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Market Reports for Anne Arundel County

by John Collins, REALTOR

The housing market for Anne Arundel County, as a whole, took about a 16-percent dip from the end of November through the month of December, with 81 less units sold, according to data supplied by the Multiple Listing Service, MRIS, and its member Association(s) of REALTORS. Over that same time period, the median sale price for properties in the county was $290,000.

Even though the county's housing market recorded a decrease in sales in December, it registered an active inventory that was 79 units (or 3 percent) higher than last year. Properties that sold in Anne Arundel County during December spent an average of 69 days on market, down 17 percent from last year.

Now let's take a peek at these same December stats for some of the county's major cities.

Annapolis

  • Units Sold - 78, down 3 percent from the 80 units sold in November
  • Active Inventory - 434, slightly lower than the 428 number in December 2012
  • Median Sale Price - $410,000, which represents a 17 percent increase from last year's $349,000
  • Days on Market - 61, down 42 percent from last year

Arnold-Broadneck

  • Units Sold - 39, a 15 percent drop from November
  • Active Inventory - 215, which is 22 units (or 11 percent) higher than last year
  • Median Sale Price - $429,495, an eye-popping $101,995 more than November's median sale price of $327,500
  • Days on Market - 96, a 30 percent jump from last December

Crofton-Crownsville-Gambrills

  • Units Sold - 37, while this number was the same as last year's, it represented a 12 percent decrease from November
  • Active Inventory - 183, which is 14 units (or 8 percent) higher than last year
  • Median Sale Price - $318,000, a 14 percent decrease from November and 6 percent lower than last year
  • Days on Market - 64, down 42 percent versus last year

Edgewater

  • Units Sold - 20, a slight decrease from December 2012
  • Active Inventory - 146, representing a 7 percent rise from last year
  • Median Sale Price - $482,500, an increase of $136,500 from December 2012
  • Days on Market - 100, a 39 percent increase from last year

Millersville-Severn

  • Units Sold - 30, a decrease of 21 percent from November
  • Active Inventory - 198, an increase of 13 percent from last year
  • Median Sale Price - $370,500, an increase of 2 percent from December 2012
  • Days on Market - 52, up 16 percent from last year

Odenton-Fort Meade

  • Units Sold - 28, down 35 percent from November's 43
  • Active Inventory - 132, compared to 99 in December 2012
  • Median Sale Price - $252,850, a decrease of 9 percent (or $24,600) compared to last year
  • Days on Market - 56, a 23 percent drop from December 2012

Pasadena-Gibson Island

  • Units Sold - 50, a decrease of 22 percent compared to December 2012
  • Active Inventory - 281, a 9 percent drop from November's 309 available properties
  • Median Sale Price - $249,000, 8 percent less than it was last year
  • Days on Market - 60, which reflects a 38 percent decrease from last year

Severna Park

  • Units Sold - 20, a slight dip from last year
  • Active Inventory - 114, only 3 units more than December 2012
  • Median Sale Price - $489,948, which is barely a change from last year, and only 2 percent less than November
  • Days on Market - 72, a 23 percent decrease from last year
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It is a Fact

by John Collins, REALTOR

Good Tuesday Morning!

It is a fact! Over 90% of all home searches conducted nationally begin online. Searching for homes online is by far the easiest and most efficient way to look for homes. Long gone are the days where interested home buyers ride around town with their real estate agent viewing home after home while thumbing through the pages of an MLS book. Online home shopping is convenient and it allows the prospective home buyer the ability to keep up with current listings and prices.

There are many resources that will allow you to search for homes online and some are much easier to navigate and have more options than others. We have found that here in the Annapolis and the surrounding market areas the best home search site is www.johncollinsgroup.com. This state of the art site will allow you to search properties, on line, based on your search criteria and then save your search so that you are not re-entering it every time you conduct a search. This site also offers you the ability to set up a property alert, which will automatically e-mail you information on new properties meeting your search criteria as they hit the market.

Now is an excellent time to be shopping for a home. With home prices remaining low and mortgage interest rates at historic low levels, there is great opportunity and www.johncollinsgroup.com is a great tool to use during your home search.

