From the top 10 real estate deals list, the District of Columbia had 3 mega million deals, McLean got a couple and the rest is split between Montgomery county in Maryland and Old Town, Alexandria.
Here is the year-to-date Top 10 manse sales:
1. 1607, 28th St. NW, Georgetown, DC.
List price: $14,500,000.
Sold price: $11,500,000.
Days On Market=0
Looks like deal was sealed even before the property hit the market. What a deal!
2. 9212 Harrington Drive, Potomac, MD.
List price: $12,500,000
Sold price: $10,000,000
3. 3154 Highland Place, NW, DC.
List price: $7,500,000
Sold price: $5,600,000
The dreaming price was $10,000,000 when it was originally listed.
4. 5120 Wissioming Road, Bethesda, MD.
List price: $6,750,000
Sold price: $6,600,000
5. 1003 Crest Ln., McLean, VA.
List price: $6,500,000
Sold price: $5,725,000
6. 1028 Towlston Rd., McLean, VA.
List price: $5,950,000
Sold price: $5,800,000
What a lucky seller! Looks like property deal was sealed before it hits the market.
7. 2456 Tracy Pl. NW, Washington DC.
List price: $5,900,000
Sold price: $5,500,000
8. 3905, 44th St. N, McLean, VA.
List price: $5,875,000
Sold price: $4,995,000
DOMP=308 (the total number of days on the market)
This is what interesting about this property. It has an Arlington tax record but McLean address. Strange.
9. 4819 Indian Ln. NW, Washington, DC.
List price: $5,850,000
Sold price: $5,600,000
10. 224 Lee St., Old Town, Alexandria, VA.
List price: $5,595,000
Sold price: $5,150,000
As you can see above that homes over $3M, a few of them sealed the deals even before it hits the market. For people who moves where homes are more expensive than here, a couple of million dollars is like - a drop in a bucket.
With the market the way it is, the luxury home market got hit, too. From a few of the deals, sellers have adjusted their asking prices. Since pool of buyers for this kind of home is not as large as lower price range (read: under a million dollars).
One thing, no upside down sellers. They're all pocketed pretty hefty profits - on average.
By the way, you won't see pictures properties, because of copyrights issue. However, you can take a look at some of the region's homes sold over $3M, here. Link is good only for limited time. (Drop dead at 30 days.)
*** UPDATE: All the homes on the "TOP 10" list and most of the homes traded above $3M - were manse. There was, however, a few million dollars condo traded. Somebody paid $4.9M for a Ritz-Carlton condo. Read this. Condo fee is $5,881/ per month! And that includes the access to the Ritz's amenities.