Crofton, MD Real Estate News

By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Some buyers think that Crofton, MD is out of their price range. If you're a first time home buyer, that couldn't be further from the truth. Crofton offers several sub-divisions that are affordable. One of those is Cedar Grove at Crofton. Cedar Grove is ideally located right off of Rt. 3 North, near the KMart Shopping Center. All of the condo's in Cedar Grove are what are called piggy back style. The two upper levels are one unit and there is a separate unit below. Right now the prices in Cedar Grove range from $175K to $255K. Extremely affordable for this area. The Cedar Grove sub-division has a pool and a community center. The homes in Cedar Grove are condo style piggyback townhouses. Upper units are two levels and lower units are on one floor. Today, there are 8 homes for sale in Ced...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Eight new rentals came on the market in Crofton, MD last week. This is good news since the rental inventory is pretty low, and the demand is high. That brings the total available rentals in Crofton to sixteen. All the current rentals are townhouses, except for one single family detached home. Seven new homes became active during the week of 7/25 - 7/31. The current available homes for sale in the Crofton, MD inventory stands at 165. This is an excellent combination spanning all price ranges. The least expensive Crofton, MD home is listed for $159,900 and the most expensive is listed for $639,990. Three homes went under contract/no kickout status, and four went under full contract status. This is an indicator of future settlements in Crofton, MD. Three applications were registered on re...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The 27th annual National Night Out is Tuesday, August 3, and Crofton MD is participating this year with an event to be held at Crofton Library from 5-9 p.m.  The library is located at 1681 Reidel Road; Parking will be availabe at Crofton Elementary and the Crofton Village Pool on Wellfleet, with a shuttle provided by Anne Arundel County Department of Aging. The Crofton Regional Community Center is partnering with the Crofton Library and Anne Arundel County to sponsor the local event, scheduled for 5-9 in the library parking lot.  Other sponsors include Target and Anne Arundel County law enforcement and fire protection agencies. Community Center volunteers will available at the Crofton Library to answer your questions about their plans and progress, and a host of other activities will t...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Nothing like good food at the end of a summer Saturday, and there will be plenty of beef, fried chicken, ham, hot dogs, and side dishes at the CRCC Bull Roast on Saturday night. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge, 1506 Defense Highway in Gambrills, MD on Saturday, July 31, from 7-11 p.m.  But you can expect more than food and networking with other area residents.  There will be door prizes, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, cash bar and more.  All this for just $30 at the door! Fundraising events for the CRCC are keeping us busy in Crofton, Gambrills, and throughout the area, as local volunteers work to raise money for the planning and building of a community center to serve area residents., both young and old. The facility will be located next to the Crofton Library on land leased from the co...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The burgers and fries are so darn good at Five Guys in Crofton MD, that it never occurred to me to try their hot dogs 'til I found out July is National Hot Dog Month. Check out this photo of my Sunday lunch... You are looking at a bacon cheese dog with onions, ketchup, mustard, and fries.  Believe me, it tasted as good as it looks!   Five Guys is relatively new to the Crofton Md area, and I decided to visit there for the first time after reading Rich Iarossi's Activerain post about a year ago (Sorry, Rich, I can't find it now to include a link).  If you've never visited a Five Guys near you, you simply don't know what you're missing. There are several locations near Crofton, including Bowie, Odenton and Annapolis Mall.  In fact, this one is technically in Gambrills at 1131-A Rt. 3 North...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
What’s my home worth?  That’s the question every Crofton homeowner wants to ask… but they’re not sure they want to know the answer.  The only way to answer that question, of course, is to have an appraisal or market value analysis that takes into account the features, size, and condition of the property as well as the real estate market.  Let's take a look at that market over a period of six months.   CROFTON (21114) REAL ESTATE MARKETYear to Date thru June 2010  Home Sales in Crofton MD were up last month, as expected, due to a June 30 deadline for the tax credit.  But the real estate market in Crofton has seen its share of ups and downs this year, that’s for sure:   When it comes to Crofton home prices, they have consistently run higher in 2010 than they did in 2009, every month excep...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Homes that have completed the foreclosure legal process frequently revert back to the bank, if they're not perviously sold at auction. While Crofton, MD doesn't have a significant number of bank owned properties, some are always available for preview and purchase. Crofton, MD has had a total of 150 homes that have sold since January 1, 2010. Of these, 13 were bank owned (foreclosure) sales. This equates to 8.6% of total sales. The process of purchasing a bank owned property is well documented, and varies only slightly from a normal resale. The fact that there hasn't been many foreclosures in Crofton, MD has tended to help keep property prices stable. As of today, July 18, 2010, the map below shows the seven properties that have been foreclosed on in Crofton, MD. These properties are ava...