Gambrills, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
GAMBRILLS, MARYLAND, REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE Real estate statistics comparing Gambrills, last month, with the same month the previous year presented a more positive picture than we saw in other nearby zipcodes: Units sold:  Up 36% over last year Average sold price:  Up 28% Median sold price:  Up 58% Average days on market:  Down 43% Let's take a look at August over the past five years, so we can put last month's numbers in perspective: Another encouraging statistic is the percentage of list price vs. sold price - 90.31%, compared to just 86.59% last year... still not as high as August 2006-2008, but I'll take that number.   Compare Gambrills with Anne Arundel County Real Estate - August 2010  
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Hallmark Woods in Gambrills is a wonderful community tucked away in the woods, yet near major roads and transportation routes. Just minutes from Crofton, Hallmark Woods sub-division has 108 homes, all on an acre, or more of land. Prices of these single family homes in Hallmark Woods range from the mid $400's to the high $500's. If you're looking for a single family home in a rural setting, Hallmark Woods is an area you should explore. There are currently 5 homes for sale in Hallmark Woods. all 5 can be seen on the map below. If you're not already working with a REALTOR® to find a home in the Gambrills, Annapolis, Crofton area, I can help. Richard Iarossi, REALTOR®Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc.Crofton, MD 21114 410-451-6255 Office443-995-9595 CellWeb: http://www.RichSellsHomes.comeMa...
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By Akil Walker
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
      This week celebrates a tax free week in Maryland jumps off this week until Sunday. Shoppers can save the six percent tax on school supplies, and apparel and footwear under a hundred dollars. Virginia will begin this weekend. DC no longer has tax holiday after 2009. The city felt too much revenue was lost.  Show Akil some link love at: Your Bowie Realtor    
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
If you live in the greater Crofton area and haven't yet discovered Gambrills Flower Farm, you need to head on over there today!  It's located on Route 175, about a mile or two west of Route 3, and about 5 miles east of Fort Meade.   They brought three truck-loads of hanging baskets, annuals, perennials and patio-size containers to display in front of Crofton Country Club at the garden club fashions show last week.  I've never seen such magnificent flowers... 'not surprising that they nearly sold out. Yesterday, instead of buying summer annuals at my favorite garden center in Davidsonville, I decided to visit Gambrills Flower Farm.  Their plants and prices were both amazing, and I ended up loading my Jeep Grand Cherokee three times.   This business is owned by a local family that grew pl...
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By Uma Bruegman
(Long and Foster Real Estate Inc.)
I was driving out and glanced over at my neighbor's house in Gambrills, Maryland and I saw this Turkey Vulture.  One would think it was posing just for me.  I grabbed my blackberry and got this pic.   Does anyone have pics like this?  It would be blast to compare.
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
     2009 2008 % Change Sold Dollar Volume $3,784,785 $3,443,400 +9.91% Average Sold Price $344,071 $430,425 -20.06% Median Sold Price $290,000 $391,500 -25.93% Total Units Sold 11 8 +37.50% Average Days on Market 187 148 +26.35% Average List Price for Solds $397,368 $469,507 -15.36% Gambrills MD is a large, spread out community, but rarely has the number of sales of neighboring communities like Crofton and Odenton MD. This is due to the more rural nature of Gambrills MD. Many of the homes in Gambrills MD are on multiple acres, unlike Crofton and Odenton MD. Total sold dollar volume seems to have stabilized and actually increased almost 10% when comparing August 2009 to August 2008. Both average and median prices are down reflecting more purchases in the lower price ranges. You can see ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
As you leave Crofton and head east on Route 450 towards Annapolis, you'll spot this entrance into the community of Hermitage - a community of 62 custom-built homes on spacious lots. You can see from these photos that Hermitage is not a "one size fits all" community... in fact you'll find homes and settings for every taste, from colonials to ranchers, tudors to contemporary, and wooded to open space.  Yet it's not a hodge-podge, either, because the homes are far apart on winding and sloping roads that seamlessly take you past one home to the next. There are no homes on the market now in Hermitage and no recent sales to report - in fact, the last sale/settlement in the community was January 2008 ($810,000). There is one home under contract, however, and it sold in just seven days.   This...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Caramel syrup, cooler mix, ice, whipped cream and caramel drizzle...  it all adds up to a Caramel Cooler at Caribou Coffee.  We declined dessert earlier tonight at Four Seasons Grille after a wonderful dinner, but then walked next door for a cup of coffee.  My husband instead succumbed to the temptation presented by a giant poster picturing summer coolers, and now I do believe he's hooked!                     