Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
 Status: ACTIVE (4)List PriceBedroomsBathsFBHBDOMMDOMPLot SqftYr BuiltMin$262,5002110001,6111982Max$324,90033211031032,0031983Avg$290,600322163631,8291983Status: CONTRACT (1)List PriceBedroomsBathsFBHBDOMMDOMPLot SqftYr BuiltMin$255,000221156561,6981983Max$255,000221156561,6981983Avg$255,000221156561,6981983Status: SOLD (1)List PriceBedroomsBathsFBHBDOMMDOMPLot SqftYr BuiltMin$299,0003220881,8731983Max$299,0003220881,8731983Avg$299,0003220881,8731983Status: All (6)List PriceBedroomsBathsFBHBDOMMDOMPLot SqftYr BuiltMin$255,0002110001,6111982Max$324,90033211031032,0031983Avg$286,067322153531,8141983 Homes prices have remained steady in this beautifully maintained subdivision of Columbia Maryland.There are currently 4 homes for sale in Glen Oaks- The price range is $262,500 to $324,900. Ho...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The following is the market report for Columbia 21046 zip code, Maryland in the last 30 days of activity as of October 12th 2007Total Active Resale Properties: 108New listings in the past 30 days: 23Lowest priced home in this zip code is $214,900 for a 2 Bedroom 1 Bath condo.Number of Active Detached homes: 45Total properties under contract: 13Total Properties sold in last 30 days: 17Average sold price: $370,821Low Sale Price: $265,000High Sale Price: $499,900Average Days on Market: 86If your interested in buying a home in Columbia Maryland, please contact The Mcintire Team of Long & Foster Real Estate. Ellie McIntireThe McIntire Team410-480-3398410-750-8781(FX)443-418-7668(cell)E-mail:  Ellie@LNF.comhttp://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)
The following is the market report for Columbia 21044 zip code, Maryland in the last 30 days of activity as of October 12th 2007Total Active Resale Properties: 293Lowest priced home in this zip code is $225,000 for a 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Townhouse.Number of Active Detached homes: 156Total properties under contract: 49Total Properties sold in last 30 days: 33Average sold price: $401,354Low Sale Price: $225,000High Sale Price: $979,900Average Days on Market: 66If your interested in buying a home in Columbia Maryland, please contact The Mcintire Team of Long & Foster Real Estate. Ellie McIntireThe McIntire Team410-480-3398410-750-8781(FX)443-418-7668(cell)E-mail:  Ellie@LNF.comhttp://www.elliesteam.com/ We redefine the essence of service
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By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
  The long awaited Fed decision arrived with a bang! The Fed surprised many economists and traders with a half percent cut in both the Fed Funds and Discount Rates. Stocks soared higher and enjoyed their largest gain since 2003.What does the Fed cut mean? Rates on consumer debt, car loans, and Home Equity lines will all benefit. But because Home Loan rates are tied more closely to inflation, it is not uncommon to see less of a reaction...or even an opposite reaction in mortgage rates.The Fed cut also hurts rates of return on investments, which gives foreign investors less incentive to invest in US securities. This has sent the Dollar much lower against the currency of most major foreign countries. This makes foreign goods more expensive for us to buy, which adds to inflation pressures.O...
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
  Today, was a good day because I caught my prey.  I love watching Hawks and other birds of prey.  They look so magnificent as they perch on light poles off the highway.  I just so happen to get close enough to this hawk right after a catch.  It shocked me because - I had just pulled into the parking lot, got out of the car and was walking toward my office building when lo and behold a huge hawk flies toward me with its prey in its talons.  I said to myself -- grab the camera ( I don't know how to work my camera phone) and take a picture.  I approached slowly -- someone getting into their car caught my attention so I knew I had little time to squeeze off a few shots before Hawk too off.        
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By Ilyce N. Powell, CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
(Financial Revitalize)
Who: The Columbia AssociationWhat: Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, this free event will offer fun and games for the entire family, including miniature golf, batting cages, a moon bounce, ethnic music, a salsa dance competition,  plenty of food, and much more! When:  Saturday, September 22, 2007 from 3:00 - 6:00 pmWhere: This annual event will be held at the Columbia SportsPark, 5453 Harper's Farm RoadContact: kelly.cooper@columbiaassociation.com 
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The following is the market report for Columbia 21046 zip code, Maryland in the last 30 days of activity as of September 7th 2007Total Active Resale Properties:  108Lowest priced home in this zip code is $235,000 for a 2Bedroom 2 Bath Condo.Number of Active Detached homes: 45Total properties under contract: 6Total Properties sold in last 30 days: 19 Average sold price: $364,818Low Sale Price: $229,900High Sale Price: $649,000Average Days on Market: 62 If your interested in buying a home in Columbia, Maryland, please contact The Mcintire Team of Long & Foster Real Estate.
