Frederick County, MD Real Estate News

By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
 Premier penthouse at Creekside Plaza in the heart of downtown Frederick. Fabulous views of Carroll Creek, the Spires of Frederick from the private terrace.   Large gourmet kitchen with center island, open to breakfast / dining area flooded with natural light and views from every window. Formal dining room or office with pocket doors. Great room with wood floors, stone gas fireplace, recess lighting & wet bar which opens to the large terrace overlooking downtown Frederick.   The owners suite features wood floors and a sitting / exercise room with a tile floor , luxury bath with double vanity, heated towel bar, whirlpool tub and separate shower. Large walk in closet is fitted out with organizers.  The second bedroom suite includes wood floors and private bath. The building includes eleva...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Whenever possible, I take the backroads, driving past Farmland Forever and along the gently rolling hills of Frederick and Howard County. It's a moment to breathe, recharge and discover. When I did so last week, I drove by a Victorian home in Monrovia, MD that made me hit my breaks hard - and snap a picture. I remembered that house. I had past it many a times, imagining the possibilities. Years ago the paint was peeling, accentuated by a mismatched combo of green and pink. There was no ornate decorative railing nor pretty porch swing nor gorgeous curb appeal. Just an old home in need of a rescue. I am a little sad that it wasn't me but I am so glad the new owners reclaimed and restored and brought this 1870s Victorian back to life! Be still my heart. Because this is what (my) dreams are...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
                               BORN TO SELL    Little did I know when my father ( Earl Jr.) snapped this picture in 1964 that I would be following his footsteps and a family tradition established by my grandfather back in 1910.  Earl Sr. was first licensed with Shannon & Luchs in Washington DC before becoming a partner with Weaver Brothers in 1923, the same year Earl Jr. was born.    After serving in the Navy in WW II Earl Jr. began his real estate career with Weaver Brothers which became one of the DMV's premier and most diversified firms offering real estate , mortgages and insurance.  As the Washington DC metro area grew Earl Jr. had the burning desire to own a farm to get away from the rapid city pace. In 1959 he realized his dream and purchased a farm near Sugar Loaf Mountain in F...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Too Late - 7914 Ridge Rd, Frederick, MD 21702You are already too late for this beauty.  This home was offered for sale at $799,000 and featured 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and an amazing view into the valley.  Multiple offers were received and the home sold for over the list price.  This homeowner saved over $24,000 selling their home with Houwzer and were ecstatic with the service they received.  Are you thinking about selling your home?  Contact either myself or Houwzer today for a no obligation consultation about Houwzer, our strategies and services and we'll see if we are a good fit for one another!! 
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View –  May 23, 2021 – Mt. Airy, Md. 21771 – Detached HomesThis is a market report for existing detached homes in Mt. Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (5/23/21) not including new construction 21 such homes are on the market FOR SALE, another 59 are under contract, and 31 have sold in the last 30 days. The absorption rate (Active/30 day sold) is .67 which is considered a seller’s market. While the minimum lot size is just 0.1 acres and the maximum lot size is 65.5 acres, the median is 1.01 acres. Of those active, 8 came to market in the last week. Of those under contact, 9 went under contract last week, and 9 of the 31 sold completed the process last week.  There are also 12 homes that the realtors have announced as coming soon, Three Bedrooms HomesThere are 5 three-b...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View – May 18, 2021 – New Market, Md. 21774 – Detached HomesThis is a market report for existing detached homes in New Market, Md. 21774.  At the time of this report (5/18/2021) not including new construction 7 such homes are on the market FOR SALE, another 17 under contract, and 11 have sold in the last 30 days. The Absorption Rate (Active/30 day sold) is .28 which is considered a seller’s market.While the minimum lot size is just .11 acres and the maximum lot size is 3.5 acres, the median is .24 acres. Two Bedroom HomesCurrently, there is 1 two-bedroom existing detached homes in New Market on the market under contact. This home was lasted listed at $180,000 after being on the market for 5.5 months (163 days). There are no two-bedroom existing detached homes in New Market curre...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View – May 18, 2021 – New Market, Md. 21754 – Existing TownhousesThis is a market report for existing townhouse in New Market, Md. 21754.  At the time of this report (5/18/2021), there is 1 townhouse on the market FOR SALE, 6 are under contract, and 3 have sold in the last 30 days.  Two Bedroom TownhousesWhile there are two bedroom townhouses in New Market, Md. There none currently on the market for sale, none under any form of contract and none that have sold in the last 30 days. Three Bedrooms TownhousesThere is 1 three-bedroom existing townhouse in New Market on the market for sale at the time of this report.  