Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
High School Graduation in Howard County at Merriweather Post Pavilion 2013.   It's that time of year that every High School Senior looks forward too since September classes began. All Graduating seniors that attend the excellent Public Schools across the Howard County,MD area will be heading to Merriweather Post Pavilion for their Graduation ceremony. The open air amphitheater in the heart of Columbia that is usually the destination for concert go-ers will host all of the schools over a four day period around the Memorial Day weekend.  Some of the schools have a really early Graduation and others won't be heading home till the late evening.   Here is the Howard County Graduation schedule   CONGRATULATIONS HOWARD COUNTY GRADUATES.    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
Don’t miss the special 30th anniversary of one of the country’s longest running and widely acclaimed triathlons, the Columbia Triathlon!  On Sunday, May 19, 2013, join world class pros and amateurs from across the country and abroad in this 5150 Hy-Vee U.S. Championship Qualifier at Centennial Lake Park in Columbia MD in a 0.93 mi swim – 25 mi bike – 6.2 mi run.   Time: 6:40am Location Info: Centennial Lake 10000 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City MD 21043  Contact Info:  410-964-1246 For Additional Information Visit Website »   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 ho...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The first quarter 2013 Statistics for Columbia MD Zip Code 21046 are available. So far, 39 units have sold, the greatest activity appeared in the attached/TH 3 BR, detached/attached 4 BR or more residential homes market ― 24 homes sold, 8 each.  Most of those sold homes were on the market from 1 to 10 days, but the average days on the market was 63 days.  You will see the primary activity was in the moderately priced properties with average list price for properties sold at $300,710.  Should you want to relocate, don't hesitate to consider neighboring Ellicott City MD.  If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or fill out our form to receive a FREE Market Analysis of your home to determine if now is the time to come back on the market in Columbia.   Columbia MD Listings ...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The first quarter 2013 Statistics for Columbia MD Zip Code 21045 are available. So far, 75 units have sold, the greatest activity appeared in the attached TH 3 BR residential homes market ― 26 homes sold.  Most of those sold homes were on the market from 1 to 10 days, but the average days on the market was 70 days.  You will see the primary activity was in the moderately priced properties with average list price for properties sold at $272,349.  Should you want to relocate, don't hesitate to consider neighboring Ellicott City MD.  If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or fill out our form to receive a FREE Market Analysis of your home to determine if now is the time to come back on the market in Columbia.   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--Blanc...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
The first quarter 2013 Statistics for Columbia MD Zip Code 21044 are available. So far, 86 units have sold, the greatest activity appeared in the detached 4 BR or more residential homes market ― 27 homes sold.  Most of those sold homes were on the market from 1 to 10 days, but the average days on the market was 85 days.  You will see the primary activity was in the moderately priced properties with average list price for properties sold at $350,313.  Should you want to relocate, don't hesitate to consider neighboring Ellicott City MD.  If you are considering selling your home, give us a call or fill out our form to receive a FREE Market Analysis of your home to determine if now is the time to come back on the market in Columbia.   Columbia MD Listings for Sale and Real Estate Services--...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
ABOUT COLUMBIA MARYLAND TAKE A TOUR OF THE VILLAGES OF COLUMBIA   Homes in Columbia Maryland have the special place in the real estate market in Howard County Maryland.  This planned community offer a very special atmosphere for home owners with businesses, education facilities, health care facilities and shopping to suit the needs of today's home owners.  The balance of preservation of nature and well planned development are what make Columbia a special place to live and own a home. The Columbia Association currently maintains natural open space areas, interlaced with more pathways for walking, biking and jogging. Columbia Maryland homes are the pride of Howard County real estate. VILLAGE OF HARPER'S CHOICE If you like Contemporary architecture, you'll love many of the homes in Village...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
HELP FOR HOME BUYERS!! Homes for Sale in Columbia, MD, Howard County Maryland - Buyers Agent. YES!  We are Buyer's Agents ready to help YOU find the home you wish to buy.    We sell homes in Howard County, Maryland! ! ! Our Certified Buyers Agents and Accredited Buyers Agents are experienced Realtors with years of experience in this market.   Experienced Buyers Agents, dedicated to making your purchase of real estate in Howard County, are ready to help YOU.We have specialized knowledge of the new homes market as well as the resale market. We have access, through MRIS, the Metropolitan Regional Information System, to any home listed for sale in the Howard County real estate market. We are experienced with the new homes and resale real estate market in Columbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge, L...
