SEPTEMBER 2021 MARYLAND Housing Statistics

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mackintosh REALTORS 82894
Maryland’s September 2021 Housing Market Witnesses Slight Dip in Sales as Pending Units and New Listings Rise
ANNAPOLIS, MD – September 2021 housing market witnessed a slight dip in units sold, down 4.4% from September 2020 with 9,069 homes sold versus 9,484 the previous year. Despite this dip, the average price rose 6.1% to $428,342 in 2021 from $403,528 last year, while the median sales price rose 8.2% to $370,000, from $341,995 in 2020.
Also, units pending (under contract), were on the rise in September 2021, up to 9,459 in 2021 versus 9,306 in 2020, as were new listings, totaling 10,911 this year, up from 10,758 in 2020.
“While months of inventory is not where it was last year—1.2 today versus 1.8 last year—it’s still an improvement compared to last month, August 2021, when it stood at 1.1,” said Craig Wolf, 2022 President, Maryland REALTORS®. “Prices remain healthy, and inventory is slowly creeping back into the pipeline.”
One concern facing the housing market is the threat of inflation. Although the majority of experts believe inflation will level off, according to Bankrate, more than a third of the nation’s economists expect inflation to be more significant than previously thought. 
“Housing prices tend to rise with inflation if demand increases as investors turn to real estate as a safe investment,” said Wolf. “The concern we always have as an association of more than 30,000 REALTORS® is how this might affect first-time home buyers as they shop for their first home. Housing affordability remains an issue in this market. On the other hand, if inflation sticks around, it could cool the market as rising rates price some buyers out of the market.”
Maryland REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state, serving over 28,000 members, and is dedicated to preserving the vitality of the real estate market. REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which may only be used by those real estate professionals who subscribe to the REALTOR® organization's strict Code of Ethics and who are members of the national, state, and local REALTOR® organizations.
Maryland's monthly housing statistics are reported by MarketStats by ShowingTime and are based on housing data provided by Bright MLS. For the purposes of this report, "units" are defined as the closed sales and "pending units" are properties under contract. Months of Inventory are based on the current active inventory and monthly sales for the corresponding month; data are revised on a regular basis. Readers of these reports should note that older reports have not been adjusted to reflect any revised data. This report, however, contains the latest reliable data to date.
**Maryland REALTORS® publishes the Maryland Housing Statistics monthly; it is available through the Association's website,
If you are considering selling; the real estate market inventory in Frederick County is still low which makes this a very good seller's market. Feel free to contact me if you have any real estate questions or considering selling or purchasing a property soon.

Comments (5)

Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a great report and that graphic makes it easy for anyone to see what is going on in the market.

Oct 15, 2021 04:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Buzz... our respective markets certainly track in terms of trends... Charlotte's is just a bit more "extreme."

Oct 15, 2021 04:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good report to share. Take care, be safe and have an outstanding week.

Oct 18, 2021 07:45 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Buzz,

Thank you for sharing this real estate market report. 

Buyers and sellers in your area will find value in this report. 

Wishing you continued success.


Oct 20, 2021 10:24 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Buzz, great stats, and amazing you have so much inventory, we have around 3,000 for a 3 million population in the Denver metro.

Nov 09, 2021 11:54 AM