Real estate pro talks evolution of housing trends

Despite heavy development, plenty of space is still available for homeowners

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. - The Montgomery County Planning Department kicked off its winter speaker series on Wednesday night with a fresh look at new housing trends and what they will mean for Montgomery County.

According to real estate expert Erin Talkington, new home owners are favoring more walkable, mixed-use and urban-style housing communities over larger, car-centric residences.

Despite the build-up of metropolitan areas in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton over the last two decades, residents were told that more development is on the way with plenty of housing opportunities remaining in Montgomery County

"Overall, the county is considered a very desirable place to live for a lot of people, and the main challenge for the housing market is the question of whether people can afford to buy the homes at the prices that people want to get for them,” said Talkington.

The next two sessions in the speaker series will be held in January and February 2018 and cover the topics of commerce planning strategies and developing public spaces.


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