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Press Releases

2022

September 19, 2022: August 2022 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $599,999, an increase of 0.8% from last month

August 15, 2022:  Workshop participants learn putting your best financial foot forward is a key step toward homeownership

August 15, 2022: July 2022 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $595,000, an increase of 3.4% from July 2021

July 20, 2022: June 2022 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $635,000, an increase of 5.8% from June 2021

June 28, 2022: GCAAR offers downloadable guide to home financing opportunities

June 16, 2022: May 2022 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $626,000, an increase of 4.3% from May 2021

May 16, 2022: April 2022 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $634,000, an increase of 7.5% from April 2021

May 5, 2022: GCAAR announces 2022 primary election endorsements

April 14, 2022: March 2022 housing market statistics: Fast pace, high energy in light of rising interest rates

March 17, 2022: February 2022 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $560,620, an increase of 2.9% from February 2021

February 17, 2022: January 2022 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $539,450, a decrease of 0.9% from January 2021

February 14, 2022: GCAAR announces partnership with Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland

January 18, 2022: December 2021 housing market statistics: Median sold price in region was $560,000, an increase from December 2020

January 12, 2022: GCAAR announces 2022 Board of Directors

 

2021
2019

October 15, 2019
September 2019 Housing Stats: 
Washington, DC: Strong September for DC Market; Continued Record Highs for Median Sales Price; Montgomery County: 10-Year High for Median Sales Price; Increase in Closed and New Pending Sales

September 13, 2019
August 2019 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Remains Strong As Fall Approaches; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Reaches 10-Year High; Closed Sales Increase in Detached Homes

August 13, 2019
July 2019 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Contracts, Pending Sales Increase; Median Sales Price Reaches 10-Year High; Montgomery County: Closed Sales Rise 8.1 Percent Over Last Year; July Median Sales Price Also Reaches 10-Year High

July 12, 2019
June 2019 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Scarce Supply Continues to Drive Market; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Reaches 10-Year June High

June 14, 2019
May 2019 Housing Stats: 
Washington, DC: May Median Sales Price Reaches 10-Year High; Contract Activity Up 4.5 Percent; Montgomery County: May Median Sales Price Is Second Highest in 10 Years; New Listings Up 9.6 Percent

May 15, 2019
April 2019 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: April Sales Up 15.5 Percent From Last Year, Above the Five-Year Average; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Up 4.3 Percent Over Last April

April 29, 2019
Local REALTORS® Join Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice and MCFRS to Promote Carbon Monoxide Safety

April 12, 2019
March 2019 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: March Median Sales Price Reaches 10-Year High; Contract Activity Up 9.2 Percent; Montgomery County: March Numbers Decline in All Segments; Inventory Matches Last Year's Supply

March 12, 2019
February 2019 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Active Listings Up 19 Percent, Biggest February YoY Increase in Past 10 Years; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Reaches Highest February Level in Past 10 Years

February 12, 2019
January 2019 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: January Median Sales Price Marks Highest in 10 Years; Closed Sales Decline; Montgomery County: Average Sales Price and New Listings Increase; Closed Sales Decline

January 10, 2019
December 2018 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: DC Ends Year With Highest December Median Sales Price in 10 Years; Active Listings Up 16.1 Percent From Last December; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Rises Slightly From Last December; Active Listings Increase 5.1 Percent 

2018

December 12, 2018 
November 2018 Housing Stats:
 Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Up 9.3 Percent from November 2017; Highest November Level in 10 Years; Montgomery County: November Median Sales Reach a 10-Year High; Sales Price Rises 4.8 Percent

November 14, 2018
October 2018 Housing Stats: 
Washington, DC: Median Sales Up 9.5 Percent; Highest October Level on Record; Montgomery County: New Listings Up 9.3 Percent; Median and Sales Prices Higher Than October 2017

October 15, 2018
September 2018 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Second Highest September Level on Record; Montgomery County: Median Sales Slightly Higher than 2017; Homes Spend Less Days on Market 

