Land for Sale in Fauquier County VA
Looking for land for sale in Fauquier County VA?
If you’re looking for land for sale in Fauquier County VA, you can rely on Jonathan Kennedy’s specialized knowledge of the local land market and trusted relationships with Fauquier County’s best surveyors, soil consultants, builders, and other land professionals.
Jonathan’s experience ranges from commercial to residential and agricultural land sales throughout Northern Virginia–as far north as Lovettsville and as far south as Orange County. As a member of McEnearney Asssociates’ Land, Farms, and Estates Division, there is no better agent to assist you in your search for Fauquier County land for sale.
Fauquier County offers a beautiful escape to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, less than an hour from Washington, DC.
With numerous historical attractions, a thriving wine industry (25 wineries on the Fauquier County wine trail!), and a wide variety of outdoor recreational and agricultural attractions, it’s easy to understand why Fauquier County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
Fauquier County’s landscapes range from open pastures to rolling hills, woodlands, and valleys. The county’s southwest border is bound by the Rappahannock River, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay. The Shenandoah Valley lies to the west.
There are no particularly large urban centers in Fauquier County. The largest is the Town of Warrenton, with a population of only 9,611 at the 2010 census. Warrenton is also the county seat. The towns of Marshall and The Plains are popular destinations for their quaint atmosphere and convenience to Washington, DC. Both are located just off I-66 heading west from Washington.
Farming and agriculture have a rich history in Fauquier County. The largest dairy farms are concentrated in the south, but the county as a whole remains predominantly rural. You will see evidence of farming and agriculture anywhere you go in Fauquier County.
The county government has programs in place to protect farm land and economically viable agricultural operations. The county government also supports startup farmers through the Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program.
What to expect when shopping for land for sale in Fauquier County VA?
During the past year, there were roughly 110 land sales in Fauquier County recorded in the MLS. Not surprisingly, the price of land for sale in Fauquier county tends to decrease as you move further away from the Washington metropolitan area.
The most affordable land for sale in Fauquier County VA is concentrated in the southern and western reaches of the county, in and around towns like Midland, Bealeton, Remington, and Summerduck, Linden. In these areas you can find residential lots for under $50,000.
There are still relatively inexpensive residential lots to be had in Warrenton. Out of 30 land sales in Warrenton in 2019, almost half involved parcels that sold for $200,000 or less. Larger acreage, of course, commands higher prices. Expect to pay north of $200,000 for anything greater than 10 acres.
Land values in Marshall, The Plains, and neighboring towns are a little higher. It is still possible to pay under $200,000, but most land sales in the past year were above $300,000.
The highest priced land sales in Fauquier County in 2019 involved large parcels of land (100+ acres) in Marshall, Warrenton, Delaplane, and The Plains, with some sales fetching almost $3,000,000.
The variety of land for sale in Fauquier County VA ranges from agricultural and farm land to single residential building lots, multi-site residential development opportunities, and commercial land. Agricultural, farm, and residential land sales accounted for the majority of land sales in Fauquier County in 2019.
Why trust Jonathan Kennedy when it comes to finding the best land for sale in Fauquier County?
Land has been central to my real estate business since day one. I love being outside, enjoying the country, and researching land records to help my clients make informed decisions.
More importantly, I have the experience:
I have personally bought and sold 44 parcels of land over 28 transactions as an investor. This does not include the numerous clients I have represented as a real estate agent. I can easily relate to both sides in a land sale, and I know the right questions to ask as a buyer or seller.
In the past year, I have sold commercial land, residential lots, “tear downs”, farm houses, and agricultural land. I have helped my clients with lot line adjustments, well and septic certification packages, environmental studies, surveys, and obtaining bids from engineers, builders, and other land professionals.
As a member of McEnearney Associates’ Land, Farms, and Estates Divisions, I enjoy great support from my brokerage and have access to an excellent network of land professionals and marketing opportunities.
I have completed specialized coursework in subjects like land brokerage, site development, Google Earth mapping, and vineyard management.
Are you shopping for land to build a home?
If so, you might be interested in my Land Buyer’s Due Diligence Guide. The guide is chock-full of questions to ask as you’re shopping for the perfect site to build your dream home.
It covers subjects like: water, utilities, and waste management; flooding, drainage, and environmental concerns; zoning, setbacks, covenants, and restrictions; legal considerations; and much more!
January 2020 National Land Market Update
International trade uncertainties are making some people nervous, but overall the economy is in great shape and we can expect good things for the national land market in 2020.
What are the four components of land value?
It’s not rocket science, but understanding land values can help you write smart offers and prevent you from overpaying for land. Here’s a short on the subject–make sure to watch it before you start writing offers on land for sale in Fauquier County VA!
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