8606 Lark Place, Laurel, MD – Beautiful Russett Garage Townhome Just Listed

This beautiful garage townhome in Russett in Laurel, Maryland, was just listed, and we’ll be starting showings soon. This home is larger than most of the townhouses in Russett, and includes a garage, making it a rare opportunity in this fast-moving price range. This home is likely to sell quickly.

8606 Lark Place, Laurel, MD 20724

Beautiful Garage Townhouse for Sale in Russett, Laurel, Maryland

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 EstateAnnapolis Waterfront HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market Statistics July 2016

In Anne Arundel County, the real estate statistics through the end of June 2016 show that this year’s sales have been stronger than last year’s, with 18.98% more homes sold (a total of 4,420). And, they sold 8.89% faster, with an average of 82 days on market.

Across Anne Arundel County, sales of waterfront homes were up 13.41% compared to the previous year, with 186 homes sold in 2016 compared to 164 in 2015. And, the average net sold price was up 4.08% (to $800,023).  In the higher end smaller market of Annapolis, the number of waterfront homes sold year to date in 2016 (49) was below 2015 (53).  And the average net sold price was up 5.04% (to $1,079,714 from $1,027,952).

Here are more numbers on home sales, year to date through the end of for June 2016 vs. the previous year for Anne Arundel County:County-AnneArundelCountyMD-201606

  • Average Discount Off Original Price: 4.6% (was 5.5%)
  • Average Days on the Market: 82 (down 8.89%)
  • Number of Homes for Sale: 2,846 (down 12.67%)
  • Total Sales: $1,595,444,519 (up 20.11%)
  • Average Sold Price: $360,960 (up 0.96%)
  • Real Buyers (Home Sold): 4,420 (up 18.98%)

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

Overall, the sellers market has further strengthened since last year, with approximately 4 months of inventory, and more homes having sold more quickly.

Of course, conditions differ within sub-markets; each price range and neighborhood differs. For example, in Davidsonville, another high-end area, the market has been quite different.  While the number of houses sold year to date in 2016 was up 14.63% compared to the previous year, the average sold price was down 14.9%.

Now, more than ever, it’s important for home sellers to pay attention the market activity, and employ smart strategy and top talent, in order to make the best sale.

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

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932 Whitstable Blvd, Arnold, MD 21012 – Beautiful Garage Townhome Just Listed

932 Whitstable Blvd, Arnold, MD 21012

This beautiful garage townhome in Canterbury Village in Arnold, Maryland was just listed, and we’ll be starting showings soon.  We started getting loads of calls just as soon as the sign went up, confirming the demand for this neighborhood.

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 HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

 

 

Dealing with the wild and crazy market

The stock market sure has been wild over the last week.  Headlines about major market moves always make me think about where my money is invested, and what to do next.

I’ve talked to some excellent financial planners in the last few days, who are in touch with quite a few people.  I thought they might be busy helping worried clients, and they all said that they only heard from a few. That’s a good sign that they have advised their clients to expect and be ready for market ups and downs, to plan accordingly, and they are weathering the storm.

I’m curious… what’s your take on the market, and what to do about it?

Is it time to refinance any real estate, while the rates are still low?

Is it time to buy or sell something?  Do you want more of your wealth in a hard asset like real estate?  If so, what type?  Or do you want to sell something to be in a stronger financial position?

Do you have a good financial planner to advise you?  If so, would you be willing to introduce us, so that I can expand my network of resources?  If not, I would be happy to refer you to a good one.  It’s important to get the best advice that you possibly can.

And if you want to make any real estate moves, you know who to call, right?  In terms of the local real estate market, showings have been slow in the last few weeks with last-minute vacations and play, and getting the kids back in school.  I expect showings and new listings to pick up now, because for anyone who wants to move this year, it’s time to get going.

Have a great weekend!

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 HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

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Annapolis is one of the Best Places to Live in America!