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Come live in ColumbiaThe following is the market report for Columbia 21044 zip code, Maryland in the last 30 days of activity as of September 7th 2007Total Active Resale Properties:  239Lowest priced home in this zip code is $159,900 for a 1Bedroom 1 Bath High Rise Condo.Number of Active Detached homes: 91Total properties under contract: 17Total Properties sold in last 30 days: 35 Average sold price: $430,120Low Sale Price: $159,900High Sale Price: $850,000Average Days on Market: 46Columbia 21044 has a wide variety of homes available to the home buyer.  Great schools and a great central Maryland location. If your interested in buying a home in Columbia Maryland, please contact The Mcintire Team of Long & Foster Real Estate.
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By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Attention all Home BuyersPlease do not be frightened by the recent mortgage commotion. Rates are still wonderful and guess what for all those who was pushed out of the market in the past three years, here is your chance to purchase a home at a great price. This is also a great time to purchase investment properties. My investor clients are doing great. So get off the fence and into the action, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Remember, as a general rule, weaker than expected economic data is good for rates, while positive data causes rates to rise.Economic Calendar for the Week of August 27 - August 31DateETEconomic Report ForEstimateActualPriorImpactMon. August 2710:00Existing Home SalesJul5.70M 5.75MModerateTue. August 2810:00Consumer ConfidenceAug106.5 112.6ModerateTue. August 2802:00FOMC Minutes8/07   HIGHWed. August 2910:30Crude Inventories8/24NA 1890KModerateThu. August 3008:30GDP Chain DeflatorQ22.7% 2.7%HIGHThu. August 3008:30Jobless Claims (Initial)8/25320K 322KModerateThu. August 3008:30Gross Domestic Product (GDP)Q24.1% 3.4%ModerateFri. August 3108:30Personal SpendingJul0.4% 0.1%ModerateFri. August 3108:30Personal Consumption Expenditures and Core PCEJul0.1% 0.1%HIGHFri. August 3108:30Personal Con...
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By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
  The Village of Harper Farm has stayed very active and busy. There were 5 homes sales within the last 40 days.There are 28 current active listings and 5 current contracts. Harpers Farm has a mixture of townhomes and Single family residences.The Range of list prices are from $159,900 to $1,479,500. * The Village of Hapers Farm Market Report by Frank Harris- Real Estate Consultant 240.472.9008      
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By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
  The Glen Oaks has stayed active and Steady. There were 3 homes sales within the last month.There are 3 current active listings and no current contracts. Glen Oaks is a small community that has a mixture of townhomes and Single family residences. Curren home listings are between $170k and 1.4m.Look for a complete report n the end of each and every month.The Glen Oaks Market Report by Frank Harris- Real Estate Consultant 240.472.9008   
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
COLUMBIA HOMES OFFER STYLE, CONVENIENCE AND ARE LOCATED IN A COMMUNITY DESIGNED LIVING, WORK AND PLAYFor Maryland home buyers looking for community, style, location, shopping, transportation convenience, atmosphere and highly ranked public schools, Columbia, in Howard County Maryland is a location where you'll love to live.  TOUR THE VILLAGES OF COLUMBIA  Homes in Columbia Maryland have the special identity of the Columbia Village in which they were built over the past 45 years. The community planners considered the needs of families and developed the town on the "village" concept. Each village has it's own unique personality and primary architectural style. With acres of nature preserved in each village, the homes in Columbia have quiet and peaceful surrounds with wildlife protected an...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Day 18June 23, 2007 - SaturdayColumbia AssociationConcertLakefront Summer Festival June 22 - August 19, 2007ConcertColumbia Town Center LakefrontFreeColumbia Association Community Services 410-715-3161http://www.columbiaassociation.com/St. Louis ParishSt. Louis Parish CelebrationJoin to celebrate our Parish and community. Activities include live music, plant sale, silent auction, yard sale, bingo and pony rides. Win $20,000 in our raffle.  