Home sales trends in your community
All right, it's probably not amazing, it's certainly not one-time-only, and there's no money back because it's free. But I stand by splendiferous.
By popular request, I've crunched the October home sales tracked by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems so you can look at ZIP codes throughout the Baltimore area and see how sales numbers and average prices changed vs. a year earlier. (See this post for the big picture.)
Once you have the Excel file open, of course, you can order things around exactly the way you want -- makes for a nice change from regular life.
I've tried to keep the apples-to-kumquats comparisons to a minimum by including only those ZIP codes with at least five home sales in October 2007 and at least five in October 2006. Even so, there are bound to be statistical oddities in areas where the homes sold last month were very different than those sold a year earlier.
With those words of caution in mind, have fun wonking! And do let me know if you notice anything interesting.