This quote is getting older, but even more relevant in 2021. Councilmember Charles Allen was quoted in the Washington City Paper (8/21/2015) saying "Southwest is an absolutely incredible neighborhood. It'a neighborhood that has so many things: Metro stations,water access, parks & greenspaces, small and big residential buildings. A lot of people just didn't realize it was there".
Audi Field, home of DC United Soccer, as well as PNHoffman's The Wharf will ensure a lot more people find this neighborhood.
This view shows the opening day, which was a good day, albeit with opening issues. DC United has upped it's game this season with a few team additions, surely to benefit a stronger team.
We can see 31 homes were sold in April 2021, with an average for the prior 5 years being 21. These numbers are higher than the previous month again. The market continues to bounce around, but bouncing up is preferable to going down, so far so good, and as always, but could really use more inventory, but truly, there were plenty of homes to sell. COVID affects the market in strange ways, so we will continue to watch for changes.
Currently 78 homes are on the market, more homes than the previous month; and nearly double the April average for the prior 5 years of 44, but like many neighborhoods, we really need more inventory. Three points make a line, are we finally trending normal?
We are at 3.7 Months of Supply, a little higher than the previous month, though more normal and realistic for this city in 2021; it's also higher than the prior 5 year average of 2.3. We'll have to keep watch, but are sellers expecting too much or are buyers expecting deals that aren't there?
Activity in April shows us a modest bump in price from the previous month to a $415,000 Sold price. This is above the 5 year average of $367,980. Up and down with COVID, so as the market continues to rebound after the COVID shutdown, we will hope for more improvents.
This month the average home was sold in 14 days, a drop from the previous month but almost the same as the 5 year average of 13.
The ratio of sold price to original list price is 100% and the average for the prior five years was 100%. No bargaining room for buyers this month.
In summary, many of these numbers can be seen as a very aggressive market, but this is a small neighborhood, and surely not the most aggressive market in Washington, DC. Stay tuned, this is going to get very competitive in the next few years because of all the growth and construction coming in.
Stay tuned for next month, and in the interim, safe safe & stay sane.
(data from getsmartcharts; photo from DC United)