Crofton, MD Real Estate News

By Jenn Morson, Licensed Referral Agent and ASP - Team Woda
(Metro Referrals)
Crofton, Maryland Summer Concert Series sponsored by the CCA Another wonderful community even in Crofton, Maryland, is our Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Crofton Civic Association. Held every Sunday evening at 6 o'clock at the Village Green, people of all ages bring their lawnchairs or blankets to enjoy a wide variety of musical styles, from Easy Listening, to Jazz and Bluegrass. Children love running around in front of the band while their parents socialize with neighbors. The Crofton, Maryland Summer Concert Series sponsored by the CCA is one of the many reasons that Crofton is a wonderful place to raise a family.    Coming up next is Big Band Caliente, an 18-piece jazz band with a latin flair. They will be performing when the Crofton, Maryland Summer Concert Series resumes Ju...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The weather was beautiful for Croftons Summer Concert series on the Village Green. Tonight's concert was by the Bay Jazz Project, who played from 6 - 8 PM to a large crowd. The series is free, and all you have to do is bring a chair, and some mosquito repellant. Walkers, bikers, joggers, and those driving in converged on the Village Green for an outstanding set from the Bay Jazz Project. When they started playing even the kids quieted down. The next concert will be on June 23rd, when the Big Band Caliente will be playing. All concerts start at 6 PM. The Concerts on the Green have been going on for years here in Crofton, and they're always well received.  
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By Jenn Morson, Licensed Referral Agent and ASP - Team Woda
(Metro Referrals)
The land has been reserved since our little planned community was established all those years ago. The high schools where our students currently take classes are filling up fast. By 2017, just 4 short years from now, the schools will all be at capacity or exceeding capacity, and that is not even taking into account the multiple new developments in the works. But schools cost A LOT of money! You might be surprised at how much it takes to get a new school, even when one is desperately needed. It turns out that portable classrooms and adding on to existing buildings is a heck of a lot cheaper. Granted, this is obvious, but who wants their kids learning in trailers? Not most people.    Will Crofton High School welcome students anytime soon? After the community meeting, I know two things: 1)...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Crofton, MD real estate market continues to be robust this far into the 2nd quarter of 2013. Despite the persisting lack of inventory, the Crofton market is doing quite well. Sellers are taking advantage of strong buyer demand as interest rates continue to remain quite low, and the economy picks up. Today, there are a total of 68 homes for sale in Crofton: 58 Standard Sales 9 Potential Short Sales 0 Foreclosures 1 Bank Owned/REO A summary of the total real estate market in Crofton is as follows: 68 Active Homes for Sale 24 Active Rentals 35 Homes under Contract/No Kickout Status 3 Homes under Contract/Kickout Status 40 Homes under full Contract Status 10 Rental Applications registered If you're not already working with an agent to buy or sell a home in Crofton, MD, or the surroundi...
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By David & Lisa Webber, www.webberteam.com
(RE/MAX Executive)
When you’re looking to buy a home today, it’s really important to only take advice from local professionals. Each market around the country is going to be different and each neighborhood within that market is different. We’re hearing that more and more areas around the country are similar to our area around Ft. Meade right now. Here in Crofton, Maryland, well priced homes that are nice, especially regular sales, are selling very quickly and in many situations we are seeing multiple offers. That has been the case with one of our clients who has wanted to buy a home for several months. After waiting on approval for a short sale for months, we had a home inspection and he decided to walk. That lost some time and then we’re in the spring market. In the price range we were looking, $225k and...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
All indicators are a go for Crofton, MD real estate coming off the Memorial Day Holiday. The week of 5/26/13 to 6/1/13, showed strength is almost all categories. New contract activity was off slightly from the preceding week. During the week, 4 homes went under contract, including one with a home sale kick out, which is unusual in this seller’s market.   The listing activity is increasing dramatically with sixteen new listings coming on the market. Prices ranged from $179,900 to $524,960. There was a nice selection and something for everyone’s price range, and housing needs last week.   Ten(10) homes SOLD and went to settlement in Crofton last week. Considering that there’s only 70 homes Active in Crofton right now, that’s a pretty high number for one week in Crofton. Eignt other homes...