This home is currently listed for $325,000 after being on the market for approaching 2 weeks (11 days).There are 3 three-bedroom townhouses in New Market under some for...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View – May 14, 2021 – Monrovia, Md. 21770- Detached homesThis is a market report on existing detached homes in Monrovia, Md. 21770.  At the time of this report (5/14/2021) there are 3 existing homes on the market FOR SALE, another 9 that are under contract, and 4 that has sold in the last 30 days.  Three BedroomsThere are at this time no three-bedroom existing detached home in this area on the market for sale. There is 1such home under some form of contract.  The known list price of this home is $335,000 and it was on the market for less than a week (3 days). The last 30 days 2 three-bedroom detached homes in Monrovia successfully completed the sales process.  These homes sold for $339,900 after being on the market for approaching 1 month (24 days) and $455,000 after being on th...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View –  May 14, 2021 – Mt. Airy, Md. 21771 – Detached HomesThis is a market report for existing detached homes in Mt. Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (5/14/21) not including new construction 24 such homes are on the market FOR SALE, another 58 are under contract, and 32 have sold in the last 30 days. The absorption rate (Active/30 day sold) is .78 which is considered a seller’s market. While the minimum lot size is just 0.1 acres and the maximum lot size is 65.5 acres, the median is 0.99 acres. Of those active, 7 came to market in the last week. Of those under contact, 10 went under contract last week, and 5 of the 32 sold completed the process last week.  There are also 9 homes that the realtors have announced as coming soon, Two Bedrooms HomesThere are no two-bedr...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Sometimes we look at a house but what we really want to do is cross the street, knock on the door, and ask the neighbor (of the house that is very much not for sale, unfortunately) for a tour. That wouldn't be strange at all, right? True story - that happens to me quite often. Just recently my buyers and I were house hunting around Lake Linganore in New Market, MD. My clients would love to call this area home and settle in for life at the lake. The amenities the Lake Linganore community has to offer are many: beaches, hiking trails, picnics, farmer's markets, movie nights, playgrounds, pools, ballparks... it's almost like a year-round vacation spot. Even the drive to I-70 to commute to work is a scenic one. The good news is that there's always Real Estate for sale. The not-so-good news ...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View – May 3, 2021– Mount Airy, Md. 21771 - TownhousesThis is a market report for townhouses in Mount Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (5/3/2021) there are 2 townhouses on the market FOR SALE, another 7 under contract, and 6 that have sold in the last 30 days. Two-Bedroom TownhousesThere is 1 two-bedroom townhouse in Mount Airy, currently on the market for sale.  This home is currently listed for $265,000 after being on the market for approaching 1 week (4 days).There are currently no two-bedroom townhouse in Mount Airy under any form of contract.In the last 30 days, 3 three-bedroom townhouses in Mount Airy have successfully completed the sales process. The closing prices of these homes ranges from $230,000 to $362,000, with the median being $268,000.  The days on ma...
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By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Mid Maryland is a history buff's dream come true. Maryland's Civil War Trails have something for everyone. Some of the most decisive battles and skirmishes were fought in Mid Maryland which led to the epic battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania , just over the Mason Dixon Line. To honor the heritage five states have put together unique trails with an extensive number of historical points of interest. Along the historical routes you will find local food, drinks and places to hike , bike and river sports such as kayaking, canoeing and tubing.   Mid Maryland includes two of the six trails in the state.  The Antietam Campaign Trail has stops on South Mountain where you will find the first Washington Monument, Hagerstown , Sharpsburg and the Antietam National Battle Field . During the 4th of Jul...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View –  April 29, 2021 – Mt. Airy, Md. 21771 – Detached HomesThis is a market report for existing detached homes in Mt. Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (4/29/21) not including new construction 18 such homes are on the market FOR SALE, another 47 are under contract, and 33 have sold in the last 30 days. The absorption rate (Active/30 day sold) is .60 which is considered a seller’s market. While the minimum lot size is just 0.08 acres and the maximum lot size is 66 acres, the median is 0.93 acres. Of those active, 9 came to market in the last week. Of those under contact, 8 went under contract last week, and 6 of the 33 sold completed the process last week.  There are also 9 homes that the realtors have announced as coming soon, Two Bedrooms HomesThere are no two-bedr...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Last week in Mount Airy, Md.  21771 Detached HomesLast week ending April 24, 2021 6 existing detached homes in Mount Airy, Md. where added to the market, 10 went under contract, 10 completed the sales process, 8 are listed as coming soon, and 3 temporally off the market. This brings the count to 15 on the market for sale, 45 under contract and 31 completing the sales process in the last 30 days. Those on the market for sale range in list price from $350,000 to $1,750,000. Those under contract where last listed from $225,000 to $1,100,000.  