Market Report - 20003 - Washington, DC (Capitol Hill South) 2019 2

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 are looking forward to baseball this year again. All the residential growth has fueled demand for lots of new neighborhood amenities.  It certainly fees like a 'new' city.

A total of 35 homes were sold in February 2019, a bit of a rebound from January, but barely over the 5 year average of 30.  The government shutdown seems to be lingering? Spring is nearly here, so surely these numbers will start to rise. This neighborhood needs more sales with the strong demand.  If there were a greater supply, we'd see more sales.

Currently 51 homes are on the market, few less than last month but a few higher than the prior 5 year average of 48.  However we still 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 1.2 Months of Supply. A bit more than last month, but still a low supply as compared to some other neighborhoods, and very close to the five year average of 1.2.  Surely the market is absorbing the supply very quickly.

We see a drop in sales prices from the previous month with an average $860,000 sold price in February 2019.  But we still see a nice increase over the five year average of solds at $689,680.

For the month of February, most homes were sold in 21 days. Compared to early fall, this market is slower, but the January average fairs quite a bit better than the current 5 year average of 30. 

The ratio of sold price to original list price is 100%, the average for the prior 5 years was 100%, a bit of a breath for buyers, where sellers are seeing a tiny lull in the bold market of late summer.

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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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Claude either you are up late or up early, nice to see your market report, need to look at it next Endre

Mar 27, 2019 11:01 PM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Claude. Slim pickens means your services are required for those who want to score. Enjoy your day!

Mar 28, 2019 05:26 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Claude. This is an impressive and informational post but I just stopped by to say hello.

Mar 28, 2019 06:10 AM #3
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