Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The June Market Watch for the Village of Hickory Ridge in Columbia MD is in and I’ll provide numbers for the month followed by the year-to-date (YTD) figures and conclude by looking at the entire zip code with a comparison to last year.   There were a total of 12 units that sold last month:  10 single family homes with an average sales price of $441,470 and the average days on the market was only 9 days; 2 townhomes sold with an average sales price of $347,400 and the average days on the market was only 7 days.  During the month of June, there were no condominium sales. However, when reviewing the YTD numbers for the neighborhood Village of Hickory Ridge, it appears as though most of the home sales were single family homes with YTD sales of 20 with an average price of $429,279 and avera...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The name Hickory Ridge comes from the original name of the tract of land it sits on.  This south central village in Columbia, Maryland is located on the western side of MD Route 29.  It’s comprised of three distinct neighborhoods which are complemented by large mature trees throughout its serene settings with a 900 acre Middle Patuxent Nature Preserve serving as its border to the west.  The Hickory Ridge Community Association is a non-profit corporation that supports a range of services for the residents of the village. All homeowners and tenants are members of this association. Each April the residents elect a five-member volunteer Board of Directors that establishes policies, oversees the budget, and appoints committee members and the village manager.   Looking for a Home in Hickory R...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
In Columbia MD the Kings Contrivance Village Center opened in 1986 and boasts a courtyard which is both picturesque and lively.  The center is Columbia's southernmost retail center and is located at Eden Brook Drive and Guilford Road. Each Friday (until August 16th) enjoy the courtyard concert series held right here at the Village Center courtyard from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  For additional information visit:   www.kingscontrivancecommunityassociation.org/node/16   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanco Drummond. Blanco is your real estate expert for Columbia, Ellicott City, Fulton & Laurel MD.  You now have free access to Columbia MD's 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 esta...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The June Market Watch for the Village of Kings Contrivance in Columbia MD is in.  I’ll provide numbers for the month followed by the year-to-date (YTD) figures and conclude by looking at the entire zip code with a comparison to last year.    There were a total of 13 units that sold last month:  5 single family homes with an average sales price of $458,980 and the average days on the market was 17 days; 6 townhomes sold with an average sales price of $ 276,466 and the average days on the market was 16 days; 2 condos sold at an average sales price of $194,850 and the average days on the market was 16 days. However, when reviewing YTD numbers for the neighborhood Village of Kings Contrivance, it appears as though most of the homes sales were townhomes with YTD sales of 23 units and average...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Summer is such a great time for outdoor music and movies at dusk!  The cultural planners in Columbia in Howard County, MD really know how to entertain families this summer.  Check out these events for the week of July 22nd:Monday, July 22ndSummer Lakefront Film Festival at Lake Kittamuqundi (across from the Columbia Mall)"Brave" - starts around 8pmBring your blankets and popcorn - the event is free and the lake in the background is gorgeous!Wednesday, July 24th Sunset Serenades at Centennial ParkBad Influence / Blues BandConcert starts at 7pm Bring chairs or a blanket, a picnic and drinks and enjoy the music and people watching!  The event is free but $3 per car is requested for parking.  There is a bit of a walk from parking lot to the concert venue - just FYI.Friday, July 26thSummer L...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
  WHY DO  PEOPLE  ENJOY  LIVING HERE?         The Village of Kings Contrivance is the most southern village in Columbia, MD and is conveniently located near Interstate 95, Route 32, and Route 29. The village is composed of single family houses, townhomes, condominiums and apartments set on quiet tree lined streets. The diverse community is drawn to the village for many reasons including its unique neighborhoods, many miles of beautiful pathways, 28 tot lots, variety of restaurants, interfaith campus and convenient vibrant village center.  The Kings Contrivance Community Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of its residents.   Looking for a Home in Kings Contrivance? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Village of Kings Contrivance in Columbia MD?  Click the ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Summer in the Baltimore area means free outdoor movies!   One of my favorite locations is the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival.  Movies run from the end of June until mid September and start at dusk (around 8:30 pm) at the charming Lake Kittamuqundi across from the Columbia Mall. Enjoy dinner at Clyde's on the lake and bring your chair, blanket and snacks (no alcohol please) to set up in front of the screen with the lake in the background. For rain cancellations call the message at 410-715-3127.Here are some of the movies showing this summer - a number are family friendly but check the website for ratings:July 1st             The GooniesJuy 15th            Dr. Suess - The LoraxJuly 19th           Wreck It RalphJuly 22nd           BraveJuly 29th            Monsters, IncAug 2nd         ...