Saturday, October 6, 2012

H Street Area Open Houses: October 6-7


In the hyperlinks below I've attached open houses scheduled in and around H Street for the weekend of October 6-7, 2012.

  • All results are sorted in order of list price for easy reference.

  • Globe and camera icons next to individual listings show maps and photos.

  • All property types are included: townhouses, semi-detached homes, condos/coops, single-family homes, etc.

H Street

Bloomingdale,Truxton Circle, and Eckington

Need more? I've also compiled a list of all DC, MD, VA open houses this weekend should your search parameters encompass other areas.

Monthly Housing Market Data

Every month several housing reports are released which include statistics on the Washington Metro Area market. Although each analysis employs differing methodologies with varying results, most show (as usual) the Washington Area to be one of the stronger housing markets nationwide.

October 2: The CoreLogic Home Price Index -- with data through August 2012 -- was released October 2. CoreLogic methodology shows Washington home prices rose 5.5% over August 2011. Nationwide, home prices gained 4.6%.

October 2: The latest Clear Capital Home Data Index Market Report -- with data through September 2012 -- was released October 2. Clear Capital's methodology shows home prices in the DC Metro area rose 12.2%. Home prices nationwide increased 3.6%.

September 26: H Street zip code 20002 is reported by the MRIS blog as one of nine Washington zip codes where the median sale price through August 2012 is the highest year-to-date level on record. The area includes the lowest days on market (well below the DC average of 26) and the highest list/sales price ratio.

September 25: The latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price Index -- reporting data through July 2012 -- was released September 25. DC Metro Area home prices increased 3.7% over July 2011 compared to a nationwide increase of 1.2%.

September 27: The Pending Home Sales Index of the National Association of Realtors -- with data through August 2012 -- was released September 27. Total U.S. pending homes sales increased 10.7% over August 2011.

September 19: The National Association of Realtors existing home sales report -- with data through August 2012 -- was released September 19. Total existing home sales nationwide are 9.3% higher than August 2011. The national median existing-home price for all housing types is up 9.5% from a year ago.

September 10: The Real Estate Business Intelligence report on the DC Metro Area -- with data through August 2012 -- was released September 10. RBI methodology shows DC Metro home prices increased 8.1% over August 2011, sales rose 6.4%

For more information on how to interpret sales statistics check out my recent blog post How to Evaluate Housing Reports which discusses important differences in research methodology and how it impacts numbers for the local Washington area.

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Contact me for more information on our local real estate market, and on buying or selling a home. I'm always available for your questions and happy to consult with you on your real estate needs.

  Ben Dursch  

202-288-4334 |

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