March 1, 2024

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The Hottest Neighborhoods of Washington’s Real Estate Boom

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The Hottest Neighborhoods of Washington’s Real Estate Boom

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As Covid altered what people desired in a house and in which they wanted to live, the Washington real estate industry went mad. Listings that get dozens of delivers, residences promoting for hundreds of 1000’s above asking, and customers making contingency-free bids sight unseen have all come to be commonplace. Two several years into this extraordinary housing shuffle seemed like the proper time to choose inventory of which places have knowledgeable the most development in price and sales volume. Working with details furnished by Dazzling MLS, the region’s multiple-listing services, we in contrast stats from the 1st quarter of 2020 (i.e., the starting of the pandemic) with the fourth quarter of 2021. The dozen Zip codes we profiled have been chosen for the reason that they replicate a diversity of factors folks have moved for the duration of this period of time.


Nowhere in higher Washington have price ranges shot up a lot more dramatically than in these 10 places.

(L-R) Raquel Poindexter and sister De'Ja Irvin with her children: Cassiah Irvin (in yellow) , Cassidy Irvin (in pink), and R'eighn Irvin (train) gather for a family photo outside their new residence in highly sought-after community in Brandywine, Maryland.
Sisters Raquel Poindexter (still left) and De’Ja Irvin with Irvin’s children. Photograph by April Greer.

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These Zip codes­—the 10 most expensive destinations to purchase a dwelling any place in Washington—were amongst the costliest marketplaces even right before the pandemic. But several have managed to get substantially, substantially pricier.

Brian and Kristen Frazier step outside with their 16 month old daughter, Olivia, and embrace in front of their new home in Great Falls, VA.
Kristen and Brian Frazier with their daughter. Photograph by April Greer.

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Income volume—the number of properties selling—in these 10 Zip codes has risen a lot more significantly than anywhere else in the region.

Ali Kamal and Tahmineh Mousavi. Photograph by April Greer.

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Which includes no matter if it will get any a lot easier to get a property right here.

Photograph by Evy Mages

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This article appears in the April 2022 challenge of Washingtonian.

Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a personnel writer, and turned a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s genuine estate and home style and design protection, and writes lengthy-form aspect tales. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-component investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.

Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner ([email protected]) handles genuine estate, interior structure, and personal finance.

Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian

Associate Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her function has appeared in Outside Journal, Washington Town Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. At first from North Carolina, she now life in Petworth.

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