We have a Country Ham and Fried Chicken Dinner with all the fixings'. All are welcome!Noon - 9:00 pm129th St. Louis Parish Clarksville, MDFor more info call the Parish Office at 410-531-6040The Horizon FoundationColumbia at 40: It All Began In Wilde LakeColumbia at 40Columbia at 40: It All Began In Wilde LakeJune 1 - June 30, 2007On the Horizon show o...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Day 17June 22, 2007 - FridayColumbia AssociationLakefront Summer FestivalLakefront Summer Festival June 22 - August 19, 2007Dancing Under the People Tree6:30 pm - 8:00 pmColumbia Town Center LakefrontFreehttp://www.columbiaassociation.com/Columbia AssociationLakefront Summer FestivalLakefront Summer Festival June 22 - August 19, 2007Movie at Dusk Columbia Town Center LakefrontFreehttp://www.columbiaassociation.com/Columbia Festival of the ArtsThe Second City:  Truth, Justice or the American WayIn Truth, Justice, or The American Way, a diverse array of sketches and songs provide side splitting insight into contemporary American culture8:00 pm$35, $30, $20Rouse Theatrehttp://www.columbiafestival.com/The Howard County Department of Recreation and ParksHenry VChesapeake Shakespeare Company ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Day 16June 21, 2007 - ThursdayColumbia Festival of the ArtsHampton "Rock" String QuartetBelmont Conference CenterOutdoor lawn seating, bring your own blankets and chairsDinner 6:00 pmShow 7:30 pm$45 includes Buffet Dinner, cash barhttp://www.columbiafestival.com/Columbia Festival of the ArtsIn Partnership with HoCoPoLitSoHigh Tea with Novelist Carrie BrownCarrie Brown will read from her works, including her new novel, The Rope Walk4:30 to 6:00 pm$30 Includes three-course high teaHistoric Oaklandhttp://www.columbiafestival.com/Howard BankColumbia at a CrossroadsUpon the occasion of the "New City's 40th Birthday and the Bank's 40th month Anniversary, the 1st Annual Howard Bank Symposium, featuring Anirban Basu of Sage Policy Group will explore the economic status and impact of Columbia.5:...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Day 14June 19, 2007 - TuesdayThe Horizon FoundationColumbia at 40: It All Began In Wilde LakeColumbia at 40: It All Began In Wilde LakeJune 1 - June 30, 2007On the Horizon show on GTV Comcast channel 70 and Verizon channel 44Monday 11:00 am and 10:00 pWednesday 11:00 am & 9:00 pFriday 8:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am Sunday 11:00 am 
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Day 13June 18, 2007 - MondayThe Horizon FoundationColumbia at 40: It All Began In Wilde Lake Columbia at 40: It All Began In Wilde LakeJune 1 - June 30, 2007On the Horizon show on GTV Comcast channel 70 and Verizon channel 44Monday 11:00 am and 10:00 pm, Wednesday 11:00 am & 9:00 pm, Friday 8:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am Sunday 11:00 amColumbia Festival of the Arts Columbia Festival of the ArtsBarrage Barrage is a high-octane fiddle fest!7:30 pm$45, $40, $30, Students/Seniors $40, $35, $25Rouse Theatrehttp://www.columbiafestival.com/
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Day 12June 17, 2007 - Sunday Columbia Festival of the ArtsCongo SquareFeaturing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wyrton Marsalis and Yacub Addy and Odadaa!7:30 pmRouse Theatre$65, $55, $45 Students/Seniors $60, $50, $40http://www.columbiafestival.com/Borders Books - Columbia CrossingsBook SigningDavid Stebenne & Joseph Rocco Mitchell "New City Upon a Hill, A History of Columbia, MD"Details TBAThe Howard County Department of Recreation and ParksHenry VChesapeake Shakespeare Company - In The Ruins, Maryland's premiere outdoor Shakespeare experienceJune 8,9,16,17,22,23  July 1,6Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pmSundays are Family Friendly 5:00 $25, $22Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park3691 Sarah's Lane Ellicott City, MDhttp://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com/The Horizon FoundationColum...
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By Frank Harris
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
                                  Columbia Maryland Voted Top Ten Place to Live in AmericaBest Place to LiveIf you are at all interested in Moving to Howard county or Columbia Maryland, go to the link above. I love this city and have lived here since 1989. Columbia is smack in between Washington and Baltimore Maryland. We are (Columbia Maryland) actually celebrating our 40th year anniversary. 
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