Real estate extremes in the Baltimore area
Photograph of Canton rowhomes by Sun photographer Kim Hairston
Lots of people bought a home in Baltimore's 21224 ZIP code last year. More than any other ZIP code in the whole region, in fact.
That's one of the housing-market extremes of 2009, and I thought those of you who enjoy top 10 lists would get a kick out of that sort of thing. So I crunched the numbers and editor Liz Hacken put them together in a photo gallery for your amusement and possible edification.
The list has ZIP code extremes and city-neighborhood extremes -- biggest average price increases, biggest drops and largest changes in sales either direction. And, of course, the sales hot spots as measured by total activity.
In the city, the neighborhood with the most home sales last year was Canton -- not coincidentally in the 21224 ZIP code. More than 820 homes changed hands in the ZIP last year, almost 350 of which were in Canton.