Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

Mid-Year Checkup: Vacancy Rates Tumbling, Prices Rising

Wooo numbers! Delta Associates is out with its mid-year reports, providing a pretty in-depth picture of the area office, condo, and apartment markets. Overall, things continue to steadily improve–unless you're looking to buy a home, of course. Here are some highlights:

Condo market:

New unit sales were up 62 percent over the last year.
Condo sales prices [...]

WSJ: D.C. Has the Jobs, Not So Much the Houses

Yesterday, we looked at rental conditions. Today, we have some stats on houses: the Wall Street Journal's quarterly survey of  urban areas finds that there's a lot of inventory around the country from foreclosures, and a lot of distressed borrowers who might lose their homes soon. Nationwide, that's depressing prices. But in D.C., things are [...]

Nobody Moves Anywhere Anymore

These were the last women to move ever...
Okay, so there's a little hyperbole with that headline. But! There is news to report: Today, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the national mover rate dropped from 13.2 percent in 2007 to 11.9 percent in 2008, which is "the lowest rate since the bureau began tracking these data [...]