southern maryland real estate: Solomons Area Waterfront Townhouse-14174 Foxhall Road - 06/13/19 06:35 AM
Solomons Area Waterfront Townhouse-14174 Foxhall Road - 
 
          
 
14174 Foxhall Road, Windward Harbour
 
 
 
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southern maryland real estate: Thoughts on Common Seller Maintenance Resale Issues - 02/08/19 12:51 PM
Thoughts on Common Seller Maintenance Resale Issues
 
Some home inspection issues that can substantially impact contracts that sellers should be prepared for. Two issues that are currently prevalent:
 
HVAC systems – Buyers are focusing on age and maintenance records for HVAC systems. Sellers should be able to provide maintenance records for buyers. Ideally, HVAC systems that have been on a maintenance plan is attractive to buyers. A home warranty is also attractive, particularly when the HVAC system is older, to alleviate buyer concerns with the expense of repair or replacement within the first year of purchase.
 
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southern maryland real estate: Co-Signors and Gift Letters – Impact on the Real Estate Transaction - 02/01/19 03:26 PM
Co-Signors and Gift Letters – Impact on the Real Estate Transaction
 
Saving for a downpayment and closing costs is often very challenging for first time homebuyers. Income levels, as well as school loans, often affect a first time homebuyer’s ability to qualify for a mortgage, necessitating financial help with a home purchase. Depending on the loan program, buyers may be able to get assistance with their purchase if they have a co-signor or a gift.
 
The buyer who needs to have a gift or co-signor needs to realize that the lender will require documentation for the financial ability of the donor to make … (1 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Solomons Landing-1352 Schooner Loop, Solomons, MD 20688 - 06/05/18 04:30 AM
Solomons Landing-1352 Schooner Loop, Solomons, MD 20688 - This former model with beautiful upgrades features wood floors and a gourmet kitchen with upgraded cabinetry, granite, island, gas cooking and more is the perfect island living option. The spacious deck in a wooded setting accesses the kitchen and 3rd bedroom/den offers extended outdoor living. The condo conveys with multiple slips that offer a unique possibility to have a large slip with modificaiton. Enjoy great community amenities and Solomons conveniences and attractions - less than 1 hour from the DC beltway and no Bay bridge.
 
1352 Schooner Loop, Solomons, MD 20688 - Solomons Landing
 
  
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southern maryland real estate: St. Marys County 1st Quarter Real Estate Market - 04/12/18 11:24 AM
St. Marys County 1st Quarter Real Estate Market
The St. Mary's County median sales price statistics reflect positive momentum. Market statistics are included here:
 
St. Mary’s County Market Update
 
Median sales price YTD 1st Quarter 2018 - $252,900, up 4.5% from Median February 2017 - $242,000
Median sales price for year 2017 - $274,950
 
Source: SmartCharts MarketStats by Showing Time, MRIS
 
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southern maryland real estate: Solomons Area Condo - 502 Runabout Loop, Solomons Landing - 04/12/18 05:21 AM
Solomons Area Condo - 502 Runabout Loop, Solomons Landing - Enjoy the water view and island lifestyle in this great Solomons Landing condo. The fantastic screened deck overlooks the water and is accessed by the open main living area and owners suite. The unit is conveniently located in the Estuary building next to the marina. Perfect weekend getaway in DC metro area.
 
502 Runabout Loop, Solomons, MD 20688
 
   
  
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southern maryland real estate: Downsizing Soon? - 04/06/18 06:05 AM
Downsizing Soon? Possibly downsizing is something you are considering in the near future. Less maintenance and less expense in a home can be very appealing, but you may want to take some other things into consideration to make a downsizing transition that you are happy with.
-       One of the first things to consider is your belongings. How are you going to minimize your possessions? You will want to do this in a way that your new home feels like home and that you haven’t made a sacrifice that you can’t live with.
 
