Laurel, MD Real Estate News

By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
The Gardens Ice Center in Laurel, MD -- all in one winter sports! What more can you ask for -- Whether its the  gym or cafe. yes,  there is a place to shop too. Oh --How could I forget to mention its also a NATIONAL CURLING CENTER -- I have never curled, have you?  I have watched it on tv albeit for 15 minutes.  Its a bit chilly so bring a coat -- nice place to hang in the dog days to summer.     Practicing their jumps, spins and form.  The coaches stand on the ice side and watch their prize pupils with eagle eyes.Check out the facility, on line or go by and visit. Address: The Gardens Ice House 13800 Old Gunpowder Rd Laurel, MD 20707 A list of local attracrtions Click here for a larger printable version of this map as an Adobe Acrobat PDF File  For more information about Maryland, cont...
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
Its not to late to participate in the Riverfest 5k/Fun Walk at 9 am Saturday, October 13, 2007 Its a beautiful scenic route that should be fun for all ages.  The course is located at Main and Avondale.Registration closes today -- go to http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=1&EVENT_ID=1468095&RESET=0 LAUREL RIVERFEST (9 am - 4 pm ) IS CALLING YOUR NAME THIS WEEKEND! Visit the local vendors and enjoy the beautiful weather.  
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
October 13, 2007 -- 12 races at the Laurel Race Track.  If you're tooling around Laurel this weekend --be on the lookout for the trackers attending the big race this weekend.  Its easy to access the track from Rt. 198 or I-295.  You may want to avoid Rt. 1 because of the lights, however, it may only delay you by ten minutes.  For more details, go to Laurelpark.comAnd its suppose to be a beautiful weekend with a nice break from 80 degree weather.   
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
Did you know that Laurel, MD houses the world's largest ice cream faciltiy?   or I should say ice cream campus because it covers more than 14 football fields of real estate. Howard county agreed to defer $1 million in property taxes for four years and invested $1 million in road access and infrastructure improvements.  The State of Maryland ponied up by granting $1.6 million if Dreyer's employed 515 hourly workers by Dec. 2007 as well as invested $183 million in the plant.  They have exceeded that target with 725 and are looking 240 additional workers.  Dreyer's built the plant with expansion in mind if needed.  They plan to invest an additional $30 million into the facility this year.Needless to say, Howard County loves Edy's and so do you!   KEEP EATING ICE CREAM you hear!Howard Count...
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
Emerson One -- A beautiful Class A commercial real estate building will be LEED Registered or Green.   Construction is scheduled to begin March 2008.Below are two pictures of the proposed building.  Its a GEM and will attract many employers.  Laurel's proximity within the Baltimore - Washington Corridor will be  major attraction along with easy access to major transportation. The Residential Housing market is ready -- the big question is should you buy now or later?  To see adjacent site, click here Commercial Real Estate activity in Laurel(Howard County)       Rendering below -          For more information, or to search for residential real estate  --go to http:www.a2zHomes.net.  
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
What does this sign tell you?    It tells me that a shift is occurring and companies are coming in the near future.  Laurel is undergoing a major change in the commercial real estate activity and the secret is out. What's the secret?  Laurel is ideally situated in the Baltimore - Washington Corridor and has easy access to major transportation -- I-95, I-295, Rt. 198, Rt. 29, Rt. 216.  The Laurel MARC is about 2 miles away and several park and rides are nearby as well. Three airports:BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport    15 miles awayReagan National Airport                 32 miles  away               Dulles International Airport          43 miles away Employers such as: John's Hopkins Applied Physics lab(APL)  - 6 miles away Ft. Meade - 6 miles away Verizon - 6 miles away   With two -- 60,00...
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By Donna Whitaker, Exit Premier Realty
(Exit Premier Realty)
I have been in Real Estate a short time now but in sales a long time. I can not stress how important it is to be organized! We deal with a lot of papers and forms everyday, know who is who is very important. As an agent you should be able to place a finger on your client and know that client at any given moment. I actually took the time to prepare 10 folders 5 for buyers and 5 for sellers. Each folder contains all of the forms and documentation the buyer or seller needs with the first meeting. I make sure each folder has a client profile sheet, the buyer/seller agreement and any other important documents they may need. I also prepared a check list of all the documents they need for the lender, I email a copy of the check list to the client and cc the lender. I also place a copy in the f...
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
                                                              2007                              2006                              % Change  Total Sold Dollar Volume:                         $18,029,820                $15,327,452               17.63% Average Sold Price:                                $450,746                    $403,354                    11.75% Median Sold Price:                                  $440,000                    $374,500                    17.49% Total Units Sold:                                    40                                38                             5.26% Avg days on Market:                            105                                71                             47.89% Avg List Price for Solds:                                   $469,445      ...
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By Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop
(RE/MAX Rewards)
                                                                       Craftmark Homes are building new homes in the subdivision of Stratford II.  Their are a total of 66 lots and 60 are still available.The homes will range in square footage from 3000 Sq. ft. and up.  The subdivision has easy access to Rt. 29, Rt. 216, I-95, Rt. 198.                 The University of Maryland, College Park is nearby as well as Howard Community College.   Shopping is nearby with the Columbia Mall.Currently, they have are running a special on lots toward the north end of their development.  There are several models to choose from with a myriad of options as well.  Price range -$770,000 - $1MBelow is my favorite place --the Kitchen!      
