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The Most popular Neighborhoods of Washington’s Serious Estate Boom

Picture-illustration by Justin Metz.

As Covid altered what persons desired in a property and in which they required to live, the Washington actual estate market went mad. Listings that get dozens of provides, homes providing for hundreds of hundreds higher than asking, and customers earning contingency-cost-free bids sight unseen have all turn into commonplace. Two several years into this extraordinary housing shuffle appeared like the proper time to take inventory of which regions have knowledgeable the most growth in rate and gross sales volume. Making use of data offered by Bright MLS, the region’s many-listing services, we as opposed stats from the initial quarter of 2020 (i.e., the commencing of the pandemic) with the fourth quarter of 2021. The dozen Zip codes we profiled were picked out due to the fact they mirror a diversity of motives individuals have moved during this time period.


Nowhere in larger Washington have rates shot up a lot more greatly than in these ten destinations.

(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 (left) and De’Ja Irvin with Irvin’s youngsters. Photograph by April Greer.

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These Zip codes­—the 10 most high priced spots to obtain a household everywhere in Washington—were between the costliest markets even before the pandemic. But a number of have managed to get a lot, considerably 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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Profits volume—the quantity of residences selling—in these 10 Zip codes has risen extra substantially than anywhere else in the region.

Ali Kamal and Tahmineh Mousavi. Photograph by April Greer.

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Like whether or not it will get any a lot easier to purchase a household listed here.

Photograph by Evy Mages

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This post appears in the April 2022 situation of Washingtonian.

Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 as a employees author, and turned a senior editor in 2014. She oversees the magazine’s serious estate and residence design and style protection, and writes extended-type aspect stories. She was a 2020 Livingston Award finalist for her two-portion investigation into a wrongful conviction stemming from a murder in rural Virginia.

Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner ([email protected]) addresses authentic estate, interior design and style, and personalized finance.

Mimi Montgomery Washingtonian

Associate Editor

Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her do the job has appeared in Outside Journal, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. At first from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.