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Five new rentals came on the market in Crofton, MD last week. This is good news since the rental inventory is pretty low, and the demand is high. That brings the total available rentals in Crofton to twelve. Thirteen new homes became active during the week of 7/11 - 7/18. The current available homes for sale in the Crofton, MD inventory stands at 175. This is an excellent combination spanning all price ranges. Six homes went under contract/no kickout status, and five went under full contract status. This is an indicator of future settlements in Crofton, MD. Five applications were registered, and four homes were rented last week in Crofton. Four homes completed the entire sale process and settled. Congratulations to these new Crofton, MD home owners. One active listing expired and five a...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
A summer concert is scheduled for the Village Green this weekend in Crofton, Maryland. Pack a cooler, bring a lawn chair, and settle in for a fun evening of music by Big Band Caliente, beginning at 6 p.m. Big Band Caliente is a local group that combines the best of big band music with Latin music.  In addition to their Crofton performance this weekend, you can catch them August 14 at the Tin Can Festival at Linthicum Park (3:15 p.m.) and September 18 at Anne Arundel Community Center's Pascal Center (8 p.m.). The Crofton Village Green is located on Crofton Parkway between Clubhouse Gate Road and Crawford Boulevard.  There's plenty of free parking on both the north and south end of the Village Green, across from Crofton Country Club. Two more concerts are scheduled later in the summer, so...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Some buyers think that Crofton, MD is out of their price range. If you're a first time home buyer, that couldn't be further from the truth. Crofton offers several sub-divisions that are affordable. One of those is Cedar Grove at Crofton. Cedar Grove is ideally located right off of Rt. 3 North, near the KMart Shopping Center. All of the condo's in Cedar Grove are what are called piggy back style. The two upper levels are one unit and there is a separate unit below. Right now the prices in Cedar Grove range from $219K to $255K. Extremely affordable for this area. The Cedar Grove sub-division has a pool and a community center. Today, there are 5 homes for sale in Cedar Grove, Crofton, MD. Clicking on any of the icons on the map below will bring up a page where you can view detailed descrip...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
OK, you've already selected Crofton, MD as your destination of choice to buy a home. Now its time to drill down into the specific neighborhoods. One of the ones that should be high on your list is going to be Chapman Farms. This unique subdivision is made up exclusively of single family detached homes. Built in the late 90's, these homes have a lot to offer. Most with finished basements, nine foot ceilings and maintenance free exteriors.  Chapman Farms is a community with houses for sale starting in the mid $400's and going over $600 in some cases. Today, there are 9 homes for sale in Chapman Farms, Crofton, MD. Clicking on any of the icons on the map below will bring up a page where you can view detailed descriptions of all homes for sale in Chapman Farms, Crofton, MD. If you're not a...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Crofton, MD is a terrific destination point for local buyers as well as buyers coming into the area for the first time. Along with a wonderful inventory of homes, Crofton, MD is situated pretty much right in the middle of the Washington, DC and Baltimore corridor. Add Annapolis about fifteen minutes away to that huge plus and you have one of the main reasons buyers choose Crofton, MD. Like many other communities in the area, Crofton, MD is made up of several sub-divisions. Some older, some newer, but all in Crofton. One of the most unique sub-divisions is Walden. Walden is made up of a combination of condos, townhouses and single family homes. Surrounding a golf course, Walden homes were built in the 90's and offer many of the features buyers are looking for today. Today, there are 24 h...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Crofton, MD rental market is blazing right now. Quality, affordable rentals are very hard to come by. I'm getting calls and emails every day from people looking for decent rentals in the area. Many military families are being relocated and will be working at Ft. George G. Meade, or the NSA. Some as a result of the Base Realignment and Closing initiative (BRAC), and others with their Permanent Change of Station orders.Crofton, MD is an excellent choice for renters. Located about 15 minutes from Ft. George G. Meade, Crofton has a lot to offer both buyers and renters. Crofton has a nice selection but only 13 rental homes in the current inventory. This is a pretty small inventory for a community this size.The map below shows all of the homes for rent in the Crofton, MD home inventory. ...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Crofton, MD is an excellent destination and relocation location for all types of home buyers. Situated between the large employment centers of Baltimore and Washington, DC, Crofton offers an outstanding location for buyers moving or relocating into the area. Are you relocating into the area to be near Ft. George G. Meade, as a result of the Base Realignment and Closing initiative? Crofton is only fifteen minutes from the base and the NSA complex. With 22,000 jobs scheduled to relocate to the area in the next few years, Crofton, MD is the ideal location to consider. Crofton, MD is currently offering a wide variety of homes for sale with a decent inventory to choose from. You can find condo, townhouse or single family detached style homes to choose from. Today, there are 171 homes for sal...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
