Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Sue Wettstein Brazzel & Dipper Wettstein, "Fast, Efficient, Hassle-Free Service!"
(Howard County, MD - RE/MAX 100 - Columbia MD)
Columbia's villages and neighborhoods are a unique design in urban living.  The town is divided into ten villages and within each village are several neighborhoods with names drawn from history or literature.  Columbia's street names are derived from literary sources and help to make each neighborhood special.  When locals recite their address to others, we often get the response, "Oh, that's an unusual address ... you must live in Columbia!".  Each village has its own community association which is an independent, incorporated, nonprofit civic association formed exclusively for the promotion of the common good and welfare of the residents and property owners of that village. Each association has similar but separate Articles of Incorporation, By-laws and Covenants.  Columbia's villages...
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By Brien Berard, Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate
(Remax Professionals Laurel MD)
2009    2008    % Change Total Sold Dollar Volume: $ 13,826,278 $ 13,071,235 5.78 % Average Sold Price: $ 288,047 $ 326,781 - 11.85 % Median Sold Price: $ 290,000 $ 335,000 - 13.43 % Total Units Sold: 48 40 20.00 % Average Days on Market: 115 91 26.37 % Average List Price for Solds: $ 307,862 $ 344,803 - 10.71 % Avg Sale Price as a percentage of Avg List Price: 93.56 % 94.77 % The above chart displays a comparison between this Speptember 2009 and last September 2008 of home sales in Columbia Maryland 21045. The statistics abover are consistent with many areas of Maryland real estate.   Total Sold Dollar Voume is up about six percent.   Both the Average Sold Price and the Median Sold price for Columbia Md 21045 have declined about 12% and about 13% respectively. The Average list price f...
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By Syreeta Saunders, Keys, MBA - The Keys2Day Team
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Townhomes For Sale In Columbia, Md are a great way to become a homeowner in a GREAT community.  If you want to find your very own townhome for sale in Columbia, MD contact us 2day. Townhomes are known for their simplicity and usually low maintenance, compared with a single family home.  Townhomes for sale in Columbia, MD are no different.  You will find many choices with various floor plans and yards large enough to hold a cookout but not so big that you will spend all Saturday mowing:) One thing that buyers look for, when shopping for townhomes for sale in Columbia, MD, is convenience.  Good news, Columbia is convenient to work and play. Not far from the center of Columbia you'll find the Columbia Association - the community gathering and fitness place to be.  Get in shape, meet your n...
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By Peg Silloway
(The Silloway Press)
Last evening we did something unusual for us - went to see a play. We're more a symphony concert couple, but Phil saw a write-up and it sounded interesting, so we decided to check it out. Short review: Fantastic! If you are in the Baltimore area, make it a point to see Wittenberg at Rep Stage in Columbia at Howard Community College. Four characters - one a real historical figure, the other three strictly fictional but known to us all. Martin Luther, Dr. Faustus, Hamlet, and the Eternal Feminine all at the University of Wittenberg in Germany, 1517. Sounds kind of heavy, doesn't it? Not at all! The four actors were great, especially Seth Reichgott who played Dr. John Faustus, and Michael Stebbins who played Rev. Martin Luther. Intelligent dialog with clever references to lines from Hamlet...
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By Peg Silloway
(The Silloway Press)
Last year I was pretty upset about what was going on behind my Columbia, MD townhouse. It was necessary, I knew, but I was afraid that I would not see some small friends again. There had been a little stream that ran between houses, and the county determined it needed enclosing to direct runoff better. So for weeks it seemed there were large, noisy beasts galumphing along the stream, digging a trench, installing enormous concrete pipe, and then covering it all over. That was fine. What wasn't fine was the removal of dense bushes and some trees that had lined the stream. They had to go for the work to proceed, but I knew that those same bushes were home to a couple of groundhogs, the neighborhood rabbit we named "Scamp", and the trees gave cover to cardinals, blue jays, and especially to...
