Posted on June 10, 2013 by Corey Hart
Jun

10

2013

Lowest median days-on-market since the peak of the housing boom

OVERVIEW

The housing market in the Washington DC Metro Area continues to post strong growth as we approach the summer season.  Sales are at a seven-year high for May, and new contracts are back to peak housing boom levels.  The median sale price for the region is rising and posted the highest May level on record. The median sale price is now over $30,000 higher than May 2012, and over $70,000 higher than May 2011.  It appears that the rising price points could be enticing more sellers to enter the market, as new listings are up nearly 20 percent from this time last year, reflecting back-to-back months of double-digit growth for this indicator.

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Posted on May 10, 2013 by Corey Hart
May

10

2013

Lowest days-on-market in 8 years; Active listings remain low, however new listings spike for the 1st time in 2 years

OVERVIEW

Market indicators point to a healthy spring market in the Washington DC Metro Region.  Sales and median prices continue to rise, and new contract activity is up after several months of declines.  The low inventory of homes for sale coupled with strong demand on the buyer side is fueling much of the market growth. While active listings remain historically low, new listings spiked in April, possibly an early sign of a changing pattern.  The rise in new listings could indicate that sellers are starting to be drawn into the market by higher price points and faster sale times. 

Posted on April 10, 2013 by Corey Hart
Apr

10

2013

Double-digit sales growth for condos and townhomes; single-family home sales drop; Low inventory continues to push up prices, DC posts highest median price on record

OVERVIEW

Signs of spring are in the air, and the DC Metro housing market continues to pick up steam. Sales and median prices are up from this time last year, and days-on-market is at its lowest level in over seven years. The low inventory of homes for sale continues to play a major role in the market. Active listings have dropped by nearly 20,000 since their fall 2007 peak, and the proportion of townhome listings is now the lowest on record. Interestingly the trend of rising sales and declining new contracts has continued in the region.

Posted on April 01, 2013 by Corey Hart
Apr

01

2013

There have been dozens of reports discussing the recovery in home prices in the national market, but the uptick in pricing shouldn't be news to anyone living in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area.  Here's a chart comparing the year-over-year median sale price in Northern Virginia vs. the year-over-year gain in national pricing, according to RBI's new partner CoreLogic:

Aside from a slight blip in spring 2010 due to the first-time homebuyer tax credit program, national prices began recovering in earnest in March 2012, whereas NoVa pricing has seen consistent year-over-year gains since July 2009.

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Corey Hart
Mar

11

2013

Low inventory continues to push up median sales prices in all jurisdictions; Subtle signs of a changing inventory pattern begin to emerge with new listings

OVERVIEW

Price growth continues throughout the Washington DC Metro Region, driven by the low inventory of homes for sale. The low inventory is also pushing up the average sale-to-list price ratio, which is now at its highest level since the summer of 2006. While active listings remain at historic lows, new listings are beginning to show signs of what could be a changing pattern. New listings are up over 13 percent across all property segments in the region compared to last month, which is well above the 10-year average change for each segment.

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