The Baltimore-area housing market in living color
It takes a lot of number-crunching to show you the housing market by ZIP code and city neighborhood, but somebody's got to do it.
Today's story gives you the bird's eye view of the trends -- last year and still developing -- and comes with lots of cool extras for people who like to check things out for themselves.
Colorful maps, for instance, thanks to Sun cartographer Chris Schoenberg. Maps showing the change in average price last year in the region's ZIP codes and the city's neighborhoods, since ZIP codes in the city hide a lot of variation. Maps showing the change in the region and city, too. Even some maps from earlier times. (Give Chris three cheers, because without her cartographic skills, we couldn't sort city sales into their neighborhoods and would have to make do with ZIP codes only.)
There's also a keen searchable database, put together by the inestimable Lauren Custer, which lets you look up the stats on all ZIP codes with at least five home sales in 2008 and 2009.
More interested in city neighborhood stats? Find an Excel file with sales by neighborhood here.
Did you buy or sell in 2009? How did it go?