Clarke County, VA third quarter real estate report – 2016
Clarke County, VA saw a steady climb in real estate sales in the third quarter of 2016. The county had 65 sales in the third quarter compared to 55 sales in the third quarter of 2015. That is a 15% increase year to year.
Clarke County, VA is made up of two towns, Berryville and Boyce, and 24 unincorporated communities. It’s about 178 square miles including 176 square miles of land and 2.2 square miles of water. Clarke County, VA is the third smallest county in VA. The population is about 13,000 residents.
Getting to know Clarke County, VA
It is bordered by Frederick County to the west, Warren County to the southwest, Fauquier County to the southeast, Loudoun County to the east, and Jefferson County, WV to the north. The population is about 15,000 residents. It is nestled just west of the Blue Ridge mountain range.
Clarke County, VA is a quiet rural town with quick access to many major highways. Routes, 7, 340, 50, 277 and 17 are all within minutes of Town of Berryville, which is the seat of local government. It is a predominately agricultural and horse community. Clarke County, VA was also the home of former governor and state senator Harry F Byrd, Sr., who also served as an US Senator for thirty years.
Clarke County, VA is full of history. The community was the site of a supply train raid by John Mosby against General Sheridan in 1864. It was also the scene of the Battle of Berryville on September 3, 1864.
Clarke County, VA is a great place for commuters
The place of Clarke County, VA makes it an excellent site for commuters who choose to work in the Metro DC area. With Rt 7 and Rt 50 on each perspective border, a commuter can be in Sterling, Ashburn, Fairfax, Falls Church, or even Washington, DC within an hour or less.
The Clarke County, VA real estate market is made up of all types of homes. The most recent quarter had an average sale price of $440,289 at 130 average days on the market. That’s a 14% increase in average sales price since the same period in 2015. The number of distressed sales during the third quarter has dropped from 10% in 2015 to 7% in 2016.
When you’re ready to buy or sell in Clarke County, VA, be sure to give Mike Cooper, principal broker at Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., a call. Mike is your local real estate sales pro in Clarke County, VA.