Continued increases in sales and new contracts; Double-digit growth for new listings for the fourth straight month
Demand in the Washington DC Metro Region remains strong in the summer months, as shown by increases in sales and pending contracts. Inventories continue to decline, but the pace has slowed, bolstered by new listings. High demand and low supply contributed to median sale price gains throughout the region. All counties in the region had median sales price increases in July, and the median price for the region as a whole reached its highest July-level since 2009. The year-to-date median price is nearly 10 percent higher than over the same period in 2012. The median days-on-market continues to be historically low, and is now at its lowest July-level since 2005. While the number of sales and new contracts decreased from June, this is typical of summer seasonal patterns and the decline was smaller than in past years. The Washington DC Metro Region housing market continues to show strength, with increases in new listings helping to meet pent up demand. Increasing prices may encourage potential sellers to list their homes, continuing the growth in new listings.
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