Interactive graphic on Washington metro area housing sales and prices

Curious about housing sales in the Washington metro area? Wondering how sales prices in your neighborhood have changed from last year to this year, or more depressingly, from 2005 to this year?

The graphic design department at The Washington Post recently updated its Housing sales in the Washington, D.C. area graphic with first quarter data for 2012. (Something to note: Not all counties provided The Post with complete information.)


Real estate trends over the past 10 years in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Among the many cool features is the sales by price bar graph on the right. For example, where I live in Adams Morgan (Zip code 20009), there have been 91 condo sales in 2012 with a median price of $395,000. The bar graph shows that 43 of those 91 sales fell between $450,000 to $600,000 and only 29 were above $600,000.

One of the more dramatic swings in prices and sales occurred in Montgomery County in Zip code 20854. In 2000, there were 1,005 homes sold at a median price of $646,470. Though the number of homes sold dropped to 850 in 2005, the median price rose to $1,034,749. For the first quarter of 2012, the median price has fallen to $799,000 for the 59 homes sold.

Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.

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