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April 2, 2009

Baltimore real estate: Guess that number

Baltimore-area home sale figures for March are expected out next week. A Wonk reader suggested a game to while away the time: Guess what some of the important numbers will be.

It's a good time for it, since spring begins in March -- many buyers get serious in spring.

So in the comments below, make a prediction: How many new (pending) contracts were signed last month in the Baltimore metro area? In February, it was 1,800. In March 2008, about 2,300. (Want more data? Go to Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.)

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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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