Anne Arundel County, MD Real Estate News

By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
Anne Arundel County homeowners, your home values are holding strong and outperforming the national market.  Curious about your home or neighborhood?  Contact The Roskelly Team for a free, no-obligation market value analysis for your home in Odenton, Severn, Crofton, Gambrills or surrounding areas.  You do not need to be selling to request a report! Infographic courtesy of Keeping Current Matters Let's look at some key information that pertains to your home! If you’re thinking about selling your house in Anne Arundel County MD, recent headlines about home prices falling may have you questioning your decision.  After all so much has changed in the local real estate market, but what you are comparing to makes a difference. While home prices are down slightly month-over-month in some marke...
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
Is 2023 the year you plan to sell your Anne Arundel County home? If so, you'll be happy to know that values are holding pretty steady and even if you bought at the peak of the market, values have not dropped by much.  If you purchased your home prior to 2021, chances are you have substantial equity to use, invest or upgrade your home.  The chart below shows home prices for the past 5 years.  If you're interested in finding out just what your home is worth in today's market, The Roskelly Team would love to help.  You don't have to be in the market to sell to request a valuation.  Just visit us online for a one time market value analysis, or sign in to our home equity tool that will keep you updated monthly with values and show you an up-to-the-minute summary of where you stand with your ...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
       I love Seafood ! I will drive miles to get fresh Sea Food . One of my favorites is Crab . In 12th grade, oneof my best friends ( who grew up in Baltimore) taughtme how to take apart and what to eat with a Hard Shell Blue Crab . He also insisted to stick with male crabs .       So what is my problem with Crab Cakes ? Many Restaurants I go to say Crab Cakes are our specialty.”We are known for our Crab Cakes “ . In both cases I’m stoked ( with anticipation) . And while I always enjoy Crab , I’m usually disappointed.       Why you say ? You see I’ve been to LinthicumHeights ,MD 21090 ! I have experienced 9oz. Crab Cakes with No Filler ! But I still have a problem ! You see there are TWO Restaurants in walking distance that serve these amazing Crab Cakes - G & M and Olive Grove .The R...
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023 If you’re transferring to Fort Meade on military or government orders and don't care to live on base, you will face an important decision every year: renew your current lease, start a new one, or buy a home. This year is no different. But before you dive too deeply into your options, it helps to understand the true costs of renting moving forward. In the past year, both current renters and new renters have seen their rent go up, a lot! “Three out of four renters (74.2%) who have moved in the past 12 months reported seeing their rent increase. The strain from recent rent hikes isn’t exclusive to renters who have recently moved. Nearly two-thirds of renters (63.2%) who have lived in their current rental between 12 and 24 months, and likely renewed their lease...
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
We've long told you that our little pocket of real estate here in the Fort Meade / Odenton area is somewhat immune to the normal highs and lows of the national real estate market.  Fort Meade and it's military & government employees, and government contractors ensure us a steady base of homebuyers and sellers pretty much year round.  We don't expect 2023 to be any different.  In fact we're already seeing the market pick up and just had multiple offers on our first listing of the year.Choosing the right team with the right marketing plan certainly helps that as well.For 2023 we do predict slow and steady growth after a few months of unprecedented low sales.  Interest rates had everyone spooked but word is really getting out that the artificially low interest rates we had as a result of C...
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
Avoid the Rental Trap in 2023 If you’re transferring to Fort Meade on military or government orders and don't care to live on base, you will face an important decision every year: renew your current lease, start a new one, or buy a home. This year is no different. But before you dive too deeply into your options, it helps to understand the true costs of renting moving forward. In the past year, both current renters and new renters have seen their rent go up, a lot! “Three out of four renters (74.2%) who have moved in the past 12 months reported seeing their rent increase. The strain from recent rent hikes isn’t exclusive to renters who have recently moved. Nearly two-thirds of renters (63.2%) who have lived in their current rental between 12 and 24 months, and likely renewed their lease...
