Crofton, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Watch for Santa this week, as he climbs aboard a firetruck from the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department for his annual tour of the Crofton area. I think he's making a list, checking it twice, trying to find out who's naughty and nice... Residents of Crofton Meadows, Chapman Farms, and Walden spotted him in their neighborhoods last night.  A little elf tells me Santa has a very busy schedule for the remainder of this week, visiting other neighborhoods in Crofton, Davidsonville, and Gambrills MD: Tonight, Saturday, December 18, watch for him in the communities of Eagles Passages, Gravely, Annapolis Preserve, Penderbrook, and along St. Stephens Church Rd. Sunday, December 19, he's planning to visit the A, G, S, T,  U, and W sections of Old Crofton as well as the Greens of Crofton, Cedar Grov...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Believe it or not, Crofton, MD has two Open Houses scheduled this weekend. If you’re done with your Christmas shopping, or just plain tired of looking for a parking space at the mall, take a break and visit these two lovely condos. These may very well be the last two Open Houses for the year with major holidays the next two weekends. AA7457598 1015 Murdoch Ct. 3 BR, 2.5 BA Condo - $269,999 Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Courtesy Champion Realty AA7392480 2424 Wentworth Dr. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo - $199,950 Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Courtesy RE/MAX Leading Edge The map below shows the location of these three Open Houses. Just click on any of the icons for detailed information on the listings. If you’re not already working with an agent to look for a home ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Match-ups can happen anywhere, and this one takes place right here in the Crofton area… at Four Seasons Grille in the Village at Waugh Chapel.  Filet Mignon Meets BLT.  No kidding! If you haven’t yet visited Four Seasons Grille in the Village at Waugh Chapel, use the holiday season as an excuse to take your spouse or mom or neighbor to lunch for a holiday treat.  They have a different atmosphere than many restaurants in this area –  no old stuff hanging on the wall gathering dust, no 20–somethings serving you in their football jerseys, no TV’s mounted to the walls, and none of the same ol’ food items on their menu.  In fact, here’s a link to the lunch menu at Four Seasons for you to check it out yourself.  It's a restaurant for grown-ups, although they certainly serve families with chi...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Open house activity in Crofton, MD has slowed down pretty significantly this week. A casualty of the holiday season no doubt. Slowing down, yes, but not stopped…there are three Open Houses scheduled for buyers to visit this Saturday and Sunday, December 11th and 12th, 2010, in Crofton, MD. AA7457598 1015 Murdoch Ct. 3 BR, 2.5 BA Condo - $269,999 Saturday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Courtesy Champion Realty AA7392480 2424 Wentworth Dr. 2 BR, 2 BA Condo - $199,950 Saturday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Courtesy RE/MAX Leading Edge AA7492383 1771 Sharwood Place 3 BR, 1 FB, 2 HB Condo - $257,500 Sunday  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Courtesy RE/MAX Advantage Realty The map below shows the location of these three Open Houses. Just click on any of the icons for detailed information on the listings. If you’re not already w...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  The Crofton, MD office of Long and Foster® is once again a drop off point for the Marine Corps, Toys for Tots campaign. It’s very easy to donate by following these simple rules: Purchase a new toy. DO NOT WRAP the toy. Deliver it to Long and Foster, Crofton, MD by December 16th. (If you can’t deliver it, call me at 443-995-9595 and I’ll pick it up) MISSION: The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. You can find detailed information on the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign on their website, including additional ways to donate.   2191 Defense Hwy., Suite 1...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Crofton, MD sits right in the middle of a robust rental market in Anne Arundel County. Crofton renters come from all areas, including military and NSA employees working at Ft. Meade. Today, December 5, 2010, there are 23 rentals available in Crofton, MD. This number is higher than it’s been in a few months, and is beginning to show some softening in the rental market. Right now the big PCS push at Ft. Meade is over and we’re dealing with seasonal fluctuations. The least expensive rental in Crofton, MD today is a 2 BR, 1 BA condo in the Tiers of Walden, listed for $1,195/month. On the upper end you’ll find a 4 BR, 3 BA single family home on Harewood Lane. All Crofton, MD rentals can be found on the map below. The map automatically updates to show only Active rentals in the MLS. Just cli...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
If you’re ready to jump into the foreclosure market, Crofton, MD might be a good place to explore. While Crofton doesn’t have a glut of foreclosures, it isn’t immune either. Today, December 4, 2010, there are 13 foreclosed properties for a buyer or investor to choose from. Statistically, less than 10% of all homes sold this year in Crofton, MD have been foreclosures. Contrast that to Bowie, MD, where over 33% of all homes sold this year were in the foreclosure category. Today, there are 13 Crofton MD homes for sale that have been foreclosed on by a bank. I’m aware of a couple more that have been taken off the market while foreclosure paperwork is verified. This is due to the recent problems that have been reported about the process some banks have used to foreclose on properties. Eleve...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
You're invited to tour historic Hammond Harwood House in Annapolis to see the stunning decorations created for the holidays by local garden clubs. Hammond-Harwood House is an Annapolis landmark dating back to 1774, when gentleman-farmer Matthias Hammond began working with renowned architect William Buckland on plans to build an elegant townhouse in the city.  I encourage you to visit the Hammond-Harwood House website to lean about its fascinating history, architecture, and the museum pieces and fine arts currently on display.  Even better, would be a guided tour...   Each room of historic Hammond-Harwood House has been decorated for the holidays by a different local garden club, including the Crofton Village Garden Club and Crofton Greenery Garden Club.  The tour hours are noon to 4 p....