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By Blanco Drummond, Blanco Drummond
(Exit Bennett Realty)
In 2012, Columbia/Ellicott City, MD ranked in the Top 10, number 8 in Money Magazines' annual America's Best Places to live. Imagine living in Columbia MD, the caringly thought and planned-out contemporary community or maybe even the warm, charming historic landmarks and shops of Ellicott City MD, blending the best of both worlds in such close proximity. Since 2006, Columbia/Ellicott City, MD has ranked 4 times on the list. Let's look at Columbia, MD specifically.  Columbia, MD was designed to enhance its residents' quality of life. Developer and creator James W. Rouse envisioned Columbia's Master Plan that called for a series of ten self-contained villages (centers), comprised of several neighborhoods. All villages have a shopping center, recreational facilities, a community center, a...
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By Jackie Vaughan and Patrick Smith, Howard County,Maryland, The Jackie Vaughan Team
(The Jackie Vaughan Team)
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21046 REAL ESTATE MARKET STATISTICS FOR MARCH 2013 Real estate statistics show that sales were a little slower in March, 2013 than in 2012. We anticipate that the market is picking up in April, and will continue to strengthen thru-out the Spring market. 21046 Columbia, MD     StatisticValuesYoYMoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $3,788,450 -1.78% -5.73% Closed Sales 12 +9.09% -14.29% Median Sold Price $305,000 -16.44% +5.81% Avg Sold Price $315,704 -9.96% +9.98% Avg Days on Market 35 days -71.77% -58.33% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 98.06% +1.87% +6.82% Detailed Report
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By Jackie Vaughan and Patrick Smith, Howard County,Maryland, The Jackie Vaughan Team
(The Jackie Vaughan Team)
  MARCH MARKET TRENDS FOR COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21045        Our March 2013 market for Columbia, Maryland 21045 looks better than 2012.  More closed sales and contracts show good signs for our market upswing. March 2013 Real Estate Market Statistics for 21045 Columbia, MD     StatisticValuesYoYMoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $9,751,040 +2.69% +100.62% Closed Sales 33 +6.45% +73.68% Median Sold Price $299,000 +2.22% +24.58% Avg Sold Price $295,486 -3.53% +15.51% Avg Days on Market 65 days -20.73% -23.53% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 96.79% +2.48% +0.78% Detailed Report
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By Jackie Vaughan and Patrick Smith, Howard County,Maryland, The Jackie Vaughan Team
(The Jackie Vaughan Team)
MARCH 2013 REAL ESTATE STATISTICS FOR COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 March 2013 Real Estate Market Statistics for As you can see, closed sales are up as well as under contract listings from 2012.  Thinhg are on the upswing in Columbia, Maryland. 21044 Columbia, MD  
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
6330 Gray Sea Way Columbia, md 21045 Columbia at it's best- Howard county living. Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing     Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team Realtor Mobile: (443) 418-7668 Office: (443) 766-1768 Website: Visit Website Price : $355,000 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 3.5 Square Foot : 2,200 Lot Size : 435 Community : Longreach County : Howard County Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1998 MLS Number : HW7799856 click for more information and pictures Property Description Run, don't walk and avoid being disappointed. This elegant immaculate Columbia 3bd, 3.5ba townhome is absolutely pristine throughout. Abundant amenities and incredibly convenient, yet delightfully located in the neighbourly area of Longreach in Columbia this will...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
8639 Stonecutter Rd Columbia, MD 21045 Columbia Beauty looking for new owner. Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing     Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team Realtor Mobile: (443) 418-7668 Office: (443) 766-1768 Website: Visit Website Price : $440,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 2,700 Lot Size : 8,712 Community : Kendall Ridge County : HOWARD Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1989 MLS Number : HW8024437 click for more information and pictures Property Description Feast your eyes on this meticulously maintained, tastefully updated and well loved classic Colonial Columbia Home in the desirable Kendall Ridge community of Longreach. This quintessential "Mark Builder" home is the foundation of the Columbia concept.Gleaming Hardwood...