Those that have completed the sales process in the last 30 days have sold for between $160,000 and $949,000.  If you have any questions about this report or wanting to discuss the possibility of moving into the community or selling your home please re...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View – April 23, 2021– Mount Airy, Md. 21771 - TownhousesThis is a market report for townhouses in Mount Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (4/23/2021) there is 1 townhouse on the market FOR SALE, another 9 under contract, and 6 that have sold in the last 30 days. Two-Bedroom TownhousesThere are no two-bedroom townhouse in Mount Airy, currently on the market for sale nor any under any form of contract. In the last 30 days, 3 three-bedroom townhouses in Mount Airy have successfully completed the sales process. The closing prices of these homes ranges from $230,000 to $362,000, with the median being $268,000.  The days on market for these homes ranged from approaching 1 week (3 days) to 3 weeks (24 days), with the median approaching 1 week (5 days)...Three-Bedrooms Townh...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View – April 14, 2021 – Monrovia, Md. 21770- Detached homesThis is a market report on existing detached homes in Monrovia, Md. 21770.  At the time of this report (4/14/2021) there are 3 existing homes on the market FOR SALE, another 9 that are under contract, and 4 that has sold in the last 30 days. Three BedroomsThere are at this time no three-bedroom existing detached home in this area on the market for sale. There is 1such home under some form of contract.  The known list price of this home is $335,000 and it was on the market for less than a week (3 days). The last 30 days 2 three-bedroom detached homes in Monrovia successfully completed the sales process.  These homes sold for $339,900 after being on the market for approaching 1 month (24 days) and $455,000 after being on t...
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By Jamie Flournoy, The Realtor on Your Side
(got agent?)
Whether you believe the U.S. will see inflation in the next couple of years or not, one thing is for certain- this super-hot sellers market is unprecedented.  Many, including myself believe that this crazy market we're experiencing is a direct result of COVID-19's impact on the housing industry.  Many sellers who would have chosen to list and sell their home over the past year have pulled back and decided not to sell.  That decision has resulted in this grandiose shortage of inventory which is why buyers have to compete for the few properties that do come on the market. Simple supply and demand.   I buy gas for my car at Costco and I'm shocked at the price of gas and what's happened to it over the past four weeks or so.  Food prices are on the rise and I'm sure you can name plenty of o...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View –  April 9, 2021 – Mt. Airy, Md. 21771 – Detached HomesThis is a market report for existing detached homes in Mt. Airy, Md. 21771.  At the time of this report (4/9/21) not including new construction 19 such homes are on the market FOR SALE, another 43 are under contract, and 27 have sold in the last 30 days. The absorption rate (Active/30 day sold) is .70 which is considered a seller’s market.While the minimum lot size is just 0.08 acres and the maximum lot size is 48.9 acres, the median is 0.97 acres. Of those active, 11 came to market in the last week. Of those under contact, 6 went under contract last week, and 3 of the 28 sold completed the process last week.  There are also 6 homes that the realtors have announced as coming soon, Two Bedrooms HomesThere are no two-bedr...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Century 21 - Redwood Realty)
Today’s View – April 4, 2021 – Monrovia, Md. 21770- Detached homesThis is a market report on existing detached homes in Monrovia, Md. 21770.  At the time of this report (4/4/2021) there are 2 existing homes on the market FOR SALE, another 4 that are under contract, and 2 that has sold in the last 30 days.  There are 2 with a coming soon status.Of the 8 homes covered in this report 6 come with a 2 car garage Three BedroomsThere are at this time no three-bedroom existing detached home in this area on the market for sale. No such homes under any form of contract and none have successfully completed the sales process in the last 30 days. Four BedroomsThere is 1 four-bedroom existing detached homes in this area on the market for sale at this time.  The home is currently listed for $620,000 a...
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By Jamie Flournoy, The Realtor on Your Side
(got agent?)
This is definitely not an advertisement for Zircon water detectors.  If you can find another brand that you like, by all means, but the important take away here is that water detectors in your home are invaluable.  Make sure to find one with Wi-Fi capability.  I'm actually thinking about adding a few in my rental property as a precaution.I experienced a water leak in a basement apartment recently and by the time we caught it, the new high-end laminate floor that we installed was literally floating on top of the water! You might ask how that could happen.  The kitchen faucet was faulty and was leaking straight down the back of the sink cabinet.  The water had penetrated the underside of the flooring from that point and then just followed the path of least resistance under the flooring. W...
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