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  After a week off during Thanksgiving weekend with no Open Houses, Crofton, MD will be hosting four this weekend. 1921 LAYTON ST, CROFTON, MD 21114 AA7397458                 List Price: $475,999 Status:  ACTIVE           BR:  3 FB:  2 HB: 1 Open Sunday, 12/05/10 , 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Courtesy Weichert, REALTORS 2094 JASON CT, CROFTON, MD 21114 AA7447139 List Price: $270,000 Status:  ACTIVE           BR:  3 FB:  1 HB: 1 Open Sunday, 12/05/10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Courtesy Champion Realty, Inc. 2589 AMBLING CIR #40, CROFTON, MD 21114 AA7480324 List Price: $325,000 Status:  ACTIVE           BR:  3 FB:  3 HB: 1 Open Sunday, 12/05/10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Courtesy Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 1709 BANCROFT LN #305, CROFTON, MD 21114 AA7427914 List Price: $219,000 Status:  ACTIVE          ...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Days on Market is one of those questions that many buyers ask their real estate agent. It’s also one of those questions that needs further research. Was the house listed too high? What was the condition? Were there any restrictions on showing, etc? That being said, Crofton, MD homeowners can see a graph of the Average Days on Market going back to November of 2008. As you can see, there is a trend upwards for the past several months. For sellers, the increase in Average Days on Market isn’t great news. For buyers, now is the time to strike. Sellers should be more receptive to offers the longer their house stays on the market. If you’re looking for a house to buy or sell in Crofton, MD, or the surrounding area…I can help. Call Rich at 443-995-9595. You can view all Crofton, MD homes for...
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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 was pretty slow last week all around. Of course, we’re dealing with a couple of days lost due to Thanksgiving. On the rental side, three new rental listings were added, making a total of 28 rentals now available in Crofton, MD. One single family detached and two townhouses were added to the rental inventory this past week. Three applications were registered on existing rentals, and three units were rented. The rental market in Crofton has been slowing down for about the past two months. Two new listings came on the market, making the total homes for sale in the Crofton, MD inventory 128. The new listings were both townhouses and priced at $319,000 and $325,000. Four homes in the Crofton, MD inventory went under contract last week. Both were in the con...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Moving up, moving down, moving sideways, or just moving into the area…Crofton, MD has some great deals on single family detached homes for sale. You already know that Crofton, MD is an ideally located community, splitting the distance between Washington, DC and Baltimore. The selection in Crofton includes single family detached homes in all price ranges and sizes. If you’re not already working with an agent to find a home in Crofton, MD…I CAN HELP. Call Rich at 443-995-9595. All of the single family detached homes for sale in Crofton, MD can be found on the map below. Just click on any of the icons to see full listing details. Richard Iarossi, REALTOR®Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc.Crofton, MD 21114 410-451-6255 Office443-995-9595 CellWeb: http://www.RichSellsHomes.comeMail: Rich@Ri...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Who wouldn't love an excuse to go out to breakfast on a Saturday morning?  And what better excuse could you possibly find than taking the kids or grandkids to breakfast with Santa.  Not to mention, we're talking breakfast at Bob Evans!  I'm already having visions of fluffy pancakes, served with eggs and bacon or sausage...  (as you can probably tell, I don't need an excuse to visit Bob Evans for breakfast because I don't even need a menu). There's an "official" flyer (this isn't it) that you must turn in with your check to guarantee that 15% of the proceeds will be donated to the Crofton Regional Community Center.  That's it... that's all you have to do... besides enjoy a yummy breakfast while providing an opportunity for the kids or grandkids (or borrow a neighbor's kid) to visit Sant...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
  Crofton, MD is a wonderful destination point for buyers relocating or moving into the area. Moving up, or just rightsizing your housing needs, Crofton, MD should be on your list of communities to explore. Almost equidistant between the two large employment centers of Washington, DC , and Baltimore, sits the community of Crofton, MD. A planned community, with a selection of single family, townhouse and condo’s, Crofton offers a lot to buyers in just about every price range. The inventory of Crofton, MD homes is now down to 136. This is good news for sellers in this market. The least expensive Crofton, MD home for sale is a 2 BR, 1 BA condo in the Habitat 1 sub-division, listed at $135,500. On the upper end is a single family 4 BR, 2.5 BA, new construction home in Chaney’s Grant, listed...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
