Posted on September 10, 2015 by Corey Hart
Sep

10

2015

Closed sales up for ninth straight month; Prices dip slightly for first time this year

Rockville, MD – (September 10, 2015) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on August 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Washington, D.C. Metro housing market ended the summer season with strong sales activity.  Pending sales are at their highest August levels in a decade, while sold activity is at the third highest August level in a decade.  Median sales prices dipped slightly, overall inventories increased, although at a slightly slower pace than recent months, and median days-on-market increased to 25 days.    

The 4,515 closed sales in August represent a 7.8% increase from last year, although they are down 13.6% from last month.  New contracts rose by 10.6% from August 2014 to 4,713, and dropped 9.7% compared to last month. This marks the sixth consecutive month that all market segments have experienced year-over-year increases in both closed sales and new contracts.  The overall median sales price dipped a slight 1.0% to $411,000.  The median sales price for single-family detached declined 3.9% to $500,000, while townhome prices remained flat at $400,000 and condos increased 0.8% to $302,250.  Month-over-month prices were down 9.1% for single-family detached and down 2.4% for townhomes, although condo prices rose 4.2%.

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Posted on August 10, 2015 by Corey Hart
Aug

10

2015

Pending contracts and sales growth continues to hit double-digit percent gains; Prices remain near record highs

Rockville, MD – (August 10, 2015) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on July 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Washington, D.C. Metro housing market enjoyed another strong month in July, with both closed and pending sales at their highest July levels in a decade.  Median sales prices continue to rise very slowly, and median days-on-market remain very low.  Closed sales of 5,225 represents a 15.1% increase from July 2014, although they are down 7.6% from June 2015.  New contracts increased by 9.4% from July 2014 to 5,221, although they did drop 9.3% compared to last month. All market segments experienced year-over-year increases in both closed sales and new contracts.  The year-over-year overall median sales prices rose 1.1% to $432,500, which nearly matches the previous July high of $435,000 seen in 2007.  The median sales price for single-family detached rose 2.8% to $550,000, while townhome prices dropped 1.9% to $410,000 and condos decreased 3.3% to $290,000. 

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Posted on July 10, 2015 by Corey Hart
Jul

10

2015

DC Metro continues to see strong sales and contract activity; Slow but steady appreciation pushes median sales prices to near record highs

Rockville, MD – (July 10, 2015) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on June 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Washington, D.C. Metro housing market enjoyed strong sales in June, with sales at the highest monthly level in nine years and pending sales at the highest June level in a decade.  Median days-on-market remain very low while median sales prices continue their slow but steady rise.  With closed sales of 5,652, this was the single highest monthly sales level since June 2006.  Sales increased by 13% from June 2014 and by 16.9% from May 2015.  The number of new contracts increased by 11.6% from June 2014 to 5,755, although new contracts have dropped slightly from April’s 6,203, which was the highest number of pending sales since July 2005. All market segments experienced year-over-year increases in both closed sales and new contracts.  Year-over-year, median sales prices rose by 1.4% to $439,000, which is nearly equal to the record highs of $440,000 seen in June 2013 and June 2007.  The median sales price for condos rose 4.2% to $312,500, single-family detached prices remained flat at $550,000 and townhomes increased 1.9% to $415,000. 

Compared to June 2014, inventories increased by 11.5% to 12,341 total active listings, with the number of condos increasing by the largest percentage at 19% to 3,157, townhome listings increasing by 11.4% to 2,225 and single-family detached listings increasing by 11.5% to 6,942.  New listings compared to June 2014 increased by 6.4% to 7,259 and median days-on-market (DOM) rose by three days to 15 days, up from 13 days last year. 

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Posted on June 10, 2015 by Corey Hart
Jun

10

2015

Half of May sales were on market less than two weeks; Closed sales up 6 percent from last year

Rockville, MD – (June 10, 2015) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on May 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Washington DC Metro housing market enjoyed a strong May with sales at the highest monthly level since June 2014, pending sales and prices at the highest May level in a decade, while median days-on-market remain exceptionally low.  Closed sales of 4,835 increased by 6.2% from May 2014 and by 13.3% from April 2015.  The number of new contracts increased by 8.4% from May 2014 to 6,158, although new contracts did drop slightly from last month’s 6,203, which was the highest number of pending sales since July 2005. All market segments experienced year-over-year increases in both closed sales and new contracts, with townhomes having the strongest increases of 15.3% and 10.2% respectively.  Year-over-year, overall median sales prices rose by 1.2% to $435,000, with the median sales price for townhomes rising to $427,000 and single-family detached and condos declining to $540,000 and $307,000 respectively.

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Posted on May 11, 2015 by Corey Hart
May

11

2015

Closed sales and new pending sales up 10% versus last April; Half of April homes sold were on market two weeks or less

Rockville, MD – (May 11, 2015) – The following analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market has been prepared by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. of RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) and is based on April 2015 MRIS housing data.

OVERVIEW

The Washington DC Metro housing market enjoyed a strong April, with solid year-over-year increases in sales, and continued increasing levels of new contracts, and rising inventories.  Closed sales and new contracts both increased by 9.9% from April 2014.  All market segments experienced increases in both closed sales and new contracts.  The number of closed sales increased to 4,268, with single-family detached making the strongest showing, rising by 11.5% to 1,937 units.  The number of new contracts increased to 6,203 with townhomes increasing by the largest percentage of 13.5% to a total of 1,649.  Overall median sales prices rose by 1.1%, with the median price for single-family detached rising 1% to $417,000 townhomes and condos rising to $405,000 and $305,000 respectively.

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