October 3, 2018
Jeremy Lichtenstein Wins NAR's Good Neighbor Award

September 12, 2018
August 2018 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Second Highest on Record; Inventory Remains Low; Montgomery County: Highest Median Sales Price Since 2007; Closed Sales Beat Last Year's Tally 

September 6, 2018
Jeremy Lichtenstein Is Good Neighbor Award Finalist

August 13, 2018
July 2018 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: July Closed Sales Beat Five-Year Average; Inventory Remains Scarce; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Reaches Highest July Level Since 2007 

July 12, 2018
June 2018 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Record Median Sales in June; Montgomery County: New Pending Sales Above Five-Year Average 

June 13, 2018
May 2018 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Supply Remains Scarce; Montgomery County: Closed Sales Beat Five-Year Average-Highest Since 1997

May 11, 2018
April 2018 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Home Sales Up 9.4 Percent; Median Sales Price Reaches Highest April Level; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Up Slightly; New Listings Increase by 6.8 Percent

April 11, 2018
March 2018 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Reaches Highest March Level on Record; Supply Continues to Be Scarce; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Reaches Highest March Level on Record; Days-on-Market Down From 2017

March 13, 2018
February 2018 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Closed Sales, Median Sales Price Continue Strong as Inventory Remains Scarce; Montgomery County: Closed Sales Dip While Median Sales Price Reaches Highest February Mark Since 2007  

March 9, 2018
Capitalize DC to Promote Metro DC Region at the MIPIM Property Market Conference March 13-16 in France

February 13, 2018
January 2018 Housing Stats:
Closed Sales Are a Mixed Bag; Up in DC, Down in MoCo

January 10, 2018
December 2017 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: December Sales Up 10.0 Percent; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Up 2.5 Percent YTD 

2017

December 12, 2017
November 2017 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Ties Last Year for Highest November on Record; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Up Slightly As Days on Market Quickens 

November 10, 2017
October 2017 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: October Median Sales Price Highest on Record; Montgomery County: Closed Sales Dip Below Last Year but Beat Five-Year October Average  

October 10, 2017
September 2017 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: September Median Sales Dip 6.4 Percent but Still Near Record High; Montgomery County: Median Sales Highest Since September 2007

September 12, 2017
August 2017 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Closed Sales Up 6.8 Percent Over Last Year; Montgomery County: August Median Sales Reach 10-Year High

August 14, 2017
July 2017 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Record Sales Continue; Montgomery County: Days on Market Quickens

August 9, 2017
Zillow recently announced a new initiative, Zillow Instant Offers.  GCAAR encourages the Office of the Attorney General in Maryland and the District of Columbia to work with Zillow and others to comply with local and state real estate licensing laws. 

July 12, 2017
June 2017 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: New Listings Up 25 Percent; Median Sales Price Highest June Level on Record; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Up 1.1 Percent; Highest June Level Since 2008

June 12, 2017
May 2017 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Highest May Level on Record; New Listings Increase 15.5 Percent; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Increases 5.8 Percent; Active Listings Drop 11.8 Percent 

May 11, 2017
April 2017 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Dips 1.0 Percent From Record High; Supply Remains Scarce; Montgomery County: Median Days-on-Market Drops to Nine Days; Median Sales Price Rises 4.8 Percent

April 11, 2017
March 2017 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Most Homes Sold Since 2005 As Prices Reach Record March Highs; Montgomery County: Closed Sales Up 20.5 Percent; Half of Homes Sold in 17 Days or Less 

March 13, 2017
February 2017 Housing Stats: Washington, DC: Sales Increase 15.6 Percent Over 2016; Exceed the February Five-Year Average; Montgomery County: Home Sales Exceed the Five-Year February Average by 16.5 Percent

February 10, 2017
January 2017 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Up 4.6 Percent – Reaches Highest January Level on Record; Montgomery County: Closed Sales Up 9.0 Percent – Highest January Level Since 2007

January 11, 2017
December 2016 Housing Stats:
Washington, DC: Median Sales Price Reaches Highest December Level on Record; Montgomery County: Median Sales Price Reaches Highest December Level Since 2007


 


 

