Bowie, MD Real Estate News

By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
Bowie, MD Market Report March 2011 Bowie, MD SOLD Homes March 2011 Houses SOLD:  86 Average LIST price:  $270,339 Average SELLING price:  $264,330 Average DAYS ON MARKET: 101 LOWEST SALE price:  $67,500 - 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home built in 1990 - foreclosure HIGHEST SALE price:  $650,000 - 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath single-family located in Westwood built in 2005   Bowie, MD ACTIVE listings (as of 4/8/2011) ACTIVE Houses:  539 Average LIST Price:  $303,406 LOWEST LIST Price:  $50,000 - 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo located in The Vistas at Lake Arbor built in 1989 - short sale HIGHEST LIST Price: $2,899,000 - 5 bedroom, 5 full & 2 half bath single-family home located in Mount Oak Estates - new construction Current Average Days on Market:  141 Bowie, MD UNDER CONTRACT listings (as of 4/8/2...
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By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
Most Expensive Home Sold in Prince George's County - January-March 2011 Contee Manor Road, Bowie MD - $1,450,000 Waterford Subdivision Luxury Home to be built 6 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom 2.13 acre lot Listed By:  Benjamin and Banks Real Estate, LLC   If you are interested in luxury homes in Prince George's County, MD give Stacey Baugh a call.   Search for luxury homes in Prince George's County, MD.
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Bowie, MD, located in northern Prince George’s County has many foreclosure opportunities, in all price ranges, for purchase. There are currently 96 Bowie, MD foreclosures listed for sale. Bowie, MD seems to be the foreclosure capital in the surrounding area, last year and so far this year as well. In 2010, over 33% of homes sold in Bowie, MD were foreclosures. Each of the foreclosures are listed with a local brokerage, and the process for purchasing a foreclosure is only nominally different than purchasing a regular resale. If you’re not already working with an agent to buy a foreclosure in Bowie, MD, or the surrounding area…I can help. Call Rich at 443-995-9595. Details on all the Bowie, MD foreclosures can be found on the map below. Just click on any of the icons. A shameless plug f...
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By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Yesterday I wrote a blog called Prince George's County "My Home Program" for PG County first time home buyers. At the end of the blog I stated that I am going to talk about the steps towards getting started to receive the PG County "My Home Program". So if you are interested in this program,here is what you need to do. 1.  Contact a My Home Program Participating Lender to pre-approved for a first mortgage. 2.  Attend an 8 hr housing counseling course provided by a HUD Certified Housing counseling Agency. 3. Contact your PG County real estate agent to identify eligible properties for sale within pg county.  4.Work with a real estate agent to place a contract on a property that you can afford and for which you can be pre-approved. 5. Make sure that your monthly Debt to Income Ratio does n...
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By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Prince George's County "My Home Program" for PG County First time home buyers. I have been hearing about this program for a while. But FINALLY IT IS HERE. The PG County "My Home Program" is similiar to the popular first time home buyers program NSP that helped many first time home buyers in PG County buy a home last year. What is the "My Home Program"? It is a loan assistance program to purchase any property in Prince George's County MD. Unlike last year's NSP Program that was restricted to only certain zip codes in PG County MD,the "My Home Program" is geared towards all zip codes within PG County. Here is what you need to know about the PG County "My Home Program" LOAN AMOUNT Up to 5% of the final purchase price. Recipients of the "My Home Program" must contribute 1.75% of the final p...
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By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
The Hamptons at Woodmore is a beautiful new home community located in Bowie, MD.  This enclave of luxury single family homes features 1-3 acre lots.  Homes come standard with brick fronts, side loading garages, granite countertops, fireplaces, and hardwood foyers. The Hamptons at Woodmore features homes built by K-Hovnanian Homes.  There are 5 models available ranging from 3575 square feet.  Model prices begin at $579,990. The Hamptons at Woodmore is located in Bowie, MD just outside the nation's capital.  The community is convenient to Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis.   If you would like more information at the Hamptons at Woodmore give me a call.
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By Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls.
(Century 21 New Millennium)
The Palisades at Oak Creek is a beautiful new home community located in Bowie, MD.  Homes come standard with brick fronts, granite countertops, gas fireplaces, and hardwood foyers. The Palisades at Oak Creek features homes built by K-Hovnanian Homes.  There are 4 models available ranging from 3026 square feet.  Model prices begin at $442,990. The community is currently offering a free morning room. There is one quick delivery home available for April 2011 delivery.  This home features 4500 square feet and is listed for $497,495. The Palisades at Oak Creek is located in Bowie, MD just outside the nation's capital.  The community is convenient to Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis.   If you would like more information about the Palisades at Oak Creek give me a call.
