Home sales in the Baltimore region continued their decline, with February marking the sixth straight month in which sales fell below numbers a year ago.
Sales volume last month was down more than 9 percent February 2018, with the number of homes sold down in every county and Baltimore City, according to data provided by MarketStats by ShowingTime based on listing activity from Bright MLS.
Carroll County saw a decline of almost 22 percent in the number of closings, the region’s highest, followed by Baltimore City, where closings were down 12 percent.
The region’s median sales price dipped slightly from January but was good for the winter month of February. That median price of $249,450 was up 1.8 percent from last February and the highest February price in a decade.
Sales prices have been on an upswing for the past three years.
Built in 1887, the so-called Hawley-Hutzler mansion at 1801 Eutaw Place — once owned by the Baltimore department store family of the same name — is for sale. Currently divided into four apartments, the lavish space boasts over 13 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.
By Hallie Miller
Feb 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM
Prices rose in every area jurisdiction but Howard County, where median prices dropped 8 percent to $382,500 in February. The county still had the highest prices in the region.
Baltimore City’s prices remained the lowest, though the median price rose 10.5 percent to $120,000.