Bright MLS Weekly Market Report

Bright MLS Real Estate

Week Ending May 5, 2024 
Washington, D.C. Metro 


  • New listings continue to increase. In the week ending May 5, there were 6,811 new listings in the Bright MLS service area. This represents an increase of 11.4% compared to the same week in 2023. Historically, early to mid-May tends to have the highest number of weekly new listings for the year. Consequently, this spring is set to offer a wider array of options to prospective buyers. 
  • New contracts higher than a year ago. This week there were 6,837 new contracts in the Mid-Atlantic, which is a 0.9% tick over last year. While small, aside from the 2023 Easter week offset, this is the first week new contracts have been higher than the same time a year ago. 
  • Median list price down from the record high. The median list price for the week ending May 5 eased to $435,000, a 0.9% decrease from last week. However, affordability is still a bigger challenge than it was last year, as the median list price is 6.2% greater than the same week in 2023. 

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