The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Housing Monitor Second Quarter 2012 and its accompanying County Profiles is a quarterly publication co-published by NeighborhoodInfo DC and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The Monitor gives a snapshot of sales market trends. Almost 7,000 homes were sold in the second quarter of 2012, an increase from the year before. The median sales price rose 4.6% in one year to $371,000. The average home stayed on the market 8 weeks, a 15.9% decrease from one year earlier.