Gambrills, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Kauffman's Tavern, in Gambrills Maryland, is not located on the water, where you might expect to find one of Anne Arundel County's premier crab houses.  In fact, it's not even a crab house.  But boy.... do they have good steamed crabs!   You can get them any day for dining in or carry-out (in season, while supplies last) - yet Sundays are special because that's the day they offer "all-you-can-eat" crabs from 3-9 p.m. for just $28 per person. Not only that, they have live music on the patio from 2-6 p.m. Kauffman's is located on Gambrills Road, off Route 175 between Fort Meade and Route 3.  It's kind of a road to nowhere, so you're not likely to discover Kauffman's in your daily travels - if you're a regular customer, you probably remember who first told you about their crabs.   But crab...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
 I find it a little curious that the same Legislature which banned cigarettes in restaurants and work places statewide rejected proposed legislation requiring some "fixes" for fly ash contamination.  Do they really feel an hour or two of second hand exposure to cigarette smoke (by choice, since no one has to go into a restaurant where smoking takes place) is a greater hazard to one's health and well-being than contaminated water for drinking, cooking, laundering and bathing?  After all, a family with contaminated well water has no choice - they are affected 24/7.Yet the Fly Ash Bill proposed by Delegate Mary Rosso which would have required owners of coal-burning power plants to follow strict guidelines for fly ash disposal was voted down 16-2 by the Maryland House Environmental Matters ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Whether today is a good one in real estate depends entirely on your perspective.  Are you a Gambrills home seller or buyer?  These renters are thinking "buy now" (while home sellers are pretty depressed): A few years ago, the press couldn't say enough about what a great real estate market it was.  That was true for sellers, but  NOT for home buyers.  Now the shoe is on the other foot, as the saying goes.  The press is moaning about what a terrible market it is (and most home sellers would agree), BUT IT'S A GREAT MARKET FOR HOME BUYER!     DOWN: The total number of Gambrills homes sold is down 28.57% from February 2007 to this year, and the total sold dollar volume is down 43.38% - from $3,514,000 to $1,813,800. That reduced dollar volume comes from more than a reduction in units sold, ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Including Anne Arundel County Veterinarian Directory and Dog Park Directory 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.   From dogs and cats to birds and fish, pets are part of the family and we love them.  Whether you're moving across town or around the world, you want your pet's move to go as smoothly as yours.  Last summer, my daughter relocated from Maryland to Texas for a new job, and I traveled in the car with her and her cocker spaniel to help with the move.  I had an opportunity to experience first hand the value of adequate preparation for moving with your pet.  Here are some of the things that Susan did to prepare for her pet's move:   1.  Take your pet to t...
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By John Newman
(The Newman Group Real Estate)
 This is the first market analysis for Gambrills, MD of 2008.  This will be updated on a monthly basis.  As 2007 came to a close, the Gambrills housing market was showing some signs of stabilizing.  Obviously,  we would need several more months data to truly define the current market.  As we analyze the market there are a couple of interesting observations which I have noted below.GAMBRILLS, MD Market Statistics From: 12/01/2007 to 12/31/2007               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 1 $100,000 - 149,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31-60 Days 3 $150,000 - 199,999 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 61 - 90 Days 2...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
GETTING TO KNOW YOU... Laura TaymanHappy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday Suburban Scene...    Crofton, Gambrills and Odenton are celebrating this occasion with you!  Suburban Scene Magazine has come into homes and businesses throughout our communities for a year now to tell us about people, businesses, organizations, and events in the area.  As a reader, I have found it a wonderful resource that is both interesting and entertaining.  Speaking as an advertiser, I am grateful for the opportunity to communicate with the very people I serve in my real estate business - and I thank you for that. Several years ago, I had the privilege of helping Suburban Scene's creator, Laura Tayman, buy her first Crofton home.  At the time, Laura was working at the Clinton White House...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
  Gambrills, Maryland, is probably best known for the Village of Waugh Chapel, the relatively new commercial center prominently located on Route 3 between Bowie and Baltimore - about 15 minutes from Annapolis to the East and 10 minutes from Fort Meade to the West.  Washington D.C. is just a 30 minute commute.  The Village of Waugh Chapel has put Gambrills on the map, or certainly in people's consciousness, with 425,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 400 condos, two office buildings and several restaurants. Until the Village of Waugh Chapel was built, Gambrills was a relatively sleepy community nestled between Crofton and Odenton, and most people really didn't know where Gambrills starts and ends.  Even some of the new Gambrills communities were christened with "Crofton" names by developers, f...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
This is the fourth local real estate market update for October 2007 I've prepared in as many days, and things are more optimist in Gambrills thatn some other nearby areas.  I say that because statistics released by MRIS, the regional multiple listing system, indicate that Days on Market for a property in Gambrills is down significantly from last year - Over 32%!  Additionally, the number of units sold in October 2007 remained seven, the same as last October.          Unfortunately, the average sold price in Gambrills is down almost 10% from last year and the median sold price is down overe 40%.  But this is better than Crofton, where the average sold price is down about 15%.One of the things I look at for predicting the real estate market in the near future is the number of new listings...
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