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The Market Watch for Columbia MD - 21046 as of April is available and the news is good, 129 units have sold thus far, an increase of 31.63 percent from 98 during the same period in 2012.  The greatest inventory sold were in the detached residential homes market for 4+ BR with 85 homes sold.  Believe it or not, the highest number of homes sold overall were just on the market from 1 to 10 days, with the average days declining from 94 days in 2012 to 60 days year-to-date.  You will see primary activity was in the moderately priced properties with average list price for properties sold at $546,776.  In 2013 inventory is lower but on the rise so Motivated Sellers need to be aware of pricing.  If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or fill out our form to receive a FREE Mark...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia Festival of the Arts is June 14-29th!   The Columbia Festival of the Arts is an incredible 16 day celebration of music, dance, performance, and art from June 14-29th.  Many events are free including Lakefest on June 14-16th at Lake Kittamuqundy across from the Columbia Mall.  The outdoor lakefront event includes live music on a permanent stage with the lake in the background and seating built into a grassy hill (folks also bring their own chairs and blankets). Seriously it doesn't get much better - get a seat early and then grab some delicious food and a glass of Maryland Wine and enjoy the shows. Lakefest runs from Friday through Sunday evening and the bands include renowned Irish band Donegal Express, The Bullbockers who blend Ska, Reggae and New Orleans Flavor with a bit of ...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The Market Watch for Columbia MD - 21045 as of April is available and the news is good, 129 units have sold thus far, an increase of 31.63 percent from 98 during the same period in 2012.  The greatest inventory sold were in the detached residential homes market for 4+ BR with 85 homes sold.  Believe it or not, the highest number of homes sold overall were just on the market from 1 to 10 days, with the average days declining from 94 days in 2012 to 60 days year-to-date.  You will see primary activity was in the moderately priced properties with average list price for properties sold at $546,776.  In 2013 inventory is lower but on the rise so Motivated Sellers need to be aware of pricing.  If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or fill out our form to receive a FREE Mark...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The Market Watch for Columbia MD - 21044 as of April is available and the news is good, 129 units have sold thus far, an increase of 31.63 percent from 98 during the same period in 2012.  The greatest inventory sold were in the detached residential homes market for 4+ BR with 85 homes sold.  Believe it or not, the highest number of homes sold overall were just on the market from 1 to 10 days, with the average days declining from 94 days in 2012 to 60 days year-to-date.  You will see primary activity was in the moderately priced properties with average list price for properties sold at $546,776.  In 2013 inventory is lower but on the rise so Motivated Sellers need to be aware of pricing.  If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or fill out our form to receive a FREE Mark...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
June 14, 15, & 16 – FREE In Columbia MD LakeFest 2013 kicks off with live entertainment throughout the weekend, including Squonk Opera residency and Son Tropical finale, LakeFest is a jam-packed event that kicks off the annual 16-day Festival.  A three-day celebration of the arts at the Columbia lakefront, it is FREE to the public and kicks off the 2013 Columbia Festival of the Arts, June 14 through 29.  Come on down with the whole family to enjoy the entertainment, interactive activities and, of course, the fabulous festival food fare! Located along LakeFest grounds Friday, June 14, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, Noon – 9:00 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Noon – 7:00 p.m.   ArtPark – Fine Art & Crafts Show & Sale Our juried invitational show returns with 60 extraordinary artisans displayin...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The Market Watch for Ellicott City MD Real Estate - 21042 as of April is available and 98 units have sold thus far, a decrease of 16.24 percent from 117 during the same period in 2012.  The greatest inventory sold were in the detached residential homes market for 4+ BR with 31 homes sold.  Believe it or not, the highest number of homes sold overall were just on the market from 1 to 10 days, with the average days declining from 88 days in 2012 to 57 days year-to-date.  You will see the primary activity was in the moderately priced properties with average list price for properties sold at $402,128.  In 2013 inventory is lower but on the rise so Motivated Sellers need to be aware of pricing.  If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or fill out our form to receive a FREE Ma...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The committee to enhance Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), along with Tactical Network Solutions is hosting the First Annual Howard County STEM Festival on June 9th from 1-4 pm at Howard Community College in Columbia MD.  The event is modeled after the US Science and Engineering Festival.  Also, this is the only Maryland event affiliated with the US Science and Engineering Festival.    The expected attendance is 500-1,000 attendees.  The Festival is geared toward Middle School Students, but is open to everyone.  There is no charge to attend the Festival.  The purpose of the Festival is to get students and their parents excited about STEM and careers in STEM.   There will be many STEM demonstrations and hands on activities. There will also be panel discussions about...
