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

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

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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

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Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight November 2016

Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight November 2016

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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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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