If you haven’t visited The Nautilus Diner yet, why not put it on your calendar for Wednesday, July 14.  That’s when the next meeting for Crofton Regional Community Center (CRCC) is scheduled, and The Nautilus Diner is hosting it at 6:30 p.m. Nautilus is located on Route 3 at the intersection with Rt. 424.  It’s open round-the-clock on Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 a.m. –  1 a.m. Sunday thru Thursday.  My personal favorite is breakfast - there’s just something about that diner environment and pancakes that seem to go together –  and breakfast is served any time.  Of course, they also have extensive lunch and dinner menus. (Click on the breakfast photo to view their menu online.)   On Wednesday evening, you can “kill two birds with one stone” (as the saying goes)...  Have dinner at The Nau...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Crofton, MD rental market is blazing right now. Quality, affordable rentals are hard to come by. I'm getting calls and emails every day from people looking for decent rentals in the area. Many military families are being relocated and will be working at Ft. George G. Meade, or the NSA. Some as a result of the Base Realignment and Closing initiative (BRAC), and others with their Permanent Change of Station orders. Crofton, MD is an excellent choice for renters. Located about 15 minutes from Ft. George G. Meade, Crofton has a lot to offer both buyers and renters. Crofton has a nice selection but only 11 rental homes in the current inventory. The map below shows all of the homes for rent in the Crofton, MD home inventory. Click on any of the icons and you will see additional details on...
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By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Crofton, MD is an excellent destination location for all types of home buyers. Situated between the large employment centers of Baltimore and Washington, DC, Crofton offers an outstanding location for buyers moving or relocating into the area. Are you relocating into the area to be near Ft. George G. Meade, as a result of the Base Realignment and Closing initiative? Crofton is only fifteen minutes from the base and the NSA complex. With 22,000 jobs scheduled to relocate to the area in the next few years, Crofton, MD is the ideal location to consider. Crofton, MD is currently offering a wide variety of homes for sale. You can find condo, townhouse or single family detached style homes to choose from. Today, there are 167 homes for sale in Crofton, MD. These range in price from $169,900 t...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Don't miss the free Sunday evening concert at 6 p.m. on the Crofton Village Green. The 3rd concert of Village Green summer's series will be presented by Bay Winds, performing selections from their repertoire of marches, classics, Broadway, contemporary, big band and Dixieland jazz.  Bay Winds is a group of volunteer musicians, ranging from teens to seniors, and includes alum from high school, college and military bands. They perform about twelve concerts a year throughout the local area, under the sponsorship of the Anne Arundel County Arts Council - at community centers, retirement facilities and speciaol events such as Flag Day at Allen Pond and Independence Day at Shady Side. The band will set up on the raised area of the Village Green, on Suncay evening, and you can place your own c...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Military families who live in Crofton are just a half hour from three different military commissaries:  Naval Station Annapolis, Fort Meade, and Andrews AFB. (...Not to mention other family-friendly facilities at these three locations.) It's so easy to be lazy and shop at the nearest grocery store - I did that sometimes even when Larry was on active-duty and we were (always financially challenged) young newlyweds.  Since he retired, we've seldom shopped at the commissaries even though we have that option. My refrigerator and cabinets were very empty today, so I needed some staples as well as the week's groceries.  That was enough to motivate me to make the 15-mile trip to Annapolis to the commissary at Naval Station Annapolis.  (Photo left) What a savings!  Gas at the Navy Exchange was ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Another Crofton Regional Community Center FUNdraiser is scheduled Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the skateboard park in Bowie, beginning at 9 a.m.   This all-day roller-blading and skateboarding event is being planned by The Family Bike Shop of Crofton and Owens Ski and Sport of Gambrills, with the help of CRCC volunteer and UMBC student Eric Tedrow.  It's free, but please bring your checkbook so you can make a donation to the CRCC.   Music will be provided by Mountain of Make Believe, Dakota Red, and Left Hand Out.  Concession stands will be open for refreshments, and you will see demonstrations throughout the day by several groups and individuals.  These include the Baker and Vox skateboarding teams and rollerbladers Justin Tilman, Dan Brewer, Ryan Timms, Tim Phang, Nick Psiciotta, and Da...
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