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Crofton MD Real Estate Market – June 2013

Home buyers and sellers in Crofton MD can both find some satisfaction in the June 2013 real estate statistics for Crofton, MD (21114).

While sellers can celebrate that sales are strong, prices are holding, and days on market remain below 30 days, buyers saw the apparent trend towards a seller’s market slowing a bit.

7-13-2013 6-57-02 AM Contract SnapshotUNITS SOLD in this zipcode last month (31) were down slightly from May (35), but still the 2nd highest since August 2012.

DAYS ON MARKET were up slightly (21) from May (18) but the second lowest month since September 2005.  Now, that’s good news for all!

AVERAGE SOLD PRICE was up ($354,036) in June, compared to May ($342,731), but down from June of last year. (Average sale price is determined by dividing the total sales volume by the number of units sold.)

MEDIAN SOLD PRICE was down ($310,000) from last month ($327,900) and last year ($339,000). (Median is the mathematical result indicating that one half of the group is higher and one half is lower.)

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I look for BALANCE in the Crofton real estate market as an excellent predictor for the future.  I am happy to report that we had 54 new listings in Crofton during June and 53 new contracts.  You can’t get much more balanced than that!  After many many months, in fact years, of new listings greatly outnumbering sales, the market has finally leveled off.  As long as these two numbers remain on balance, we won’t see the extremes of the pre-2007 bubble or the bust of recent years. Fingers crossed!

If you’d like to know more about the Crofton real estate market, please contact me today.  I can send you a full report on the local area or a very detailed report that zeroes in on your neighborhood or type of home. Just click on the “Contact” tab at the top of this page.

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FocusonCrofton.com is my way of attracting relocating homebuyers to the greater Crofton area while keeping current residents updated about local real estate, news, and events. Please click on Contact Margaret Woda if you would like to see information about your community organization or local event posted on FocusonCrofton.com or our Facebook page.

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Crofton Townhome Just Listed

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Welcome to 1744 Dana Street, Crofton, MD 21114

Three words that come to mind as you step into this spacious home are IMMACULATE, NEUTRAL and OPEN.

Main Level

Oversize windows invite lots of light into this home and neutral carpet covers and protects hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms. 

The open concept dining and kitchen area will enhance your enjoyment of any meal, whether you’re entertaining a crowd or preparing dinner for the family. By the way, you can display your best dishware and pottery in the built-in china cabinet in the dining room. PLUS there’s a walk-in pantry in the kitchen.

Upper Level

Three spacious bedrooms with plenty of closet space and two full baths await you upstairs.  Thee windows bring lots of natural light into the master bedroom and you might be surprised at the size of the other two  bedrooms.

Neutral carpet covers and protects hardwood floors on this level, as well, and there’s a spacious linen closet at the top of the steps.

Lover Level

No doubt you’ll spend a lot of time in the finished lower level family room—an ideal place for your media room, play room, or man cave. The landscaped patio is a great place to cook out, hang out, or exercise your green thumb.

And the laundry room features plenty of shelves for storage as well as your laundry appliances. 

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FocusonCrofton.com is my way of attracting relocating homebuyers to the greater Crofton area while keeping current residents updated about local real estate, news, and events. Please click on Contact Margaret Woda if you would like to see information about your community organization or local event posted on FocusonCrofton.com or our Facebook page.

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Outdoor Home Makeover Ideas for Crofton Homeowners

‘Tis the season for outdoor home makeovers in and around Crofton, Maryland.

Here are some ideas to help get your creative juices flowing. Yes, these projects will likely improve the resale value of your home, but the best part is that you and your family will enjoy these outdoor improvements for the remainder of this summer and probably many summers to come.

YOUR GUIDE TO CHOOSING PATIO PAVERS

Brick patio paversThere are so many options on the market for patio pavers, it can be hard to choose. So we’ve done the research to help you make the right choice for your home. Read

 

Lanterns hung over a home deck5 DECK MAKEOVER PROJECTS UNDER $300

Want to upgrade your deck but watching your bdget? Here are 5 easy deck makeover ideas, many well under $300. Read

 

Deck Spa Installation Spa Deck Installation TipsINSTALL A SPA ON YOUR DECK

Evaluate the cost of purchasing, installing, and maintaining an outdoor spa to decide if it’s a worthwhile addition to your deck. Read

 

Shade sails over a back yard patioPATIO SHADE IDEAS

Not all shady deals are bad.  These patio shade projects are each under $300. Read

 

If you prefer to leave the outdoor projects to contractors, give me a call!  I have a whole list of Crofton area contractors that have done GREAT work for my clients.

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Crofton Village Green Summer Concerts 2013

Free Summer Concerts on the Crofton Village Green

It’s that time of year again when summer begins to unfold on our calendars. A favorite family event for many Crofton area residents is the Sunday evening concert series at the Crofton Village Green. Here’s the schedule for 2013:

Village Green Summer Concert2June 2 –  Pocket Change –  Formed in 1997 by a group of music teachers. Their easy listening music including Big Band, Latin, Oldies Rock and Roll, Swing, and Standards

June 23 –  Big Band Caliente – An 18 piece jazz band reminiscent of the Cuban Big Bands in the 40’s and 50’s, performing traditional and modern jazz with a Latin twist.

June 30 –  Tom Lagana Group – A protege of legendary jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd, Tom and his band perform jazz standards and more.

July 7 –  Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition – Thrilling audiences with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music.. 

July 14 –  Ruth Capobianco – A solo vocal artist performing cabaret music.

Bring your lawn chairs or blanket, bug spray and cold drinks, and enjoy this very special Crofton tradition.

Reminders for each of the Crofton summer concerts will be posted on Crofton News and Views on Facebook during the week preceding the event, so be sure to “Like” this Facebook page. 

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FocusonCrofton.com is my way of attracting relocating homebuyers to the greater Crofton area while keeping current residents updated about local real estate, news, and events. Please click on Contact Margaret Woda if you would like to see information about your community organization or local event posted on FocusonCrofton.com or our Facebook page.

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How to prepare your home for MLS photos

You’ve already prepared your home to sell, but do you know how to prepare it for MLS photos? 

11_Dining AreaThe photos of any listing are extremely important to its sale because most of today’s buyers will see the home online first.  Buyers are looking for a house with the potential to become their home… one where they can easily imagine living. We can’t count on them to mentally remove clutter from photos so they can picture themselves and their families using the space. This must be done before the photos are taken. 

Just spend 10 minutes looking at random MLS photos, and it’s not hard to find examples of “what not to do.” 

The camera can only photograph what it sees, so I encourage my clients in the Crofton MD area to follow these suggestions for a photo-ready home.

Click on this link for a complete list of my suggestions
and readers’ comments published on Activerain.com

Preparing your home for sale and photos can be time-consuming, but there’s probably nothing more important to a home sale except pricing.

Three of my last four Crofton area listings sold to buyers who saw the homes online within 24 hours of listing. I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that the sellers of these homes did nearly everything I asked to make their homes photo-ready for these buyers.

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