Columbia, MD Real Estate News

By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Last night I wrote in Q&A a simple question. What does it take to get one of the blogs you write be featured. I explained that I just hit the 50,000 points mark and still no featured blog. How disappointing. Well that has been my focus all day in the ActiveRain community. Well while I was getting wonderful feedback from so many raiders guess what happened? I received the email that I was looking so forward to receiving. That's right a blog I wrote a couple of weeks before will be a feature blog. I was so happy, thrilled. The wonerful BOLD law that I learned became true. I focused of having a featured blog. I said it out loud. I wrote it down and here I am absolutely thrilled!Thank you Kara Moll. Thank you Kerrie. Thank you BOLD. Thank you fellow rainers. 
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
 What is My Home Worth?  Wondering what is my home worth? Would you like to receive a custom evaluation for your home?       The custom evaluation will including comparisons to other homes that have recently sold or are on the market. Why is that important? The custom evaluation guarantees you receive the most accurate information available so that when you do decide to put your home on the market we are able to price it right!!!! To find out what your home is worth please click Here
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Born and raised in Tel-Aviv, Israel I had never experienced snow in the end of April. I moved to Aventura (North Miami Beach) at the age of eleven with my family and living there until 2010 I certainly never experienced any snow. Now living in Columbia Maryland for the past five years I had experienced so many records for my area. Record snow followed by record heat.  Hurricane followed by an earthquake. Dorango  and now snow in the end of April. One thing I'm sure of weather is never boring here!!! I love living here!!!!
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
7246 Dockside Ln has happy new owners! Just SOLD at Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, MD! There clearly is a right buyer for every home and a right home for every buyer. The amazing Lake Elkhorn views made this townhome so very special but it wasn't the only thing that sold the buyers on it. It had charm and a homey feeling that the buyers (and their agent) felt the other properties in the Village of Owen Brown just did not have... it could have been the views or the lovely hardwood floors or the wood-burning fireplace in the living room or all of its special features ... or simply the fact that the buyers could tell that this home had been loved. My sellers did do a wonderful job of maintaining it and keeping it in show ready condition at all times - considering that we were on the market over...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
  The McIntire Team's HUGE Client Appreciation Event is Saturday, April 4th in Howard County! Our clients are like family to us here at The McIntire Team of Keller Williams and this year marks our 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park in Howard County!  This is our biggest client appreciation event but we do events, contests and surprises for our clients all year long!   Click here to find out more about this special client appreciation event in Maryland!   _____________________________________________________________________________ The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too (hint - we are jus...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
The Lise Howe Group just sold 9401 Tall Window Way in Kings Contrivance, Columbia MD 21046 for $450,000.  This four bedroom, 2.5 bath colonial had been renovated by the current owners with new bathrooms, a new kitchen, new flooring, fresh paint and landscaping.  The two car garage and family room-kitchen combination were particularly appealing to the new owners, who are talking about a pizza oven and more gourmet appliances in the large kitchen! Even though this beautiful home is gone, there are lots of other homes in Columbia Maryland waiting for someone to fall in love with them!  If you work at the NSA and don't want a long commute, Columbia is the perfect place to call home! If you want a home near NSA and Fort Meade, you should certainly look in Columbia Maryland.  Columbia is also...
