MARKET INFORMATION for the Maryland and Northern Virginia real estate areas and price ranges for these unique areas. Contact Lenn Harley, Broker for Homefinders.com in Maryland Virginia for more specific local information, 800-711-7988.
Anne Arundel County MD real estate offers homes priced from abut $110,000 to up to about $12,000,000. The average home price in Anne Arundel County is $650,000 for a Single Family Home.
Baltimore County MD offers homes in rural and urban areas with home prices ranging from $60,000 up to $5,000,000. The average home price in Baltimore County real estate is $470,000.
Baltimore City MD is a community of neighborhoods with homes in historical areas and the distinctive "Baltimore Row House". Baltimore City real estate offers properties for sale in affordable prices of about $50,000 to luxury estate homes and water front properties up to about $2,000,000.
Calvert County MD is a beautiful water oriented rural county with beaches, water front communities and homes with views and access to the Chesapeake Bay to the East and the Patuxent River to the West. Calvert County is a peninsula with water all "round to the delight of home owners and visitors to picturesque areas like Solomons Island at the very southern area. Prices of homes in Calvert County range from about $100,000 for small properties in the Chesapeake Ranch to $5,000,000 luxury estate properties on the waterfront. The average price for homes in Calvert County, MD is about $455,000.
Carroll County, MD in northern Maryland offers significant value for home owners with easy access to Baltimore City and Columbia MD employment centers. Located on the Pennsylvania border, the rural nature of Carroll County reflects the unique value potential of Carroll County real estate prices. The average price for homes in Carroll County is about $430,000 with prices ranging from about $105,000 to about $2,000,000 for luxury property with acreage.
Charles County MD is a convenient location for commuting to DC which makes this area very popular with folks seeking value in a semi-rural area. Also, very popular with military personnel stationed at Andrews AFB and Bolling AFB. In fact, Waldorf, in Charles County is popular with military and civilian personnel working at the Pentagon in Northern Virginia. Homes in Charles County are priced from the mid $100,000 range to as much as $3,000,000 or more for estates or properties with acreage. The average price for a home in Charles County is about $375,000. \
Frederick County MD, located just north of Montgomery County offers value and location for home owners commuting to Montgomery County and Baltimore City for employment. Growth in the economy and housing opportunities in Frederick enabled Frederick County to grow significantly in the past 5-10 years. Commuter Rail, MARC Train, offers convenience for Frederick residents with a destination of Washington, D.C. Prices for homes in Frederick average about $380,000 with estate homes and farm properties upwards of $4,000,000. Northern and Western Frederick County offer rural areas with mountain views and well priced homes.
Howard County Real Estate is unique for home buyers. Howard county homes are close enough to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore employment centers to attract a number of home owners who either drive or commute by MARC Train. Further, Howard County has an established employment base and is close enough to BWI International Airport for that to be a major factor in business in the area. One of the primary reasons home buyer seek Howard County homes is the public school systems consistantly high ranking. Homes are priced from a low of about $150,000 for condos in Columbia and Elkridge, to a high of about $5,000,000 for estate properties in Glenwood. The average price for homes in Howard County is about $590,000, reflecting the newer age of the average home compared to surrounding counties.
Montgomery County Homes and Real Estate has a price range and home style for every home buyer. Pricing is location sensitive and locations close to METRO will have a premium. METRO stations are located in Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Rockville. The county "Ride On" bus offers transportation to METRO throughout the county. Montgomery County has homes dating back to Victorian style days of up to 100 years old and these homes can be found in the towns of Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bethesda and throughout the county in rural areas also. The popular Colonial style home is the most popular and offers the best value for the square feet of the properties. Montgomery County has small communities offering Contemporary style homes. Town home communites in Montgomery County have been popular with first time home buyers and offer a good size property for the money. There are a number of condominium communities in Montgomery County that also offer good value. There's a home for every home buyer in Montgomery including luxury real estate in Potomac and Bethesda. The public school system brings many home buyers to Montgomery County, Maryland.
Prince George's County Homes and Real Estate offers value and good proximity to employment centers in DC, Annapolis and Baltimore and Rockville. With several METRO stations, MARC Train stations and commuter highways, Prince George's County home owners have many transportation alternatives. Home prices in Prince George's County are significantly lower than surrounding areas and shopping centers offer a variety of conveniences. The towns of Laurel and Bowie in northern Prince George's County are popular with friendly towns and a touch of history including the historical district of Laurel and the 1960s Levitt community in northern Bowie. New Town Bowie shopping offers upscale shops and a variety of restaurants and conveniences. Upper Marlboro area communities offer luxury housing with acreage in this historically significant County Seat. Southern Prince George's County is home to communities of Clinton and Brandywine where real estate prices are low and the commute to Andrews AFB, Bolling AFB are just minutes. Ask us about Prince George's County homes.
