Carlyn Lowery Exceptional Homes Moves to eXp Realty!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve moved my real estate business to another brokerage. In over fifteen years at my prior company, I learned a lot, made loads of friends, and served many clients, at a place that had the best concept in real estate at the time.

My new company is eXp Realty. It was started and built by some of the best people in the industry, and it’s an exciting opportunity. The company now has over 6,000 agents in 46 states, DC, and Canada. More and more of the best agents in the business are moving over.

eXp Realty was just named a Best Place to Work in Glassdoor’s 2018 Employees’ Choice Awards.

This is an opportunity for me to better serve you and the people that you introduce to me, with access to great technology and people. And, it is an opportunity for great agents across the country to enhance their businesses.

If you’d like to know more, please call or write! I’d love to talk to you or anyone you know about the benefits of eXp Realty, and why I made the move.

This move just happened, and I am in the process of moving all of my business systems over to new and better platforms. Please accept my apologies for any glitches during the transition.

Sometimes it works best to talk. So don’t hesitate to call anytime! My direct number remains the same, 443-569-3977.

And if you’re in town, let’s get together for one of the many holiday events that’s happening  around Annapolis (like Midnight Madness this Thursday!)

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Should I list my house now or wait for the Spring?

It’s that time of year when people start wondering, “Should I list my house now or wait for the Spring?”

Here’s some info on the state of the market. Yesterday, Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily wrote in an article Mortgage Rates Recover After Flynn Headlines:

  • Mortgage rates were at their highest levels in roughly 1 month as of yesterday afternoon.
  • While rates remain low in absolute terms, they’ve moved higher in a more threatening way heading into the 4th quarter, relative to the stability and improvement seen earlier in 2017.

As you know, when rates go up, monthly payments get higher and people can’t afford as much house. It’s a sellers’ market in Anne Arundel County now – as of the end of last month we just had 3.2 months of inventory, way below the 5-year October average of 4.6 months. In about a week, the next month’s MLS statistics will be out, and I’ll get them to you.

If you’re thinking of moving, or you hear of someone who is, it’s a great time, so let’s talk sooner rather than later. All but one of my active listings have sold, and I’ll be in town for the holidays and ready to meet with people who have moving on their wish list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Annapolis Area Holiday Events 2017

Happy holidays! There’s a lot going on in town now. Tomorrow, I’m going to the Messiah at the Naval Academy. That always gets me into the Christmas spirit.

You might like some of these Annapolis Area Holiday Events 2017. Check out this list and let me know some other things to add!

And, our Inauguration Ceremony for the Annapolis mayor is coming up Monday. While it’s not a holiday event, it’s a big deal for Annapolis!

And here are the events…

11/18-1/1 Lights on the Bay – Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

12/1, 2, 8, 15 & 16 Holiday Candlelight Stroll – Information Booth at City Dock, Annapolis

12/1-16 Illuminated Londontown – Historic Londontown & Gardens, Edgewater

12/1-23 Holidays at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville and Severna Park

12/1-31 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Annapolis

12/1-31 Jolly Express Cruise – Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis

12/3 17th Annual Celtic Christmas Concert, Christ Church West River, West River

12/3 & 10 The Nutcracker Tea 2017 – Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis

12/7, 14, & 21 Midnight Madness – Downtown Annapolis, Annapolis

12/8-1/21 Fiddler on the Roof – Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis

12/9 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade – Annapolis Harbor, Annapolis

12/9 Jingle and Mingle with Days End Farm Horse Rescue at Annual Holiday Party – Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City

12/9 Photos with Santa Claws – Crunchies Natural Pet Foods, Crofton

12/9-17 The Nutcracker – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis

12/10 Cookies & Cocoa with Santa – Downs Park, Pasadena

12/10 Messiah Sing-Along – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Crownsville

12/14 Holiday by the Bay – US Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis

12/15-17 & 20-23 Jingle All The Way 2017 – St. John’s College Key Auditorium, Annapolis

12/16 Santa Speedo Run & Toy Drive – O’Brien’s on Main Street, Annapolis

12/28 Military Bowl Parade (featuring The Budweiser Clydesdales) and Military Bowl, Annapolis

12/31 New Year’s Eve Celebrations and Fireworks – City Dock, Annapolis

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Making a difference – real estate and beyond

Martin is a wonderful man who I had the honor of meeting when he chose to buy a home near Annapolis. We worked together, and succeeded in getting a wonderful home for his family. One of the most satisfying parts of working in real estate is helping great people live in exceptional homes that support their goals and dreams.

Agua y Luz para Utuado

Agua y Luz para Utuado

Martin sent me an email message last week, that touched my heart. I would like to share his message with you, and invite you to make a contribution, to make a difference for Martin’s friends and family in Puerto Rico.

Here’s what Martin wrote,

In the absence of any communication with my family in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria, last week I decided to fly to Puerto Rico to find them. I found my family and friends and they are all fine but the country’s infrastructure was completely destroyed. I have to highlight the fact that the island’s infrastructure was destroyed but Puerto Rico wasn’t. Some media outlets are portraying an image of low morale with people basically waiting to die but that is not what I found there. I found people trying to assimilate the depth of the damage caused by the storm but at the same time moving forward and balancing the daily challenges of finding water, food and fuel with efforts to clean our town and restore what was lost. Among all the chaos and destruction I felt uplifted by the fact that I didn’t see anyone depressed or even crying. I found people moving and working hard every day. I saw a lady from our neighborhood working day and night removing mud from her house after it was flooded by the nearby river. The image that stayed with me was that lady removing mud from a flower vase in front of her house, getting it ready for a future when we will have flowers again.