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By Valerie McNeal, CRS, GRI, CDPE, Integrity, Knowledge, Results
(Keller Williams Integrity Bob Lucido Team)
      Please Join Us at Our Open House This Sunday, June 9 from 1-3! Share With Your Teams and Colleagues and Friends Who Are Looking to Buy in Columbia. We'd Love To See You There.   Agents: We will Honor Your Buyer Clients.   This Charming Split Foyer is Located in the Village of Owen Brown and Has 4 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths, Hardwood Floors, Spacious Kitchen with Black Appliances, Sliding Glass Doors Lead to Well Manicured Backyard with Bricked Patio. Bonus Room on Lower Level with Full Bath with Dual Entry Makes a Great In-Law Suite. Close to Shopping and Schools.   Please click on The Link Below For the Virtual Tour and Additional Information.   Photo Address Status Beds Bath SqFt Lot Price   9346 WHEATSHEAF WAY, COLUMBIA, MD 21045 Active 4 2 n/a 7500 $347,000 details virtual tou...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Build Wealth Through Real Estate Investing Seminar When:   June 25, 2013  6:30-8:30 pm Where:  Springhill Suites             7055 Minstrel Way             Columbia, MD 21045 RSVP Now - Seating is Limited to the first 50 respondents only You will learn how to ... Maximize cash-flow from your investment Retire early with rental income Pay your children's tuition with rental income Where and where not to invest Use your self directed IRA to invest in real estate How to avoid tenant issues Use your vacation property as an investment How and where to flip properties How to conduct a 1031 tax-free exchange Avoid paying capital gains ... EVER How to purchase with little or zero cash down Learn how to calculate and use ROI (Return on Investment) How to take a 1 year sabbatical with income Prese...
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By Valerie McNeal, CRS, GRI, CDPE, Integrity, Knowledge, Results
(Keller Williams Integrity Bob Lucido Team)
  Please Join Us at Our Open House This Sunday from 1-3, Share with your Clients, Friends, and Neighbors who are Looking to Buy in Columbia. We'd Love to See You There!! This Charming Split Foyer  is located in the Village of Owen Brown, has 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Hardwood Floors, Spacious Kitchen with Black Appliances, Sliding Doors Leading to Well Manicured Backyard with Bricked Patio, Bonus Room on Lower Level with Dual Entry Full Bath. Close to Shopping and Schools. Please Click on the Link Below For Virtual Tour and Additional Information. Photo Address Status Beds Bath SqFt Lot Price   9346 WHEATSHEAF WAY, COLUMBIA, MD 21045 Active 4 2 n/a 7500 $347,000 details virtual tour       Valerie McNeal Realtor, Residential Specialist Direct: (443) 405-3587Office: (410) 312-0000Cell: (...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
Columbia Festival of the Arts announced today its Black Tie & Neon Brights:  A Totally Awesome 80s Gala to be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Howard Community College Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Columbia MD.  Gala attendees are invited to wear 80’s inspired attire.  There will be a silent auction that includes original artwork, entertainment, leisure time and sports items. The Gala kicks off the 2013 Columbia Festival of the Arts Season Calendar, scheduled from June 14 to 29, 2013, a 16-day, multi-disciplinary arts festival each summer comprised of both free and ticketed events featuring world-class performances, exhibitions, concerts, family activities, master classes, workshops and community dialogues. The Festival brings together the arts community, businesses,...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
Dr. Russell O. Schub, FACP is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist in Columbia MD.  His private practice is conveniently located off Route 100.  He offers excellent patient care in a comfortable, clean private practice setting. His services include Colon cancer screenings, examinations for any gastrointestinal problem, hemorrhoid treatment, testing for gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance and related medical issues.  Colonoscopy and Endoscopy procedures are in an outpatient center adjacent to the private practice of Dr. Russell Schub. Give him a call at 410-730-1000 to schedule your appointment.  He prides himself on excellent care and the ease in which you can schedule an appointment in a timely manner to address your medical concerns. When:   May 29th  thru June 3rd 2013 Where:   A...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
In Columbia MD the discount format of upscale department store Nordstrom Inc. celebrated the opening of a 41,000-square-foot space with "Rally at the Rack." The retailer promised music, breakfast treats and gift card prizes. When the store opened, the first 1,000 shoppers that bought something received a free tote bag.  The Columbia store will be the fourth Rack in the state of Maryland, joining others in Annapolis, Gaithersburg and Towson. Nordstrom has Maryland stores in Columbia, Towson, Bethesda and Annapolis.   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanco Drummond. Your Real Estate expert for Columbia, Ellicott City, Fulton & Laurel MD areas.  You now have free access to Columbia MD's Ultimate Real Estate Search Engine!  Call me today and let's discuss how I can h...
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