Want to live in Columbia, MD without the crazy fees? -8739 Mary Lane, Jessup, MD 20794

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Want to live in Columbia, MD without the crazy fees? -8739 Mary Lane, Jessup, MD 20794

8739 Mary Lane

Families relocating to Central Maryland to take advantage of the low unemployment and job opportunities, will be hard pressed to find a nicer area than Howard County to consider as their new home.

It,s the third richest County in the USA. The Howard County town that gets a lot of press is Columbia.

Columbia Maryland, developed by The Rouse Company, is the nation's most successful planned community. (PUD)  What began in 1962 as 14,100 acres of rural land has become a city of more than 97,000 residents, spread over 10 separate villages, with 2,500 businesses, more than 60,000 jobs, 21 million square feet of commercial space and a wide array of social, cultural, educational, entertainment and recreational programs and facilities. Columbia is managed by the Columbia Association.

Columbia is usually in the Top 10 of best places to call home in the USA. In 2012 it was the 8th most desirable City.

With all the amenities and attributes there comes a fee. This is known as a CPRA fee.  Many of the homes in Columbia pay this fee. For a single family detached home it could be a yearly amount as high as $1200. Add that to the expectation of paying an HOA fee in many of the residential communities also and that is a consideration that can not be ignored. Homes in these jurisdictions that are required to pay the CPRA fee have very rigid compliance requirements. In some communities you have to ask permission before painting your door a different color or putting up a fence or a shed. Some areas in Columbia do not allow fences at all.

8739 Mary LaneOne of the best kept secrets in Howard County is a delightful home that affords you all of the features of Columbia living, but without the high fees, restrictions and compliances. With the excellent Howard County schools and perfect commuter location :  Baltimore a pleasant 20 minutes to the North, Washington DC 25 minutes to the South, Fort Meade 10/15 minutes East. BWI airport an easy 20 minutes and MARC trains and  Metro stations close too, it has it all covered.

8739 Mary Lane, Jessup. MD has everything you could want if you live in Columbia, but kisses up to the Columbia City line in lovely Jessup. NO CPRA AND NO HOA. A very well maintained detached home that has been loved by it's family.

Visit www.ILoveHowardCounty.com for a full tour of this terrific home.

Buyers can get all this great information on their smart phone. Here is the sign rider on the sign outside the house.



Here is the QR code if the rider is too small in the photo



 Take a look at the video of this delightful home and some of the local amenities. You can find this on YouTube too.



 Here is a virtual tour for all of the wonderful details in the home. A very quick and short version of this tour is also on YouTube.



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I always like to keep my seller informed so click here to see just a few of the 3rd party websites that this great home is being listed on.

Google 8739 Mary Lane and see this Howard County home splashed all over the web.


Who can tell you better about this home than the Sellers themselves. In their own words they convey to the buyer their experiences in this home, what they loved about the neighborhood and living in Howard County.



Ellie McIntire | The McIntire Team of Keller Williams Greater Howard County | (443) 418-7668
8739 Mary Ln, Jessup, MD
Exquisite Living in Howard County, MD
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $405,000
Year Built 1998
Sq Footage 2,260
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 3
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 12,869 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month


In the words of the sellers, themselves:

When we found our home at 8739 Mary Ln., we were pleased to find a single family home that was basically brand new (original owner was a single chef that worked in DC and had never even put furniture in the house, paint on the walls or even nail holes in the walls). The house was as if it had just been build. We also really loved that there was no HOA on a large, quiet lot in Howard County. The way the house is angled gives you a very large backyard and you're not facing any neighbors. Because the neighbors behind us have a forest conservation area - they can't really use their back yard so we've enjoyed all the space with the additional benefit of privacy. We quickly learned that our home was close to EVERYTHING!

We love our custom built deck with privacy fence and lighted posts. The backyard is very private with a tree lined conservation area backing up to our lot. We have enjoyed many backyard barbecues and family gatherings on the deck. During the cold months, we have also hosted many family gatherings in the dining room. My husband's family is large, so we have enjoyed everyone's company during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We have made several home improvements since purchasing the home. None of the rooms had paint on the walls when we moved in, so we have painted all of the rooms in the house. We have also made upgrades in the kitchen by adding granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The mantel was our addition to the fireplace. Our biggest project was the custom built deck. My husband did all of the work from the creation of the deck plans to the selection of the materials and the detailed craftsmanship used to create the privacy screen. It is by far our favorite home improvement accomplishment.

