Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Vennari's has the Best Pizza in Columbia!   A hidden gem in Columbia!  Vennari's has been serving delicious pizza for over forty years - that's almost as old as Columbia itself!  Friends of mine who grew up in Columbia have been eating pizza here since the 80's and they still make the twenty minute trip from Catonsville to take one home!    What makes Vennari's pizza so special?  My opinion is that it's the home made sauce - slightly sweet, it's not too thick and is actually swirled on top of the cheese!  Delicious!  The dough is also hand made in house and their cheese is high quality.  The pizza is New York style, thin crust but with enough texture that it doesn't drip all over you.  The other thing I love about this pizza is that it's just as yummy left over and you can even enjoy it...
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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                       Columbia, divided into three different zip codes, saw different activity in each region. In the 21044 segment of Columbia, sales were slightly down compared to last year.  Total volume went from $10.9 million to $10.3 million, a 5.39% decrease.  This was the result of both the selling price and numbers of units sold slightly decreasing.  The average selling price for homes in 21044 went from $331 million to $323 million, and one less home was sold.  However, with 43 less homes on the market, a $600,000 sales volume difference shouldn't bring any reason for concern. 21045, on the other hand, had an increase in sales volume of almost 15%, with sales of $9.7 million this year as opposed to $8.4 million l...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
A PREMIUM Columbia event - "Wine in the Woods"  May 2012 - now NOT so FAMILY friendly!Local events in Howard County, MD in May are abundant, but the most anticipated weekend is always the third weekend of the month and the annual "Wine in the Woods" festival. This year May 19th and 20th 2012. It's exactly what it sounds like, nestled in the tall trees of Symphony Woods and Merriweather Post Pavilion, a large presence of Maryland vineyards offering their wines to sample. This year celebrates 20 years of Maryland wine tasting in Columbia and although Maryland is not nationally renowned for fine wines, the general atmosphere and great music make up for a lot of the less desirable wine choices. Some of them are downright unpleasant!Here is a sample of the day.This has always been a wonderfu...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
What fun things can I do with my preschooler?  Check out PATH expanding into Columbia & Ellicott City! Parent Alert! Are you a stay at home mom or dad in the Columbia area? PATH is coming to you starting this month! PATH or Parents at Home of Catonsville is a local group of stay at home parents with a common goal – to connect with other parents who are home raising their kids! I speak from personal experience – my son and I joined PATH when he just started to walk! Another cool thing about PATH is that my au pair was also able to take my son to events so he could socialize with other kids! It was a great way to meet other parents in the area and we interacted with so many other families! To this day we run into kids and parents whom we met through PATH.PATH meant so much to me and my fa...
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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 -- March 2012                     Different portions of Columbia saw different levels of activity this past March.   In the 21044 zip code, total sales volume decreased 30% when compared to last year, going from $10.3 million in 2011 to $7.2 million this year. Though the average selling price was slightly higher than last year, eleven less homes were sold (23 vs. 34).  On the bright side, though, homes stayed on the market on average for 51 less days, going from 115 days to just 64. 21045 saw a positive change from last year with $9.5 million in salves volume compared to 2011's $7.9 million. The average selling price was up almost 20% compared to last year with the number of units sold staying equal at 31. Once again, homes stayed on t...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Ellicott City, MD Home Residential Resale Statistics -- February 2012   In the 21042 portion of Ellicott City, February saw a slight decline when compared to last year. Sales were down almost 14%, going from $11.4 million to $9.8 million, though the average selling price was up around 5%. The key was the decline in homes sold, which went from 22 in 2011 to 18 this past month. A good sign, the average days on the market decreased from 141 days to 98, and there are currently 25% more listings on the market than there were this time last year. 21043, on the other hand, experienced a great month.  Sales volume increased over 130%, going from $4.5 million last year to $10.6 million this year. Average sold price was up over 20%, the number of units sold increased from 13 to 25 (a 92% increase...
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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 -- February 2012   21044 saw a good month during this past February.  Sales volume increased by over 20% when compared to last year, going from $6.9 million to $8.3 million in 2012. Though the average selling price did decrease slightly, five more homes were sold. A great sight to see, the average days on the market decreased by over 30%, a good sign that activity is steadily increasing. 21045 saw a dramatic difference from the same time in 2011.  Sales volume almost doubled, going from $3.9 million in February 2011 to $7.7 million this year. While 13 homes were sold this time last year, 30 were sold this year. Similarly to 21044, the average selling price was down, and the average days on the market was down too (though only by about 8%...
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By ReShawna Leaven, Experience. Knowledge. RESULTS.
(Keller Williams Realty)
Who says the market isn't BOOMING! Don't believe the media.The media has a way of shedding light on the wrong element that will steer us in the wrong direction. I think that "MEDIA" stands for: Moments that captivate us are few Education to things regarding issues with health Don't show anything positive only negativity Instantly sad after watching it Always on at the same time everyday Here is my recent success story in Maryland: For about 2 weeks, I have been following up with this internet lead via phone and email. Last Monday, I scheduled a meeting with him to do a valuation of his home and he stated that he found a home of choice. I brought the listing agreement and CMA with me to review again. We agreed on price and I listed his home. Tuesday afternoon - we wrote an offer on a sin...
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By George Belleville
(Keller Williams Select Realtors)
  Here is the latest information for homes that have been listed, gone under contract, or settled in the last seven days in Columbia, MD- 21044, 21045 and 21046.  You may also want to see:   All Homes for Sale in Howard County  All Foreclosures for Sale in Howard County   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21044   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21045   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21046      
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By George Belleville
(Keller Williams Select Realtors)
  Here is the latest information for homes that have been listed, gone under contract, or settled in the last seven days in Columbia, MD- 21044, 21045 and 21046.  You may also want to see:   All Homes for Sale in Howard County  All Foreclosures for Sale in Howard County   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21044   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21045   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21046  
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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 -- January 2012 January was a strong month for Columbia, with two out its three zip codes experiencing strong increases in sales.     21044 – 21044 was one of those zip codes. This portion of Columbia saw an increase in sales of almost 20%, over $1 million more than last year.  Average sold price was actually down by almost 9%, though five more homes were sold this month than the same time last year (21 versus 16).  What is worrying, though, was the increase in how long homes generally stayed on the market.  Last year, the average was 107 days.  This year, it jumped to 205, a 91% difference.  Seven homes were on the market for over 181 days, and only six sold in under 60.     21045 – In terms of total sales, 21045 was almost identical to...
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By George Belleville
(Keller Williams Select Realtors)
  Here is the latest information for homes that have been listed, gone under contract, or settled in the last seven days in Columbia, MD- 21044, 21045 and 21046.  You may also want to see:   All Homes for Sale in Howard County  All Foreclosures for Sale in Howard County   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21044   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21045   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21046      
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By George Belleville
(Keller Williams Select Realtors)
  Here is the latest information for homes that have been listed, gone under contract, or settled in the last seven days in Columbia, MD- 21044, 21045 and 21046.  You may also want to see:   All Homes for Sale in Howard County  All Foreclosures for Sale in Howard County   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21044   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21045   Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21046      
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By George Belleville
(Keller Williams Select Realtors)
  Here is the latest information for homes that have been listed, gone under contract, or settled in the last seven days in Columbia, MD- 21044, 21045 and 21046.  You may also want to see:   All Homes for Sale in Howard County  All Foreclosures for Sale in Howard County Mid-Week Market Real Estate Update for Columbia, MD 21044