Home Price Watch: Seeing Double in the U Street Corridor

by Tianna Mañón

Home Price Watch: Seeing Double in the U Street Corridor: Figure 1

It likely won’t come as a surprise to many UrbanTurf readers that the real estate market in the U Street Corridor had a pretty good year.

Overall sales volume for the neighborhood more than doubled from $12.29 million to $28.89 million in 2015. The number of listings that sold, virtually all condos and co-ops, increased from 22 units in 2014 to 47 units this year.

Home Price Watch: Seeing Double in the U Street Corridor: Figure 2
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The median sales price for the area stayed about the same, rising just three percent to $614,865. While prices didn’t move much, homes in the neighborhood flew off the market: 70 percent of listings sold within the first ten days of hitting the market in 2015.

A few more takeaways from the data:

  • The average sales price to original list price ratio sits just above 100 percent, suggesting that homes are selling at or above asking.
  • Just five of the 47 sales in the neighborhood this year were not condos or co-ops.
  • No home in the neighborhood that sold in 2015 was listed for longer than four months.

For the purposes of this article, UrbanTurf defines the U Street Corridor as east of 16th Street NW, west of 8th Street NW, north of T Street and south of V Street.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/home_price_watch_u_streets_seeing_double/10677


  1. Mike_in_SW said at 8:59 pm on Wednesday December 9, 2015:
    Did you mean the U Street Corridor is EAST of 16th and WEST of 8th?
  1. Mark Wellborn said at 9:02 pm on Wednesday December 9, 2015:
    Mike_in_SW, Yes, thanks for catching. We have made the correction. The Editors
  1. Logan said at 8:43 pm on Thursday December 10, 2015:
    I thought everyone had taken to calling that Shaw now? Isn't everything Shaw now?

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