Market Report - 20003 - Washington, DC (Capitol Hill South) 2022 10

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 2022, 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.  2022 had a better vibe at the park than prior year(s) with more people, not necessarily more wins.

Just a few less solds than last months brings us to a total of 34 homes that were sold in October 2022.  This is a good bit below the 5 year average of 52.  Interest rate if we continue to see numbers like this, it's a good bet interest rate hikes are coming into play here and the large swings we had been seeing are moderating. Even with those 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 reverse direction, as this is an in demand neighborhood.   

Currently there are 83 homes are on the market, less than last month and below the 5 year average of 96. 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 1.8 Months of Supply. About the same as last months supply, though still a low as compared to some other neighborhoods.  This number is a bit lower than the five year average of 2.0  Surely the market is absorbing the supply very quickly. 

Prices showed a healthy increase from last month to a $987,500 sold price for October 2022.  This number is quite a bit higher than the five year average of solds at $855,040. We can't complain, as we expected this rebound and even factoring in the interest rate hike.

For the month of October, most homes were sold in 14 days. This is a few days more than last month, and a few days more than the 5 year average of 11, thus is the reality for the market these days. Buyers didn't take much time to decide what they wanted.

The ratio of sold price to original list price is 99.7%, the average for the prior 5 years was 99.9%, zero breathing room 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, 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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Comments (2)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Capitol Hill South home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Claude.

Dec 01, 2022 12:09 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Local housing data is key to making an informed decision. This will help both buyers and sellers determine the best approach to take. Thanks for sharing!


Dec 02, 2022 12:22 PM