Market Report - 20003 - Washington, DC (Capitol Hill South) 2018 05

Real Estate Agent with Real Living | At Home DC / MD / VA

Nationals ParkCapitol Hill is not only a political idea, it is also a big village, a neighborhood 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 Barracks Row, and the ever growing and popular Navy Yard with 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. Plus more housing & commercial than the locals can believe.

We will be hosting this summer's All Star game, which should continue the hotel & commercial construction within the next several months, beyond all the cranes currently in operation.

A total of 58 homes were sold in May 2018, a nice increase from April and a slight increase from the prior 5 year average of 51.  This neighborhood could obviously support more sales with the strong demand.  If there were a greater supply, we'd see more sales.

Currently 64 homes are on the market, and the May average for the prior 5 years is 56. A nice increase from the previous month and slightly higher than average.  This means we really need more opportunities for buyers in this neighborhood. If you build it, they will come would apply here, though we are beginning to see strains of capacity and changes to parts of the neighborhood.

We find this neighborhood to be at 1.5 Months of Supply. A low supply here as compared to some other neighborhoods and very close to the five year average of 1.4.  Surely the market is absorbing the supply very quickly.

We continue to see strong sales numbers, such as the average $697,500 sold price in May 2018, this number is slightly higher than the five year average of solds at $686,600.

This May is around average, with the average home being sold in 8 days which is near the 5 year average of 8. This market is fast.

The ratio of sold price to original list price is 100%, the average for the prior 5 years was 100.1%, that slight whiff of sellers overreaching with their initial asking prices just seemed to evaporate.

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

Real Living | At Home
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

thanks for sharing this information about homes for sale in your community!  This is so useful for anyone looking in your area! 

Jun 20, 2018 05:14 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Claude. Supply is your only constraint as pricing remains high and buyers are willing to pay. Enjoy your day!

Jun 20, 2018 05:26 AM #2
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