DC Area

Market Trends

Home sales continue to outstrip supply and the Market Action Index has been moving higher for several weeks. This is a Seller’s market so watch for upward pricing pressure in the near future if the trend continues.

MARKET DATA

Buyers Guide

PCS orders have you reeling? Don’t stress! While buying a home is more complex for military families, we’ve outlined and prioritized actionable steps in our Buyer’s Guide. From ways to save thousands of dollars to hiring a real estate agent who specializes in helping the military, we’ve got you covered.

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Base culture

The greater Washington D.C. metro is located in the middle of Maryland and Virginia, and it’s home to ten military bases, and each branch of the Armed Forces has at least one D.C. base. Bases include Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling; The Pentagon; Fort McNair; Marine Barracks, Washington D.C.; Naval Support Activity Washington, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Fort Meade, Fort Belvoir, Joint Base Myer–Henderson Hall, Fort Detrick, Quantico, Naval Research Laboratory, and Navy Yard.

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Lifestyle

The hub of the free world is a busy place! And, it can be expensive. But, be ready for an incredible tapestry of history and culture, loads of things to do, and frequent celebrations for servicemembers and their families, along with conferences for military spouses and nonprofit opportunities.

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Places to live

One of the primary decisions you’ll face is the cost vs. benefit intersection of finding a more expensive home with a shorter commute or a less expensive commute with a longer commute. Traffic is REAL here, so you’ll want to weigh what’s most important to you. Virginia communities in the area include Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Burke, Springfield, Lorton, Quantico, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Oakton / Vienna, McLean, Reston / Herndon, Centreville / Chantilly, Gainesville / Haymarket / Bristow / Manassas, and Leesburg. Maryland communities include Bethesda, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Kensington.

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