Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Home Residential Resale Statistics -- November 2012   Columbia, MD   The 21044 region of Columbia fared well this November, with sales very reminiscent of November 2011, though slightly greater. Total sales volume increased 5.14% from $10.6 million to $11.2 million, which is mostly attributable to one more home being sold this month than the same time last year (34 vs. 33). Homes sold slightly quicker, 6 days faster on average, and considering that there are almost 20% less active homes on the market at the moment, that's definitely a positive indicator. In total, homes sold fairly quickly, with only five taking over 120 days and 16 selling within 60 days.   Columbia - 21044   21045 continued the trend with sales increasing from $10.2 million to $11.5 million, a 12% improvement. Though ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia, MD   Home Residential Resale Statistics -- October 2012                     Though sales actually decreased in the 21044 portion of Columbia compared to the same time last year, it still experienced a decent month in terms of total volume. Six less homes were sold in October 2012 than in 2011, going from 39 to 33, but total sales only went down by 2.79%. Average sold and median priced both increased over 14%, and homes sold four days quicker on average. With 56 less active homes on the market, hopefully Columbia's level of activity will continue to flourish.   21044   Similarly to 21044, the 21045 area of Columbia also witnessed a dip in sales, this time over 8% ($9,227,520 vs. $10,056,790). Both average sold and median sold prices decreased, as did the number of units sold, t...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
The Symphony of Lights in Columbia, MD opened November 17th for the 2012 Holiday Season. It features more than 70 light creations throughout the Symphony Woods, a drive that takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Count the presents along the way and enter to win 4 hrs. of limousine service, tickets to Toby's Dinner Theatre or tickets to a concert of choice at the Merriweather Post Pavilion next year. The Symphony of Lights is open 7 nights a week from 6 - 10 pm until January 6th, 2013. November 28th and December 13th are Military Appreciation Nights. Present your military ID to receive $10 off the regular admission ($20 car/van up to 8 passengers, $45 commercial van/mini-bus 9-24 passengers). Admission can only be paid in cash. Directions: Rt. 29, Exit 18B (Broken Land Pkwy), follow to Merriweat...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Watch out Columbia, The NEW "Columbia Ale House" is coming!Although there is not a shortage of restaurants in Columbia, MD, there is a lack of GREAT well priced, family friendly restaurants in the Howard county area: A good casual place for lunch and dinner and family friendly too. The good news is that will soon be rectified. The Columbia Ale House is heavily under construction and plans to open the doors before the holidays.Located at 6480 Dobbin Center Way in a building that was once a restaurant, but has sat dormant for many years, the Ale house is going to be the destination that everyone is talking about. With management that have roots in world class casual dining such as Outback Steakhouse and Carrabbas Italian Grill, an exceptional dining experience will be guaranteed.Affiliate...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia, Md gets ready to sparkle ~ Symphony of Lights 2012A wonderful yearly tradition in Howard County is the Symphony of Lights at Merriweather Post Pavilion.. The largest fundraiser for Howard County General Hospital.Symphony of Lights is a spectacular display of 70 larger-than-life, animated and stationary light creations.  It is a long-standing community tradition and a "must-see" during the holiday season. Nothing will put you in the Holiday mood like a relaxing drive through the light displays listening to the appropriate music on the car radio with a car full of children. Lots of ooooh's and aaaaaaah's.This weekend is the Dazzle Dash. A weekend kick off extra special fundraiser for runners and walkers.Here is a sample of what to expect. Here is a $5.00 off coupon.Open until Ea...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Need something to do in Howard County? Try Monster Mini Golf in Columbia, MD.As the weather starts to get colder it becomes more of a challenge to find activities for the entire family that are fun and can keep children entertained for longer than 10 minutes. In Howard County near I95 you will find "Monster Mini Golf". CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE MONSTER MINI GOLF IN COLUMBIA, MD!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Please visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com ****** Don't take my word for it, see what other happy ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
