The market remains fairly stable with some increases in sales with the drops in interest rates, and a few more buyers searching for their first or next home. I'm surprised I'm not seeing more individuals making the decision to buy with so many great deals available. The weather has started to cool down with moderate days and cool nights and people are thinking about the end of summer and back to school and I think this may be having some cooling effect on the number of home buyers looking for new homes. The number of new listings has increased slightly and the number of homes going under contract has also increased. The numbers show a slowing in the market over all compared to this time last year. It will be interesting to see how this all changes with the changes in the FHA and Jumbo loan limits and adjustments in the interest rates. Overall, it's still a great time to buy.
These figures are taken directly from our MRIS system and are believed to be accurate.
Glen Burnie, MD
New Listings 25 (increase 4 from last week)
Under Contract 12 (increase 5 over last week)
Settled Sales 7 (increase 2 from last week)
Anne Arundel County
New Listings 161 (decrease 9 from last week)
Under Contract 75 (increase of 7 over last week)
Settled Sales 52 (increase of 18 over last week)
Glen Burnie offers many affordable housing opportunities for those relocating to Ft. Meade and Annapolis. Glen Burnie is located north on 97 from rt 50 or north on Rt. 2 from Annapolis Naval Academy and east along 32 and north on 97 from Ft. Meade. It is a relatively easy commute from either base and only a couple short miles from the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Station too, as well as being commutable to DC whether you ride the MARC from Odenton or drive.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home give me a call today and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building a lone is worth the plunge into todays market.