Market Report - 20002 - Washington, DC (Capitol Hill North) 2021 10

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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, with some 40 million people annually, 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 2019, 2nd busiest station in the country.

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.  If you were there today, you'd see no cabs, and no people inside (or, truly just a handful, not 100's, but mere dozens).


This month, 109 homes were sold in October 2021.  A nice bump in solds from the previous month, and numbers continue to remain higher than the five year average of 99. Is the market finally settling down with COVID?  The numbers are up and down; regardless, the recovery is still doing well.  Perhaps the market will remain stable and improve going forward, we will continue to watch.

Currently there are 236 homes are on the market, a drop from the previous month, but still higher than the October average for the prior 5 years of 198. Up and down, up and down, we wonder when the market will level. We'll watch for the trend.  More inventory equals more opportunity.  

We are at 2.0 Months of Supply, which is a little more than the last month and right at the 5 year average of 2.1 months of supply.  Numbers continue to drop from earlier in the year making this market fast. Let's see how soon we get to these numbers again, be that 1-2-3 or x months.

October sold prices made a big jump from last month as we had a $815,000 sold price, additionally numbers were consistently above the the 5 year average of $708,893.  Obviously there is more demand than inventory. Growth continues, but this zip includes emerging areas as well.

Median days on market dropped from last month as homes were sold in 10 days in October.  This is almost right at the 5 year average of 9 days.  Buyers seemed to know what they wanted and seized the moment. 

A no room for buyers in October again, with the ratio of sold price to original list price maintaining at 100%, the average for the prior 5 years is 99.9%.


This neighborhood comprises several sub-neighborhoods, 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.This zip code ranked #27 in Washingtonian Magazines Great Places To Live 2019 issue, which ranked the 100 priciest zip codes in the greater Washington DC metro area.  With confidence, expect this zip to move up the chart in the next year(s) as the NOMA/Union Market continue to grow and the demand is challenged to be met.

(data from getsmartcharts; photo from Amtrak)

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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

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Comments (1)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

This is great information for those looking to buy or sell in the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC Claude. Those looking for a knowledgeable realtor that knows the market would be wise to contact you.

Nov 23, 2021 01:50 PM