Caribou Coffee is located at The Village of Waugh Chapel in Gambrills, about 3 minutes North of Crofton and perhaps 10 minutes east of Fort Meade.  Until tonight, it was one of the few stores there which I had never visited.  I always assumed it was similar to Starbucks, but never gave it much thought since I'm not much of a coffee-drinker.  Actually, this location of Caribou Coffe...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Shoreline Seafood in Gambrills is where we get our steamed crabs - but they have so much more to offer.   Sure, there are plenty of places to get crabs and other seafood in the area... this is Maryland, after all, and we're only a half hour from the Chesapeake Bay.  But we don't have time to go crabbing, and there's no place cl oser to home than Shoreline Seafood in Gambrills for buying our steamed crabs.  It's located just north of Crofton in the median strip of Route 3, near Johns Hopkins Rd. before you get to The Village at Waugh Chapel.  If you're coming from Fort Meade, just take Route 32 to South on Rt. 3, and look for Shoreline Seafood in the median strip just after The Village at Waugh Chapel. Although we first visited Shoreline Seafood to pick up steamed crabs, we quickly reali...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
As the Cherry Blossoms and Pear trees fade out along Crofton Parkway, Dogwoods and Azaleas are coming into bloom throughout Gambrills and the Greater Crofton area.  No doubt about it - Spring is here! It's that time of year again for Preakness Week in Baltimore, Commissioning Week in Annapolis, and school field trips to the Nations Capital.  Here are some other things to fill your May calendar: There’s much more to celebrate in May, however, (if you’re looking for an excuse to party) and here are a few of those occasions: Did you know that May is Asparagus Month, Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, Flower Month, National Egg Month and National Photo Month?  It’s also American Bike Month, National Salad Month, National Strawberry Month, National Mental He...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
FOUR SEASONS GRILLE in the Village at Waugh Chapel in Gambrills, about 15 minutes from Fort Meade, is a charming mix of Mediterranean and American.  Have you dined there yet? I’ve been there several times, and always enjoyed the experience.  Most recently, Larry and I had lunch there yesterday. I ordered a Mignon B.L.T. – Sliced and grilled filet mignon topped with pancetta bacon, field greens, tomatoes and smoked mozzarella with mayo, served on ciabatta bread.  Frankly, the “s” should probably be removed from field greens and tomatoes on the menu description because there was just one scrawny tomato slice and one partial lettuce leaf, but I enjoyed the sandwich and would order it again. Larry had the Lamb Ragu Parpadelle – A tomato-based stew of slowly cooked, pulled lamb tossed with e...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Arundel Wildcats Varsity boys basketball team is playing Northeast H.S. on the courts Tuesday, February 17, but that's not all.  They're also taking on the battle against Cancer as part of a larger school effort to create awareness and fight the disease. They're  asking fans to make a donation to the American Cancer Society at the door for the Senior Night game. Arundel Wildcats Varsity girls wear new uniforms, with a splash of pink as a reminder of the fight against breast cancer. A mural is being created to honor friends and family members of students who have been touched by cancer, funded by $1 student donations. Arundel High School is located at 1001 Annapolis Road in Gambrills.  Visit the school website for a complete schedules of games for all their sport and more information abo...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Gambrills, MD Real Estate Market Statistics for Zip Code 21054December over December StatisticsSource: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Sold Dollar Volume $7,918,977 $5,281,800 $2,924,900 $7,643,913 $2,179,900 Average Sold Price $416,788 $480,164 $487,483 $587,993 $544,975 Median Sold Price 377,004 $415,000 $477,450 $590,000 $585,000 Avg Days on Market 32 61 93 114 148 Units Sold 19 11 6 13 4 2004 and 2006 was the best real estate December's for Gambrills, MD. The 2007 data for Sold Dollar Volume seems skewed and is a likely result of several more expensive homes being sold. This would also be reflected in the significantly higher Average Sold and Median Sold Prices. In general, the Gambrills real estate market is declining but as with the real es...
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By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
I found this cool website called Cellfire; www.cellfire.com.  You can explore deals by zipcode and download them to your phone so you don't have to carry around a coupon.  For example, if you go to Caribou Coffee over in the Waugh Chapel shopping center today in Gambrills and buy a pound of coffee, show your phone with the deal and you gActiveRain Real Estate Networket a free drink as well, any kind.  In that same shopping center is a Game Stop where you can get 20% off used games today.  Then go across the street to KFC and use the buy one get one free chicken snacker.     Gotta love this new technology!   *************************************************************************************   To list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Maryland, call Lisa & David Webber...
