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Ellicott City, Columbia, Gaithersburg and Rockville MD Named Best Places to Live!

This morning CNN Money announced on the Today Show that Ellicott City, MD and Columbia, MD were the #2 Cities in their yearly list of Best Places to Live. Gaithersburg, MD placed #25 and Rockville, MD placed #31.

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Ellicott City MD Named Best Place for Pet Lovers to Live!

Nearly 40 percent of American families own at least one dog, a pet that demands some green space. Cat, rabbit, bird and other kinds of pet owners aren’t so concerned about space and weather, but they are affected by local and state regulations that limit where pets are permitted and what kinds of vaccines they need.

U.S. News & World Reporttook all these issues into account when it created its list of best places for pet lovers to live. It also considered the number of dog parks, proximity of large academic veterinary centers and legal tolerance for pets in public spaces like beaches, outdoor restaurants, and public parks.

Here are their top-10 pet-friendly choices:

  1. Ellicott City, Md.
  2. Rocky Point, N.Y.
  3. Auburn, Ala.
  4. Butte, Mont.
  5. Yankton, S.D.
  6. Lewiston, Idaho
  7. Glasgow, Ky.
  8. Aiken, S.C.
  9. Flower Mound, Texas
  10. Wolf Trap, Va.

Search for your new home in Ellicott City.

Source: US News & World Report, Kimberly Palmer (08/17/2009)

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Washington, D.C. Tops List for Real Estate Buys

Source: Forbes, Matt Woolsey (01/21/2009)

The nation’s capital leapfrogged London this year as the world’s best city for real estate investment. With the federal government on a path to grow bigger and increase spending, the new programs will need offices and its employees will need homes.

Forbes magazine turned to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate for the list of where its member investors are finding the best opportunities around the world.

In normal times, financial capitals, New York City and London, vie for first place. Today, both may even be a little grateful to come in second or third. “There used to be a rivalry between New York and London,” says Kenneth Patton, divisional dean of the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate. “The subject has shifted to the fact that we’re both in the same lifeboat, and maybe it’s leaking.”

Here is the list of the world’s 10 best place for real estate buys:

  • Washington, DC
  • London
  • New York City
  • Tokyo
  • Shanghai
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Paris
  • Houston
  • Singapore

The Creig Northrop Team is licensed to serve all of your Maryland and Washington, D.C. real estate needs. Search for your new home now.

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