Did you hear that Annapolis just made another list of the top places to live?  This month, Outside Magazine‘s article “The 16 Best Places to Live in America: 2015“, said:

To see Annapolis shine, come on a Wednesday evening in the summer, when the weekly sailboat race draws more than 100 boats to the harbor. After the race, the locals party like, well, sailors. You’ll find crews talking smack over the night’s race footage at the Boatyard Bar and Grill. But you don’t have to sail to get on the water: in the spring, kayakers and paddleboarders float Spa Creek. On land, runners tackle the three-mile trail to the old Navy radio transmission towers on Greenbury Point. With some 39,000 residents, Annapolis is a manageable city. Downtown, you’ll run into midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy and students from St. John’s College discussing Kant at City Dock Coffee.

While it’s not cheap, you can buy a home with bay views for under $400,000, and jobs—many in tourism and the military—are plentiful. It can get touristy on peak weekends, but locals know to head for Wild Country Seafood, in an alley behind a maritime museum. They’ll share picnic tables and tuck into platters of Maryland blue crab, freshly caught that morning by the father-son duo who run the joint.

Nice article!  And I do love living in Annapolis, and enjoying those great spots.  I’m not sure they consulted a local Realtor about housing, though.  If you know of a nice home with bay views for $400,000, let me know and I’ll introduce you to buyers!  (Right now, a fabulous Annapolis waterfront cottage with views and a dock is available for $630,000!)

Waterfront Living in Annapolis?  What your Realtor wants you to knowLast summer, I wrote an article titled “Waterfront Living in Annapolis? What your Realtor Wants You to Know” to help people thinking of buying on the water.  Please feel free to share it with friends, and let me know your thoughts!

Have a great weekend!

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 HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

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Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market Statistics August 2015

In Anne Arundel County, the real estate statistics through the end of July 2015 show that this year’s sales have been stronger than last year’s, with 17.47% more homes sold (a total of 4573). However they sold 8.75% slower, with an average of 87 days on market.

The number of waterfront homes sold in Annapolis year to date in 2015 was the same as 2014.  Across Anne Arundel County, sales of waterfront homes were up 6.21% compared to the previous year.  However, the average sold price was down 4.88%.

Here are more numbers on home sales, year to date through the end of for July 2015 vs. the previous year for Anne Arundel County:
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  • Average Discount Off Original Price: 5.2% (was 4.8%)
  • Average Days on the Market: 87 (up 8.75%)
  • Number of Homes for Sale: 3,270 (down 1.74%)
  • Total Sales: $1,639,166,265 (up 14.77%)
  • Average Sold Price: $358,444 (down 2.27%)
  • Real Buyers (Home Sold): 4573 (up 17.47%)

(Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. – MLS Resale Data Copyright 2015 – Information deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.)

Whereas the overall statistics show that we have moved into a sellers market, with approximately 4 months of inventory, it is also important to note that average sales prices are down and the average discount taken has increased.

Of course, conditions differ within sub-markets; each price range and neighborhood differs. For example, in Davidsonville, a high-end area, the market has shifted even more dramatically; the number of homes sold year to date in 2015 was up 26.32% compared to the previous year, yet the average sold price was down 7.36%.

Now, more than ever, it’s important for home sellers to pay attention the market activity, and employ smart strategy and top talent, in order to make the best sale.

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 HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Local web sites in and around Annapolis, Maryland

3460 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782 – Horse Farm on 131 Acres

Front PictureWow – check out this horse farm on 131 acres at 3460 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

Do you dream of having your horses at home?

How about your own indoor arena or access to a cross country course?  And riding trails nearby?

What if you had a barn for school horses and boarders, and a great place for riding lessons and horse training?  And you could grow your own hay on-site?  With abundant horse pastures and rolling hills, this is a perfect place for horses to grow healthy, happy, and fit!

And you’ll also enjoy the spacious home, with gorgeous views and sunsets.

