Home price trends in Washington D.C.

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Washington, D.C.

A shift in power has arrived along with increases in resale sales activity and positive job growth. John Burns Real Estate Consulting says foot traffic through new home communities in the area seems to be up, but many folks aren’t ready to commit to a purchase. Expect to see continued double-digit price declines as the market adjusts to a more normal state. Home prices are 29 percent above equilibrium, according to Local Market Monitor.

Median price end of 2008: $295,100
Median price end of 2007: $400,100
Percent change: -26.2%
Projected change through Q3 2009: -13.4%
Affordability rating: 0.5
Foreclosures in 2008:
(1 for every 34 households)
Foreclosures in 2007:
(1 for every 86 households)
Change in foreclosures: 166%
Expected to hit bottom: Q1 2010
Percent drop needed to reach bottom: -38.3%
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Price trends
Q1 2008 national median price: $196,100
Q2 2008 national median price: $206,400
Q3 2008 national median price: $200,400
Q4 2008 national median price: $180,100
Q1 2008 local median price: $371,800
Q2 2008 local median price: $370,300
Q3 2008 local median price: $332,700
Q4 2008 local median price: $295,100

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