Housing Trends in Southern Maryland Counties, April 2016

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The housing statistics below are taken from Maryland Association of Realtors’ (MAR) website.

chart of Real Estate Stats, April 2016 from Maryland Asociation of Realtors. Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's Counties underlined
Real Estate Stats, April 2016 from Maryland Asociation of Realtors. Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties underlined
chart of Real Estate Stats, April 2016 from Maryland Asociation of Realtors. Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's Counties, MD, underlined
chart of Real Estate Stats, April 2016 from Maryland Asociation of Realtors. Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties, MD, underlined

For those of you who like the nitty-gritty stuff, have a look at this chapter on the basic economics of real estate demand from Harvard.

If you don’t like the heavy stuff with graphs and maps, try this from SmartGrowthSeattle.com:

When price goes up the financial incentives to develop housing go up too. More people want the product, the price is higher, and new producers want to get a piece of that business. Vacancy rates drop, prices go up, more suppliers enter the market, competition ensues, prices fall, suppliers hold back, prices go up, repeat. That’s how the cycle works, at least for people who put real money into housing.

Apply that to MAR’s stats above and you will see that of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties in MD, only Prince George’s housing supply has increased (by .1) over 2015.  But their supply is already so low, I would suggest that the increase does little to lower prices.

The decreases in housing supply would indicate an uptick in housing prices in these counties.  And that’s what you see in all but Anne Arundel, whose prices were already higher than the surrounding counties.

Learning to read statistics like these can help you as you plot your personal and investment real estate plans.

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