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Bowie Baysox have a special fan club for kids, ages 3-12, and membership is FREE!  If your kids haven't joined yet, they missed yesterday's season kick-off and a chance to meet Louie in person at the Crofton Skate-Zone from 2:30-4 p.m.  (Sign-up deadline was March 1, 2011) It's easy to Join Louie's 2011 Kid's Club - Moms and Dads can click on the link and fill in some information for their kids to become eligible for special invitations from Louie for member-only events throughout the season and a kids activity book when they go to a home game. You'll recognize Louie right away with his green fur, pink hair, red baseball shoes and Bowie Baysox shirt.  If in doubt, just ask about his favorite things: Favorite drink:  Green Gatorade Favorite book:  Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Favorit...
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By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Are you a good singer? How about if you are a very good singer looking for your shot at stardom? Well next Saturday you will have a chance to sing the National Anthem at one of Bowie Baysox home games. Bowie Baysox are holding open auditions to sing the National Anthem at one of their 71 home games this season. Singing the national anthem in front of a crowd before a professional sporting event is an opportunity that doesn't come around every day. That's why the Baysox are giving area performers a chance with open auditions next month. Tom Sedlack communications director for the Baysox said between 50 and 100 people show up each year to try out. Last year 66 people came out for the audition on a cold,rainy day. The year before on a beautiful Saturday morning, 103 turned out," he said."A...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY CLICK ON BANNER ABOVE FOR MORE! FEATURED LISTING  Another featured Rent With option To Buy Call 240-426-5754 for more information 2619 KENNISON LN BOWIE, MARYLAND 20715 Price: $1,900 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 1 Partial BathsListing # PG7509549 Click to EnlargeThis is an original owner Home!!! Owner has pride of ownership!! Large Back yard and located near Bowie Town hall. Owner will consider financing with 20% down. Call for additional information. Please be courteous to Tenant. They are very accomodating. Remodeled Kitchen New Windows. home Warrantyas well!!NOW FOR sale SEE mls# PG7413772RENT WITH OPTION Basic Features: Acres: 0.192837Area: City Name: BOWIECounty Name: PRINCE GEORGESNeighborhood: Schools: State: MARYLANDSub Area:  Subdivision: KENILWORTHType: Det...
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By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
   Today is March 1,2011-A new day for ready,willing and able home buyers. Spring home buying season will be here in no time. Don't be too hard on yourself if you didn't cash in on the $8,000 home buyer tax credit last year. There are still many programs out there for first-time home buyers. But with Interest rates passing 5%,why wait till later to buy a house for sale when you can start the home buying process now?    The Right time to buy a house is now.You want to get a head start now and beat out other potential home buyers who are interested in buying the same house that you are sooo in love with. REMEMBER: Emotional attachment to a house for sale is forbidden in this Housing Market when you are competing against other ready,willing and able buyers who are interested in the same ho...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
  Registration begins tomorrow, March 1, for summer ice-skating camps at Bowie Ice Arena during July and August.  According to the City of Bowie website, skaters from ages 3-15 will enjoy on-ice instruction, games, and music, as well as off-ice crafts and games.  At the end of each week, they'll demonstrate their new ice-skating skills for parents. (Print this Summer Brochure) Bowie Ice Arena is home to both the Bowie Figure Skating Club and the  Bowie Hockey Club - non-profit organizations dedicated to developing youth skating throughout the area.  The Arena is also home to Bowie High School Ice Dogs and the Washington Junior Nationals hockey team.   For more information about the many activities at Bowie Ice Arena, including rates and availability for public skating, check out the Ci...
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By Akil Walker
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
Good morning,   Today's President's day I was trying to recall all 44 President's by memory. My memory becomes foggy after the 5th through the 22nd, the best part is I have a magnet that has them in order and length of Terms.  :0 Here is a quiz from Today's Washington Post's & Bowie Home Sales  A Presidents' Day quiz By Valerie Strauss Here are a dozen questions to test your presidential knowledge on this Presidents' Day, with answers and explanations below. 1. How many presidents have served the United States?a) 42b) 44c) 45d) 492. Who was the oldest President?a) George Herbert Walker Bush b) John Adamsc) Harry Trumand) Ronald Reagan3) Who was the youngest President?a) Theodore Rooseveltb) George W. Bushc) John F. Kennedyd) Bill Clinton 4) What is the president’s annual salary?a) $200,...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Borders Group, Inc. helped put countless small bookstores out of business nationwide over the past few years.  After filing for bankruptcy protection today, 200 of their own stores will be closing and 6000 people will lose their jobs. In Maryland, the Bowie, Largo and Kensington stores are on the chopping block.  The Bowie store website indicates that closing will be complete before the end of April. Borders Bookstore in Bowie is located at 4420 Mitchellville Rd. at the Gateway Center west of the Route 50/Route 301 interchange.  My family will certainly miss this convenient location and friendly staff, and we'll continue to shop at Borders in the Annapolis Mall.
