Market Report - 20003 - Washington, DC (Capitol Hill South) 2022 05

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Real Estate Agent with RLAH / @properties 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.  Let's consider that we will return to some level of foot traffic here in the summer of 2021, even if not 2019 levels yet.

The Navy Yard has very good Metro access, and is also home to baseball's Nationals Park. This neighborhood has also become the 'it' neighborhood, growing faster than any other in the past year.  All the residential growth has fueled demand for lots of new neighborhood amenities, which brings more people.  It certainly fees like a 'new' city. And FINALLY in 2019, it's now a World Series city for certain.  2021 will have a better vibe at the park than prior year(s).

A few less homes than last months numbers brings us to a total of 48 homes that were sold in May 2022.  This is the same number as the 5 year average of 48.  The large swings we had been seeing are moderating, though COVID's ups and downs keep coming. Even with the challenges, this market could use more inventory.  As things are changing daily, we will continue to watch where numbers will go, but lets hope that these numbers stay high or increase, as this is an in demand neighborhood.   

Currently there are 77 homes are on the market, almost the same as last month which is just above the 5 year average of 72. We continue to 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 little higher than last month, and still a low supply as compared to some other neighborhoods, and identical to the five year average of 1.6  Surely the market is absorbing the supply very quickly. 

Prices were just barely below last months at a $925,000 sold price for May 2022.  This number is quite a bit higher again, than the five year average of solds at $798,500. We can't complain, as we expected this rebound as the city reopens completely.

For the month of May, most homes were sold in 6 days. This is a day less from last month but about the same as the 5 year average of 8, but the reality for the market these days. Buyers took a bit more time to decide what they wanted but still didn't waste time finding it.

The ratio of sold price to original list price is 100.4%, the average for the prior 5 years was 100.1%, absolutely no breathing room at all for buyers.

Parts of this neighborhood remains quintessentially Washington, and parts are clearly 'new' Washington, which makes this a favorite among people who want to live in Washington, DC. This zip code ranked #16 in Washingtonian Magazines Great Places To Live 2019 issue, which ranked the 100 priciest zip codes in the greater Washington DC metro area.

(data from getsmartcharts; photo from jdland.com, 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
11 Dupont Circle #650
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 518-8781 bus / (703) 868-7774 mobile
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Comments (2)

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

As we are crying that there is no inventory you are just consistently have the same number of listing for a five year average truly hard to comprehend good for you, Endre 

Jun 29, 2022 10:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Washington D.C. home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Claude.

Jun 30, 2022 12:29 PM