Nottingham, MD Real Estate News

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Greatness Starts at Home Greatness starts at home.   It is a place for our mind, body, heart, and soul to grow and mature so that we can develop the ability and the energy to tackle the challenges that life presents to us. Home is where we welcome family, friends, and others to show them the love which leads to success in our complex world. As you move forward to pursue new stages in your personal life and look to sell your current home, I believe that you would want someone to benefit from that place that you made a home for so many years. When you are ready to transfer your home to the next individual who needs a home in the Greater Baltimore area, then I would be proud to represent your interests in finding that person. With 20 years of real estate experience and as a lifelong reside...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Townhomes for Sale in Belmont | Nottingham, MD - February 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Belmont neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2018 full market report of townhomes for sale in Belmont, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Townhomes in BelmontIn the past 6 months, 0 properties have sold in Belmont ranging from a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $, to a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $,.Belmont Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year January average. The market supply is 2 months, which indicates the total number of months it would take for the cu...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Townhomes for Sale in Castlemill | Nottingham, MD - February 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Castlemill neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2018 full market report of townhomes for sale in Castlemill, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Townhomes in CastlemillIn the past 6 months, 0 properties have sold in Castlemill ranging from a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $, to a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $,.Castlemill Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year January average. The market supply is 0 months, which indicates there are currently no homes on t...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in Southfld At Whitemarsh | Nottingham, MD - February 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Southfld At Whitemarsh neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2018 full market report of homes for sale in Southfld At Whitemarsh, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Homes in Southfld At WhitemarshIn the past 6 months, 0 properties have sold in Southfld At Whitemarsh ranging from a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $, to a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $,.Southfld At Whitemarsh Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year January average. The market supply is...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in Nottingham, MD - February 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Nottingham neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the February 2018 full market report of homes for sale in Nottingham, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Homes in NottinghamIn the past 6 months, 18 properties have sold in Nottingham ranging from a 4-bed, 2-bath Detached for $149,000 to a 3-bed, 2.5-bath Townhomes for $396,767.Nottingham Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year January average. The market supply is 1.2 months, which indicates the total number of months it would take for the c...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
If The Price is Right; If the Numbers Work . . . . These are typical statements that I get from investors. So you want me to find investment properties for you and this is the criteria that you give me. Do you really think that this is sufficient? Do you plan to get a property below market value so that you can just turn around and sell it for a profit? Do you plan to renovate a property so that you can increase the value and then sell it for a profit? Do you plan to buy a rental property? If I find a property for $5,000 where "the numbers work", would you be interested or is that in a part of town where you would rather not work? If I find a property for $5,000,000 where "the numbers work", would you be interested or is that above your price range? For one investor I found a property w...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Rancher in 21236 Coming to the Market Soon 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths Brick Exterior Fenced Yard, Patio, and Shed Driveway and Garage Third of an Acre Finished Lower Level Gas Heat and Central Air Wood Floors $250,000 Get preapproved for a loan now so that you will be ready to buy when this home hits the market. Call Ron Trzcinski for more details at 410-935-5844.   
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in Southfld At Whitemarsh | Nottingham, MD - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Southfld At Whitemarsh neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for sale in Southfld At Whitemarsh, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Homes in Southfld At WhitemarshIn the past 6 months, 0 properties have sold in Southfld At Whitemarsh ranging from a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $, to a -bed, -bath, and -half bath for $,.Southfld At Whitemarsh Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year December average. The market supply is ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in Nottingham, MD - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Nottingham neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for sale in Nottingham, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Homes in NottinghamIn the past 6 months, 21 properties have sold in Nottingham ranging from a 2-bed, 2-bath Condos for $113,400 to a 3-bed, 2.5-bath Townhomes for $396,767.Nottingham Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year December average. The market supply is 1.3 months, which indicates the total number of months it would take for the curr...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Buying and Selling Real Estate, For Real BUYING Are you a combination of 0s and 1s sitting in someone's computer data base?  No one needs a useless data base of 5,000 dormant buyers.  If you are looking to buy a house, then I will not keep you buried in my computer, but I will actually find a home for you.  Give me a call at 410-935-5844 so that we can get the exciting process started and completed.  SELLING I am so confident that I can sell your house, that I will not offer to buy it.  Why should I buy it when I know I can sell it for you?  Are you ready to sell, give me a call at 410-935-5844.
