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While the overall housing market remains lukewarm in the Washington area and across the country, housing sales in the $1 million and above range in many markets grew this year, according to a report issued Wednesday by Redfin.

For instance, according to the report, overall sales in the District dropped 1.8 percent to quarters one to three of 2014 from the same period last year. But sales in the $1 million-plus range during that time climbed 2.7 percent. In fact, Redfin said, the luxury market represented 11.6 percent of sales in the city from the first quarter to the third quarter this year — 12 of which were more than $5 million.

Regionwide, luxury sales during that period rose in Arlington, Vienna, Alexandria, Falls Church, Annapolis, Ashburn and Leesburg.

Luxury sales rose even more across the country in the third quarter, according to Redfin. Overall sales dropped 1.2 percent. But luxury sales rose 9 percent.

Nationally, Washington ranked No. 7 in the cities with the highest sales of houses $1 million and more in the third quarter. Here’s a look at the top 10:


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10. Newport Beach, Calif.

Number of houses sold: 183. Average sales price: $2.4 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 14.9 percent. Change in sales price from last year: up 9.1 percent.


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9. Boston

Number of houses sold: 198. Average sales price: $1.99 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 2.5 percent. Change in sales price from last year: down 0.5 percent.


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8. Seattle

Number of houses sold: 205. Average sales price: $1.55 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 22.1 percent. Change in sales price from last year: up 3.5 percent.


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7. Washington, D.C.

Number of houses sold: 229. Average sales price: $1.55 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: down 6.1 percent. Change in sales price from last year: down 11.1 percent. (D.C.’s luxury sales dropped from the third quarter of 2013 to the third quarter of 2014, but as noted before were up from January to September 2013 to the same period this year.)


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6. Houston

Number of houses sold: 276. Average sales price: $1.69 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 42.4 percent. Change in sales price from last year: down 2.3 percent.


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5. San Diego

Number of houses sold: 293. Average sales price: $1.49 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 11 percent. Change in sales price from last year: up 4.8 percent.


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4. Chicago

Number of houses sold: 345. Average sales price: $1.7 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 22.8 percent. Change in sales price from last year: up 6.2 percent.


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3. San Jose

Number of houses sold: 363. Average sales price: $1.4 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 43.7 percent. Change in sales price from last year: up 7.6 percent.


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2. Los Angeles

Number of houses sold: 761. Average sales price: $2.189 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 16.4 percent. Change in sales price from last year: up 7.8 percent.


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1. San Francisco

Number of houses sold: 782. Average sales price: $1.84 million. Change in $1 million sales from last year: up 16 percent. Change in sales price from last year: down 0.9 percent.