Howard County real estate has been one of Maryland’s fastest-growing regions, increasing its population by 34% over the past decade. Population is projected to grow to 327,635 by 2035, according to the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning. Currently, the County’s citizens are the wealthiest in Maryland and among the most affluent in the nation.
For its location alone –nestled between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. along I-95 –Howard County real estate ranks high among the most sought-after places to live in the region. Residents also take advantage of a pleasing mix of well-planned rural and suburban neighborhoods, a diverse business base and a public school system that tests among the best in Maryland.
Howard County’s geographic and cultural midpoint is Columbia, the Rouse Company’s 1967 creation that has become a national model for planned communities. (Rouse, a Baltimore developer, was also responsible for the redevelopment of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area.) A large shopping mall and man-made lake serve as Columbia’s centerpiece, around which several self-contained villages offer a variety of housing options. Next door is Ellicott City, where stately granite structures are occupied by cafés, antiques shops and tons of history. Paired together, Columbia and Ellicott City finished in the top 10 among Money magazine’s 2006 list of the nation’s “Best Places to Live.”
At Maryland Appraisal we provide real estate appraisal services in Howard County for numerous uses including mortgages, refinances, divorce, PMI removal, estate planning, tax disputes or appeals, selling and general value inquiries to name a few. We provide these real estate services to homeowners, mortgage companies, banks, credit unions, attorneys, investors and Realtors with the majority of our work coming by way of referrals from local Realtors, mortgage brokers and attorneys.