Davidsonville, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
'Just bought a Davidsonville home, settlement is over, the moving truck has come and gone...  now what? Unpacking and putting things away seems like a good place to start, but procrastination rears its ugly head...  So you're off to the store - 'Gotta find some new ways to organize your clutter.  If you don't do it when you move in and put things away, when will you? If only there were a Container Store nearby, but there's not.  Target, Home Goods, K-Mart and Walmart are probably your best bet unless you're military and have access to shopping at Fort George G. Meade, the USNA, or Andrews AFB.    Target - 4600 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie 20716.  From Rt. 424/214, go West on Rt. 214, North on Rt. 3, Left on Rt. 197, and Right on Mitchellville Rd. Target will be on the left at the end.  Home...
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By Jesse Barron, REALTOR® - Real Estate Made Easy™ in Anne Arundel County, MD
(Keats & Co. Real Estate, LLC)
Davidsonville, Maryland is located close to Annapolis and is considered a Washington, DC suburb. DC commuters view it as an ideal location, as it is just minutes from Route 50, which leads directly into Washington, DC. Davidsonville, MD offers a variety of residential real estate. Homes for sale in Davidsonville, Maryland range in price from $300,000 to almost $1,800,000. At the lower end of the price range, one can guy a nice rancher home requiring some work, that is a bank foreclosure. At the higher end of the price range are many beautiful mansions, boasting up to a total of seven bedrooms. Due to the variety of real estate for sale in Davidsonville, and the wide price ranges in which you can buy a home, the real estate market statistics are more varied than in most surrounding areas...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
 In 1981, Maryland's own Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Sen.Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) sponsored a joint Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week.  In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month.  The role of women in American history was seldom discussed before the '70's - a situation that changed in 1978 when the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a "Women's History Week"  The rest, as they say, is history!  You can learn about Natonal Women's History Month by visiting the National Women's History Project.The University of Maryland has made it easy for us to learn about MARYLAND women who have made a difference, so I'm going to highlight a few here i...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Mr. Home Seller, I heard a rumor that you're thinking of selling your Crofton-area home. I understand you've been doing some research online, where you found an article advising home sellers to:Sell your home yourselfList your home on the MLS for a few hundred dollarsOffer a big fat commission to the buyer's agent, maybe five or six percent, so they will sell your home instead of anotherThe guy who wrote that post had a lot of good ideas, in your opinion, and he must know what he's talking about.  After all, it was a very official looking website with an important-sounding name!Okay, I understand how you feel and I applaud your taking the time to do some research to learn about the home sale process.   However, I disagree with some of the suggestions you read... I won't debate the artic...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
 If your home is on the market, in Maryland or anywhere across the USA, do you know why it hasn't sold yet?  Without seeing your home first hand, I can't even guess.  But I can give you some food for thought based on many years of experience.   When there's a six-month supply of homes for sale, like today, it's a buyers' market - that means market conditions are more favorable for buyers than sellers.   Some homes are selling, and no doubt there's a good reason why they sold when others did not.Burying a statue of Saint Joseph in your yard is probably not the magic answer you're looking for.  Although some people swear by it, I'm really not sure if that is more of a Superstition or Sales Strategy. The way I see it, all the stars must align just right.  If one or more is "off the mark", ...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and it's certainly true when you look at Davidsonville real estate statistics in the form of a graph or chart.  This shows the sold properties each month, alongside the listing inventory.  It's not a very pretty picture for home sellers, is it?   As ugly as this appears, there ARE homes selling.  Just this week, closing occurred for my listing on Blandford Way in Wynnewood Subdivision. The property listed, sold and settled in LESS THAN 60 DAYS.  And, I might add, the combined sale price and closing cost subsidy were higher than I initially estimated when I listed the home in September, at 94% of full price (with no interim price reductions). There is never much turnover in Davidsonville, but I thought you might like to see "Units Sold" and "...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Your real estate connection for Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Home of Fort George G. Meade, Northrop Grumman, BWI and the U.S. Naval Academy "Maryland is for Crabs" - Who hasn't heard that slogan, even beyond Maryland?  Apparently, if some folks get their way, it may also be "Maryland is for Watermelon" - A friendly rivalry between Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, who says "there is no beter watermelon anywhere in the country than those grown in Maryland," and Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner, who says "Except those grown in Delaware" has evolved into the MAR-DELicious campaign. Maryland and Delaware Departments of Agriculture and the University of Delaware have partnered to create this promotion.  Local grocers including Giant, Superfresh, Whole Foods, Acme, Food Lion and Weis Mar...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
DAVIDSONVILLE MD 21035 Davidsonville fared better than most zipcodes in the area last month, with ten new listings and six new sales.  In spite of the higher price ranges in Davidsonville, there was only one contingent contract accepted.  Yes, the inventory is growing, but the rate is much lower than surrounding zipcodes where new listings outnumber sales 3 to 1.  Right now, there are only 60 properties on the market in Davidsonville, ranging from $349,900 to $2,650,000.  MRIS released their statistics today, comparing June 2007 to June 2006:June (21035)    2007   2006Total Sold Dollar Volume: $ 4,290,000    $ 5,589,900      - 23.25 % Average Sold Price: $ 858,000 $ 798,557 7.44 % Median Sold Price: $ 795,000 $ 890,000 - 10.67 % Total Units Sold: 5 7 - 28.57 % Average Days on Market: 11...
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By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
DAVIDSONVILLE MD 21035 Sales comparisons between April 2006 and 2007 don't mean much for Davidsonville, MD, when there was only one sale during April 2006.  That seems crazy, but it's the information reported by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc., the regional multiple lsting service that includes Davidsonville.I think we need to focus on the 2007 information, specifically the fact that there were 14 new listings in April, 4 new contracts, and 6 new settlements (see Total Units Sold below).  Those 6 units were on the market for an average of 217 days - almost 2/3 of a year.  If you have a home in Davidsonville to sell, therefore, it would be a good idea to plan ahead.Davidsonville (21035)    2007    2006 Total Sold Dollar Volume: $ 3,899,073 $ 700,000      457.01 % Average ...
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