Weekend Open Houses

By: Mary Clare Glover

My weekly open house hunt yielded lots of condos, especially in DC. If you are house-hunting this weekend, remember that you have the power in this market—it's not only about what sellers are offering.  Here are a few numbers about December 2006 DC condo sales from the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. Keep them in mind if you hit the streets this weekend:

$406,501: average condo price, down 4.7% from $426,578 in December 2005.
$354,100: median condo price, down 5.6% from $375,000 in December 2005
1,203: number of condo listings, up 42.5% from 844 in December 2005

And now for my weekend open house picks: 

In the District:

1 BR Condo in Mount Pleasant
$275,000
Open House: Sunday 1-4 PM

Logan Circle Loft
$416,500
Open House: Sunday 1-4 PM

1 BR Condo near U Street
$425,000
Open House: Sunday 1-4 PM

2 BR Georgetown Townhouse
$779,000
Open House: Sunday Noon-3 PM

In Virginia:

Condo in Reston
$429,000—owner offering to pay a year of condo fees
Open House: Saturday and Sunday 1-4 PM

3 BR Cape Cod in Alexandria
$599,000—just reduced $30,000
Open House: Sunday 1-4 PM

3 BR Townhouse in Arlington
$699,000
Open House: Sunday 1-4 PM

In Maryland:

3 BR Condo in Chevy Chase
$549,900
Open House: Saturday 1-3 PM

3 BR Silver Spring House
$549,000
Open House: Saturday 1-3 PM

4 BR Colonial in Gaithersburg
$699,225
Open House: Saturday and Sunday