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1419 Harmony Lane
1607 Annesely Ct.
Price: $1,650,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 4 Sq Ft: 6,311
A majestic entry foyer sets the stage for a flawless interior that offers gracious rooms, while the centerpiece of the interior is a lavish double-height family room, overlooked by a mezzanine landing. Breathtaking is the only word for the 5 star-kitchen with all the bells and whistles. The superb master suite has a sitting room and luxurious bath. There is also a 4 car garage & lush landscape.

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Spring is Just Around the Corner

by John Collins, REALTOR

Good Tuesday Morning!

It appears that Spring is close to being here. The first sign of Spring is the longer days and flowers beginng to bloom. It's a wonderful time to live in the Annapolis area.

Mortgage interest rates have remained almost unchanged over the past month until late last week when we saw rates take another dip. It just can't get much better than this for financing a home. If you consider that home prices are much lower than they were at the peak of the market and then consider the low cost of financing, there just may never be a better time to buy a home. This also means that it is a great time to sell your home and purchase another home whether it might be a larger home or a smaller home. The largest challenge facing home buyers right now is that the inventory of homes for sale is low. It might be slightly tougher to find the perfect home to purchase, but we are managing to find great purchase opportunities right now for the home buyers we are working with.

If you are thinkiing about purchasing your first home, moving up to a larger home or downsizing, the best way to start the process is to set a time to meet with us. We can determine your needs and then look at the best course of action for you. Once you know the process and the numbers your decision becomes much easier. I strongly advise anyone who is thinking about buying or selling a home right now to start the process with this easy analysis.

Have An Awesome Week!

LATEST HOT HOME LISTING!

1419 Harmony Lane
1902 Hidden Ridge Path
Price: $840,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Sq Ft: 4,099
AN EXCEPTIONAL HOME IN THE RIDGES.This fabulous custom built beauty has it all. Style and comfort rule here. Large,all brick, 4bdrm 41/2 bath,first floor master,and 3 fireplaces make this colonial a dream. Full au pair suite on the lower level with 2nd full kitchen.Sitting on the enormous deck overlooking towering native trees will have you relaxed in no time - a truly rare find.



AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
John Collins

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Getting your Home on the Market

by John Collins, REALTOR

Good Monday Morning!

If you are thinking about selling your home, now is the time to begin the process for getting your home on the market. One common thought is that Spring is the best time to get your home on the market. The reality is that by Spring home inventories often times increase and your competition level increases. If you can get your home ready for market by February or March you may beat the rush and have a better climate for a sale. Here are just a few things that you might want to pay attention to prior to placing your home on the market.

  1. Go through your home and do what I call de-clutter. This means take out over sized furniture items, nick nacks, anything that is not needed for everyday living. The idea is to make rooms looks larger and give prospective buyers the ability to see the space.
  2. Touch up interior paint or even re-paint if needed .This would mean making walls, trim ceilings looking as new as possible.
  3. Clean carpets and hard wood flooring.
  4. Clean your home thoroughly and don't forget to clean windows inside and out.
  5. Be sensitive to odors from cooking, pets, etc. Scented candles are a great way to keep your home smelling great. Prospective buyers are very odor sensitive.
  6. Maintain an even temperature in your home. Homes that are too hot or too cold will detract from showings.
  7. Always have your home neat, clean, drapery or blinds open and lights on for showings.
  8. Winter time is tough for exterior, but having your landscaping and home exterior looking great is important. Have flower beds with fresh bark dust, walks swept. leaves raked and washing down siding will greatly increase the way your home looks for drive bys.

One of the key functions that I complete when I visit a home for someone thinking of selling their home is going through a check list of items that the homeowner can do to enhance the appearance of their property. My objective is to list items that will increase the value, lessen the number of days on the market and helping the homeowner not perform tasks that are not dollar productive. If you are considering placing your Annapolis area home on the market, please contact me for a no obligation visit that we can identify items for you to focus on and also get a good idea of your homes current market value.

Have An Awesome Week!

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AND HERE'S YOUR MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!!

Sincerely,
John Collins

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New Listing on Beards Creek

by John Collins, REALTOR

This is your ultimate waterfront retreat located on Beards Creek just minutes to Annapolis. Serene waterfront views from most rooms. Expansive room sizes. First floor master haven with superbath featuring marble tile, jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Main level laundry room with updated washer/dryer. No need to worry about closet space on all three levels!