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Bowie MD is a popular destination for families relocating to the D.C. area, primarily for its convenient location within a half hour of the D.C. Beltway (I-495), Andrews AFB, Fort George G. Meade, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The four Bowie zipcodes can be quite different from each other and even within their own borders - from "typical" suburban subdivisions to surprisingly rural areas, from the historic railroad town where Bowie began to established neighborhoods and newer communities, as well.  You'll also find both commercial and recreation areas strategically located near residential areas. The 20715 zipcode in Bowie is the closest to my home and office, so that's the one that usually comes to mind for me in any conversation about Bowie.  But the real estate market from...
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By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Maryland Mortgage Program (CDA Loan) for PG County Home buyers. Mortgage Mortgage Program provides better opportunities and great rates of CDA of Maryland 3.875% (4.761% APR) 3 POINTS. 4.000% (4.804% APR) 2 POINTS. 4.125% (4.843% APR) 1 POINT 4.250% (4.887% APR) 0 POINT Maryland Mortgage Program features: 30 year amortizing mortgages. low interest rates. fixed rates only-no ARMs. downpayment and closing costs assistance. Maryland Mortgage Program is helping Maryland's Workforce become Homeowners. House keys 4 Employees. Smart keys 4 Employees. So if you are looking to buy a house anywhere in Maryland whether it is Baltimore County,Prince George's County,Charles County or St.Mary's County,you definitely want to look into getting a Maryland Mortgage Program (CDA Loan)
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Bowie Moms and Dads, make plans now to take your kids to Groundhog Day on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Frank Oslislo Visitor Center at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary.  The hour-long event (2-3 p.m.) is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Park Service. Take a short nature hike and attend a puppet show, too.  Doesn't this sound like fun for the whole family?  Ranger Jarboe suggests you remember to dress warmly, wear comfortable shoes and bring water to drink.  For more information, you can contact him by email at kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us. The Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary is about 20 miles/35 minutes south of Bowie in Upper Marlboro MD.  (MAP)  
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
  CLICK ON THE BANNER ABOVE FOR MORE LISTINGS> > > Rent To Own FEATURED LISTING  CALL US FOR DETAILS. .240-426-5754 2619 KENNISON LN BOWIE, MARYLAND 20715 Price: $1,900 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 1 Partial BathsListing # PG7509549 Click to EnlargeThis is an original owner Home!!! Owner has pride of ownership!! Large Back yard and located near Bowie Town hall. Owner will consider financing with 20% down. Call for additional information. Please be courteous to Tenant. They are very accomodating. Remodeled Kitchen New Windows. home Warrantyas well!!NOW FOR sale SEE mls# PG7413772RENT WITH OPTION Basic Features: Acres: 0.192837Area: City Name: BOWIECounty Name: PRINCE GEORGESNeighborhood: Schools: State: MARYLANDSub Area:  Subdivision: KENILWORTHType: DetachedZip: 20715Bathrooms: 2Bedrooms: 4...
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By Akil Walker
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
The Bowie, Maryland zip code of20721  home sales report for the last 4 months. In the last four months 72 homes have sold for an average of $319,590 according to MRIS. The least expensive home was sold for $64,900 with the highest being a property selling for $875,500. Bowie, Maryland is an incorporated city with over 50,000 residents. It is the 5th most populated city and third largest in area. 
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By Akil Walker
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
On April 4th, 2008 the state of Maryland enacted some new legislation for the Maryland Foreclosure Process. Under the new law your lender must send you notice of Intent to Foreclose 45 days before filling with Court. This can not be filed unless you are 90 days after you have defaulted on a loan.  You must be personally served with court papers in person, posting them on your property, or mailing them certified letter. The lender has to wait at least 45 days upon serving notice to sell your home at auction.  Notice must be published in a newspaper 3x before sale. you have up until 1 business before the auction to pay all overdue fees, back payments to stop the foreclosure. Please be cautious of anyone contacting you about signing over your deed, liquiditing equity or coming in person to...
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