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
The 2023 BAH rates just came out for Fort Meade MD a few weeks ago and we thought you might like to see how they compare to home prices in the area.  Using your BAH, how much home can you afford to purchase and what features will that home likely have?2023 BAH Rates for Fort Meade, MD range from $2,499 to $3,700 with dependents.  Without dependents, the enlisted BAH rates range from $2,040 to $3,129.We'd like to give you some examples of what your BAH will get you if you are planning on buying a home near Fort Meade. We've used properties within 30 minutes in some of our most requested areas as examples here.  If you're willing to commute a bit more than 30 minutes you'll have more options!Starting with the lowest housing allowance, and at the time of this post, there are just 7 availab...
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(The Roskelly Team)
2023 BAH Rates have been released for Fort Meade, MD and they range from $2,499 to $3,700 for rates with dependents.  Without dependents, the enlisted BAH rates range from $2,040 to $3,129.We'd like to give you some examples of what your BAH will afford you for a rental home in the area. Check out this blog for information on homes for sale near Fort Meade and how they compare to BAH rates. We've used properties within 30 minutes of the base as examples here.  Starting with the lowest housing allowance, and at the time of this post, there are 22 available homes for rent near Fort Meade in the $2,300 - $2,500 price range including one condo, many townhomes, a couple of single family homes.Jumping up to the median enlisted BAH rates, there are currently 26 homes for rent near Fort Meade i...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
New Puppy?Many families will have added a new four-legged puppy to their families over the Christmas holiday.  Now, to help get that puppy adjusted and trained.  When we adopted our Sadie one of the requirements of the rescue we adopted her from was to enroll her in obedience training.  So, to the internet, I went.  In the end one of my colleagues suggested Petsmart.  Our closest Petsmart in Catonsville did not have a trainer and the class that worked best with my schedule was the Petsmart at Arundel Mills. The trainer, Marcie, was amazing.  She was knowledgeable and patient.  The class size was small.  We enrolled Sadie in beginner training since she was 6 years old and not a puppy and we continued her into Intermediate training.  We will enroll her in advanced training in the new year...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Annapolis Quilt Guild 2022 Quilt ShowWhen:  June 11th, 10 am - 5 pm               June 12th, 11 am - 4 pmAdmission:  $10 for one day or $15 for both, children under 12 are freeNew members who join the guild on Saturday or Sunday can get in for free.Broadneck Senior High School - 1265 Green Holly Dr, Arnold, MD 21012More than 200 quilts will be on display, free demos on both days, Country Store, many amazing vendors, raffles, silent auction, quilt appraisals for a fee, and much more.     
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Too Late - 500 French Point Ct, Millersville, MD 21108It's too late for you to purchase this home in the Shipley's Retreat neighborhood of Millersville.  This home featured 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full and 1 half baths.  There was room for expansion in the unfinished basement.  The home sold for very close to the listed price and this lucky homeowner saved over $18,000 on the sale of their home.  Are you thinking about selling?  Are you curious to know what your home could potentially sell for in this fast-paced market?  You'll want an experienced agent to handle your sale, one that is an expert negotiator and knows how to get you the best price possible for your home.   Reach out to me today for a no-obligation consultation. 
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 497 Derby Ct, Severna Park, MD 21146It's too late for you to purchase this great home in the popular Chartridge neighborhood of Severna Park.  Severna Park is home to some of the best schools in Maryland and is located within an easy commute of Annapolis, Washington DC, and Baltimore.  This great home is the largest home in Chartridge and now it has new owners.  The seller saved over $17,000 of their equity when they sold this 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home using Houwzer's save when you sell model.  Are you curious as to how much you might save?  Curious as to how we can sell homes and only charge a $5,000 listing fee (plus 2.5% to the buyer's agent)?  Ask me how!!
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 106 Stockton Ln, Arnold, MD 21012This is the second home I have sold on Stockton Lane in 2021.  This beautiful home featured a main floor bedroom with an adjacent full bath and upstairs there were 4 more bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.  This 3300+ square foot home was located in the Broadneck school district and within easy reach of Annapolis, DC, and Baltimore for workday commuters.  The sellers received multiple offers and the home sold for $679,900 in just 9 days.This seller saved over $18,000 using Houwzer's save when you sell with the Houwzer business model.  Are you thinking about selling your home?  Are you curious how we can sell your home in this swiftly changing market and save you money too?  Ask me how!!  You can also ask me how you can save even more by purchasin...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 104 Stockton Ln, Arnold, MDYou are too late!!  This great porch-front 3 bedroom 2 and a half bath home with a 2 car garage in the Broadneck school district now has new owners.  I'm sure they will finish the basement and make it their own and will enjoy cookouts in the spacious backyard.  This seller saved over $14,000 selling their home with Houwzer and was thrilled with the service they received and are already telling their friends.  Their home also sold for over the list price!!  Will you be the next lucky seller?