Lower level family room with gas fireplace, builts ins and walk out to back yard. Two additional bedrooms downstairs each with their own bath. The open floor plan is versatile enough for any lifestyle in this park-like setting. Come see what we mean, call John today at 410-224-4999 or e-mail him at johncollins@mris.com for further details and to schedule your own private showing

Just Listed Near Downtown Annapolis

by John Collins, REALTOR

Just Listed


98 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401


MLS Number: AA7977721
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Location, Location, Location, It's just a short stroll to all that Historic Annapolis has to offer. This spacious colonial was converted into two separate units but could be a grand single family home. Features 2 garage spaces, main level has 3 bedrooms 2.5 Baths, Upper level has 2 bedroom, 1 full bath & water view. This is truly a unique find. Weather you are shopping, dining or just seeing the sights this is the ultimate address. For More Information Click Here

 

 

Please call John Collins at 410-224-4999/410-693-6000 or e-mail him at johncollins@mris.com for more information or to schedule your private tour today!

Just listed in Arnold, MD

by John Collins, REALTOR

Just Listed

614 Talon Court
Arnold, MD 21012


MLS Number: AA7967769

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This three story colonial townhome has been nicely upgraded and cared for. The first floor is ideal for roommate or in-law. The main living area features formal dining area and a centrally located kitchen. The expansive deck overlooks nature and is ideal for casual dining. It is just a short drive to all major commuting routes.For More Information click here

Please call John Collins at 410-224-4999/410-693-6000 or e-mail him at johncollins@mris.com for more information or to schedule your private tour today!

Just Listed in Annapolis, MD

by John Collins, REALTOR


Just Listed


1607 Annesely Court
Annapolis, MD 21401

MLS Number: AA7965387
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This magnificent custom built home is a showplace you will be proud to call home. No detail was overlooked, from the chefs grade kitchen to the most intricate molding. This is sure to impress even the most discerning buyer. There are truly to many features to list. For your private tour contact the John Collins Group. For More Information Click Here

Please call John Collins at 410-224-4999/410-693-6000 or e-mail him at johncollins@mris.com for more information or to schedule your private tour today!

Just Listed in Severna Park, MD

by John Collins, REALTOR

Just Listed


598 Isaiah Drive
Severna Park, MD 21146

MLS Number: AA7965384
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Stately brick front colonial is nestled on a private picturesque setting. The modern kitchen opens to the step down family room, which includes hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace. A fully finished lower level features ample natural light with multiple windows and access to rear yard. Expansive Master Suite w/12'x10' sitting room & cathedral ceilings. This custom built home has spacious room sizes and a floor plan to accommodate almost any needs.For More Information Click Here

 

Please call John Collins at 410-224-4999/410-693-6000 or e-mail him at johncollins@mris.com for more information or to schedule your private tour today!

Recently Upgraded, Severna Park Waterfront

by John Collins, REALTOR

 


Recently Upgraded Kitchen
New Stainless Steel Appliances

479 Maple Road
Severna Park, MD 21146

MLS Number: AA7789719
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Premium Location, Expansive Views, Deep Protected Water & Level Lot w/Deep Water. Meticulously maintained & updated W/F features an open and versatile floor plan. Waterfront setting ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Modern kit, granite counters, new stainless steel appliances, cathedral ceiling and Hard wood floors. panoramic waterviews from most rooms. For More Information Click Here

For more information please call John Collins at 410-244-4999/410-693-6000 or e-mail him at johncollins@mris.com for your own private tour today.

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Contact Information

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John Collins, Realtor
JohnCollinsGroup of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
108 Old Solomons Island Road - U4
Annapolis MD 21401
Office: 410-224-4999
Cell: 410-693-6000
Fax: 410-224-4032 Email: John@JohnCollinsGroup.
John Collins, Realtor
 Office: 410-224-4999 * Cell: 410-693-6000
www.JohnCollinsGroup.Com
 of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.   
Office: 410-224-4999 Cell: 410-693-6000 Fax: 410-224-4032
Email -
John@JohnCollinsGroup.com
108 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite U-4
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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The finest compliment I can receive is a referral from a friend, client or colleague. If you know of someone thinking of buying or selling real estate, I would appreciate an introduction.  Please be assured I will extend them my highest degree of service and professionalism. John Collins, Realtor