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By Uma Bruegman
(Long and Foster Real Estate Inc.)
This community has over 200 condos tailored for the 55+ Adult lifestyle.  Conveniently close to Route 3 and major highways, these are 4 story condos with Elevators and Secure Entry.  Some of these condos come with underground parking and a storage unit.   Shopping is never easier with a 72-acre shopping mall very close by with a major grocery store, drug stores, restaurants, day spa, banks, doctors and dentist offices and so much more.   Click     http://www.shopwaughchapel.com/  to learn more or you can view   http://www.ggcommercial.com/projects/pdfs/Waugh_Chapel.pdf  to get a birds eye view.  There are more stores planned such as a gym and Wegmans.  There is a lake in the middle of this community and paths all around it.  At night the fountain is lit up with multicolored lights and p...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
"The Greater Crofton Area" is generally considered to include Crofton, Gambrills, and Odenton - three distinctly different communities located in the D.C.-Baltimore-Annapolis Triangle. (And, I might add, there are distinctly different neighborhoods within each community.)  Some of the confusion probably comes from the nonsensical zipcode boundaries created by the U.S. Post Office for Crofton.  Just picture a donut:  Gambrills is like the donut itself, and Crofton is the hole in the center.  Odenton is north and west of Crofton and Gambrills, but I couldn't tell you where one stops and the other starts.   Adding to the confuson: Crofton Centre (retail shopping) is located in Gambrills. Crofton Farms and other Crofton-named subdivisions are located in Gambrills. Crofton Automotive, Crofto...
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By Jessica Hood, REALTOR®, The Roskelly Team - Fort Meade Area Real Estate
(RE/MAX Leading Edge)
The Fort Meade Homes Team | (410) 721-6694 | FortMeadeHomes@aol.com 2237 Autumn Valley Circle, Gambrills, Maryland, 21054 3 BR / 2 BR - single family Single Level Home with $10k in Closing Assistance FOR SALE - By Real Estate Agent Price/Rent $354,900.00 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Area Sq Ft 0 Lot Size 0.24 acres Year Built 1969 Nearest Bases Fort Meade / NSA < 10 Miles Annapolis Naval Station < 20 Miles Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard < 20 Miles Description *** $10k closing help *** One level living with lots of updates including new carpet & fresh paint throughout, custom brick fireplace, beautifully remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry, master suite with private bath, 3rd bedroom with built in book cases,replacement windows, large laundry room with side entrance, concrete patio & fenced ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Included in Your Online Relocation Package for Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Home of Fort George G. Meade, NSA, Northrop Grumman, BWI, and the U.S. Naval Academy.   This is not your mother's hairdresser or nail salon!  Robert Andrew Salon & Spa is a 22,000 sq. ft. "Tuscan-themed" day spa located in Gambrills (about 15 minutes from Fort Meade) offering a wide range of hair and nail services, massages, skin treatment, and retail products.   I could recite the history of Robert Andrew Salon & Spa or provide a detailed list of all the services they offer, but you can find those at RobertAndrew.com.  I could rave about Jennifer, my manicurist, and Lorie, who does my hair.  But their beautiful facility and variety of services are not the only things that set apart Robert Andrew from other s...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Remember the Avis Rental Car ad  "We try harder because we have to" -  That's what comes to mind when I think about today's real estate market. When this ad campaign was first launched in 1962, Avis was an unprofitable wannabe, while Hertz was the rental car leader.  Within a year, Avis began to generate a profit and, by 1966, their market share had increased from 11% to a whopping 35%.  The rest, as they say, is history! It was a good slogan, but Avis didn't just talk about trying harder - they actually did it!  In fact, before they even launched the "We Try Harder" campaign, they set out to overhaul their customer service and improve their product.   Now there's a timeless plan for improving business and increasing sales, if I ever heard one! In today's real estate market, "We try har...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Included in Your Online Relocation Package for Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Home of Fort George G. Meade, NSA, Northrop Grumman, BWI, and the U.S. Naval Academy. Have you visited the Anne Arundel County website?  You'll find it to be user-friendly, up-to-date, and informative - some of the criteria used by The Center for Digital Government in ranking Anne Arundel County #2 in the nation among Counties with 500,000+ residents for outstanding use of technology in service to its residents. The award was based on more than 100 measurements and data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models.  My Anne Arundel is just one of the many features you'll find helpful: When you enter any specific address in Anne Arundel County, you can find out what ...
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