Frederick County, MD Real Estate News

By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Do you own property in Frederick County Md.? If so you should be paying attention to the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan currently being debated at the County Council. Should the adopted plan be approved with the overreaching property rights issues, it will set precedent and send ripple effects that can threaten other property owners as other area plans are added to the Livable Frederick Master Plan.   The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan (STLMP) is the first area plan and foundation for the Livable Frederick Master plan and it is critical that it be done right. Council members Steve McKay and Phil Dacey should be applauded for proposing amendments to fix many of the overreaching issues with the plan that affect property owners and concerned citizens have expr...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Today’s View – Sept 16, 2022 – New Market, Md. 21774 – Existing TownhousesThis is a market report for existing townhouse in New Market, Md. 21774.  At the time of this report (9/16/2022), there are no townhouses on the market FOR SALE, 5 are under contract, and 3 that has successfully completed the sales process in the last 30 days.  Two Bedroom TownhousesWhile there are two bedroom townhouses in New Market, currently there are none on the market for sale, 1 currently under contract, and none that have successfully completed the sales process in the last 30 days.  The last known list price of the home under contract is $229,000 after being on the market of 6 days. Three Bedroom TownhousesThere are no three-bedroom townhouses in New Market currently on the market for sale. nor any that h...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Today’s View – Sept 16, 2022– Mount Airy, Md. 21771 - TownhousesThis is a market report for townhouses in Mount Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (09/16/2022) there is 1 townhouse on the market FOR SALE in Mount Airy, 4 under contract, and 5 that have sold in the last 30 days. Two-Bedroom TownhousesWhile there are two-bedroom townhouses in Mount Airy, currently there are none on the market for sale, and none that have successfully complete the sales process in the last 30 days.There are 2 two-bedroom townhouse in Mount Airy currently under contract. The last known list price of these homes being $268,900 after being on the market for 19 days and $285,000 and it was on the market for only 2 days. Three-Bedrooms TownhousesThere is 1 three-bedroom townhouse in Mount Airy current...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
With Fewer Homes Sold and Prices Rising,Maryland’s August 2022 Housing Statistics Points to Cool down   ANNAPOLIS, MD—September 12, 2022—Maryland’s home sales continued its cooldown with a 24.1% drop in home sales in August 2022, down 7,693 units compared to 2021 sales of 10,137, according to the latest Maryland REALTORS® Housing Statistics Report.  Despite fewer sales, prices continued to climb with the average sales price rising 5.4% to $459,066 from $435,506 last year and the median sales price rising 4% to $390,000 against last year’s figure of $375,000. Since May 2022, when the average sales price rose 11.4% and median sales price rose 9.5%, the gains in sales price have been gradually decreasing—more evidence of a cool down. “There are a variety of factors for the market being whe...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Today’s View – Aug 17, 2022– Mount Airy, Md. 21771 - TownhousesThis is a market report for townhouses in Mount Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (08/17/2022) there is 1 townhouse on the market FOR SALE in Mount Airy, 6 under contract, and 3 that have sold in the last 30 days. Two-Bedroom TownhousesWhile there are two-bedroom townhouses in Mount Airy, currently there are none on the market for sale, and none that have successfully complete the sales process in the last 30 days.There is 1 two-bedroom townhouse in Mount Airy currently under contract. The last known list price of this home is $285,000 and it was on the market for only 2 days. Three-Bedrooms TownhousesThere is 1 three-bedroom townhouse in Mount Airy currently on the market for sale.  The current list price of this...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Today’s View – Aug. 31, 2022 – New Market, Md. 21774 – Existing TownhousesThis is a market report for existing townhouse in New Market, Md. 21774.  At the time of this report (8/312022), there are no townhouses on the market FOR SALE, 6 are under contract, and 1 that has successfully completed the sales process in the last 30 days.  Two Bedroom TownhousesWhile there are two bedroom townhouses in New Market, currently there are none on the market for sale, 1 currently under contract, and none that have successfully completed the sales process in the last 30 days.  The last known list price of the home under contract is $229,000 after being on the market of 6 days. Three Bedroom TownhousesThere are no three-bedroom townhouses in New Market currently on the market for sale, nor any that ha...