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1838 Crofton Parkway Crofton MD 21114 $425,000 Be prepared to fall in love with this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath single family home from the minute you arrive in the driveway. This gorgeous home features an updated kitchen with fabulous granite counter tops, beautiful maple cabinets and a stunning subway tile back splash. Hardwood floors can be found throughout the main living area along with perfectly selected neutral paint colors. The sun room is the perfect spot for enjoying the secluded backyard.   When you enter the owners suite you will automatically feel as if you are stepping into a serene spa resort with the soothing paint colors, beautifully remodeled bathroom and large walk in closet.   Come and see this beautiful home for yourself June 2, 2013 from 12p - 3pm.    This home is ...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The week of 5/19/13 to 5/25/13, the runup to the Memorial Holiday weekend, showed some pretty impressive real estate results in Crofton, MD, particularly in light of the ongoing low inventory. Buyer activity was high during the week with 7 homes going under contract. With only 66 total homes listed for sale, that is an impressive number.   The listing activity is increasing dramatically with fourteen new listings coming on the market. Prices ranged from $119,000 to $662,000. There was something for everyone’s price range last week.   Eight (8) homes SOLD and went to settlement in Crofton last week. That’s a pretty high number for one week in Crofton. Nothing like getting into a new home just in time for a three day weekend. Four other homes went into the full contract status, and are m...
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By Steve Queen, Chosen Realtor for Bowie And Laurel
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
Author: Steve Queen Crofton Mews Homes For Sale in Crofton MD                      Crofton Mews is a very exquisite community in Crofton, Maryland. The community offers an incredible new shopping plaza with in walking distance of the confines. This plaza offers a Wegmans, Regals Cinema, Houlhans, Bubbles Hair Salon, Target, Starbucks, Bed Bath and Beyond and much much more.         Crofton Mews is conveniently accessible to Route 301, Route 97 and Route 50 and within walking distance to the metro and minutes from the subway. Crofton Mews is centrally located in the city of Crofton and borders the cities of Bowie and Glen Burnie. Crofton mews offers an incredible location. Nestled in a private, wooded area of Route 3 in Crofton Maryland, Crofton Mews offers a relaxed lifestyle in a high...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
It's been a busy week negotiating an offer since the house at 1527 Fenway Rd. was listed. That's right, it was only listed this past Monday and we're under contract now.  It's not surprising since I had the pleasure of listing one of the best homes on the market in Crofton. We're going to settle in June which is tight, but doable.   All photos and written content were produced by Richard Iarossi. Copyright 2010 - All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted, except for Active Rain Re-blogging, without express written permission of Richard Iarossi, REALTOR®, Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD.   If you’re really interested in using this picture...give me a call at 443-995-9595.
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Considering the lack of inventory, Crofton, MD has done pretty well thru April. Year to date we're up just slightly in total sold dollar volume. With a more robust inventory, which is just coming on the market, most agents feel that the Crofton real estate market is poised for better results moving forward. The average sold price for a listing jumped almost 7% to $308,233. Prices have been trending higher in the past year, largely fueled by the inventory, as well as the general uptick in the economy. Another indicator of a strong real estate market is how long a home sits unsold, or...Days on the Market. This year, compared to last, the Days on the Market was down 49% and now sits at just 56 days. This is a pretty good indicator that we're in a strong sellers market.   Active Listings ...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
1527 Fenway Rd, Crofton, MD 21114 Your search is over now that you've found this spectacular Crofton Colonial. Located in the Chapman Farm sub-division, this home has been remodeled to perfection. The stunning kitchen makeover includes a sun filled breakfast room addition, granite counter-tops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a 5-burner Wolf stove top...and so much more.  Attractively priced at $565,000. 4 bedroom, 3.5 baths, family room, formal living and dining rooms, finished recreation room, professionally landscaped...the list goes on.   Crofton, MD - Homes for Sale
