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Common Sense Home-Selling Secret #1

Pre-Sale To-Do ListThe 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.” 

Here’s #1:

Buyers are more likely to choose your home if accurate and complete information about your home and community is easily available to them.
In a word, INFORMATION.  They crave it, and you have it.  So….
When you’re taking a break from the packing, cleaning, yard work and other physical aspects of preparing your home for sale, sit down with your box of important papers and your laptop and start gathering information to share with prospective buyers. The more details you provide to them, the better!

If you’re thinking of selling your home any time in the next year, ask for my free Home Seller’s Planning Guide

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Crofton Sales Climbed 37% in December 2011

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!

Fairways at Walden“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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Baltimore Beer Week Begins Today

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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Crofton Area Homes on Acre-Plus Lots

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. 

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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When are we going to see the impact of BRAC on 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?

MAP Anne Arundel CountyA.  We’ve been seeing it for some time, and that’s one of the things keeping our market more healthy than most. 

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.

Homes near Fort Meade

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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