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By Gretchen Conley, Howard County MD Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
It's almost time...  Mark it now on your calendars...  Sunday, June 13th at 1:00 pm is Columbia's LakeFest Sixth Annual Boat Float!  If you haven't seen a Boat Float yet, in downtown Columbia, now is the time; just remember sunscreen if the sun's out.  Last year, it was hot and sunny, but SO much fun to watch the boaters try 1) to get in their boats and float, 2) actually move their boats around the course, and 3) finish the course!  Woo hoo hoo! Here is the activity schedule for that weekend, so get your calendars out: June 12 - 14: LakeFest Celebration · Friday, June 12: 5:00 - 11:00 visual arts activities and performances at Columbia Town Center lakefront · Saturday, June 13: 11:00 - 11:00 kicks off with the 6th Annual Kinetic Art Parade along Little Patuxent Parkway, followed by a d...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
                                                             Columbia, MD is a Planned Development in the heart of Howard County. It consists of 10 self contained Villages. The three zip codes that are predominantly considered Columbia are 21044, 21045 and 21046 An urban myth is that Columbia homes are built without kitchens as the restaurants are in abundance and are always full. Here are the market statistics for the month of January 2009   ZIP Code: 21044 Columbia, MD From: 01/01/2009 to 01/31/2009                  ResidentialUnit SalesNumber of Bedrooms Active Listings   Time on Market Price Class 2 Or Less   3 4  or More   CondoCoop GroundRent Residential   CondoCoop GroundRent of Units Sold(No. of Units) Under $100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -30 Days 6 $100,000 - 149,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
                                                             Columbia, MD is a Planned Development in the heart of Howard County. It consists of 10 self contained Villages. The three zip codes that are predominantly considered Columbia are 21044, 21045 and 21046 An urban myth is that Columbia homes are built without kitchens as the restaurants are in abundance and are always full. Here are the market statistics for the month of January 2009 ZIP Code: 21044 Columbia, MD From: 01/01/2009 to 01/31/2009                  ResidentialUnit SalesNumber of Bedrooms Active Listings   Time on Market Price Class 2 Or Less   3 4  or More   CondoCoop GroundRent Residential   CondoCoop GroundRent of Units Sold(No. of Units) Under $100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -30 Days 6 $100,000 - 149,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 ...
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By Gretchen Conley, Howard County MD Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Thre's an informative new website available for Maryland:  The Maryland State Department of Education has put together a very comprehensive website, allowing the public to search for the licensing inspection records of all the child care providers in the State:  msdecompliancereports.org  Furthermore, you can search by the provider, or the address, the county, or the type of childcare, depending on what information you have starting out.  This could also be used just to get a listing of an area's providers, with all their contact information and license #, thus ensuring they 1) are licensed, and 2) have passed the most recent inspection, and 3) are in the area you're considering for your child(ren). For instance, when I search Howard County, and then Columbia, for a Licensed Child Care ...
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By Gretchen Conley, Howard County MD Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
I live in suburbia, which I'm very happy with.  Small lot, good neighbors close by, cul-de-sac living to cut down on the drive through traffic, excellent schools, town planned by Rouse.  Community amenities galore. Here's one of the really nice things about the Columbia MD lifestyle - the pathways.  Just down at the end of the street, the path, the trees, the green space - and today - the snow! And of course, the lovely dog that got me out into the snow, rather than admiring it through the windows while I was working on my computer! Best regards,
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The holidays are ALMOST over so what is there to do with the family now that 2009 has arrived? Load everyone into the car and head to Columbia. Just two more nights left to enjoy this years annual event which is the biggest fundraiser of the year to benefit the services of Howard County General Hospital.This event is a drive through Christmas light display on the grounds of Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Symphony of Lights is a spectacular display of more than 75 animated and stationary holiday lights. Once you pay your entrance fee, tune your car radio to the designated holiday station and enjoy the "ooh's and aaahs" from the back seat of the car. Here are some of the displays that we enjoyed. If your interested in relocating and finding a home in Howard County, Mary...
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By Teri Deane, Realtor, ABR, CRS, SFR - The Deane Team
(RE/MAX 100)
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By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
  Use the following to chart to determine your monthly principal and interest payments at various interest rates for either a 15 or 30-year term.    Interest Rate Factors Per $1,000 InterestRates Term 15 Years Term30 Years InterestRate Term 15 Years Term30 Years 4 7.40 4.77 8 9.56 7.34 4 ¼ 7.52 4.92 8 ¼ 9.70 7.51 4 ½ 7.65 5.07 8 ½ 9.85 7.69 4 ¾ 7.78 5.22 8 ¾ 9.99 7.87 5 7.91 5.37 9 10.14 8.05 5 ¼ 8.04 5.52 9 ¼ 10.29 8.23 5 ½ 8.17 5.68 9 ½ 10.44 8.41 5 ¾ 8.30 5.84 9 ¾ 10.59 8.59 6 8.44 6.00 10 10.75 8.77 6 ¼ 8.57 6.16 10 ¼ 10.90 8.96 6 ½ 8.71 6.32 10 ½ 11.05 9.15 6 ¾ 8.85 6.48 10 ¾ 11.21 9.33 7 8.99 6.65 11 11.36 9.52 7 ¼ 9.13 6.82 11 ¼ 11.52 9.71 7 ½ 9.27 6.99 11 ½ 11.68 9.90 7 ¾ 9.41 7.16 11 ¾ 11.84 10.09   •1.  Find the appropriate interest rate from the chart above. •2.  Look across ...