This is a busy Open House weekend in Crofton, MD. There are eight Open Houses scheduled for buyers to visit this Saturday and Sunday, November 20th and 21st, 2010, in Crofton, MD. AA7457598 1015 Murdoch Ct. 3 BR, 2.5 BA Condo - $269,999 Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Courtesy Champion Realty AA7428306 2089 Pear Hill Ct. 4 BR, 2.5 BA Detached - $379,000 Saturday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Courtesy Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage AA7430878 1721 Trent St. 4 BR, 2 BA Single Family Detached - $424,000 Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Courtesy Prudential Carruthers REALTORS® AA7461072 1551 Lowell Ct. 3 BR, 2.5 BA Condo - $219,900 Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Courtesy Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc. AA7482664 2024 Pawlett Dr. 2 BR, 1.1 BA Condo - $250,000 Saturday 1:00 PM – ...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Crofton, MD is one of the premiere destination points for buyers in Anne Arundel County, MD. Buyers can find excellent value in all price ranges and styles, while enjoying the unique amenities in the Crofton area. First time home buyers aren’t excluded from the Crofton, MD real estate market either. While the average sold price is over $325,000, there are currently 21 homes for sale in Crofton, MD that are under $200,000.  Some are foreclosures, some are short sales, but a number are regular resales as well. If you’re a first time homebuyer, and looking for a home under $200,000, than Crofton, MD should be on your search list. All of the Crofton, MD homes for sale in this price range can be found on the map below. Just click on any icon and get full details. If you’re not already worki...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The October 2010 Crofton, MD, real estate sales numbers are in for zip code 21114, and as you can see, there has been a softening in many areas. Sales are down -16.35%, but when you compare that to the -37.5% reduction in Anne Arundel County, Crofton home sales are holding up better. We have to make sure we don't tend to overinterpret the real estate statistics, because we're dealing with a small base. A couple of sales either way and the percentages can swing wildly. One figure that has been pretty stable over the past few months is the average sold price. We haven't seen significant downward pressure on prices in Crofton for most of this year. That, coupled with the fact that the list to sales ratio if 93%, indicates that home prices are about where they should be for this market. If...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
There are four Open Houses scheduled for buyers to visit this Saturday and Sunday, November 13th and 14th, 2010, in Crofton, MD. AA7445834 1605 Airy Hill Court, #12A 2 BR, 1 BA Condo - $174,950 Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Courtesy Prudential Carruthers REALTORS® AA7465601 1646 Angus Court 3 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse - $309,000 Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Courtesy Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc. AA7444063 1704 Picadilly Road 4 BR, 3.5 BA Single Family Detached - $539,980 Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Courtesy Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc. AA7465515 1506 Long Drive Ct. 4 BR, 3.5 BA - $325,000 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Courtesy Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc. The map below shows the location of these four Open Houses. Just click on any of the icons for detailed information on the listings. If you...
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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 was pretty busy last week all around. You always have to remember the maxim, “all real estate is local,” when you read the newspaper, and listen to real estate stories on TV. On the rental side, nine new rental listings were added, making a total of 32 rentals now available in Crofton, MD. All nine that came on the market were townhouse condo style units, ranging in price from $1,195 to $1,895. Four applications were registered on existing rentals, and two units were rented. The rental market in Crofton has been slowing down for about the past two months. Four new listings came on the market, making the total homes for sale in the Crofton, MD inventory 139. The new listings ranged from a 2/1 condo listed for $189,900 to a 4/3/1 single family detached ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
  There aren't many holidays that have more meaning than Veteran's Day.  Most of us know and love a veteran, and we're usually “wowed” to hear his or her stories of service.  I guess that must be true of many business owners, too, because so many of them are reaching out to honor veterans on November 11 this year. Here are some special events you may want to share with veterans in your life who may not have heard about them: Fee Free Day at National ParksTo honor America's service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Thursday, November 11, 2010.   RESTAURANTSApplebeesApplebee’s is giving a free entree to veterans and active duty military on Veteran’s Day – November 11.Golden CorralVeterans c...
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