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DC Real Estate Market Reports

D.C.’s best and worst times of the year to find a new apartment

For better prices, avoid the summer months.

D.C. ranks in fourth place for U.S. metro areas with most rentals delivered in 2017

Dallas topped the list.

Capitol Riverfront will break even on its $1B in investments by late 2018, says report

This year will generate more than three and a half times it generated in 2007.

One in four D.C. home sales were above asking price in 2017

Five years ago, it was approximately one in five home sales that were above asking price in the District.

D.C.'s 2017 rental market, summed up in one graph

Rents are basically where they started.

D.C. renters spent $14B in 2017

That’s down 0.6 percent from a year ago.

D.C.’s top development projects of 2017, revealed

See who the most active developers and architecture firms were.

D.C. saw 2,279 multimillion-dollar home sales in the last three years

This makes D.C. rank in second place for East Coast cities.

D.C. ranks in third place for most office space expected to deliver in 2018

Over 3.7 million square feet is expected.

D.C. renters are some of the most satisfied in the nation, says report


Report: Bethesda’s one-bedroom rents outpace D.C., Arlington

The Maryland city tops the region with one-bedrooms priced at a median $2,270 per month

Study: D.C. renters can save $705 per month if they get a roommate

The average resident could save just under $10,000 per year by switching from living alone to living with a roommate.

D.C. ranks in fourth place for U.S. cities with the most rental applications approved

Over 90 percent of applications are approved.

D.C. will add 1.1M square feet of office space by the end of 2017

That’s more office space than Los Angeles, Houston, and Austin are adding this year

D.C.’s 10 most walkable, bike-friendly neighborhoods

According to Walk Score, the nation’s capital is known as a "walker’s paradise" as well as a "biker’s paradise."

D.C. wins national Housing Policy Leadership Award

Urban Land Institute praised the District for preserving and creating its existing affordable housing

How D.C.’s rents have grown over the past year

Still, the District’s rents outpace the national average.

D.C. is the world’s first LEED Platinum city

Receiving this status means that D.C. has created a set of sustainability goals and submitted performance data to the Green Building Council.

D.C. has nation’s second-largest share of millionaire households

Out of the 2,283,117 total households in the D.C. area, 8.6 percent, or 197,103 households, held seven-figure fortunes in 2016.

D.C. gains three new million-dollar neighborhoods since last year

Now, the District has over 40 neighborhoods with at least 10 percent of the homes worth seven figures or more.

How discrepancies in homeownership rates by race persist in Washington, D.C.

A new study from Apartment List reveals the sobering truth about buying a home in the District.

Deanwood is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the nation, says report

"You can get more home for your money, while staying within the city borders."

The majority of D.C.’s affordable housing has benefited single people and couples, not large families

Nearly three-quarters of the Inclusionary Zoning units have been for couples or single-member households.

The D.C. area office data you need to know for Q3 2017

The third quarter of 2017 recorded a $538 average price per square foot.

Report: Nearly half of D.C.’s Millennials can’t afford rent

Across the nation, 47.7 percent of renters are cost-burdened, meaning they spend over 30 percent of their income on rent.

Most D.C. renters plan on leaving rather than settling down, says report

The lack of affordable options is driving residents out of the city.

Where to find the D.C. area’s most expensive rents

Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., both top the list for priciest places for renting.

Where it’s easiest to save money in D.C. on a $50K salary

Petworth and NoMa are at the top of the list for most affordable neighborhoods.

Average cost for a spare room in Washington, D.C.: $941.85/month

The top five most profitable metros for renting out spare bedrooms include Boston; New York; Oakland, California; and San Francisco.

In D.C., home sales over $2.5M increased 71 percent since 2016

Nearly half of the sales were in two neighborhoods.

D.C.’s housing growth is not keeping up with job growth, report says

Rents in the District also increased by 45 percent from 2005 to 2015.

Behold, the D.C. area’s 5 richest counties

Half of the 10 richest counties in the country are only about an hour away from Washington, D.C.

Report: D.C. is the one of the worst cities for first-time homebuyers

Moving elsewhere might be a better deal, unfortunately.

D.C.’s typical one-bedroom apartment costs $2,241 per month

The District ranks as the fifth most expensive city for renting in the nation.

Here’s the salary you need to comfortably rent a two-bedroom apartment in D.C.

Out of the 15 Metro areas studied, the District ranked fifth for highest income needed.

D.C.'s suburbs are becoming increasingly poverty-stricken, says report

More and more of the low-income population is moving away from dense urban areas.

D.C. ranks first with most home flips in the nation

Home flips in the District increased 32 percent from the previous year.

Since 2000, Alexandria has lost 90 percent of its affordable housing

There are now fewer than 2,000 affordable apartments.

D.C.’s Housing Production Trust Fund to get better oversight, more staff

In reaction to a less than complimentary audit, the DHCD is stepping up its game.