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Maryland’s July 2022 Housing Statistics: Prices and Interest Rates Rise,Inventory Increases as Other Indicators Suggest Consumer Concern   ANNAPOLIS, MD—August 15, 2022—Home sales fell by 27% to 7,376 units, compared to 10,110 units sold the previous year, according to the July 2022 Maryland REALTORS® Housing Statistics report. Despite this drop, prices continued to rise with the average sales price growing 6.1% to $472,656 against last year’s July figure of $445,366. The median sales price rose to $399,000, a 5.4% increase from the July 2021 figure of $378,500.  Months of inventory has steadily increased since the beginning of the year with July’s figure reaching 1.3 months (January 2022’s months of inventory stood at 0.6 months). This increase still pales in comparison to pre-pandemic...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Frederick, MD - Restaurant Week Aug 8-14, 2022I have regularly blogged about Baltimore's Restaurant Week and just discovered that Frederick also has a restaurant week.  I sold several homes in Frederick County last year including homes in Monrovia, Middletown, Mount Airy, Walkersville, and the town of Frederick.  While there I did check out a few restaurants, you should check some out during this coming week too, and take advantage of the specials.Check out the full list of restaurants here.  My favorites are:Black Hog BBQ at 118 S Market St. - everyone that knows me, knows I like some good Q and I was not disappointed here!!Magoo's Pub & Eatery located at 1A W 2nd StThatcher & Rye at 228 N Market St.Please take time to get out and enjoy these and the other local eateries in Frederick. 
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Let's explore "the unintended" or "intended Consequences" of the Frederick County Planning Commission's adoption of the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan. The July 13th meeting where the plan was adopted should be a major concern of everyone who owns property in Frederick County. Watching the meeting on (FCGTV during a ten-minute span from 1:28 to 1:38), I was astounded as Commissioner Hix blatantly disregards the public testimony of the Frederick County Association of REALTORS®, myself, and many others over the effect the plan will have on property values. After the vote to adopt the plan, Commissioner Sepe, due to the serious flaws with the plan, asked that her name be removed from the plan prior to being sent to the County Council. It is quite evident the plan has been f...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Welcome to 11321 Country Club Rd. New Market, Maryland. Located in Westwinds, one of Frederick's premier swim & tennis communities.This well maintained custom home has a main level owners suite, double walk-in closets, recently remodeled luxury bath that includes a garden tub, separate shower & double vanity. The living room has two story ceiling with a gas fireplace, and gleaming hardwood floors. The kitchen includes a center island, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Large breakfast area leads to the multi tier deck . upper level includes two additional bedrooms and two renovated full bathrooms. The lower level is fully finished with a large family room , rec room, two additional bedrooms with luxury vinyl plank floors and full renovated bath. The basement walks out to t...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Maryland’s June 2022 Housing Statistics Suggests a SlowdownAs Prices Continue to Rise   ANNAPOLIS, MD—July 18, 2022—Home sales in June continued to slow down as prices continued to rise, according to the June 2022 Maryland REALTORS® Housing Statistics report. While the average sales price rose 10.1% to $487,470, compared to June 2021’s figure of $442,882, and the median sales price rose 8.7% to $410,000, unit sales dropped 23.2%, 8,573 units against the June 2021 figure of 11,164.  Another indicator of sales movement, pending sales, which looks at the number of houses under contract, dropped 17.4% to 8,308. Since March 2022, the percentage of pending sales has steadily decreased. In March 2022, pending sales dropped 7.3%. The number of new listings has also dropped steadily since March;...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
One of the first lessons a student is taught before they can become a REALTOR® is the definition of "Bundle of Rights". When purchasing real estate you receive the right of possession, control, exclusion, enjoyment/profit, and disposition.  Property rights are protected by the constitution but are also subject to statutory codes determined by individual States. The land use decision and planning process entails a delicate balancing of interests. The decision makers need to consider significant impacts and alternative mitigation measures.Currently, the Frederick County Planning Commission draft of the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan is out of step with and unrepresentative of the Livable Frederick Master Plan. The local government planners have seemly abandoned the notion o...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Celebrate Frederick the 35th annual Frederick’s Fourth of July party at Baker Park will be held from Noon to dusk on Monday, July 4th!  This is Frederick Counties largest Independence Day celebration featuring two stages of live entertainment along with family-friendly rides, fireworks, vendors, and some familiar local celebrities! Enjoy sampling festival foods and local & national beer, wine & spirit selections in the Beer Gardens. Access to Frederick’s Fourth of July festivities are completely FREE along with Citywide parking!
