The Rock Creek market took a brief hiatus from late August though the end of September. Homes were selling during this time, but the multiple offers and short days on the market dwindled to only the lower priced homes. It was the homes priced above $500k that saw some weakening in the marketplace. This condition has righted itself in October and most of the available inventory has gone under contract. I have seen this cycle before with the seasonal change of end of summer/school resuming, but because of the breakneck pace our market has demonstrated over the last 3 years, the seasonal slowdown surprised homeowners and Realtors alike.