Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Just SOLD in Columbia, MD, Village of Longreach, Heritage Walk subdivision Maryland First Time Home Buyers found their perfect first home in Columbia's Village of Longreach: the 3-level townhome on Flagflower Pl was the perfect combination of updates and blank slate. It was in turn-key condition for the buyers to move right in but also offered a few possibilities to add their own touch and turn the house into their home. The townhome has 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bath and a beautifully remodeled kitchen with cherry wood cabinets, soft-closing drawers, black granite and stainless steel appliances. An attached master bedroom bath was on the buyers' wish list and so was some outdoor space and plenty of storage. This listing on Flagflower Pl had it all and then some ... the buyers fell ...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Columbia 21046, Howard County this weekend? There are four open houses in Columbia 21046 this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, the Buyer. This r...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Columbia 21045, Howard County this weekend? There are eleven  open houses  this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, the Buyer. This relationship an...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Columbia, MD Market Report for home sales in March 2014 is here and see the numbers for yourself.   In the month of March 2014 - 29 of the 74 homes in Columbia, MD were sold after being on the market for LESS THAN 30 DAYS!  The majority of the remaining 45 homes sold in March were on the market less than 2 months. The average selling price in the 21044 zip code was $349,360 which is 6% higher than the year before, the average selling price in the 21045 zip code was $347,482 which was 16% higher compared to the year before and the average selling price in the 20146 zip code was $304,773 which was 3% lower  to the year before.  Prices appear to be reaching a stable point - at least for now!             The Columbia area here in Maryland is a popular destination for people moving from ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Last chance to Sign up for the Howard County Housing Fair in Columbia, MD. If you haven’t registered yet then you need to hurry because our Howard County Housing Fair in Columbia is just near the corner. This FREE consumer event is on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at Long Reach High School in Columbia, Maryland. Don’t miss this chance to find out more about neighborhoods and schools, mortgage options, how home ownership improves your life. Check out some of the pictures and videos of the Howard County Housing Fair from last year!      Here are some of the highlights of our Housing Fair last year!  Click here to pre-register Last chance to Sign up for the Howard County Housing Fair in Columbia, MD.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
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By David Noce, Professionalism and Dedication to my clients
  Most recent Columbia homes for sale $210,000 9629 HINGSTON DOWNS, Columbia *End of Group Townhome on Fantastic Cul-de-sac Lot., Backs to Trees! *Neutral Decor* Mn Level Has Wood Laminate Flooring*Recent Ba Ceramic Fl* Neutral Carpet & Bdrm Vault... Beds 2 Baths 2.0 MLS HW8303089   $780,000 6916 TIMBER CREEK COURT, Clarksville spanking new condition bright with sun room, over size skylights, 2 bath rooms never used, as a matter of fact most of house areas never been used. eat off the floor clea... Beds 4 Baths 4.0 MLS HW8313577   $500,000 5431 HIGH TOR HILL, Columbia Conveniently located near commuter rte's 29,108,100, 175 & I 95 & columbia town ctr, great restaurants & shops. 1/2 Acre of wooded views/privacy. Home has it all! The ex... Beds 4 Baths 3.0 MLS HW8312834   $299,900 10389 C...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Celebrate our beautiful Earth and learn about ways to keep the environment and our families healthy! Come to GreenFest in Howard County on April 5th!This is a HUGE, free, family event to celebrate Earth Month at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD from 10am - 4pm.The event is rain or shine as many activities are inside and includes: Vendors and non-profits with information about better water quality and a greener lifestyle at home and work! Paper shredding event from 10am - 2pm Workshop and speakers with tips and ideas for green living Kids crafts and play area Free compost bins (Howard County Residents) Native plants sale and Q&A Collection for Reuse and Recycling including jeans, bikes, electronics, eyeglasses, sneakers and cell phones Being clothing for Goodwill and building mat...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Columbia, MD has a serious shortage of independent coffee shops. Although this planned community has a lot going for it - nature, trails, lakes and recreational facilities (gyms, pools, tennis ... for a fee) - that does not apply when it comes to coffee shops. There is no quaint historic Main St (head to neighboring Ellicott City and visit the Bean Hollow) and pretty much all stores and shops are located in the various villages strip malls. So where in Columbia, MD can you get good coffee? At Anna's Coffee Roastery! Anna's Coffee Roastery is located in a strip mall of course (see above) which is not very appealing when it comes to coffee shops. It also lacks outdoor space which is really, really too bad. Otherwise the location is good, close to Rt. 29 and off the 100: 8827 Centre Park D...