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June 13, 2010

Real estate poll: Trying to sell and can't?

To sum up the month of May: The number of newly listed homes for sale in the Baltimore metro area was more than double the number of new pending deals.

It hasn't been easy being a seller for, oh, several years now. Many people have felt the sting of the market reversal -- especially those who purchased in the crazy days when it wasn't easy being a buyer.

What about you? Share your tale of woe, or at least take this week's poll:

Don't worry, renters. You'll get your turn next week.

Posted by Jamie Smith Hopkins at 7:00 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Housing market experiences, Polls
        

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I had 2 homes on the market in 2008 when this thing first started. They were on the market for over a year, not one buyer, and the banks wouldn't even work with me to do a short sale or deed in lieu...One went into foreclosure, and I have no idea what Chase is doing with the other. Chase has agreed to do a deed in lieu on my primary home in Baltimore city though, I am moving back to D.C..

I'm sorry to hear that, Duane. I hope you're able to get your finances back on track.

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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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