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Prospect Hall is a well-known landmark property that was originally known as "Red Hill" when owned by Daniel Dulaney, a colonial civic leader and member of the Maryland General Assembly in the mid to late 1700s representing Frederick County. The historic mansion sits on one of the highest elevations outside of Frederick City. Construction began around 1787 however the current mansion known as Prospect Hall was probably not completed until 1810. The white, three-story structure, designed in a Greek revival style with additional Federal elements, has a storied past.   The Dulaney family was very involved with the American Revolution as patriots and an acquaintance of General George Washington.  Washington’s horse named Blueskin was raised at Prospect Hall and was also retired here until h...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Maryland’s May 2022 Housing Statistics Reveals Slight Easing of Inventory Amidst Rising Prices and Fewer Homes Sold   ANNAPOLIS, MD—June 13, 2022—Home prices continued to rise, according to the latest Maryland REALTORS® Housing Statistics report, with average sales prices rising 11.4% to $484,283, compared to 2021’s figure of $434,847. Median sales prices rose 9.5% to $405,000 against last year’s median price of $370,000. As these prices have risen, unit sales have continued to drop; units sold in May 2022 dropped 12.3% to 8,467 versus last year’s volume of 9,658. While active inventory dropped 25.3% in May, the inventory gap between 2022 and 2021 appears to be shrinking since January 2022, when active inventory dropped 41.8%. Months of inventory have been increasing as well: since Febr...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
 Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland is the final resting place for the author of the Star-Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key. FSK grew up in Frederick County and became a lawyer. After the British burned Washington DC in early September 1814  Dr. William Beanes an acquaintance of FSK was arrested. John S. Skinner, a US government agent for prisoner exchange, asked FSK to accompany him to help secure the release of Dr. Beanes. They were successful in negotiating his release. However the British feared they would divulge their plan to attack Baltimore and detained them on a truce ship during the battle. This is how FSK became an eyewitness to the bombardment of Fort McHenry. In the pre-dawn hours of September 14, 1814, seeing the stars and stripes still flying above the fort ins...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
 Located in Frederick, Maryland at 6 James Street this two bedroom one bath single family home has been recently renovated with engineered wood floors, HVAC / heat pump, a designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and granite counters.   New roof installed in June 2022, remodeled bathroom with new vanity. The large fenced rear yard with a patio overlooks Maryvale Park. Convenient downtown living, close to shopping, schools, Baker Park, restaurants, and commuter routes. Priced at $285,900 why buy a town home or a condo when you can own this super starter single family for less? ACT FAST and schedule an appointment today.    
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
  One of Frederick, Maryland's most famous residents was a 95 year old widow, Barbara Fritche, who in 1862 taunted the Confederate troops by waving the Stars and Stripes as they passed through town. The Barbara Fritchie house is located at 154 West Patrick Street, 1 block from Mackintosh REALTORS Historic District office.     John Greenleaf Whitter's poem "The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie" was published in October 1863 in The Atlantic Monthly. This would immortalize Fritchie and raised patriotic spirits throughout the Union at a time when an emotional boost was needed as a response to the Civil War.  The poem would go on to inspire a play and later a film featuring the famous line "Shoot if you must this old gray head, but spare your country's flag."Barbara Fritchie would never hear the p...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Welcome to 9059 Seward Street, Frederick, Maryland. This well-maintained brick front colonial, Ryan Homes   Ravenwood model, in The Villages of Urbana. Super convenient location to the library, shopping, schools, and minutes from I-270. There is a two-story foyer with ceramic tile, a large designer kitchen with hardwood floors, granite counters, a center island with a wine rack, a breakfast room flooded with natural light, a vaulted ceiling, and hardwood floors.  The kitchen is open to the family room with, a gas fireplace. Formal dining area with bay window, hardwood floors. Finished basement with large rec-room wired for a sound system, full bath, and storage room.   The owner's suite includes a large walk-in closet, a private luxury bath with a garden tub, double sinks, and a separat...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
 Best time to see the Full Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse tomorrow Sunday May 15th ~ 16th 2022.Sunday's full moon is also considered a Super Moon meaning it looks bigger and brighter than usual because it's at the closest point to Earth in its orbit.If you happen to miss this one the next one will occur on November 8th, 2022.
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