Q1 2020: Market Indicators Report

Click here for the full Q1 2020 Loudoun County Market Indicators Report for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® by Virginia REALTORS®.  DAAR has switched to VR as a new provider of the report after much consideration.  In addition to receiving the monthly report, DAAR will be pushing out new statistics at the end of each quarter. 

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Key Market Takeaways

Economic Conditions

  • The Dulles area’s economy is strong, with broad-based job growth supporting strong demand for housing.
  • Like the rest of Virginia and the nation, Loudoun County will be experiencing the economic impacts of COVID-19 this spring.
  • Consumers’ confidence in the economy has been declining somewhat for several months.
  • Expectations about future economic conditions have become pessimistic in the early spring.
  • Mortgage rates are still low, but there has been substantial volatility and growing uncertainty in the mortgage market.

Housing Market Conditions

  • Sales activity slowed down modestly in the 1st quarter in Loudoun County. There were 1,222 sales, 6 fewer than a year ago, representing a 0.5% decline.
  • Home prices continue to climb in the Loudoun County market. The 1st quarter median sales price rose 7% from last year, to $512,662.
  • The inventory continues to shrink rapidly in Loudoun County. There were 711 active listings at the end of the 1st quarter, a 28% reduction from a year ago.