GCAAR in the news

2022

CityBiz, September 19: Latest D.C./Montgomery County Housing Stats: "Optimism Is The Word"

Capital Area Asset Builders, August 24: CAAB Enters Second Year Administering GCAAR Cares Emergency Relief Program (email only)

CityBiz, August 15: GCAAR Housing Stats| July '22: Market Restoring to "More Traditional, Pre-Pandemic Levels"

Axios D.C., August 3: Sellers drop prices as D.C.'s housing market cools

Washington Business Journal, July 22: Greater Washington's housing market hits a wall as prices, mortgage rates climb

CityBiz, July 20: Latest GCAAR Housing Market Stats: New Data Leaning in Buyers' Direction, but Competition Remains

WTOP, July 5: DC-area homebuyer assistance programs you probably didn't know about

CityBiz, June 28: GCAAR Offers Downloadable Guide to Home Financing Opportunities

WTOP, June 22: DC housing market 'starting to soften;' Montgomery County remains strong

MarylandReporter.com, June 20: Montgomery County Voters’ Guide: Candidates for Executive, Council, Courthouse and Legislature

Bethesda Beat/Bethesda Magazine, June 20: Here are the candidate endorsements for the July 19 primary

Montgomery Community Media, June 17: Median Price of House Sold in Montgomery County Rises to $620,000

The Washington Post, June 16: D.C. development has soared under Bowser. So have housing costs.

CityBiz, June 16: Latest GCAAR Housing Market Stats Show D.C. Market is Starting to Slightly Soften

WHUR/WHUT, June 13: Winning the Hot Housing Market Game : a daily drum special

WUSA9 (TV), June 2: DC real estate market showing signs of cooling

Axios D.C., May 26: The market’s still hot

The Hill, May 23: DC housing market hot despite rate hikes

Washington Business Journal, May 19: Current state of D.C. housing is a 'tale of two markets.'

CityBiz, May 16: GCAAR’s April Housing Stats: “Tides May Be Shifting, Ever So Slightly, to Alleviate Shortage of Homes for Sale”

CityBiz, May 16: GCAAR Announces 2022 Primary Election Endorsements

The Georgetowner, May 9: Greater Capital Area Assoc. of Realtors: Voice for Home Buyers, Sellers

CityBiz, April 14: D.C. Metro's Spring Housing Market Off to an Active Start

Montgomery Community Media, April 1: County's Hottest Real Estate Zip Codes

Axios D.C., April 1: D.C.'s supercharged spring market

Inman, March 29: As homebuyers pine for options, startups scramble to fill the void

CityBiz, March 17: Spring Housing Market Should be Lively in D.C. Metro Area

Montgomery Community Media, March 17: Average Price for Home Sold in County in February was $490,500

The Washington Post, March 17: High-end housing markets see influx of millennials

Inman Select, March 16: The seller will see you now: Open houses are roaring back this spring

Axios D.C., March 8: D.C.'s condo market is normal(ish)

WTOP radio, Feb. 18: Montgomery County home prices, sales fall in January

Washington Post, Feb. 18: For many home buyers, karma matters more than the kitchen

CityBiz, Feb. 17: A Win for D.C./Montgomery County, Md. Homebuyers: Housing Prices Dipped from Last Month

Montgomery Community Media, Feb. 16:Local Realtors Team Up with Habitat for Humanity to Increase Home Ownership

CityBiz, Feb. 14: GCAAR, Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Partnership to Help Advance Housing Security

Axios D.C., Jan. 29: The District’s top sellers: Top DC neighborhoods, by home sold in 2021

Washington Business Journal, Jan. 26Greater Washington's recovery will continue to lag behind the nation's this year, economists say

CityBiz, Jan. 25Year-end DC/Mont. Co. Housing Stats: Homes Still Selling in Half the Time Compared to Nationally

Axios D.C., Jan. 12: D.C. sellers are rejecting qualified veteran homebuyers

CityBiz, January 12, 2022: Jan Brito Closes Out Term as GCAAR President; Harrison Beacher Begins Annual Tenure