This dream home is being prepared for marketing, and if you would like to get  a sneak peek, call me to arrange a visit.  For additional information, visit

http://www.annapolisdreamhomes.com/Property/3460-Harpers-Ferry-Road-Sharpsburg-Maryland.

P.S. CBarn and horseonsidering 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 HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

July 4th Fireworks and Events 2015 in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Historic Annapolis is a great place to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here are some FUN, FREE events happening around Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.1-FourthOfJuly-Annapolis-Maryland-21401

Annapolis July 4th Parade, Saturday July 4, 2015, 6:30 pm, FREE.

U.S. Naval Academy Band Independence Day Concert, Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8 p.m. at Susan B. Campbell Park at City Dock, FREE.

Join the Naval Academy Band for a special Independence Day concert at Susan B. Campbell Park at the Annapolis City Dock on Saturday, July 4 at 8:00 p.m. The concert will feature the Electric Brigade along with the Ceremonial Band. Following the performance, the city of Annapolis will launch an impressive firework display over the harbor. The United States Naval Academy Band, “The Navy’s Oldest and Finest,” has been providing music for the Brigade of Midshipmen and surrounding community since 1852. Located at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, this premier military band offers fifteen world-class ensembles which perform a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to contemporary. Naval Academy Band concerts are free and open to the public with no tickets required. Susan B. Campbell Park is located at 1 Dock Street in Annapolis, MD. For more information on this and other Naval Academy Band performances, please visit Events: Naval Academy Band, or call (410) 293-1262.

Annapolis Fireworks, around 9:15 p.m., Annapolis Harbor, FREE

Here are further details on the Annapolis 4th of July 2015 Parade and Fireworks, from the City of Annapolis web site:

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides invites all residents to the Annapolis 4th of July parade and fireworks on Saturday, July 4th.  The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Amos Garrett Boulevard and proceed along West Street, around Church Circle, and down Main Street. Following the parade, the United States Naval Academy Concert Band will perform a public concert at Susan Campbell Park.
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 The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Main Street and the Spa Creek Bridge (from Eastport to downtown) will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 p.m. and remain closed until the conclusion of the fireworks, at approximately 10 p.m.
Please be aware that the closer you get to downtown the harder it will be to park and the more difficulty you will have getting out of town after the celebration.
Park in Knighton Garage or Park Place Garage for up to 10 hours for $10 and take the Circulator trolley to the top of Main Street. The trolleys will run from 8 a.m. to midnight.  The Circulator trolley will charge $1 per ride for adults with children 12 years and younger riding free of charge.
Due to heavy traffic and large attendance, local garages may fill up early. Therefore, the city will also provide shuttle service from the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium ( Gate 5)  to Lawyers Mall from 5 p.m. to midnight. The shuttle will charge $1 per ride for adults with children 12 and under riding free of charge.

Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony
July 4, 2015
186 Prince George St.
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Join Historic Annapolis in welcoming new citizens into the American family at the 9th annual naturalization ceremony held at the William Paca House & Garden. Robert Clark, President of Historic Annapolis, will host the ceremony, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates for citizenship. Annapolis High School’s NJROTC unit will provide a cadet color guard, and the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis will lead the singing of the national anthem and perform a selection of patriotic songs.
410-267-7619
http://www.annapolis.org

Fireworks Cruises in Annapolis & Fireworks Cruises in Baltimore
July 3-4, 2015
Taking our guests out on the water to catch area fireworks displays is one of Watermark’s specialties. Every year  brings several opportunities to view dazzling fireworks shows in both Annapolis and Baltimore. Fireworks cruises are popular events and always sell out. We recommend booking your tickets early to guarantee the best seat in town for watching fireworks. Looking for something to do for the 4th of July in Annapolis and Baltimore? Escape the busy crowds and step aboard a Watermark Yacht for a bang up event! Watermark offers a variety of Independence Day activities in Annapolis and Baltimore for children & families and couples.
410-268-7601
http://cruisesonthebay.com/special-cruises/fireworks-cruises

Severna Park Fourth of July Parade
Saturday, July 04, 2015 At 10:00 AM. From http://severnaparkchamber.com

The parade begins at St. Martin’s in-the-Field Episcopal Church and concludes at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church (entering from Cypress Creek Road through the Sunrise Independent Living property).
410-647-3900

Nearby events include…

Columbia July 4th Celebration: Festival and Fireworks
July 4, 2015, 5:00-10:00 p.m.

