A bit of good news from December 2008. The median home price in Washington, DC rose in December along with a slight increase in sales from the November numbers. The sales of home purchases rose to 3,123 in December from 2,767 in November.
The chart below shows the median home price trend for 2008.
These statistics may be showing signs of a shrinking inventory of foreclosure properties. I will be keeping an eye on these statistics in the coming months. If this trend continues over the next few months, a housing market recovery may be on the way in DC.