2021

WTOP News, December 30, 2021: New record high for DC median home selling price

The Seattle Times, December 25, 2021: Many fled D.C. during pandemic, halting city's population boom

The Washington Post, December 24, 2021: Many fled D.C. during pandemic, halting city's population boom

CityBiz, December 23, 2021“This Program has been a Godsend”: CAAB and GCAAR Continue to Help with Homeownership Journey

Montgomery Community Media, December 23, 2021Median House Sale Price in Montgomery County Rose to $525,000 in November

CityBiz, December 20, 2021: GCAAR Housing Statistics: Homes in D.C., Montgomery County Selling Almost Twice as Fast as Homes Nationwide

CityBiz, December 12, 2021: GCAAR Recognized for Communications Excellence at PRSA Maryland 'Best in Maryland' Awards

Axios D.C. Media, December 6, 2021Carriage houses are D.C.'s old new real estate

Axios D.C. Media daily newsletter, November 18, 2021: Same old, same old: D.C.-area housing prices are still high and rising (email only)

Bethesda Beat, November 16, 2021: House prices continue to increase in Montgomery County

CityBiz, November 15, 2021: Latest GCAAR Housing Market Stats: Homes Selling in Three Weeks in D.C./Montgomery County, Md. Region

Montgomery Community Media, November 15, 2021: House prices continue to increase in Montgomery County

CityBiz, October 31, 2021: GCAAR’s Jan Brito, Other Real Estate Experts Share D.C. Market Insights

CalculatedRisk Newsletter, October 21, 2021: 'Some prospective buyers took a break'

Washington Business Journal special insert, October 21, 2021: Greater Washington Residential Real Estate Remains Strong: Local Experts Share Insights (Print only)

Axios D.C. Media daily newsletter, October 19, 2021: Housing prices dropped (a little) (Email only)

CityBiz, October 18, 2021: GCAAR releases Sept. 2021 housing market stats for D.C., Montgomery County

Axios D.C. Media, October 8, 2021: What $600k gets you in 6 DMV neighborhoods

Axios D.C. Media, September 28, 2021: D.C. homebuyers beware: High prices ahead.

Montgomery Community Media, September 24, 2021: Median Sale Price of Home in County Jumps Nearly 15% in One Year.

StreetSense Media, September 22, 2021: A nonprofit and a group of realtors teamed up to help low-income DMV residents buy homes.

CityBiz, September 20, 2021. GCAAR Housing Stats.

WSAZ, August 25, 2021. Home renovation trends that add value.

CityBiz, August 22, 2021. Median Sold Price in Region was $575.250, an Increase of 4.6% from July 2020.

Washington Business Journal, August 18, 2021. Home prices in Greater Washington taper off as agents try to read the tea leaves for fall.

WTOP News, August 17, 2021. Median home selling prices slip a bit in parts of DC metro area.

Montgomery Community Media, August 6, 2021. Home Prices in Montgomery County Jump 13.5% since 2020

Washington Business Journal, July 22, 2021. There was some relief for Greater Washington homebuyers in June, but the market is still not in their favor.

CityBiz, July 8, 2021. Once Homeless, Now on the Path to Homeownership.

The Washington Informer, July 8, 2021. Once Homeless, Now on the Path to Homeownership. [PDF]

Washington Business Journal, June 18, 2021. D.C.-area home sale prices soared even further in May. How long will the Covid-19 effect last?

Real Estate Rama, June 14, 2021Median sold price $590,000, an increase of 5.8% from previous month and 10.6% increase from April 2020; average time on market: 19 days

The Washington Informer, June 11, 2021: First of 'Pathways to Homeownership' Webinars Set for June 14-18

The Washington Informer, April 5, 2021. Realtor Association, D.C.-Area Nonprofit Partner to Help Underprivileged Become Homeowners.

Washington Business Journal, April 5, 2021. The D.C. housing market is intense. But don’t call it a bubble.

The Washington Post, February 11, 2021. Home building sees a refreshed boom in new construction.

CQ Roll Call, January 13, 2021. Where should Congress live during a pandemic? Some freshmen pick the office.


 

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