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By Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties )
Fernando Herboso Columbia Maryland CONDO FOR SALE Thank you for visiting our website www.ReallyNiceHomes.com hope you found it to be  informative and most of all, the place to find a property if you are buying soon. . The condo you asked more information about is ENCLOSED HERE. Your question was: I am interested in this property what is the FINAL say on the price ? Mr BUYER, the short answer is that you will not find out about the final price until. .  you make an offer. Only then we can find out about the motivation of the seller. This property has been in the market for 34 days, too early to tell. . If you would like to see this place in person to consider putting an offer, please contatc me we only need a couple hours notice if you are ready to buy. TO CHECK...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Are you planning your weekend of activities for the weekend in Howard County Maryland?   If, like me, you have a 2 year old who either wants to be a Fire Fighter or a Train Engineer, then be sure to stop by the 2008 HOWARD COUNTY FIRE EXPO Sunday October 19th 11am-3pm Oakland Mills High School 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia. MD   Activities will include a Car Fire Demo, Auto Rescue Demo, Kids Fire Course, Fire Extinguishers, Haz Mat Display, Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Dunking Booth, Food and much more. Hopefully there will be plenty of Fire Trucks to Climb on! Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-mail:  Ellie@LNF.com http://www.elliesteam.com/ We redefine the essence of service
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
A great new restaurant in Columbia, MD, Victoria Gastro Pub was very much noticed in the 2008 Readerʼs Choice Best of Dining in the October issue of Howard Magazine. They won 12 awards. More than any other restaurant in one year, In all the years Patuxent Publishing Has been running this poll.   They won:   Best Overall Restaurant   Best New Restaurant   Best Bar Food   Best Happy Hour   Best Service On top of that, they won Honorable Mention for:   Ambiance   Brunch   Burgers   Desserts   Margaritas   Place to take out-of-towners   Wine List It you have not discovered this great new restaurant located at 8201 Snowden River ParkwayColumbia, MD 21045, maybe you should go see what all the fuss is about. Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-ma...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The grounds of the Howard County Community College will come alive this weekend with the 21st Annual Columbia Classic Grand Prix. Even if you are not an equestrian inclined person it is difficult to not admire the elegance of this event as majestic horses and Olympic-caliber riders bring the highest levels of show jumping competition to the heart of Maryland. It's a terrific spectator sport. "Ooh and ahh" as the competitors race around the course to beat the clock and avoid knocking into the jumps. There are pony rides, demonstrations, exhibits and food. A highlight of the day is the grand raffle for the MERCEDES BENZ. Only $100 per ticket. This event is the college's major fundraiser and benefits the HCC Educational Foundation, which provides financial assistance to HCC students seekin...
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By James Harrison
(RE/MAX Legend Realtors)
View Real Estate For Sale in Columbia, Maryland Following is a list of neighborhoods/subdivisions in Columbia area. We offer FREE no obligation information on any subdivision in Columbia including recent home sale statistics, average selling price, schools, parks, community information and home values. Contact us today to learn more about subdivision(s) of your choice in Columbia, MD. Allview Estates Atholton Manor Barrington Woods Beaverbrook Beech Creek Beechin Hills Braeburn Brown Ridge Bryant Woods Carriage Hills Carters Cove Cedar Acres Cedar Manor Cedar Woods Clarks Crossing Clemens Corner Clemens Square Col Pk Col Town Center Colubia Town Ctr Columbia Columbia Town Center Cradlerock Farm Dalton Dasher Homestead Deering Woods Donleigh Eckers Hollow Egu Columbia Faulkner Ridge Fie...
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By James Harrison
(RE/MAX Legend Realtors)
Columbia, Maryland is a 14,000-acre planned community situated midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC., and the city lies in the Piedmont region of Maryland, with its eastern edge at the fall line. In 2006, Columbia was rated 4th on Money Magazine's list of 100 "Best Places to Live" in the United States and in 2008, Columbia and Ellicott City were ranked #8. Visit my Columbia MD Real Estate site and view Columbia Maryland Homes, Columbia MD Townhomes/Condos for sale. View Homes For Sale in Columbia Maryland
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By James Harrison
(RE/MAX Legend Realtors)
Columbia Maryland Real Estate includes nine villages and Town Center offering a broad mix of home styles and types at various price points. Columbia enjoys convenient access to Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay and popular beach resorts. Three international and regional airports are located within an hour's drive from Columbia, with Baltimore - Washington International Airport only 20 minutes away. View real estate for sale in Columbia, MD Columbia Village – Neighborhoods Wilde Lake – Bryant Woods, Faulkner Ridge, Running Brook, The Birches Harper's Choice – Longfellow, Swansfield, Hobbit's Glen Oakland Mills – Thunder Hill, Talbott Springs, Stevens Forest Long Reach – Phelps Luck, Jeffers Hill, Locust Park, Kendall Ridge Owen Brown – Dasher Green, Elkhorn, Hopewell Hickory Ridge – Clemens...
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