Our neighbors are very friendly and most families have children with a wide range of ages (infant-preteens). We also like that it's a very small neighborhood tucked away on a cul-de-sac. No through traffic of any kind.

We love living in the Columbia area because we have 4 conveniently located Starbucks no more than 3 miles in any direction. We also love the dry cleaners, car wash, Royal Farms Redbox and drive through Dunkin Donuts, which are less than 1 mile away. We love the convenience of Lifetime Fitness. The facility is open 24 hours and has phenomenal equipment, classes and an indoor and outdoor pool and is a 5 min drive. Tons of fun for the entire family! Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, Wegmans, Wal-Mart, BJ's, Costco -- you name it - no more than 5 miles away. One of my favorite places to shop has been The Columbia Mall, which is less than 10 miles away. Some of our favorite restaurants in the area are Macaroni Grill, PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle, Potbelly, and Famous Dave's Barbecue. My favorite grocery store is Harris Teeter. I love saving money with coupons and my favorite trips to Harris Teeter involve their Super Double Coupons, when the store will double coupons up to $1.99!!! If you are looking for a specialty grocery store, then Wegmans, a two-story specialty grocery store, is only 3 miles away.

We moved to Howard County because of the schools. As an administrator at a Howard County Public School, I can attest to the exceptional quality of the teaching staff at each of the schools. Guilford Elementary School, Patuxent Valley Middle School and Hammond High School are the neighborhood schools. One of the best things about Guilford Elementary School is that the school has additional funding sources, which allow the school to maintain small class sizes and small group instruction that is tailored to each child's academic needs.
see additional photos below

- Basement - Dining room - Family room
- Living room - Master bath - Walk-in closet
- Dishwasher - Dryer - Garbage disposal
- Refrigerator - Stainless steel appliances - Stove/Oven
- Washer - Lawn - Yard
- Central A/C - Central heat - Fireplace
- Granite countertop    


- HUGE lot
- Excellent Howard County schools
- Great location





Living Room



Dining Room

Family Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom






Contact info:
Ellie McIntire
The McIntire Team of Keller Williams Greater Howard County
(443) 418-7668
For sale by agent/broker
Posted: Jan 11, 2013, 6:07am PST




If you are planning to move in or to the Howard County, Carroll County and Western Baltimore County area and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it has to offer, I can help. (Personal tours of the area included in the service)

If you are looking to successfully sell your Central Maryland home with a Realtor who will  market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. (Goldilocks would call the McIntire Team, so should you)

 If you would like more information please call me, Ellie McIntire a443-418-7668 or e-mail EllieMcIntire@MRIS.com

Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home buying or selling experiences.
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Ellie McIntire


The McIntire Team Real Estate Services.


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443. 418 7668 (cell or text message)


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E-mail: EllieMcintire@MRIS.com




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Marcie Purcell
Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Cassidon Realty - Quakertown, PA
Realtor, Bucks & Montgomery Co PA

Beautiful clean looking home and looks like a great private lot. Good Luck, Hope it sells quick for you and you get good leads!

Jan 22, 2013 05:16 AM #1
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Ellie Howard County sounds like a great place to live, and the house at 8739 Mary Lane looks like a great place to start.

Jan 22, 2013 06:55 AM #2
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

Marcie, this is a great home with many nice features. It's also priced perfectly to attract the VA buyers in our area.

Jan 22, 2013 07:20 AM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ellie what a great home, I can hardly believe my eyes when I see how much you get for the price!

Jan 22, 2013 09:06 AM #4
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ellie, you make a strong case for living in Columbia MD, and offer a great house for someone looking to re-locate ot just get a great deal.  Good Luck

Jan 22, 2013 10:34 AM #5
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The home for sale at 8739 Mary Lane in Jessup Maryland 20794 looks ands sounds like a great home.

Good luck and success,

Lou Ludwig

Jan 22, 2013 10:44 AM #6
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
What a really informative post. Never heard of that fee before! Know now!
Jan 22, 2013 11:01 AM #7
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