Market Report - 20003 - Washington, DC SE (Capitol Hill South) 2016 12

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

Nationals ParkCapitol 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 south side of this neighborhood is essentially Barracks Row, and the rebirth of the Navy Yard and now the Nationals Park neighborhood.  The Navy Yard has very good Metro access, and is also home to a newer iconic landmark, (Washington baseball) Nationals Park.

Locals are happy they will be seeing the 2018 All Star game, which should bring in yet another round of hotel & commercial construction within the next several months, beyond all the cranes currently in operation.

A total of 26 homes were sold in December 2016, and the average for the prior 5 years is 36.  This ratio continues to be low for buyers.  If there were a greater supply, we'd see more sales.

Currently 47 homes are on the market, and the December average for the prior 5 years is 43.  This means there are a few more homes on the market than in previous years, and that means a few more buyers get an opportunity that they wouldn't have gotten in past years.  More homes on the market means more buyers would benefit.

We find this neighborhood to be at 1.6 Months of Supply. A low supply here as compared to some other neighborhoods and very close to the five year average of 1.5.  Is there room to grow here? Perhaps we will see that in the future.   Again, if there we more homes, this would become more reasonable.


We continue to see bold sales numbers, such as the $670,800 sold price in December 2016, this number is a just a bit higher than the five year average of solds in December at $629,560.

This is a stable market during this time of year as shown with the average home being sold in 16 days which is just shy of the 5 year average of 12. This is a hot market that continues moving fast.

The ratio of sold price to original list price is 99.5%, the average for the prior 5 years was 99.9%, again, a stable market during the winter months and leading into a spring with the expectation of an upward trend with asking prices being met with a corresponding upward trend in sold prices.

This neighborhood remains quintessentially Washington, and is a favorite among people who want to live in Washington,DC. In Redfin 2014 Most Competitive Neighborhoods, there were two sub-neighborhoods in 20003 which made their list.  Hill East  is the #14th most competitive and Capitol Hill core is itself the 16th most competitive neighborhood.

(data from getsmartcharts; photo from, an amazing local blogger resource, with a reference and link to Redfin)

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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

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Comments (1)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Claude, you always provide excellent data for anyone wanting to know what the market is doing in DC! 

Jan 15, 2017 06:50 AM