Seeking shelter during uncertainty: Northern Neck real estate market heats up

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

The future may have seemed bleak earlier in the year due to the pandemic, but 2020 will go down as a record-breaking year in real estate sales for area Realtors.

“This year has been tremendous,” said Northern Neck Association of Realtors president Geneva Dawson, owner of G.C. Dawson Real Estate in Kilmarnock. “2003 though 2006 were booming times, but I’ve seen nothing like this and I’ve been doing this for 48 years.”

According to Kathryn Murray of River & Rural Realty, annual sales are up significantly over last year in the Northern Neck. For Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond and Westmoreland counties, January to September of 2019, “385 properties were sold at a value of…

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