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By Jackie Vaughan and Patrick Smith, Howard County,Maryland, The Jackie Vaughan Team
(The Jackie Vaughan Team)
HOME SALES IN COLUMBIA, MARYLAND ARE ON THE UPSWING Home sales in Columbia, Maryland have picked up significantly in 2013.  The inventory is starting to increase and there are less short sales and foreclosures on the market.  So for the sequestration in the federal government hasn't hurt our real estate market yet, even though we are close to Washington D.C.  Buyers have more confidence now that prices have stabilized and that they will have equity in their homes when they decide to sell.  let's hope this trend continues.  I think it will!
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By Laura Kittleman, The Kittleman Group
(The Kittleman Group - Keller Williams Capital Properties)
If you've lived or shopped for a home in Columbia, you are probably familiar with the CPRA (Columbia Parks and Recreation Association) or CA (Columbia Association). When the planned city of Columbia was being assembled, the parcels of land purchased or controlled by the Rouse Company (creators of Columbia) were attached with liens, essentially a yearly fee, now called the CA fee or annual charge. Many people have asked how the fee is calculated. Here is a video that explains several components of the fee.   If you've heard of "outparcels," those are parcels of land that were not purchased or controlled by the Rouse Company, and therefore do not have the CA Annual Fee. They are in the city of Columbia, but are not in the CA/CPRA regime. We hope this helps explain this lingo that is very ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The neatest Columbia, Maryland home you will find ~ 9593 Glen Oaks lane.   This home is ready for new owners.     $400,000 , 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half baths, 1,800 square feet     Ellie McIntire | The McIntire Team of Keller Williams Greater Howard County | (443) 418-7668 9593 Glen Oaks Ln, Columbia, MD Immaculate, newly renovated home backing to a quiet wooded lot in a secluded COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD. 3BR/2+1BA Single Family House   offered at $400,000 Year Built 1992 Sq Footage 1,800 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 8,624 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Are you looking for an easy house to move right in to? Look no further, this spacious home is immaculate & newly renovated by the original owner.Backing to a quiet wooded lot i...
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By Jackie Vaughan and Patrick Smith, Howard County,Maryland, The Jackie Vaughan Team
(The Jackie Vaughan Team)
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN SELLERS LEAVE FURNITURE IN THE FRONT YARD I Had a settlement today ( Thank God!), and the sellers left furniture in the front yard.  the buyers were upset, and the sellers had not made arrangements to have the furniture picked up by anyone.  We call AmVets and they agreed to pick up the items left.  Thank you ! It saved the day for the buyers, sellers and agents.
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By Valerie McNeal, CRS, GRI, CDPE, Integrity, Knowledge, Results
(Keller Williams Integrity Bob Lucido Team)
Below is the summary report of the February 2013 Real Estate Market Statistics for Howard County. Howard County, MD   StatisticValuesYoYMoM Total Sold Dollar Volume $55,038,461 -8.49% -15.11% Closed Sales 146 -10.43% -14.62% Median Sold Price $352,500 +4.6% +5.22% Avg Sold Price $376,976 +2.17% -0.58% Avg Days on Market 102 days -14.29% +59.38% Avg Sold to Orig List Ratio 94.8% +2.9% -0.37%     Detailed Reports These reports convey critical market indicators of the most recent period compared with that period last year. The spreadsheet format shows these figures for all properties as well as breakdowns by property type and price range. Local Market Insight Reports Updated monthly, the LMI offers a snapshot of how this area's market is performing compared to last month, last year and 5-...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
You know summer is getting closer when Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia announces its outdoor concert series line up.  Symphony Woods may be getting a big makeover soon but for now it's a just a fun place to see a summer show. Summer 2013 starts off with two day hard rock festival at the beginning of May and an eclectic music festival set for the following weekend.  The Band Perry plays in May as well - they sing that sweet, melancholy song you couldn't get out of your head last year - "When I Die Young". This band of 3 siblings from Nashville has a country/rock vibe that is getting nationwide attention and is supposedly incredible at their live shows. Lots of rock and pop bands are on the schedule and it will be a chance for some one hit wonders to gain a new audience. M3 Rock Fe...
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By Jackie Vaughan and Patrick Smith, Howard County,Maryland, The Jackie Vaughan Team
(The Jackie Vaughan Team)
Living in a planned community is a great way to make sure your neighborhood is kept beautiful and all the homes are in good shape.  Columbia, Maryland is great example of how covenants work. There is no better place to live and raise a family.
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