Annapolis Area Holiday Events 2017

Happy holidays! There’s a lot going on in town now. Tomorrow, I’m going to the Messiah at the Naval Academy. That always gets me into the Christmas spirit.

Annapolis Area Holiday Events Guide 2017
Annapolis Area Holiday Events Guide 2017

You might like some of these Annapolis Area Holiday Events 2017. Check out this list and let me know some other things to add!

And, our Inauguration Ceremony for the Annapolis mayor is coming up Monday. While it’s not a holiday event, it’s a big deal for Annapolis!

And here are the events…

11/18-1/1 Lights on the Bay – Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

12/1, 2, 8, 15 & 16 Holiday Candlelight Stroll – Information Booth at City Dock, Annapolis

12/1-16 Illuminated Londontown – Historic Londontown & Gardens, Edgewater

12/1-23 Holidays at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville and Severna Park

12/1-31 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Annapolis

12/1-31 Jolly Express Cruise – Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis

12/3 17th Annual Celtic Christmas Concert, Christ Church West River, West River

12/3 & 10 The Nutcracker Tea 2017 – Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis

12/7, 14, & 21 Midnight Madness – Downtown Annapolis, Annapolis

12/8-1/21 Fiddler on the Roof – Compass Rose Theater, Annapolis

12/9 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade – Annapolis Harbor, Annapolis

12/9 Jingle and Mingle with Days End Farm Horse Rescue at Annual Holiday Party – Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City

12/9 Photos with Santa Claws – Crunchies Natural Pet Foods, Crofton

12/9-17 The Nutcracker – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis

12/10 Cookies & Cocoa with Santa – Downs Park, Pasadena

12/10 Messiah Sing-Along – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Crownsville

12/14 Holiday by the Bay – US Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis

12/15-17 & 20-23 Jingle All The Way 2017 – St. John’s College Key Auditorium, Annapolis

12/16 Santa Speedo Run & Toy Drive – O’Brien’s on Main Street, Annapolis

12/28 Military Bowl Parade (featuring The Budweiser Clydesdales) and Military Bowl, Annapolis

12/31 New Year’s Eve Celebrations and Fireworks – City Dock, Annapolis

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Making a difference – real estate and beyond

Martin is a wonderful man who I had the honor of meeting when he chose to buy a home near Annapolis. We worked together, and succeeded in getting a wonderful home for his family. One of the most satisfying parts of working in real estate is helping great people live in exceptional homes that support their goals and dreams.

Agua y Luz para Utuado

Agua y Luz para Utuado

Martin sent me an email message last week, that touched my heart. I would like to share his message with you, and invite you to make a contribution, to make a difference for Martin’s friends and family in Puerto Rico.

Here’s what Martin wrote,

In the absence of any communication with my family in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria, last week I decided to fly to Puerto Rico to find them. I found my family and friends and they are all fine but the country’s infrastructure was completely destroyed. I have to highlight the fact that the island’s infrastructure was destroyed but Puerto Rico wasn’t. Some media outlets are portraying an image of low morale with people basically waiting to die but that is not what I found there. I found people trying to assimilate the depth of the damage caused by the storm but at the same time moving forward and balancing the daily challenges of finding water, food and fuel with efforts to clean our town and restore what was lost. Among all the chaos and destruction I felt uplifted by the fact that I didn’t see anyone depressed or even crying. I found people moving and working hard every day. I saw a lady from our neighborhood working day and night removing mud from her house after it was flooded by the nearby river. The image that stayed with me was that lady removing mud from a flower vase in front of her house, getting it ready for a future when we will have flowers again.

Based on everything that I saw, I consider that my hometown will be without running water and electricity for weeks or even months. Most of the power lines are on the ground and the water supply infrastructure was severely damaged. With a mindset of “think globally, act locally” I’m reaching out to you to help the people of Utuado. Your donations will be used to provide recovery tools including generators (to run at least a refrigerator), water purifiers, solar/dynamo crank radios (batteries are scarce and they don’t have access to the news), solar powered flashlights and solar lighting systems.