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southern maryland real estate: Solomons Area - 380 Gideon Lane, Dowell, MD 20629 - 03/06/18 05:39 AM
Solomons Area - 380 Gideon Lane, Dowell, MD 20629 - This beautifully appointed home located close to Solomons is the perfect size for buyers seeking a manageable home and lot size to maintain with 1st floor bedroom and full bath. The kitchen features gas cooking, double ovens, granite surfaces, and a large island with seating area. Relax by  the gas fireplace in the open concept main living area. Enjoy extended outdoor living space on the large deck overlooking woods. Buyers who desire a 55+community without HOA fees with nearby Solomons conveniences will love this home!
 
380 Gideon Lane, Dowell, MD 20629
    
    
 
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southern maryland real estate: Calvert County Market Update - 02/18/17 07:25 AM
Calvert County Market Update
 
The 2016 median sales price for Calvert County is $286,500, vs. the 2015 median of $285,000 – improved .5%.  Properties are selling – the number of closed sales is up 16.4% in 2016 vs. 2015.
 
2017 is off to a good start with the number of closings up 33.3% January 2017 vs January 2016. The year to date median sales price for January 2017 is also up .5% vs January 2016.
 
Sellers have less competition with 495 active listings as of the end of January 2017, vs 626 in January 2016, which is also substantially lower than the 5 year … (3 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Solomons Waterfront Condos-Oyster Bay - 06/27/16 11:08 PM
 
Solomons Waterfront Condos-Oyster Bay -  It's always a pleasure for me to share the Solomons, Maryland area. This waterfront condominium community offers great amenities and convenience to shopping, restaurants and other conveniences, as well as charming Solomons and other nearby Southern Maryland attractions. Enjoy the maintenance free waterfront lifestyle and these Oyster Bay amenities and area recreational activities and attractions.
     
JUST LISTED - 921 Oyster Bay Place, Dowell, MD 20629 - Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay Amenities
Marina Community
Community Pavilion
Lifeguarded Pool
Tennis and Pickleball Courts
Fitness Center
Attractive Common Areas to Enjoy Waterfront Living
Other amenities covered in monthly condo fee:
Exterior Building Maintenance, Master Policy, Landscaping, … (0 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Calvert County Home Price Updates - 02/18/14 03:56 AM
Calvert County Home Price Updates - Home prices continue to make headlines in the news. In many markets there is marked improvement, but it is important to have localized knowledge of housing prices when making real estate decisions.
Calvert County - Average median sales prices and average sales prices are improved in Calvert County, with 2013 median sales prices($297,50) up 3.88% and the average sales price($321,844)showing a 3.81% increase. The January median sales price for 2014($270,000) vs. 2013($254,950) for Calvert County is improved by 5.9%. Although these prices lag behind the overall 2013 median for the year, it does reflect a stronger … (0 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Picture, Picture-Very Telling about Southern Maryland, MD Real Estate - 02/04/14 12:58 AM
Picture, Picture-Very Telling about Southern Maryland, MD Real Estate - It's no secret that pictures and presentation are important on the internet. Buyers form impressions about a property immediately - good and bad, depending on the pictures, among other factors such as description or property detail. Pictures are important to marketing - we all know that. It's important to buyers, but also to sellers so they can determine if their property will be well presented and attract a buyer.
Pictures are important in other ways to the process, too - namely the lender and even the appraiser when doing research. When speaking with … (0 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Calvert County Real Estate Prices YTD 2013 - 06/10/13 01:23 AM
Calvert County Real Estate Prices YTD 2013 - Calvert County prices continue to trend up when comparing this point of 2012 vs 2013 -  Up 7% when comparing YTD Calvert Median Sales price May 2013, $280,299 vs YTD May 2012, $262,000.

The Calvert County median sales price for all of 2012 was $286,400, 2.65% higher than the $279,000 2011 median.  While the current median sales price is lower than 2012 median, it is important to consider that the first 5 months of this year are looking better than 2012 and with that trend sets the pace to end up above 2012 for … (0 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Southern Maryland Home Prices Show in Improvement in 2012 - 01/21/13 10:45 PM
Southern Maryland Home Prices Show in Improvement in 2012 - Home prices are showing improvement in many areas throughout the country with prices in Calvert County and St. Mary's County in Southern Maryland reflecting improvement trending as well.
Southern Maryland Median Sales Prices in 2012

Calvert County   +2.8%
$286,400 2012 vs $278,500 in 2011

St. Mary’s County   +6.4%
$275,000 2012 vs $258,500 in 2011
(Source RBI Intel)

Please contact me for more information on Calvert County real estate and Saint Mary's County real estate.

