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Prince William County is considering launching a ferry service to Washington D.C. Might this be the way to revive the area’s foreclosure-battered real estate market?

The number of sales is already significantly up from a year ago (750 in March 2009, compared to 502 in March 2008, according to a MRIS listing service report). But prices have drifted down significantly. Perhaps the promise of a river commute, instead of three hours listening to traffic reports, would change things.