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The McIntire Team is again a proud sponsor of the 8th Annual Howard County Housing Fair. This free consumer event is on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at Long Reach High School in Columbia, Maryland.  I am looking forward to teaching a class on "Why you need a buyer agent" at 11:30 am that day!     If you're looking for a Howard County home to sell, buy or rent this is the place you want to go. Find out about neighborhoods and schools, mortgage options, how home ownership improves your life. Hosted by the Howard County Housing Department, the free fair will feature over 55 mortgage lenders, home builders & remodelers, housing specialists, real estate experts and county agencies.  Registration is required and 2 lucky attendees will win the opportunity to buy a home at a greatl...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Columbia, MD Market Report for home sales in February 2014 is here and see the numbers for yourself. In the month of February 2014 - 20 of the 65 homes in Columbia, MD were sold after being on the market for LESS THAN 20 DAYS!  The majority of the remaining 45 homes sold in Febuary were on the market less than 2 months. The average selling price in the 21044 zip code was $282,038 which is 16% lower than the year before, the average selling price in the 21045 zip code was $289,761 which was 13% higher compared to the year before and the average selling price in the 20146 zip code was $399,625 which was 39% higher to the year before.  Prices appear to be reaching a stable point - at least for now!   The Columbia area here in Maryland is a popular destination for people moving from oth...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The residence of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, MD would like to invite the public on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm to learn all about hot composting from the Howard County Master Gardeners.  You’ll learn how to turn kitchen, garden and yard waste into a valuable soil amendment that gardeners refer to as “Black Gold.” The class is FREE--To register call 410‐730‐7327 or visit www.hickoryridgevillage.org   When:  Wed, March 26, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Where: The Hawthorn Center Address: 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanco Drummond. Blanco is your real estate expert for Columbia, Ellicott City, Fulton & Russett, MD.  You now have free access to the Ultimate Real Estate Search Engine!  Call me today and let's discuss how I can help you save ...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
This Friday March 7th, come and join the residents of Hickory Ridge in Columbia, MD for a fun filled evening of bingo.  We provide disposable bingo cards (5 for $1), drinks (75 cents each) and free snacks.  Play until 9pm and end the night with a “fill-the-card” round. Bring the kids, neighbors, cash and your lucky charm.  No reservations are required, just show up and be ready to play! When: Friday, March 7th, 7:30pm – 9:00pm Where: The Hawthorn Center For additional information call 410-730-7327   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanco Drummond. Blanco is your real estate expert for Columbia, Ellicott City, Fulton & Russett, MD.  You now have free access to the Ultimate Real Estate Search Engine!  Call me today and let's discuss how I can help you save when you...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
Digestive problems are one of the main reasons people visit the doctor.  Seventy percent of your immune system is located in your gut.  When it is in balance, we take it for granted, but if it isn’t working so well, we feel it.  Also, we are learning that gut health can play a role in many other health problems as well, such as migraines, depression, skin problems and many others.  Join the citizens of Harpers Choice in Columbia, MD to learn strategies for promoting your digestive and overall health.   When:  Thursday March 6th @ 7pm-8pm Where: Kahler Hall (5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD) Phone:  410-730-0770  Email:   events@harperschoice.org   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanco Drummond. Blanco is your real estate expert for Columbia, Ellicott City, Fult...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
