Germantown, MD Market Report – 2/2/10

02 Feb
February 2, 2010

Germantown is located on the northern end of Montgomery County. Part of its popularity is due to its proximity to many major north-south commuter routes into Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Montgomery County’s public bus system also serves Germantown, along with surrounding areas.

The following conditions reflect the market in Germantown, Maryland during December:

  • Homes for sale: 375
  • Closed sales: 81
  • Average sales price: $277,968
  • Average days on market: 67

Compared to last year’s statistics, the market has stabilized and is continuing to improve. Average sales price, at $277,968 now, is one percent higher than the same period one year ago. First-time buyers and investors still make up the majority of the buyers in the Germantown market over the past few months.

In addition, the total number of homes for sale on the market is down by one-third from last year and the time it takes to sell a house has increased by eight days, or about 11%. Combined with today’s low interest rates, this has created a buyer frenzy on some of the lower priced listings. The recent upgrading of the classification of the DC area real estate market makes it easier to obtain financing.

Some of my favorite restaurants in the Germanton area are Carrabbas, Red Robin, and Long Horn Steakhouse. I like them because they are within walking distance to the Regal movie theater.

Market data and commentary provided by David Hess, Executive Vice President and Managing Broker.

Search for homes in Germantown, and all of the DC Metro: www.averyhess.com

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