ABOUT THE VILLAGES OF COLUMBIA.  A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN COLUMBIA. EXAMPLES OF HOMES FOR SALE IN COLUMBIA. $749,950 6465 SWIMMER ROW WAY 4 Bedrooms, 3 full 1 half Baths MLS# HW7900037 COLUMBIA, Zip: 21044 Subdivision: TROTTERS RUN Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: RE/MAX Advantage Realty Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email   $670,000 5005 JERICHO RD E 5 Bedrooms, 3 full 1 half Baths MLS# HW7915183 COLUMBIA, Zip: 21044 Subdivision: CARROL GLEN Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: RE/MAX 100 Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email   $660,000 6305 DARING PRINCE WAY 5 Bedrooms,  4 full 1 half Baths MLS# HW7956777 COLUMBIA, Zip: 21044 Subdivision: VIL OF RIVER HILL Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency: RE/MAX Advantage Realty Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND is a popular community for First Time Home Buyers.  Columbia, Maryland is also popular for home buyers who want to live in a community where shopping is very convenient, health services are close by and access to major commuting route easy to reach with a minimum of traffic. COLUMBIA, MARYLAND Town House Market in November, 2012. There are 55 town homes for sale in Columbia. The low list price is $169,800.The high list price is $510,000.The average list price is $$290,000. Below are examples of town homes for sale in Columbia, MD in the average price range. Enjoy,  and when you're ready to tour homes for sale in Columbia, call Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.   $290,000 11715 LONE TREE CT 3 Bedrooms, 2 full 1 half Baths MLS# HW7935731 COLUMBIA, Zip:...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
  Ellie McIntire | The McIntire Team of Keller Williams Greater Howard County | (443) 418-7668 9560 Wandering Way, Columbia, MD Serene Home for Sale in Columbia - HW7908738 4BR/3+1BA Single Family House   offered at $365,000 Year Built 1971 Sq Footage 3,000 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 1 Covered spaces Lot Size .32 acres HOA/Maint $78 per month DESCRIPTION It is rare to find a lovely home within the metropolis of Columbia, MD that can make you feel like you are miles away from civilization and be surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Nestled on a quiet and peaceful cul-de-sac in the heart of Columbia - "Money Magazine 2012" awarded Columbia the 8th most desirable place to call home in the USA- If peace, space, safety and tranquility is what you seek ...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
COLUMBIA MARYLAND IS NOT ONLY A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE, BUT IT OFFERS VALUE FOR HOME BUYERS. HOMES FOR SALE IN COLUMBIA IN HOWARD COUNTY in the $400,000 price range and no older than 12 years old.  This is the most popular price range requested by home buyers in Columbia, MD.  WE LOVE TO SHOW HOMES.  Contact us for a tour of homes in your price range and location of choice.  There are 30 detached Single Family homes for sale in Columbia in the $400,000 price range.  Enjoy the online search below and contact Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988, for a private tour of homes for sale in Howard County.   $400,000 6257 GOLDEN COIN CT 4 Bedrooms 2 full 1 half Baths MLS# HW7906638 COLUMBIA Zip: 21045 Subdivision: MARBELLA Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency:RE/MAX 100 Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|Proper...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
I have several friends who live in Columbia, MD and it's always fun to visit the neighborhood pools there!   Columbia is a planned community built between Baltimore and Washington, DC which contains a number of villages/neighborhoods.  Each village has a center which often includes a grocery store, liqour store, and restaurants.  A local pool and community center are usually close by along with neighborhood schools.  The town is criss crossed with bike paths, little lakes and playgrounds.  It's such a walkable and bikeable community! There are over twenty outdoor pools to choose from when families join the Columbia Associaion and they are each a bit different. Some of the newer pools have features like splash pads (perfect for toddlers on up), water fountains set in a few feet of water ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia, MD   Home Residential Resale Statistics -- July 2012     21044     21045     21046       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If you are planning to move to the Central Marylandarea and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it has to offer, I can help. (Personal tours of the area included in the service)If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtorwho will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. These are the areas that I serve Buyers or Sellers in the Metro Baltimore area : Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Montgomery County orPrince Georges County . If you would like more i...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Howard County, MD market report for July 2011 and 2012. The real estate market in is stable and has been for many years.  It showed a slight uptick in number of homes that sold year over year for July.  The SOLD prices were slightly higher but the Days on the Market is lower. Howard County, MD Market Report July 2012 Homes SOLD in Howard County in July 2012 - 978 Average price homes SOLD - $512,269 Average days on the market - 57 Howard County Market Report July 2011 Homes SOLD in Howard County in 2011 - 943 Average price homes SOLD - $506,339 Average days on the market - 73   Examples of homes for sale in Howard County Maryland today.   $629,900 5064 JERICHO RD 4 Bedrooms 3 full 1 half Baths MLS# HW7893574 COLUMBIA Zip: 21044 Subdivision: JERICHO Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency:Long & ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