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By Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
(SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061)
I Am Going To Run Away And Join The Circus! Well, I am not, but my kid could.   When looking for things to do for kids near Catonsville,MD and Columbia, Maryland, we found Center Ring Circus School.  It is owned and operated by Gregory May, a former Ringling Bros. clown.  Greg is so encouraging to all the kids (and I am sure the adults too).  The classes are open to all ages and ability levels.          Syd started at the summer camp last year and loved every minute!  She came home happy and exhausted every night!  She learned how to ride a unicycle, spin plates, balance on balls, juggle, and some basic aerial and trapeze arts.  She fell in love with Aerial and has been taking classes that focus on Aerial since. There are classes for kids and adults.  Most of the classes are in the even...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia, MD is a 47 year old planned community located between Baltimore and Washington, DC in Howard County, MD.  This popular town is located in Howard County, Maryland  and has tons of national accolades for its excellent schools and commitment to community health and open space.   FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT COLUMBIA MD REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR JANUARY 2015 (GRAPHS, CHARTS AND DATA) CLICK THIS LINK.    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACaton...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
June Piper-Brandon Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support   Columbia, MD, January 2015 — June Piper-Brandon with Century 21 New Millennium has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification.  The National Association of REALTORS® confers the MRP certification to REALTORS® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.   When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Home buyers interested in moving to Columbia, MD all have one important question at the top of their list: What is the CPRA fee and what does it include? Columbia, MD is a planned community in the heart of Howard County, MD which was founded by James Rouse in the 1960s. It is made up of 9 villages - each with its own village center - and a town center (including the Mall of Columbia and Lake Kittamaqundi), and offers more than 3,500 acres of green space, almost 100 miles of walking/jogging/biking paths, lakes with fishing and boating piers, community centers, interfaith centers and a variety of recreational facilities. Many newcomers wrongly assume that all of the above are included in the CPRA (Columbia Parks and Recreation Association) fee. The CPRA fee is an annual charge based on 50...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
When you want to tell potential buyers why the Lake Elkhorn area in Columbia, MD is such a great place to live, you can do no better than go directly to the source. And that is just what I did. Mr and Mrs Seller, what's the best part about living on Dockside Ln in Columbia? We really enjoy living at 7246 Dockside Lane because of the location.  After coming home from a long day at work, we are able to enjoy some barbecue on our deck or a cozy fire in our fireplace while taking in the views of Lake Elkhorn. And Lake Elkhorn is really beautiful year round. Then we can step out our back door to take a leisurely walk or roller blade on the trail around the lake. There are even "exercise stations" along the trail for those who are feeling really ambitious. There is no need to join a gym when ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Maggiano's Comes to Columbia MD! My husband an I have fond memories of going to Chevy Chase Maggiano's in NW Washington DC with friends on New Years Eve and celebrating Birthdays with friends and family. Now Maggiano's has come to Columbia MD and our daughter and son-in-law treated us to dinner as one of our Christmas gifts. It was a festive holiday atmosphere at Maggiano's and we had a party of 6 people which made it easier to speak to everyone. I remember a time with 12 friends and it was impossible to converse with everyone! It's fun to order the family style menu at Maggiano's which allows 3 appetizer choices, 4 different entrees, and 2 desserts, all with unlimited refills. We devoured the delicious appetizers with refills, so after that they may hope you don't ask for refills on th...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia MD Real Estate Market Report – November 2014 Want a unique lifestyle? Then live in Columbia MD, where the community provides a self-contained social and cultural centers, employment possibilities, quality education, thousands of acres of open space, and abundant opportunities for recreation.     FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT COLUMBIA MD REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2014 (GRAPHS, CHARTS AND DATA) CLICK THIS LINK.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Live life at the lake! Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, MD is beautiful year round. Lake Elkhorn in Columbia's Village of Owen Brown is a man-made lake of 37 acres. It's surrounded by a public park and townhome communities such as Lakeside/Dockside. Some homes have spectacular lake views and multiple decks/ balconies to enjoy it year round. Lake Elkhorn park features a 2-mile paved walking trail, picnic areas, a playground (with a sandbox), fitness stations, small boat dock, fishing piers and arboretum. The lake is stocked with trout and bass each Spring. Besides being a favorite among walkers, runners and bikers, Lake Elkhorn is also rumored to be one of the best parks for sledding in the winter time! Regardless how you make your way around the lake, be sure to keep your eyes open for wildlif...
