.0 months of supply available in Howard County, compared to 3.2 in February 2019. That is a decrease of 37% 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 404 homes newly listed for sale in Howard County compared to 385 in February 2019, an increase of 5%. There were 372 current contracts pending sale this February compared to 295 a year ago. The number of current contracts is 26% higher than last February.

Sale Price to List Price Ratio
In February, the average sale price in Howard County was 99.2% of the average list price, which is 0.6% higher than at this time last year.

Days on Market
This month, the average number of days on market was 41, lower than the average last year, which was 53, a decrease of 23%.

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.