It seems like Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, MD has mostly been making the local news because of the dredging issues. That is a shame really because it is such a beautiful area boasting its very own Arboretum and a fitness walk around the lake. The dredging - which is finally scheduled to continue - is, of course, necessary to preserve said beauty but there's nothing wrong with showing it off occasionally either! Lake Elkhorn is like a giant back-yard for the nearby residents of the Village of Owen Brown who just need to take a few steps to enjoy its beauty and wildlife year round and to take advantage of the trail and fitness stations. Some very fortunate home owners on Swan Point Way get to take it all in from their very own decks ... Being a resident near Lake Elkhorn does come with an ex...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
The Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, a hands-on learning experience for kids - and mom & dad, too! The Robinson Nature Center in Columbia is a nature wonderland for kids - hands on exploring is strongly encouraged. The exhibits are beautifully done and keep little ones interested through lots of color, buttons, wheels, sounds and lights. The upper level focuses on the seasons and the lower on wildlife during the day and night. The building itself was built with green technologies in mind and emphasizes sustainable design features: a green roof, solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, low VOC paints, recycled building materials and water conservation. Lots of windows highlight the very 'thing' the center is all about. Behind-the-scenes tours are offered but must be scheduled in...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Did you know the town of Columbia offers Community Garden Plots?  There are 3 locations and I was pleased to visit one this week when a friend asked me to water her garden plot while she is out of town for 2 weeks. The McIntire Luxury Home TeamAre you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com******Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home buying or selling experiences:Ellie McIntire Client Reviews on Zillow.The McIntire Team Real Estate Services.Keller Williams Realty Centre443-418-7668 (Cell or text mess...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia, MD   Home Residential Resale Statistics -- April 2012                   Compared to last year, Columbia, as a whole, saw a solid increase in sales.   In the 21044 region, sales increased over 6% compared to last year and 3.8% compared to last month with a total sales volume of $10.7 million.  Homes sold in half the time compared to last year, going from 109 days to 53 on average, and only four homes took over 180 days to sell while twenty homes sold in less than 30 days.  The average sold price was down a little over 3% compared to last year, but actually increased by over 3% compared to last month, and three more homes were sold this May vs. the last, 32 as opposed to 29. 21045 witnessed a prosperous May with sales increasing over 14% compared to both last month and last May,...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Ellie McIntire | The McIntire Team of Keller Williams Greater Howard County | (443) 418-7668 6330 Gray Sea Way, Columbia, MD This elegant & immaculate 3bd, 3.5ba townhome is absolutely pristine throughout. 3BR/3+1BA Townhouse offered at $350,000 Year Built 1998 Sq Footage 2,200 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Lot Size 1,620 sqft HOA/Maint $56 per month 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 be a home that will take your breath away. Welcome Home! Enter into the vast Living Room with the stunningly finished hardwood floors and...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Ellie McIntire | The McIntire Team of Keller Williams Greater Howard County | (443) 418-7668 5207 Wood Stove Ln, Columbia, MD Contemporary Perfection in Howard County, MD 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $380,000 Year Built 1970 Sq Footage 1,832 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 6,528 sqft HOA/Maint $67 per month DESCRIPTION 5207 Wood Stove Ln: Contemporary perfection in Columbia, MD Located on a cozy cul-de-sac in the Thunder Hill community, this unique, stylish, and impeccably maintained home in desirable Howard County is the creme de la creme of Columbia. Walking through the front door, you will immediately be captivated by gorgeous porcelain tile flooring as far as the eye can see as well as a wealth of space, an abundanc...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Blandair Park is open for recreation and play in Columbia! This park has been in the works for more than 5 years and includes a playground and 3 gorgeous turf fields.  The property belonged to the old Smith farm which has history in Howard County dating back into the 30's.     CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE BLANDAIR PARK   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Please visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com ****** Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home buying or selling experience...
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