Category Archives: Stats

City of Falls Church Is “Under Contract”

If you are driving around the City of Falls Church it might feel as though every home you pass with a “For Sale” sign has an “Under Contract” pronouncement attached to it. Well, there that is because most of them are, treatment in fact, diagnosis under contract! With an average “days on market” for single…

City of Falls Church Homes 101

That is, price rx 101.64% actually, ask which is the percentage of asking price that single family homes in the City of Falls Church were fetching back in April. And with an average “days on market” of 7, ambulance many were doing so in under a week. The numbers for May are not yet in…

Clarendon Condo Owners Are Loving These Stats

After more than 5 years of a stale condo market in Clarendon (22201) condo owners finally have something exciting to look at. The chart below pretty much speaks for itself. December showed a dramatic improvement to the average price of Clarendon area condos, view look and with inventory tightening considerably, there is reason to think…

Arlington County Real Estate Trends Through November 2012

We’re not going to hit every zip code here, but I do want to take a look at the updated data for the Arlington County real estate market through November, 2012. Data which was just released by RBI┬álast week. 22201: In short, it remains pretty boring to own a condo in 22201 as the market…

City Of Falls Church Housing Update – October 2012

City of Falls Church Housing Market Update

As mentioned in the video above, the City of Falls Church housing market is not a large one, so the data can be susceptible to singular instances having a significant impact on the charts. That fact aside, the aspect of the data I am most pleased to see is the leveling off of some of…

How Relevant Is The Case Shiller Index To Washingtonians?

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Yesterday the Case Shiller Index released it’s most recent figures that cover the housing market through the month of June. With the report showing a 5th straight month of overall price growth nationally, it has some saying that the housing market has finally turned a corner. For anyone who lives in Phoenix and has experienced…

Geeking Out Over Arlington: The Paradox of Arlington’s Real Estate Data

Spring in Arlington would not be the same without all the vibrant azaleas and Open House balloons on every corner. This year has me more excited than most because of the data I discussed above. Based on what I have experience personally of late I think we’re in for a solid few months. Come back…

Alexandria Virginia Market Update: Staying Flat Is A Win In 2011

On the surface a look at Alexandria real estate is pretty much a yawn. Prices have essentially flat lined over the last year, however, it is the back story that explains why this has been the case. A vast set of variables dictate market behavior, and though the ones below only tell part of the…

Arlington Housing Market Through October 2011

Boring. That sums up the Arlington real estate market through 2011 so far. And in this economic environment boring is good. This first chart below shows single family home performance vs. condo performance which looks especially boring, but admittedly things liven up a bit once we break each out in to it’s own chart (chart…

Case-Shiller: Housing Down 4.1%: But What About DC?

Today the most recent Case-Shiller Index report showed a decline in housing prices of 4.1% compared to the same time last year. The problem with the Case-Shiller index is that it pools real estate data from all around the country, so the overall numbers tell us very little about our own market. So, where does…

Arlington Housing Update, June 2011: Can Prices Sustain with Higher Inventory?

June is upon us already, amazing! So where are we housing-wise in Arlington? Arlington County as a whole has seen a steady uptick in prices for single family dwellings since September of last year. As you will see below, the Arlington Condo market followed suit until about mid November, and has since seen a steady…

Arlington Real Estate Getting Mixed Reviews

Depending on who you talk to the Arlington real estate market is either really HOT!!!, or super slow. Which answer you get depends primarily on whether you are talking to the agent who just sold their listing in 3 days, or the one who has had a home on the market for 60 days and…

Arlington County Home Prices on the Rise

Just a quick hit on Arlington County home prices. The charts below show a mixed market for both single family home and condominium prices in Arlington. Taken as a whole single family home prices are on the upward tick, while condominiums seem to be continuing a downward trend, which is right in step with the…

Arlington Real Estate Through January: How’s That Inventory?

In my post earlier this month covering Arlington real estate through 2010 one of the data points I highlighted was the inventory levels throughout the year. There was a huge anomaly of interest (to me at least) that occurred beginning in July and coming back to normal in October where inventory spiked in a big…

Did The “Double-Dip” Already Happen For Orange Line Condos?

If you spend time listening to the national media and reading financial publications then the idea of a “double dip” in housing will be nothing new to you. The basic premise is that we had an initial dip in real estate prices, the government stepped in to slow down the momentum, but the market still…