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By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
9401 Tall Window Way in Columbia, Maryland has been totally updated by the sellers with your clients in mind! They updated the kitchen with a tumbled granite backsplash, new floors, new appliances and gleaming granite.  The 4 large bedrooms upstairs provide lots of room for family and friends and the 2 spacious baths upstairs are just perfect! Everything has been done for your clients - Just start them packing! We will even bring them boxes!  There is a large deck for summer parties and big lot w/ 2 car garage! This house will make your clients' friends jealous! Columbia is a planned community comprising 10 self-contained villages, located in Howard County, Maryland—the second wealthiest county in the United States, according to 2013 U.S. Census Bureau figures. It began with the idea th...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Today’s View – November 28, 2014, 2014 – Columbia Md. – Townhouses This is a market report for townhouses in Columbia, Md.  a town located in Howard County, Md. between Baltimore and Washington DC.   At the time of this report (11/28/2014) there are 150 such homes on the market FOR SALE, 69 are under contract, and another 42 that have sold in the last 30 days.  The absorption rate (Active/ 30 day sold) of this set of homes is 3.57 which is considered to be a normal market.   Two Bedrooms There are 11 two-bedroom townhouses of sale in this market area. These homes range in price from a low of $165,000 to $292,500 with the median being $230.  The days on market for these homes ranges from 2 weeks (15 day) to approaching 5 months (140 days), with the median being 2 months (39 days). There ...
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By Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate
(Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill)
Today’s View – November 25, 2014, 2014 – Columbia Md. – Detached Homes   This is a market report for detached homes in Columbia, Md.  a town located in Howard County, Md.   At the time of this report (11/25/2014) there are 144 such homes on the market FOR SALE, 73 are under contract, and another 41 that have sold in the last 30 days.  The absorption rate (Active/ 30 day sold) of this set of homes is 3.5 which is considered to be a normal market. Lot sizes for these detached homes in Columbia ranges from a low of .06 acres to 3.75 acres, with the median being .25 acres.  Of the 258 homes covered in this report 135 come with 2 car garages.   Two Bedrooms While there are no two-bedroom detached homes currently on the market for sale in Columbia and none have successfully completed the sale...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Columbia MD Real Estate Market Report – October 2014 Columbia is an ideal place to live and work in Central Maryland. It's in demand thanks to it's many cultural attractions and great geographic location. This town in Howard County is a popular planned community which is a great choice for people looking for homes for sale.     FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT COLUMBIA MD REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR OCTOBER 2014 (GRAPHS, CHARTS AND DATA)  CLICK THIS LINK.    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Visit ww...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Homes for Sale in Columbia, Howard County MD.  Columbia is a "Planned Community" in Howard County.  By "Planned", we mean it was designed and constructed within a given geographical area and usually include" HousingShoppingHealth ServicesBusiness ParksGreen Spaces Columbia includes all of the criteria for a Planned Community.  There are few such planned communities in the Washington D.C. area of MD and VA.   Another such planned community is Reston Virginia in Fairfax County Virginia.  Residential communities are centered in a series of "Villages", each with it's own Home Owner's Association and common area maintenance.Homefinders.com map of Columbia, Maryland. Below are homes currently offered for sale in Columbia in the average price range. Number of homes for sale - 154.Average list ...
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By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
Sweet House for Sale - Village of Kings Contrivance - Columbia, Md.  21046This Adorable Home is filled with charm from the Hardwood Floors, Crown Molding and Wood Burning Stone Fireplace to the "eat in" kitchen with Granite Counters, Granite Back Splash and Plantation Shutters.  There is a fantastic huge "All Season" Sunroom addition with a little deck off the Kitchen overlooking a quiet picket fenced backyard There is a spacious First Floor Master Bedroom with hardwood floors, crown molding and Full Bath. Additional 2 Bedrooms with Hardwood Floors and Full Bath are upstairs.Nestled in a quiet Cul de Sac of the popular Convenient Columbia, Maryland Neighborhood of the Village of Kings Contrivance.  This house is steps from the vast interconnecting hiking, walking, running, biking trails...
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