As every good real estate professional knows, commuting is a key element in the value proposition for sellers and buyers in any market. And while DC’s legendary Beltway is under massive renovation in Tyson’s and many other places, the Inter County Connector (ICC) has recently (mostly) opened providing vastly improved commutes for Marylanders. One co-worker at MRIS recently told me her commute is shaved by 45 minutes each way. Wow! By my calculation, that’s over 30 hours a month and 300 hours a year assuming a typical work year! Holy commuting, Batman! That is some serious time savings for a modest cost.
So our friends at the Washington Post (Robert Thompson, in this case) have published a User’s Guide which I hope will be of great value to your homebuying customers as well as sellers developing a marketing strategy.
ps — Did you know per the article: ” The Intercounty Connector was built to be a toll road, but the MTA is going to offer a free test-drive period, just as it did when the first segment opened. The free rides — over the entire length of the connector, including the part previously opened — will continue through Dec. 4. The free period is an opportunity for drivers to see if the new highway will save them time. But it also will be a chance for the MTA to test its electronic tolling equipment before collecting revenue.”