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January 30th, 2012 Categories: Crofton Real Estate
The Common Sense Home-Selling Secrets I’ve shared with home sellers in the greater Crofton area for more than 30 years are more “common sense” than they are “secret.”
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January 14th, 2012 Categories: Crofton Real Estate
No matter how you look at it, sales were UP in Crofton, Maryland, last month. Twenty two homes sold in December 2011, compared to just sixteen in the same month of 2010 – a 37.5% increase. December sales were up 22.2% in the 21114 zip code from eighteen during November 2011. There were seventeen homes sold during October 2011. Clearly this trend is going in the “right” direction!
“Balance” is the barometer I use to evaluate the Crofton real estate market and predict its short-term future direction. This is done by determining whether new sales and new listings number about the same. (If new listings are double the number of new sales, for example, it’s a bad thing for sellers and a good thing for buyers.) New pending contracts in December and new listings were very much on balance: fifteen new listings vs. fourteen new pending sales.
Crofton home sellers and buyers can both find something to like in the December real estate report, as balance seems to be returning. Could we see a “normal” real estate market in 2012? I hope so.
If you’re a statistics junkie and want more details about the Crofton real estate market, I’ll be happy to share it with you. Just give me a call for the latest information.
P.S. Watch for my article on Crofton real estate in The Washington Post. I’ll post a link on my Facebook business page when it’s published so you don’t miss it.
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October 5th, 2011 Categories: Crofton Real Estate
Don’t miss the “Star Spangled Banger” Parade today at Fort McHenry National Monument. It’s the official kick-off of Baltimore Beer Week, which begins today and runs through October 16.
Actually it appears to be more of a pub crawl than a parade, as participants wind through Baltimore streets, visiting assorted landmarks and taverns. Ultimately, it will arrive at Rams Head Live! for the 2011 Baltimore Beer Week Opening Tap Celebration where you can enjoy a beer with the sponsors, owners and brewers of Baltimore’s craft beer establishments, from 6–9 p.m.
There will be 328 events, in all, including ”A Bar on Every Corner” … Historical Walking Pub Tour on Sunday, October 9, 3–7 p.m., beginning at Elliott’s Pour House, 3728 Hudston St. ‘Sounds like an interesting perspective.
Click on Baltimore Beer Week EVENTS to learn about some of the other things taking place in the coming days.
When you live in the greater Crofton area, there’s never a shortage of things to do nearby!
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September 30th, 2011 Categories: Crofton Real Estate
Crofton Real Estate Q&A
Q. The Crofton area is very convenient for me, but I prefer a larger lot. How far do I have to go to find a home on an acre or more?
A. Not far at all!
Commuters who drive past the brick gates in front of Old Crofton on Route 3 sometimes aren’t aware there’s more to the greater Crofton community. In fact, there are a number of neighborhoods nearby, where the lots are an acre or more and the kids attend Crofton schools.
Click on the links below to view any homes that are currently on the market in the following neighborhoods. If no homes appear in your search results, it means there are no homes on the market in this neighborhood at this time. This is a “live” search, however, that will update automatically if a new listing becomes available, if there’s a price change, or if a home sells.
- Arrowhead Farm Estates
- Chestnut Ridge
- Ducket Farm
- Hallmark Woods
- Huntington Woods
- Mt. Tabor Glen
- Mt. Tabor Woods
- Patuxent Preserve
- Patuxent Run
If you prefer, you can do a single search for all homes on acre-plus lots in Crofton and Gambrills, Maryland.
Click on the yellow Free Email Alerts button at the top of your search results to receive notification by email any time there is a new listing or change in terms for current listings.
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September 1st, 2011 Categories: Crofton Real Estate
Real Estate Q&A – Crofton, Maryland
Q. I keep reading about all the relocation to this area for BRAC 2005. When are we going to start seeing this?
A. We’ve been seeing it for some time, and that’s one of the things keeping our market more healthy than most.
- 4,272 jobs relocated from Northern Virginia for their positions at the new 1.1 million sq. ft. building occupied by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). These include 340 military personnel, 2,493 civilian DOD employees, and nearly 1,500 embedded contractors.
- Construction was complete in July for the 186,000 sq. foot headquarters building for Defense Media Activity (DMA), which houses 663 jobs, including 217 military personnel, 314 DOD civilians, and more than 130 direct contractors. Most of these jobs relocated from Northern Virginia and D.C., within commuting distance of Fort Meade, at the rate of about 200 per month.
- 760 employees of the Adjudication and Office of Hearing Appeals Offices have been moving into their new 152,000 sq. foot facility at the rate of about 200 monthly, since June. These jobs relocated from California, Ohio, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Arizona.
Additional job growth will continue at Fort Meade and NSA through 2015, including nearly 700 direct jobs relocating from Virginia, D.C., and Texas, and another 10,000 contractors.
We’ll probably continue to see impact from all these new jobs at Fort Meade and NSA in the coming months and years as commuters from Northern Virginia and D.C. eventually relocate to Anne Arundel and Howard Counties for the shorter commute, lower taxes, and attractive home prices.
Click on the little red house to view detached homes for sale in the Fort Meade area. You can modify this search to specify your price range or desired features, to expand or shrink the area, or to view townhomes and condos. No registration is required unless you request email updates of new listings.
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