Flipping Homes in the
Washington, D.C. Metro Area

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Centered around the nation’s capital, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area is home to roughly 6.1 million residents, making it the sixth most populated metro area in the nation. 

Ranked eighth among the nation’s top 10 for the most flipped homes during the third quarter of 2019, the metro area’s 6,247 square miles has nearly 2.5 million housing units spread out among the District of Columbia along with the states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

The median flipped home in the Washington D.C. metro area was built in 1977 with a median size of 1,336 square feet.

Q3 2019 Home Flipping Figures for the Washington, D.C. Market

Total Number of Flips1,079
Home Flipping Rate4.9%
Flipping Gross Profit$115,000.00
Gross Return on Investment47.9%

Other highlights from ATTOM’s third quarter of 2019 Home Flipping Report revealed the following details for the Washington D.C. metro area:

  • Quarterly change in flipping rate was down 13 percent
  • Flipping rate was up 6 percent from last year
  • Median purchase price = $240,000
  • Median flipped price = $355,000

With a gross flipping profit of $115,000, the Washington D.C. metro’s gross ROI was down 12 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Home flips in the metro area during the third quarter of 2019 were down from their peak that occurred during the second quarter of 2005 when they numbered 2,728. 

Investors paid cash for 48.7 percent of all properties being flipped in the Washington D.C. metro, while 51.3 percent of purchases were financed during the third quarter of 2019. Of the flipped homes sold during the quarter 12.5 percent went to cash buyers while 16.6 percent were bought by FHA buyers.

Flipped homes in the Washington D.C. metro area that were completed in the third quarter of 2019 took an average of 181 days to finish.

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