Washington Post: In ‘affordable’ Prince William County, household incomes on the rise

Prince William County had reason to crow recently when 2010 Census data showed that, for the first time, its median household income topped that of white-collar enclave Montgomery County, $93,000 to $89,000. For a jurisdiction usually described, sometimes with a whiff of condescension, as “affordable,” that statistic had to be sweet. But that doesn’t mean that “affordable” no longer applies to Prince William — or that the county doesn’t proudly embrace the adjective.

Ashley Leigh, an agent with Linton Hall, Realtors®, characterizes the county as a “value market” in which “buyers get more house for the dollar.” For example, the median sales price in Montgomery in August was $532,992; in Prince William, it was about half that, $277,500. In the neighboring Northern Virginia jurisdictions of Loudoun and Fairfax counties, the median sales figures were also substantially higher than in Prince William, $385,000 and $420,000, respectively. According to Solomon, property taxes on average are 31 percent lower in his county than in other Northern Virginia jurisdictions.


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About Ashley Leigh

Ashley Leigh is one of the most successful real estate agents in the United States and founder of Linton Hall, Realtors®, the premier real estate company in Prince William County, Virginia. In his book Billion Dollar Agents, Steve Kantor featured Ashley for individually producing well over $2 Billion in career sales selling thousands of homes. Ashley Leigh's innovative marketing programs have been have been written about in Fortune magazine. Additionally, Ashley has been profiled in RISMedia’s Real Estate Magazine and Power Team Report and has been recognized by REALTOR Magazine as one of the Top Sales Agents in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal ranked Ashley as one of America’s Top 20 Realtors in the Nation for his sales production for several years. Connect with Ashley on Google+

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