County Executive Allan H. Kittleman Invites You to the Columbia Lakefront for an Evening of Family Fun and Fireworks! Live entertainment on two stages: Milkshake, specifically for children’s entertainment, from 5-6:30 PM, on second stage. Capital Style, from 7-9:30 PM, on main stage. Bring a picnic or purchase food from on-site vendors. Parking is free (no VIP parking available). On the Columbia Lakefront at Lake Kittamaqundi, 10221 Wincopin Circle (rain date: July 5).
410-313-4451
http://www.howardcountymd.gov/july4th.htm

Washington, DC Fourth of July Fireworks and Events

Every once in a while, you’ve got to go to the events in nearby Washington, DC. including the Independence Day Parade, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, live concert by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capital, and fireworks that are launched from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and light up the sky over the Washington Monument. http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/4thofJuly.htm

And, for more local summer fun, next weekend the 2015 Summer Concert Series begins at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis! On Saturday, July 11th Sweet Leda will be playing pop music from 6 pm to 8 pm. Admission to the park is free for concert-goers during the concert. Bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets to this fun community event. The weekly concerts will continue through September 6th.

Enjoy the celebrations of our nation’s independence!

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

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Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market and Events in Annapolis

The real estate market is starting this year strong in Anne Arundel County, with lots of action in between snowstorms!  In January, 649 homes went under contract, which is more than any January in the last 10 years!  And I’m happy to say that the Glen Burnie home that I wrote about last week has already gone under contract (with multiple offers), and a Davidsonville home that we sold on a lease-option last year closed in February.  We recently helped other wonderful buyers find homes and investment property in Howard County (Ellicott City and Columbia).

Right now I am working with buyers who are looking for

  • a waterfront home on Spa Creek or Back Creek
  • a house in Davidsonville
  • a house where the owners are tired of managing it and would sell on a lease-option or take payments over time

Pickings are slim in the MLS.  Do you know anyone who might be able to help me out with these?

And in other news…. How would you like to improve these cold winter days with toasty, tasty pies?  My friend Ken Haedrich at The Pie Academy was just interviewed by USA Today for today’s article “10Best: Places to get a sweet slice of American pie.”  One of his top ten pie shops, Dangerously Delicious Pies, is here in Baltimore.  I’m gonna have to check it out.  You can learn the ins and outs of pie making at Ken’s comprehensive web site ThePieAcademy.com

How about an opportunity to give locally, supporting people who are short on food? Join the folks at Revolution Annapolis for the Grocery Store Buyout on March 22.  Let me know if you can join me and help empty the shelves at Shoppers Food Warehouse!

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And, my friend Evan Koslow, a family law attorney, is hosting a Lunch ‘N’ Learn on “Financial Strategies for your Family” on Saturday March 14th.  I’ll be on a panel with a financial planner and an estate attorney.  Would you like to join us?  You can find more details and register for this free seminar at http://www.koslowlawfirm.com/March14.shtml

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Have a great weekend!
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

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Beautiful home in Glen Burnie Park 705 Marlboro Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

UNDER CONTRACT IN SIX DAYS! We have other homes available including some that are not yet on the Internet – please call and we will help you find the right home!

Check out this beautiful home just listed in Glen Burnie Park!

705 Marlboro Rd Glen Burnie MD 21061

Beautiful Glen Burnie Park Home for Sale

We had quite an adventure getting the photos done with another blast of snow this week. The back yard is quite the winter wonderland.

http://www.AnnapolisDreamHomes.com/Property/705-Marlboro-Road-Glen-Burnie-Maryland

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

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