If You Can't Find Something Nice to Say...But When You Can... Calvert County sales up 30.64%. There I said it - because it needs to be said. Respectfully, I understand that there are markets throughout the country that continue to struggle, but when confronted with numbers like this it forces us to look at our market locally. We are bombarded with negative news but have to overcome the perspectives that are pervasive in our daily dose. The final numbers for 2009 have been compiled and this is a stat to be reckoned with - a 30.64% increase in number of sales in Calvert County.
The reasons for that are many - but maybe that's not what's most important with this. This is a big number- this is a number that should have a huge impact on consumer confidence locally- and that's important. This says people are buying - there is momentum in our local market.
And that momentum means dollars - another big number at a 21.07% dollar increase. Not only is the market impacted psychologically by the numbers of sales - this 21.07% increase is a physical dollar re-investment in real estate.
MOMENTUM -> DOLLARS -> POSITIVE
Now there are some numbers here that aren't where anyone wants them to be. However, momentum and dollars are positives to note and build on. Hopefully these positives are the foundation for anxiously awaited improvement in prices. And hopefully these positives will lead to more optimistic perceptions in other markets and create the catalyst for momentum and dollars to expand into other markets as well.
Calvert County Year-End 2009
Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. - MLS Resale Data
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