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Maryland Housing Statistics The number of homes on the market continued a downward trend for January 2018, which in part was responsible for a slight increase in prices. January 2018 Versus January 2017 Units Sold:January 2017: 4,752January 2018: 4,721Change: -0.7% Units Under Contract:January 2017: 6,602January 2018: 6,425Change: -2.7% Units Actively on the Market:January 2017: 20,186January 2018: 17,503Change: -13.3% Average Sold Price:January 2017: $301,876January 2018: $306,296Change: +1.5% Median Sold Price:January 2017: $261,622January 2018: $264,016Change: +0.9% 
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
My Snooping "Smart" Phone Got the Message Wrong Another real estate agent made an appointment to see one of my listings. He used a showing service, which, when an appointment is made, automatically lets the listing agent know of such appointment by sending an email to the listing agent. The appointment was for 12:30 pm on Sunday. At 11:00 am, my phone showed an alert to me telling me how far away, in time and distance, my destination, or appointment, was. But, it was not my appointment.  It was the appointment for another agent to show my listing for which I did not need to be there and for which I was not expected to be there. Later, as I was headed in another direction, it asked me to adjust my target.  I had to get tough: "Look smart ass, keep it up and it will be no more apps for yo...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Price of Gas; Mortgage Interest Rates; Wages For whatever you choose to do with it or to think of it, I have provided some very basic economic figures below. The average price of a gallon of gas: January 30, 2017: $2.436January 29, 2018: $2.723 It is 10.5% higher in this one year period. Wages have increased in the same period by about 2.2%, which is about one fifth that of the increase in the cost of gas.   Mortgage interest rates are on an upward trend. In September of 2017, the average mortgage interest rate was about 3.750%.In January of 2018, the average mortgage interest rate was about 4.125%. For an average house of about $250,000, this would equate to an increase in the mortgage payment of about $53 per month or about $643 per year. 
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Townhomes for Sale in Belmont | Nottingham, MD - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Belmont neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of townhomes for sale in Belmont, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Townhomes in BelmontIn the past 6 months, only 1 property has sold in Belmont. It was a 3-bed, 2-bath Townhomes for $156,000.Belmont Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year December average. The market supply is 1.5 months, which indicates the total number of months it would take for the current inventory to sell. The average sol...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Townhomes for Sale in Belmont South | Nottingham, MD - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Belmont South neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of townhomes for sale in Belmont South, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Townhomes in Belmont SouthIn the past 6 months, only 1 property has sold in Belmont South. It was a 3-bed, 1-bath Townhomes for $165,000.Belmont South Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year December average. The market supply is 3 months, which indicates the total number of months it would take for the current ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
Homes for Sale in Oakhurst | Nottingham, MD - January 2018 Home ValuesThis is a snapshot of recent sales in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Nottingham, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Please click here for the January 2018 full market report of homes for sale in Oakhurst, Nottingham MD.Highest and Lowest Sold Homes in OakhurstIn the past 6 months, 3 properties have sold in Oakhurst ranging from a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 2-half bath Townhomes for $208,000 to a 3-bed, 2.5-bath Townhomes for $220,000.Oakhurst Community Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month (December) as compared to the 5-year December average. The market supply is 1.2 months, which indicates the total number of months it wou...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Improve the Accuracy of Your Value Estimate Many real estate websites provide an estimate of the value of a property. The estimates are based on available data. In most cases, the available data will include location, lot size, and house size. However, there are many variables, that go beyond this basic information, which can have an impact on the value of a property. In some cases, there is more data provided, but usually all of the relevant data is not available unless you provide it. For instance, on zillow, the site allows you to claim your house and to add relevant data.  This data is used in their estimate of value algorithm. Things which may add value, which might not be otherwise available, include: finished basements, additional bathrooms, hardwood floors, decks and patios, cen...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Return of The Open House Is it or is it not worthwhile to have an Open House for a real estate listing? Many agents say that you do not sell a house at an Open House, but rather that you appease the home owner. Some agents say that you might pick up some new buyers, but that even that is rare. Others believe that they can find more productive uses for their time, such as . . . . watching a football game. Recently, for a couple of my listings, I was getting very few showings by other agents, however when I held an Open House I was averaging about 5 to 6 visitors per Open. For each one of these listings, the eventual buyer came via the Open House and in some cases, although not with them during their tours of the house, they already had an agent representing them. So why is this so?  Why ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
SELL THAT HOUSE: PAINTING You are ready to sell your house, but you are reluctant to paint it.  You want to know what the benefits of painting will be.  You want to know how much more money painting the house will give you versus not painting it.  You believe that the choice of colors is a matter of personal preference, so why paint when the buyer is going to paint it again anyway.  Maybe you think that your house is fine the way it is and if someone does not like it, then they can find another house. First, maybe your house is fine just the way that it is, but you should consult a selling professional, such as a real estate agent, to help you make that determination.  Remember that you have made the house meet your particular tastes, which may or may not be similar to the majority of b...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
What?! My Roof Has No Soffits?! Your first question might be: "What is a soffit?" followed by: "Who cares if my roof has soffits?". As it pertains to most roofs, the soffit is the underside of the eaves, which is the portion of the roof which overhangs the walls of the building. An important purpose of the soffit is that it plays a key role in the attic ventilation system. If you have been in an attic in summer, then you know how hot it can get.  A ventilation system allows for the attic to cool down so that it makes the house easier to keep cool and it prevents heat build up which could shorten the life of the shingles.  In the winter, this is important because it prevents the snow and ice which form on the roof from melting and refreezing and working its way under the shingles, which ...
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