 

  

 

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southern maryland real estate: California, Maryland 20619 - Just Listed - 45365 Abell Drive - 11/08/12 11:16 PM
California, Maryland 20619 - Just Listed - 45365 Abell Drive - What a wonderful home on a beautiful lot - over 1/2 acre, fenced, and backing to St. Mary's River State Park. It has been nicely updated and features 4 bedrooms, a family room, oversized garage - over 1900 square feet of living space.
 45365 Abell Drive, California, Maryland 20619 
   
 
 
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Professional real estate services provided for Southern Maryland. Search for your new home and get local real estate market information here:
 
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southern maryland real estate: Saint Mary's County, MD - Keep the Good News Coming - 08/14/12 12:18 AM
Saint Mary's County, MD - Keep the Good News Coming - The news for real estate prices just gets better in Saint Mary's County Maryland.  When looking at median sales prices, a key real estate market indicator, the year to date median sales price has improved 6% July 2012 vs. July 2011 - $265,000 vs. $250,000. The median sales price for the month of June 2012 also reflects a year over year increase of 6.37%, with the average sales price year over year increasing 2.34%.
source:Real Estate Business Intelligence

 
Sellers should be encouraged by these improving numbers - buyers … (0 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Calvert County, MD Real Estate Prices Improve - 07/10/12 04:15 AM
Calvert County, MD Real Estate Prices Improve for first time in 2012. There are areas that have started to see price improvement throughout the country, but a welcome marked improvement in Calvert County, MD is noted for the first time in 2012 in June.

Calvert County Median Sales Price for June 2012 - $316,245, a 5.77% year over year($299,000 in 2011) increase and a 24.04% month over month($254,950 in 2011) increase
Calvert County Average Sales Price for June 2012 - $314,703, 1.29% year over year($310,694 in 2011) increase and a 8.52% month over month($289,993 in 2011) increase. The average sales … (1 comments)

southern maryland real estate: Calvert County Real Estate Market - Stabilization and Improvement in 2011 - 01/20/12 01:38 AM
Calvert County Real Estate Market - Stabilization and Improvement in 2011 - The Calvert County Real Estate Market statistics for 2011 reflect an average sales price that is slightly higher than the 2010 average of $307,798 at $308,511, as well as improvement in the number of units sold. Also important to note, average prices were higher in 6 of 12 months in 2011 than the 2010 level.
 (per Metropolitan Regional Information Systems as of 1/19/12)

 
 
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southern maryland real estate: Solomons Landing Open House-December 11, 1-4 P.M.-1361 Schooner Loop - 12/09/11 03:10 AM
Solomons Landing Open House-December 11, 1-4 P.M.-1361 Schooner Loop - Don't miss this opportunity!  Incredible Solomons Landing value at $215,000 with all the Solomons Landing amenities. This is a beautiful maintenance free condo in a marina community featuring a gourmet kitchen, wood floors, separate laundry room, gazebo deck, 3 bedrooms/2 baths, approximately 1600 sq ft., more - perfection! Commute to Baltimore/Washington metro area, near Patuxent Naval Air Station
    
     
   
 
CA7624891 1361 Schooner Loop, Solomons, MD 20688
Solomons Landing
 
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southern maryland real estate: What Active Rain and "100,000 Points" Means to the Real Estate Consumer - 09/13/11 02:24 PM
What Active Rain and "100,000 Points" Means to the Real Estate Consumer -The truth is - I don't know that "100,000 Active Rain points" mean much to the consumer per se. The points themselves are not transparent to the consumer, but the points are a result of the agent blogging on a fairly consistent basis and that that agent realizes that blogging benefits their clients. Blogging is another way to provide information about the local real estate market and to keep consumers engaged in the real estate market - in my case, in Calvert County, Saint Mary's County, and throughout Southern Maryland.
For me personally, I find that … (5 comments)

 
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