The post office opened a few days ago and we can easily ship these items to Utuado.
– Portable 2200-Watts Inverter Generator: $624 + $105 for shipping
– Water Purifier: $59.50 – Radio/Charger Unit: $55.00
– Solar Powered Flashlights: $12.99 – Solar home lights system: $149.99

I don’t have a set goal because any contribution helps. Please help me share this request with as many people as possible.
Click here to support Agua y Luz para Utuado organized by Martin Negron

You may contribute directly to this project, providing vital resources such as water and light for people in Puerto Rico, using the link above.

And, when you refer a client to me in October, then when their home sale or purchase closes, we will send a $250 donation to a charity of their choice, or to Martin’s GoFundMe project.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

5812 Redmond St, Baltimore, MD 21225 for sale

This roomy rancher at 5812 Redmond St, Baltimore, MD 21225 was just listed. It’s at a super location in the established community of Roland Terrace in Brooklyn Park, Maryland.

Brooklyn Park home for sale - 5812 Redmond St

Brooklyn Park home for sale – 5812 Redmond St

This classic brick-front cape cod was built in 1954 with hardwood floors. This well-maintained home has just been updated with a new kitchen w/stainless steel appliances and gas stove, new carpet on second level, paint throughout, and more! Renovated and move-in ready!

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market Statistics June 2017

Here are some market statistics for you for the year to date through the end of June in Anne Arundel County, compared to last year:

  • Average Discount Off Original Price: 3.3% (was 4.6%)
  • Average Days on the Market: 68 (down 17.07%)
  • Number of Homes for Sale: 2,579 (down 9.38%)
  • Total Sales: $1,760,540,478 (up 10.35%)
  • Average Sold Price: $379,345 (up 5.09%)
  • Real Buyers (Home Sold): 4,641 (up 5.02%)

(Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. – MLS Resale Data Copyright 2017 – Information deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.)

It’s a seller’s market.  Inventory is low, with just 2.4 months of property on the market.  And, as you may have heard, the Fed has been slowly raising interest rates, and we are facing a debt ceiling issue in a few weeks.  The uncertainty will motivate many savvy buyers to move more quickly than they might have otherwise.

All of which means, we are looking for more sellers, who would like to take advantage of the situation.  Now is the time to get started, in order to complete a move this year.  Who do you know who might be interested in making a move?  

If you know someone who is curious what their house would fetch in today’s market, and what else might be available, please introduce us.  I’m happy to help them find that out!

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, Annapolis Real EstateAnnapolis Waterfront HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 410-729-7700

Local web sites in and around Annapolis, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight June 2017

690 Discovery Rd, Davidsonville, MD – Harbor Hills Home for Sale

This roomy rancher at 690 Discovery Rd, Davidsonville, MD 21035 was just listed. It’s at a super location in the water privileged community of Harbor Hills in Davidsonville, Maryland.

You’ll love the Harbor Hills community amenities including marina, boat ramp, 2 beaches, club house, olympic-sized pool, tennis & ball field!

And the location is convenient for commuting, restaurants, and shopping.

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

555 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton, MD – Just Listed

This beautiful colonial home at 555 Williamsburg Lane, Odenton, MD was just listed. It’s at a super location near Ft. Meade, Waugh Chapel, MARC train, and schools. Convenient for commuting, restaurants, and shopping.

Home for Sale at 555 Williamsburg Lane in Odenton

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

1286 Dorothy Road, Crownsville, MD – Just Listed in South Baldwin Hills

This beautiful colonial home at 1286 Dorothy Road, Crownsville, MD was just listed. It’s sited on a beautiful wooded cul de sac on over half an acre of beautifully landscaped property. You’ll love this peaceful secluded setting, which is surprisingly close to restaurants, shopping, and offices.

South Baldwin Hills Home for Sale

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and subscribe to our mailing list.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market Statistics December 2016

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!

It seems like almost everyone is shopping for food and gifts to celebrate the holidays, and some are also shopping for homes!  

Here are some market statistics for you for the year to date in Anne Arundel County, compared to last year:

  • Average Discount Off Original Price: 4.3% (was 5.8%)
  • Average Days on the Market: 75 (down 11.76%)
  • Number of Homes for Sale: 2,386 (down 10.00%)
  • Total Sales: $3,067,017,614 (up 15.81%)
  • Average Sold Price: $364,904 (up 1.64%)
  • Real Buyers (Home Sold): 8,404 (up 13.94%)

(Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. – MLS Resale Data Copyright 2016 – Information deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.)

