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September 21, 2008

B'more and 'burbs: Sales before, during, after the boom

Here's a look at Baltimore City and suburban home sales trends in the last 10 years.

Charts, charts and more charts. Also numbers!














Biggest change in sales, 2000-2005: Baltimore City, up 66 percent

Smallest change in sales 2000-2005: Howard County, up 16 percent

Biggest change in sales, 2005-2007: Tie between Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City, both down 30 percent

Smallest change in sales, 2005-2007: Harford County, down 25 percent


Home sales in 2007 were below 2002 levels in Baltimore City, below 2001 levels in Harford County, below 1999 levels in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties, and below 1998 levels in Carroll and Howard counties.

You can find the numbers I used at Metropolitan Regional Information Systems' stats page.

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About Jamie Smith Hopkins
Jamie Smith Hopkins, a Baltimore Sun reporter since 1999, writes about the regional economy. Her reporting on the housing market has won national and local awards. Hopkins is a Columbia native and has lived in Maryland all her life, save for 10 months spent covering schools in Ames, Iowa.
She trained to become a wonk by spending large chunks of time as a geek and an insufferable know-it-all.
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