St. Mary's County. St. Mary's County is the southern most county in the area known as "Southern Maryland" which includes the counties of St. Mary's, Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and Anne Arundel. St. Mary's County is steeped in history from the 1600s and preserves that heritage. For today, the development of a strong jobs market for active duty military and civilian employees at the Patuxent River Naval Station in Lexington Park has helped the real estate market in this southern Maryland area.
Still primarily rural, St. Mary's County real estate includes farms, large lot areas with luxury estate homes and many waterfront communities on the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers. Due to the commuting distance to the primary employment center in this area, Washington D.C., home prices in St. Mary's is affordable for many home buyers and lovely homes are available in waterfront, rural and small town areas.
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THE STATE OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IN MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA.
Foreclosures are still hot and many homes for sale are Short Sales. More regular listings, not foreclosure/short listings are coming on the market for 2010. Prices are averaging those of about 2004. New home builders have lowered prices to the lowest prices in 5 years or more. Interest rates are holding low for the first quarter of 2010, making real estate a good opportunity for all buyers.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE AND HOMES FOR SALE come in many types, descriptions and price ranges. Homefinders.com experienced REALTORS know the market and can help you find a wonderful home to buy in your location of choice and qualifying price range.
Alexandria - Old Town Alexandria is a waterside community offering many types of homes to buy including luxury water front town homes, Old Town estate homes, historic properties some over 200 years old, new town home communities, residential neighborhood homes popular with home buyers looking for an easy commute to Washington, D.C. and the Ronald Reagan National Airport. Waterfront communities are always popular and Alexandria offers many varieties of real estate to consider.
Arlington - The town of Arlington is also the County of Arlington. Many features make Arlington living attractive for home buyers, but proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Pentagon are probably the most popular attractions for home buyers. Real estate in Arlington is almost all reasonably close to a METRO line and it's just a quick trip to down town D.C. Arlington is also just a short trip across the Key Bridge to Georgetown and uptown Washington, D.C.
Clarke County - For the folks who love the country, Clarke County real estate is perfect for home buyers who love living in sight of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, acreage, small town living and access to the Shenandoah River for water sports, canoeing and fishing. Homes are well priced for Northern Virginia and the main employment locations are Winchester or Leesburg.
Fairfax County - Real estate in Fairfax County offers homes for many price ranges, styles and home types. Luxury communities in McLean, Vienna, Great Falls and Oakton, among others. Reston is a wonderful planned community with homes, businesses and great shopping. Convenient to the businesses in DC, Georgetown, Pentagon and the National Airport, Fairfax County homes are popular with families seeking luxury real estate.
King George County - Value is the best word to describe real estate in King George County and the value for homes there. For home buyers employed at Dahlgren, the commute is easy. However, King George County is also a popular location for home buyers driving to Fredericksburg, 18 miles; Quantico, 42 miles; Ft. Belvoir, 53 miles and Stafford, 30 miles. Real estate in King George County offers homes priced well and are usually on larger lots, even rural lot sizes of 3-10 acres.
Loudoun County Virginia - Loudoun County real estate reflects the personality of the residents here. Many are employed in the high tech industry related to the location of the Dulles International Airport. These communities are convenient to Ashburn, Leesburg, Sterling, South Riding and other "close in locations. Yet, the Loudoun County agricultural community remains strong and their interests are reflected in the properties with acreage located in Western Loudoun County.
Prince William County - Prince William is a county with many attractions, the location is an easy commute to many employment centers such as The Pentagon, National Airport, Washington, D.C., Rosslyn business district, Ft. Belvoir. "Take the Train" - The VRE serves the northern and southern Prince William County areas into DC and that is a primary attraction to many residential areas. Prices for residential real estate in Prince William County is significantly lower than Fairfax County and attracts many home buyers seeking value.
Spotlylvania County. Spotlylvania County offers home buyers significant value when compared to areas closer to D.C., Stafford, Fairfax, Prince William. Home prices in Spotsylvania County real estate are about 10-15% lower than immediately to the north in Stafford County. Shopping is plentiful in Fredericksburg and commuting routes to points north is Route 95 and the VRE beginning in Fredericksburg. For value and a quiet rural area, Spotsylvania County is a good choice.
Stafford County. Stafford County real estate is popular with local home buyers and buyers relocating from other areas. The price is right and the commute to points north to employment centers offers alternatives of Train, Auto, "Scag". The commute from mid Stafford to the Pentagon is about 45 minutes. Prices in Stafford County are about 20% less than Prince William County and about 45% lower than for the same home in Fairfax County. You'll be pleased with the Stafford County Public Schools.