Market Report - 20002 - Washington, DC (Capitol Hill North) 2022 11

Real Estate Agent with RLAH / @properties DC / MD / VA

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, 52 homes were sold in November 2022.  A few less again from the previous month, and still considerably lower than the five year average of 85. Perhaps this decrease is from the increase in interest rates, only time will tell if this is a trend.  Perhaps the market is stabilizing and will improve going forward, we will continue to watch.

Currently there are 274 homes are on the market, a decent drop from the previous month for a third month in a row, and again, quite a bit higher than the November average for the prior 5 years of 208. Is the market still hot?  stabilizing? or even contracting? We'll watch for the trend.  More inventory equals more opportunity for buyers.  

We are at 3.2 Months of Supply, which is a small drop from the previous month though still higher than the 5 year average of 2.3 months of supply.  Numbers are rising from earlier in the year. Let's see how soon we get to these numbers again, be that 1-2-3 or x months.


November prices dropped a little from the previous month at a $705,000 sold price, and a little lower than the 5 year average were $726,250 for this month, does that ever happen?!  Demand is catching up with inventory in this neighborhood. Perhaps we are in a period of stabilization, though this zip includes emerging areas as well.

Median days on market has increased from the previous month as homes were sold in 36 days in November.  Plus this is double the 5 year average of 18 days.  Buyers are continuing to hesitate this month. Another month perhaps makes a trend due to increasing interest rates.

Are buyers finally seeing a bit of breathing room in November? Apparently a small amount in this neighborhood with the ratio of sold price to original list price maintaining at 98.7%, the average for the prior 5 years is 99.6%.


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 (2)

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.

Jan 03, 2023 01:43 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Thanks for sharing your market update with us. Buyers & sellers in your area would benefit from your services. Have a great day!


Jan 05, 2023 01:00 PM