Final numbers for the year will come out in January, and I want to give you the early data now.   It’s a seller’s market.  Inventory is low, with just 3.3 months of property on the market.  And, as you may have heard, the Fed just raised interest rates yesterday.  Local mortgage brokers told me that this has already resulted in increasing mortgage rates and volatility.  The uncertainty will motivate many savvy buyers to move more quickly than they might have otherwise.

All of which means, we are looking for more sellers, who would like to take advantage of the situation.  Now is the time to get started, in order to complete a move next year.  Who do you know who might be interested in making a move?  

If you know someone who is curious what their house would fetch in today’s market, and what else might be available, please introduce us.  I’m happy to help them find that out!

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real EstateAnnapolis Waterfront HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Local web sites in and around Annapolis, Maryland

Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight November 2016

Anne Arundel County Local Market Insight November 2016

8606 Lark Place, Laurel, MD – Beautiful Russett Garage Townhome Just Listed

This beautiful garage townhome in Russett in Laurel, Maryland, was just listed, and we’ll be starting showings soon. This home is larger than most of the townhouses in Russett, and includes a garage, making it a rare opportunity in this fast-moving price range. This home is likely to sell quickly.

8606 Lark Place, Laurel, MD 20724

Beautiful Garage Townhouse for Sale in Russett, Laurel, Maryland

If you or someone you know would like to find out about homes like this as soon as possible, and sometimes before they hit the MLS, please get in touch and we’ll keep you posted.

P.S. Considering a move?  Please call for a confidential chat.  Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real EstateAnnapolis Waterfront HomesAnnapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Anne Arundel County Real Estate Market Statistics July 2016

In Anne Arundel County, the real estate statistics through the end of June 2016 show that this year’s sales have been stronger than last year’s, with 18.98% more homes sold (a total of 4,420). And, they sold 8.89% faster, with an average of 82 days on market.

Across Anne Arundel County, sales of waterfront homes were up 13.41% compared to the previous year, with 186 homes sold in 2016 compared to 164 in 2015. And, the average net sold price was up 4.08% (to $800,023).  In the higher end smaller market of Annapolis, the number of waterfront homes sold year to date in 2016 (49) was below 2015 (53).  And the average net sold price was up 5.04% (to $1,079,714 from $1,027,952).

Here are more numbers on home sales, year to date through the end of for June 2016 vs. the previous year for Anne Arundel County:County-AnneArundelCountyMD-201606

  • Average Discount Off Original Price: 4.6% (was 5.5%)
  • Average Days on the Market: 82 (down 8.89%)
  • Number of Homes for Sale: 2,846 (down 12.67%)
  • Total Sales: $1,595,444,519 (up 20.11%)
  • Average Sold Price: $360,960 (up 0.96%)
  • Real Buyers (Home Sold): 4,420 (up 18.98%)

(Source: Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. – MLS Resale Data Copyright 2016 – Information deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.)

Overall, the sellers market has further strengthened since last year, with approximately 4 months of inventory, and more homes having sold more quickly.

Of course, conditions differ within sub-markets; each price range and neighborhood differs. For example, in Davidsonville, another high-end area, the market has been quite different.  While the number of houses sold year to date in 2016 was up 14.63% compared to the previous year, the average sold price was down 14.9%.

Now, more than ever, it’s important for home sellers to pay attention the market activity, and employ smart strategy and top talent, in order to make the best sale.

P.S. Considering a move? Please call for a confidential chat. Your personal needs, wants, and finances are my priority and my passion and my specialties run from waterfront luxury estates to distressed properties.

Call me today for your Annapolis real estate needs, or for an introduction to a great real estate agent anywhere.

Carlyn Lowery, Associate Broker, eXp Realty, Annapolis Real Estate, Annapolis Waterfront Homes, Annapolis Luxury Homes, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 443-569-3977 or 888-860-7369 x146

Local web sites in and around Annapolis, Maryland