Sales are up slightly from September 2020 and up nearly 24% from two years prior, before the pandemic. There were 4,255 total sales last month in the Baltimore metro area.
Fall and winter tend to be slower months for sales than spring and summer, but the decline is slightly less pronounced this year, according to Bright MLS.
Town home and condo sales are up about 4% each from a year ago, while single-family, detached homes were down a modest 1.1%.
This is likely indicative of availability, as single-family home listings were down by about 10% from last year while condo and town home listings were up.
Sturtevant said attached homes also tend to sell at lower prices, which may be a draw for weary buyers.
“People are shifting to condos and town homes that weren’t in such demand last year,” she said. “People are feeling pressure in terms of affordability.”