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 531 Samuel Chase Way, Annapolis, MD 21401Too Late!!  You missed this great end unit in the Tidewater Colony neighborhood of Annapolis.  Conveniently located near the Naval Academy and near Route 50.  The home featured 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.  On the entry-level, there was a bedroom, full bath, and a home office.  On the next level a large living room with fireplace, spacious kitchen with ample cabinets, granite counters, and central island and sliders to the private rear deck.  On the third level, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  This great home is an end of group with woods and a walking path right next to it.  So much to love and a lucky homeowner did just that, fell in love, and made an acceptable offer.  There were multiple offers received and the final sales...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Severna Park TaphouseI had a listing presentation this morning in Severna Park with a colleague of mine.  Afterward, we had planned to go to Carini's but they didn't have sit down eating due to Covid, and we had driven past The Taphouse on the way there so we went back there and it was worth the trip!!The restaurant was warm and inviting, the server friendly and my burger amazing!!I had a Coach Burger, it was juicy and full of flavor and the bun fresh, the bacon tasty and the fries were close to perfection.  The Severna Park Taphouse is conveniently located at 58 W Earleigh Heights Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146.  There is a large parking lot, bar seating, restaurant seating, and outdoor seating when the weather is a little warmer.  
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 1539 Falling Brook Ct, Odenton, MD 21113You missed this lovely 3 bedroom townhome with a 2 car garage backing to the green space.  This spacious home featured a finished family room with a walkout on the entry-level and a large eat-in kitchen with sliders to the rear deck and large living room.  Upstairs space is rounded out with 2 large bedrooms and a master suite.  The home is conveniently located close to Fort Meade and within easy reach of 295, I-95, and Route 100 for an easy commute to Columbia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore.  But, this home now has a new homeowner and you are too late to make it yours.  Thinking about buying or selling?  Save thousands selling your home with Houwzer and trust when you buy, our professionally trained salaried agents are here t...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 1708 Smugglers Run, Annapolis, MD 21401You missed this stunning contemporary home in Annapolis! This lovely contemporary Deck House featured  6 beds and 4.5 baths, 5, 088 finished square ft., there was so much to fall in love with here. The home was designed by Deck House, & sited on a hilltop incl of 2.3 acres. The hilltop serves as a stage for nature to unfold & exhibit a lush forest backdrop. This former Deck House model home was featured in the Washington Post in 1999 flaunting the home’s “wow factor.” The Deck House is a stunning historic style of architecture. Its signature wood ceiling & exposed post & beam construction allows for high walls of glass that naturally welcome in the outdoors. Wired for sound throughout. You can go outside & simply observe nature from the...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Just Sold - 723 Charleston Ct, Davidsonville, MDA lucky buyer is now calling this lovely home in Davidsonville theirs!!  And, our seller had this to say:June walked us through the Houwzer processes like a pro. She has extensive real estate knowledge and helped us every step of the way. Our house sold in just a week to the second couple that walked through. We were a little nervous about the “new” real estate process, but after this experience we highly recommend it. And saving in excess of $20,000 on real estate commissions was a nice bonus too.Are you thinking about selling? Houwzer says "Save when you sell, trust when you buy". All our agents are paid a salary so they are service driven not commission driven, let us help you sell your home and move you into a new one too!!
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
Close your Limited 203k loans fasterLimited 203k loans are for properties with cosmitic repairs and NO STRUCTURAL issues. These are done by any lender who does FHA 203b loans and requires no additional training other than the 203b training most already have.What is the biggest single hold up in closing your Limited 203k loans? Getting your sub contractor's to bid. That is the problem in most cases. The Limited 203kk doesn't have to take advantage of having a 203k Consultant, thought it is a cheap insurance policy. It then goes on to "allow up to five trade contractors" which implies that you should have five... you can use a GC (general contractor), you don't need to use trade contractors, but some lenders want to see your sub contractor bids even though you are dealing with a single GC...
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