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By Vanessa Plante-McDonald, MBA, REALTOR® - Cash Rebate to ALL My Buyers!
(Bethel Equities, LLC)
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.   ZIP Code Statistics - <$100K to >$5M FormatZIP Code: 20708 Laurel, MD From: 06/01/2007 to 06/30/2007                Statistics generated on: 07/05/2007 ResidentialUnit SalesNumber of Bedrooms Active Listings   Time on Market Price Class 2 Or Less   3 4  or More   CondoCoop GroundRent Residential   CondoCoop GroundRent of Units Sold(No. of Units) Under $100,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -30 Days 7 $100,000 - 149,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31-60 Days 4 $150,000 - 199,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 - 90 Days 3 $200,000 - 249,999 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 91-120 Days 3 $250,000 - 299,999 0 1 0 1 0 12 5 0 Over 120 Days 1 $300,000 - 349,999 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 Total 18 $350,000 - 399,999 0 0 1 0 0 29 0 0 $400,000 - 449,999 0 0 9 0 0 35 0 0 Type of Financingof Units Sold(No. of Un...
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By Vanessa Plante-McDonald, MBA, REALTOR® - Cash Rebate to ALL My Buyers!
(Bethel Equities, LLC)
Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.   ZIP Code Statistics - <$100K to >$5M FormatZIP Code: 20724 Laurel, MD From: 06/01/2007 to 06/30/2007                Statistics generated on: 07/05/2007 ResidentialUnit SalesNumber of Bedrooms Active Listings   Time on Market Price Class 2 Or Less   3 4  or More   CondoCoop GroundRent Residential   CondoCoop GroundRent of Units Sold(No. of Units) Under $100,000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 -30 Days 4 $100,000 - 149,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31-60 Days 3 $150,000 - 199,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 - 90 Days 4 $200,000 - 249,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 91-120 Days 0 $250,000 - 299,999 0 0 0 2 0 5 8 0 Over 120 Days 1 $300,000 - 349,999 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 0 Total 12 $350,000 - 399,999 0 1 1 0 0 32 1 3 $400,000 - 449,999 0 2 1 0 0 22 1 0 Type of Financingof Units Sold(No. of Un...
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By LaMont Price, lamontprice.com
(EXIT Right Realty)
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
LAUREL - OFFERING THE OLD . . . .THESE HOMES ARE "OLDIES BUT GOODIES"  Home owners helping to preserve a bit of history.Laurel is a popular town in Northern Prince George's County, Maryland.  Popular with folks interested in the historic Victorian and Colonial homes in the "Historic District", these homes are a wonderful opportunity for Maryland home buyers who wish to preserve a bit if history.  Many home buyers who select the historic home are interested in not only owning the home but preserving a piece of history.                   Historic Homes in Laurel go back in age to just over 200 years old.  They are some of the most beautiful homes in the area with large lots, mature trees and wide streets.  . . . .  AND THE NEWKONTERRA - A planned community offering new homes, shopping and...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
REPORT FOR FIRST QUARTER 2007 FOR LAUREL, MARYLAND, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTYSOLD PROPERTIES IN 200727 Single Family Home Residences have sold in 2007.The minimum price sold was $280,000The maximum price sold was $749,900The average price sold was $440,344Homes in Laurel Maryland are priced approximately 20% lower in Prince George's County than Howard County The average days on the market for Single Family Detached Homesin Laurel was 104 days for the average priced homes.  Higher priced homes were on the market for approximately 230 days.         Example of homes in North Laurel, about 25 years old         Laurel offers many styles of Town Homes2007 SOLD statistics for Laurel 20707-East of Route 12007 SOLD statistics for Laurel 20708 - West of Route 1NOW OPEN - THE NEW PLANNED COMMUNITY OF...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Real Estate in Laurel Maryland, November 2006 Market ReportLAUREL, MARYLAND REAL ESTATEA lovely town with historic roots, Laurel is identified as "on Route 1 halfway between Washington, D.C.and Baltimore, Maryland.  Laurel is a lot more than a location.  It's a quaint town with homes the representVictorian architecture and the styles of the 21st Century.                  HISTORIC HOME IN LAUREL  *  HOME IN RUSSETT, LAUREL MARYLAND  *  TOWN HOMES IN LAURELSHOPPING IN LAURELLaurel Town Center and Main Street are located in Prince George's County.  Parts of Laurel are located in Howard County and in Anne Arundel County.  Main Street in Laurel is a mix of 100 year old storefronts andmodern office condominium buildings located in restored historic buildings or newer construction.  Businesses...
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By Anita Carrington, Dovian Group LLC, ASP, IAHSP
(The Dovian Group, LLC)
Staging® is a process of taking an existing home from “ugly duckling” to “model” home quality.  Professional Stagers® have the ability to transform your home, making it marketable to the largest possible pool of buyers.  Staging® depersonalizes the space, attracting more potential buyers.  The ultimate goal is to appeal to several prospects, ultimately securing a ready, willing and able buyer.  This allows the home to sell quickly.  The practice benefits all parties, the buyer, the Realtor® and the seller.  We formulate a plan specific to the home, depending on architecture we select and place the appropriate furnishings and accessories providing the ultimate “star quality”.  The Dovian Group, LLC, looks forward to providing your Staging® and redesign needs.  Contact us at 240-786-9136.
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