Based on everything that I saw, I consider that my hometown will be without running water and electricity for weeks or even months. Most of the power lines are on the ground and the water supply infrastructure was severely damaged. With a mindset of “think globally, act locally” I’m reaching out to you to help the people of Utuado. Your donations will be used to provide recovery tools including generators (to run at least a refrigerator), water purifiers, solar/dynamo crank radios (batteries are scarce and they don’t have access to the news), solar powered flashlights and solar lighting systems.

The post office opened a few days ago and we can easily ship these items to Utuado.
– Portable 2200-Watts Inverter Generator: $624 + $105 for shipping
– Water Purifier: $59.50 – Radio/Charger Unit: $55.00
– Solar Powered Flashlights: $12.99 – Solar home lights system: $149.99

I don’t have a set goal because any contribution helps. Please help me share this request with as many people as possible.
Click here to support Agua y Luz para Utuado organized by Martin Negron

You may contribute directly to this project, providing vital resources such as water and light for people in Puerto Rico, using the link above.

And, when you refer a client to me in October, then when their home sale or purchase closes, we will send a $250 donation to a charity of their choice, or to Martin’s GoFundMe project.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

5812 Redmond St, Baltimore, MD 21225 for sale

This roomy rancher at 5812 Redmond St, Baltimore, MD 21225 was just listed. It’s at a super location in the established community of Roland Terrace in Brooklyn Park, Maryland.

Brooklyn Park home for sale - 5812 Redmond St

Brooklyn Park home for sale – 5812 Redmond St

This classic brick-front cape cod was built in 1954 with hardwood floors. This well-maintained home has just been updated with a new kitchen w/stainless steel appliances and gas stove, new carpet on second level, paint throughout, and more! Renovated and move-in ready!

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market Statistics June 2017

Here are some market statistics for you for the year to date through the end of June in Anne Arundel County, compared to last year:

  • Average Discount Off Original Price: 3.3% (was 4.6%)
  • Average Days on the Market: 68 (down 17.07%)
  • Number of Homes for Sale: 2,579 (down 9.38%)
  • Total Sales: $1,760,540,478 (up 10.35%)
  • Average Sold Price: $379,345 (up 5.09%)
  • Real Buyers (Home Sold): 4,641 (up 5.02%)

(Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. – MLS Resale Data Copyright 2017 – Information deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.)

It’s a seller’s market.  Inventory is low, with just 2.4 months of property on the market.  And, as you may have heard, the Fed has been slowly raising interest rates, and we are facing a debt ceiling issue in a few weeks.  The uncertainty will motivate many savvy buyers to move more quickly than they might have otherwise.

All of which means, we are looking for more sellers, who would like to take advantage of the situation.  Now is the time to get started, in order to complete a move this year.  Who do you know who might be interested in making a move?  

If you know someone who is curious what their house would fetch in today’s market, and what else might be available, please introduce us.  I’m happy to help them find that out!

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real EstateAnnapolis Waterfront HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Local web sites in and around Annapolis, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight June 2017

690 Discovery Rd, Davidsonville, MD – Harbor Hills Home for Sale

This roomy rancher at 690 Discovery Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035 was just listed. It’s at a super location in the water privileged community of Harbor Hills in Davidsonville, Maryland.

You’ll love the Harbor Hills community amenities including marina, boat ramp, 2 beaches, club house, olympic-sized pool, tennis & ball field!

And the location is convenient for commuting, restaurants, and shopping.

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

555 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton, MD – Just Listed

This beautiful colonial home at 555 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton, MD was just listed. It’s at a super location near Ft. Meade, Waugh Chapel, MARC train, and schools. Convenient for commuting, restaurants, and shopping.

Home for Sale at 555 Williamsburg Lane in Odenton

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

1286 Dorothy Road, Crownsville, MD – Just Listed in South Baldwin Hills

This beautiful colonial home at 1286 Dorothy Road, Crownsville, MD was just listed. It’s sited on a beautiful wooded cul de sac on over half an acre of beautifully landscaped property. You’ll love this peaceful secluded setting, which is surprisingly close to restaurants, shopping, and offices.

South Baldwin Hills Home for Sale

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market Statistics December 2016

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

It seems like almost everyone is shopping for food and gifts to celebrate the holidays, and some are also shopping for homes!  

Here are some market statistics for you for the year to date in Anne Arundel County, compared to last year:

  • Average Discount Off Original Price: 4.3% (was 5.8%)
  • Average Days on the Market: 75 (down 11.76%)
  • Number of Homes for Sale: 2,386 (down 10.00%)
  • Total Sales: $3,067,017,614 (up 15.81%)
  • Average Sold Price: $364,904 (up 1.64%)
  • Real Buyers (Home Sold): 8,404 (up 13.94%)

(Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. – MLS Resale Data Copyright 2016 – Information deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.)

Final numbers for the year will come out in January, and I want to give you the early data now.   It’s a seller’s market.  Inventory is low, with just 3.3 months of property on the market.  And, as you may have heard, the Fed just raised interest rates yesterday.  Local mortgage brokers told me that this has already resulted in increasing mortgage rates and volatility.  The uncertainty will motivate many savvy buyers to move more quickly than they might have otherwise.

All of which means, we are looking for more sellers, who would like to take advantage of the situation.  Now is the time to get started, in order to complete a move next year.  Who do you know who might be interested in making a move?  

If you know someone who is curious what their house would fetch in today’s market, and what else might be available, please introduce us.  I’m happy to help them find that out!

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for a referral to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real EstateAnnapolis Waterfront HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Local web sites in and around Annapolis, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight November 2016

Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight November 2016