Jerry Kissel will present a free gardening seminar called “Grow it, Eat it: Spring Vegetable Gardening.” Learn how to prepare your garden soil for spring planting, how to plant seeds inside for transplants, which structures will support your crops, and tips to protect your crops from critters and harsh weather.   Thursday, March 6, 2014-7:30pm-9:00pm. Call Amherst House @ (410) 381-9600 to register. Kings Contrivance in Columbia, MD   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanco Drummond. Blanco is your real estate expert for Columbia, Ellicott City, Fulton & Russett, MD.  You now have free access to the Ultimate Real Estate Search Engine!  Call me today and let's discuss how I can help you save when you buy, invest or sell real estate.  Exit Bennett Realty (301) 455 4...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia Home Buyers Show The Love to the McIntire Team - Feb 20th!Stephanie and her family found The McIntire Team on Zillow and contacted us because of our positive reviews. We worked closely with them to find their ideal home in Howard County!  Check out homes on the market in Columbia right now!Even if you already live here - selling prices affect your home's value as well!______________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area?  You also need a local Realtor to sell your home quickly and efficiently!Please visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com ****** Don't take my word for it, see what other happy fa...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Columbia, MD Market Report for home sales in January 2014 is here and see the numbers for yourself. In the month of January 2014 - 17 of the 52 homes in Columbia, MD were sold after being on the market for LESS THAN 20 DAYS!  The majority of the remaining 35 homes sold in January were on the market less than 2 months. The average selling price in the 21044 zip code was $352,641 which is 2% lower than the year before, the average selling price in the 21045 zip code was $265,000 which was 10% higher compared to the year before and the average selling price in the 20146 zip code was $275,000 which was 2% higher to the year before.  Prices appear to be reaching a stable point - at least for now!   The Columbia area here in Maryland is a popular destination for people moving from other s...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The January Market Watch report for the Village of Kings Contrivance in Columbia MD has arrived.  I’ll provide the final numbers of the month followed by the final numbers for the zip code 21046.  Also, with regard to the zip code, I’ll provide you with a comparison to last year’s market activity.  There were a total of 7 units that sold during the month of January 2014:  ·         1 single family home1 with a sales price of $417,600 and the days on the market were 68 days. ·         5 town homes with an average sales price of $266,700 and the average number of days on the market were 70 days. ·         1 condominium with a sales price of $156,000 and the number of days on the market were 105 days. When we look beyond the neighborhood of Kings Contrivance to get a feel for sales activit...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The January Market Watch report for the Village of Long Reach in Columbia MD has arrived.  I’ll provide the final numbers of the month followed by the final numbers for the zip code 21045.  Also, with regard to the zip code, I’ll provide you with a comparison to last year’s market activity.  There were a total of 7 units that sold during the month of January 2014:  ·         2 single family homes with an average sales price of $263,400 and the average number days on the market were 5 days. ·         3 town homes with an average sales price of $273,666 and the average number of days on the market were 55 days. ·         2 condominiums with an average sales price of $175,600 and the average number of days on the market were 16 days. When we look beyond the neighborhood of Longreach to get...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The January Market Watch report for the Village of Hickory Ridge in Columbia MD has arrived.  I’ll provide the final numbers of the month followed by the final numbers for the zip code 21044.  Also, with regard to the zip code, I’ll provide you with a comparison to last year’s market activity.  There were a total of 3 units that sold during the month of January 2014:  ·         1 single family home with a sales price of $455,000 and the number of days on the market were 16 days. ·         2 town homes with an average sales price of $317,450 and the number of days on the market were 23 days. ·         No condominiums sold during the month of December. When we look beyond the neighborhood of Hickory Ridge to get a feel for sales activity within the entire zip code of 21044 we learn that t...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
About a week ago I showed a few homes in Columbia, MD. There was one that had just been listed, it didn't have any pictures (yet?) but the description sounded promising and the price was right for my client. This Columbia, MD home knocked me off my feet! Literally! We contemplated for a minute whether or not we should walk through the snow. Since we were already there, we decided to take a quick peek. We carefully made our way up the steps, I got the key out of the lockbox and opened the door. And then I took one step onto very shiny tile and went flying across the foyer, landing on all 4s. Yes, this Columbia, MD listing literally knocked me off my feet! But not in a way I would have preferred; snow, boots and shiny tile just don't get along. This seller made one of the biggest seller m...
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