Market Report - 20002 - Washington, DC NE (Capitol Hill North) 2016 12

Real Estate Agent with RLAH / @properties DC / MD / VA

Union StationCapitol Hill is also a neighborhood in Washington, a big village, split halfway across, half in the NE and half in the SE quadrant of Washington, DC.  Politicians work here, but people live here also.

On the north side, an iconic landmark is Union Station, of which 60,000 use daily, shown here to represent the local perspective. This is a true transportation hub, with Amtrak, suburban rail, intercity  bus and the Metro(subway) stations to converge.

As of February 2016, the H Street Trolley now gets people from (almost) Union Station to past the 15th St Starburst.

This view shows the station as you drive up in a cab, or Bikeshare or walk from Capitol Hill on left.


In a nutshell, 81 homes were sold in December 2016, while the average for the prior five years is 70, which indicates above average demand.  Will it continue? The next few months will tell us if the trend holds consistent.

Currently 107 homes are on the market, whereas the December average for the prior 5 years is 94, we are seeing a bigger supply than average, which could indicate that supply is finally catching up with demand. This seems to have helped prices stabilize.

We are at 1.2 Months of Supply, this is about average with 1.3 months of supply in the prior 5 years.  I will expect this number, as well as sales overall to move up in the next 2-3-4 years. Numbers are up a bit from earlier in the year giving those buyers who are looking to buy a home in this neighborhood a bit more choice.

We continue to have decent sales with a $600,000 Sold price which is moderately above the the 5 year average of $535,740. I do think this number shows this zip includes emerging areas as well; otherwise, the differential from 2016 to prior 5 years would be more.

There seems to be a bit of a slowdown brewing with the average home being sold in 11 days and the 5 year average being 16 days. However, pricing is still stable with the ratio of sold price to original list price maintaining at 100%, the average for the prior 5 years is 99.6%.  Respectable and consistent with adjoinging neighborhoods.

This neighborhood comprises several subneighborhoods, from the brand new NOMA construction, to Trinidad and Union Market (itself a new mecca) and trendy H Street. As well as the tried and true, Capitol Hill and Union Station. I would also point out that in the Redfin 2014 Most Competitive Neighborhoods, the NOMA sub-neighborhoods in 20002 which made their list.  NOMA is 12th most competitive and Capitol Hill core is itself the 16th most competitive neighborhood.  This would show that NOMA was the highest competitive of all in the entire metro Washington, DC area.

(data from getsmartcharts; photo from Amtrak)

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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

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Comments (2)

Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Claude, Great thorough report on Capitol Hill North area!  I wonder if some of that increased inventory is various people heading back to their home states with the change in party control from the last election?  Bill

Jan 15, 2017 06:52 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I love seeing what other areas have in the way of prices and stats.  Thanks for sharing!

Jan 15, 2017 10:42 AM