Bright MLS Weekly Market Report

Bright MLS Real Estate

Week Ending May 19, 2024 
Washington, D.C. Metro 


  • Median list price soars to a new high. The median list price for the week ending May 19 was $449,000 in the Bright MLS service area, 5.9% increase from last week and 12.5% higher than the same week in 2023. The median list price this week marks a new record high for the region. 
  • Inventory continues to increase. There were 31,331 active listings in the Bright MLS service area this week. Inventory is 3.9% higher than last year, with the largest year-over-year increase in 2024. While still low by historical standards, supply continues to show signs of recovering. 
  • New listings remain flat. There were 3,380 new listings this week, which is relatively flat compared to a week ago. New listing activity remains slightly above last year’s level, up by 1.5%. The increase in inventory this week, therefore, was driven mostly by a pullback in new contract activity, rather than a surge in new listings. 

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