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Elevation Burger opened today in the Waugh Chapel Towne Center. The Towne Center is becoming a haven for new and exciting restaurants in the Crofton, MD area. What makes an Elevation Burger different? They use burgers that are made from organic, grass fed beef. This beef contains no genetic modification. It's still a burger though, and shouldn't be considered health food. They do strive to produce a healthier product by using range free beef, ground on the premise and heart healthier olive oil. Besides the food, Elevation Burger is committed to the environment, and restaurants use sustainable finishes, energy saving equipment, post consumer paper products and are committed to recycling before going to a landfill. The menu consists of burgers, veggie burgers, salad, grilled cheese and fr...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The activity in the Crofton MD real estate market increased significantly during the week ending 5/4/2013. An encouraging sign is the increase in inventory, both in home sales, and rentals. Active listings in Crofton have been low for quite some time. NEW LISTINGS: 14 new listings showed up last week. They ranged from a 2 br/1 ba condo, listed at $165,000, to a 5 br/4 ba single family house listed at $609,900. In between was something for everyone in various price ranges, including condos, townhouses and single family detached homes. NEW RENTALS: For quite some time now, Crofton has had an extremely robust rental market. Rental prices have been increasing, mostly due to the lack of available inventory. Last week 7 new rentals were added to the inventory, with prices ranging from $1,400...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
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: June 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 a...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Festival on the Green, sponsored by the Crofton Chamber of Commerce If you happen to notice the smell of chicken barbeque this Saturday as you step outside your door, it will be the boy scouts cooking chicken in the parking lot of the Village Green. This scout fundraiser is always held the same day as the craft fair, now known as Festival on the Green. Enjoy the yummy chicken for lunch or take it home for dinner! Festival on the Green has replaced the Crofton Craft Fair that Crofton area residents enjoyed for decades on the last Saturday of April and September each year.  The name change occurred when the Crofton Chamber of Commerce took over the event from the Crofton Newcomers Club, but little else has changed.  Expect to find something for everyone... You don't want to miss Festival ...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF CROFTON Crofton, MD homes available for sale has been in a low inventory position for quite some time. Despite this, Crofton is still the go to location for many buyers purchasing a home in Anne Arundel County. The market for home buyers is very robust, with many well priced homes, in good condition, getting multiple offers. Below are the Crofton, MD detached homes available for sale. These include detached homes both inside the Triangle, and also in the greater Crofton area.  If you're looking to buy or sell a home in Crofton, MD, or anywhere in the surrounding area...I can help. Call Rich at 443-995-9595. Properties 1 - 25 of 30 | « First | < Previous | Next > | Last » Sorted by     Time on market, newest first     Time on market, oldest first     Price, hig...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Commuter's Guide for Crofton, Maryland LOCATION is one of the many reasons why Crofton home buyers choose to live in this community, which is located in the middle of a triangle formed by Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis. The drive time is less than an hour to most places that residents travel on a daily basis unless there's a major weather event or traffic accident.  This includes several military installations, including Fort Meade, Andrews AFB, the U.S. Naval Academy and even the Pentagon. With so many people heading towards D.C. from the greater Crofton area, it's a bonus that the sun will be at your back, and not in your eyes as it is for our Virginia neighbors who have sun in their eyes for their daily commute. Relocating home buyers often ask what the commuting time wi...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
You've already prepared your home to sell, but do you know how to prepare it for MLS photos?  The photos of any listing are extremely important to its sale because most of today's buyers will first see the home online.  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 online, 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. EXTERIOR   Remove all ...
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By Steve Queen, Chosen Realtor for Bowie And Laurel
(Bennett Realty Solutions)
Crofton MD Short Sale Information Author: Steve Queen A short sale occurs when a homeowner with a hardship sells a home for less than the amount due on the mortgage, with all the proceeds going to the lender. They offer an appealing alternative to foreclosures, but that doesn't mean that it's an easier process to endure. Here's an overview of what a homeowner should do when considering selling in a short sale. 1. Talk to people After enduring a financial hardship and finding out that your home is underwater, your first steps should be to talk to one or more of three key parties: a CPA, a real estate attorney and or most importantly a qualified real estate agent. "Each state has its own laws regarding the lender's ability to come after the borrower for a deficiency after the sale or fore...
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