Odenton, Maryland, Home Sales Numbers for March 2015

Prices Flat Over March 2014, But Number of Closed Sales Dropped 27 Percent

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A summary of key Odenton, Maryland, home sales statistics for March 2015, provided by RealEstate Business Intelligence.

Home sales in Odenton, Maryland, were largely flat last month, with several key numbers little changed from the same period one year ago. One big exception to that trend, however, was the number of home sales that closed in Odenton in March. Closings were down 27 percent from March 2014.

Among other key findings of the latest Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI) report:

– the number of new listings in Odenton in March (61) was down 6 percent from March 2014 (65);

– the number of new transactions awaiting closing (70) was up 3 percent from March 2014 (68);

– the median price for homes sold in Odenton ($283,500) was down 1 percent from last year ($286,000);

– the number of homes listed for sale in Odenton last month (121) was basically the same as last year (124); and

– the average “days on market” for homes sold in Odenton in March (78) was slightly more than in March 2014 (74).

Another key sales metric watched by realtors is the average “sold-price to original-list-price” ratio, which gives home sellers a rough idea of what price they can expect to get from their home sale based on a realtor’s pricing strategy. In Odenton in March, average final sale prices for homes sold were 96.8 percent of the original list price amount.

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).

A Look at New-Construction Townhomes in the Fort Meade, Maryland, Area

Nearly a Dozen New Townhome Communities Are Being Built Within Five Minutes of This Key Federal Intelligence Hub

Lennar's new Boyer's Ridge community, located less than five minutes from Fort Meade, Maryland, is one of nearly a dozen new-townhome communities in that quickly growing area.

Lennar’s new Boyer’s Ridge community, located less than five minutes from Fort Meade, Maryland, is one of nearly a dozen new-townhome communities in that quickly growing area.

Home buyers searching for new homes in the greater Fort Meade, Maryland, area have a wide array of properties to choose from at the moment. In terms of townhomes in the areas of Odenton, Severn and Hanover, there are nearly a dozen new-home construction communities underway, with several of the big national home builders fighting for market share.

In Severn, just east of Fort Meade and adjacent to the installation’s Rockenbach gate, there are four major new construction townhome communities being built. All are less than a five-minute drive from Fort Meade. They are:

Community Built by Price Range
Millstone Village D.R. Horton $302K – $404K
Boyer’s Ridge Lennar $308K – $404K
Jacob’s Forest M/I Homes $289K – $319K
Jacob’s Forest Beazer $292K – $334K
Arundel Forest Toll Brothers $435K – $500K

 

In Hanover, just north of Fort Meade, there’s also lots of new construction activity. The building boom there is being fueled by continued job growth at the Fort Meade installation as well as by the recently opened Maryland Live Casino at Hanover’s Arundel Mills Mall. The Hanover new-construction townhome communities include:

Community Built by Price Range
Park Side Ryan Homes $327K – $402K
Park Side NV Homes $399K – $422K
Oxford Square Lennar $400K – $461K
Enclave at Arundel Preserve Toll Brothers $417K – $447K

 

Several other new townhome communities also are being built around Fort Meade. Adjacent to Fort Meade to the south is Odenton, a very popular location for military and civilian employees working at the base. The Town Center Commons community, being built by Ryan Homes, is less than a mile from the base and sits on Maryland’s MARC commuter rail line. The Odenton MARC Station provides direct access to the Penn Line, a heavily used commuter line for workers and students travelling to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., each day. The MARC system connects directly to AMTRAK, providing easy train access to the entire northeastern U.S. corridor.

Finally, in Elkridge, Maryland, a few miles northwest of Fort Meade, Ryan Homes is building its Howard Square luxury townhome community. The community is located near the intersections of Interstate 95 (with direct access to Baltimore and Washington), Rt. 1 and Rt. 175. New townhomes in that community range from $309K to $393K.

Given the wide variety of new townhome choices in the greater Fort Meade, Maryland, area, home buyers are best served by a realtor familiar with these specific projects. Jerry Kline of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, based in Odenton, has helped many buyers compare and contrast these communities, builders, home models and amenities. Contact him today for more help choosing just the right home near Fort Meade.

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Md., office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).

 

A Closer Look at Recent Home Sales in Odenton’s Piney Station Neighborhood

Piney Station is one of many smaller neighborhoods that comprise the large and popular Piney Orchard community in Odenton, Maryland.

Piney Station is one of many smaller neighborhoods that comprise the large and popular Piney Orchard community in Odenton, Maryland.

Piney Station is one of many smaller neighborhoods comprising the large and popular Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. The charming group of 200+ townhomes that makes up Piney Station is directly adjacent to the well-used and multifaceted GORC Park.

I recently took an in-depth look at the real estate microclimate of Piney Station townhomes without garages. Overall, 2014 was a worse year for these Piney Station home sellers than 2013.

Based on MLS data for these homes sold over the past two years, here’s what I found:
– 8 Piney Station townhomes without garages sold in 2013;
– 7 such homes sold in Piney Station in 2014;
– In 2014, the average sale price of these homes was $328,285;
– In 2013, the average sale price of these homes was $329,875;
– The average amount of closing assistance provided by the sellers of these homes to their buyers in 2014 was $7,024 (2.13%);
– The average amount of closing assistance provided by the sellers of these homes to their buyers in 2013 was $5,964 (1.8%);
– The average “closing price minus seller help” amount netted by sellers in 2014 was $321,261;
– The average “closing price minus seller help” amount netted by sellers in 2013 was $323,911;
– The average number of days these sold homes stayed on the market in 2014 was 65 days; and
– The average number of days these sold homes stayed on the market in 2013 was 29 days.

As 2015 began, 2507 Black Oak Way and 2480 Ivy Landing Way were the only Piney Station homes for sale without garages.

For more information on the Piney Orchard community and other homes in the greater Odenton and Fort Meade areas, contact Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, at (443) 924-7418.

 

 

November Housing Stats for Gambrills: Sales Steady, Prices Down

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Year-over-year housing figures for Gambrills, Md., show that the number of homes sold in the area last month remained on par with the number of homes sold in November 2013. However, the median price of those homes dropped 18 percent from last year.

Moreover, the homes sold in Gambrills last month stayed on the market much longer than the year before.

According to data prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence, the average price of detached single family homes sold in Gambrills in November dropped 16 percent from last year. The average price of attached homes, which include townhomes, condominiums and duplexes, dipped 29 percent.

The number of homes actively for sale in Gambrills in November (67) was roughly the same as the prior year (62). However, homes sold last month took 58 percent longer to sell than last year. The average “Days on Market” was 106 days in November 2014, up from 67 days in November 2013.

Overall, 14 homes sold in Gambrills in November 2014, compared to 13 over the same period last year. Ten of the homes sold last month were detached properties and four were attached homes.

 

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Md., office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418 or JerryKline@kw.com, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).

Odenton, Md., Home Prices, Sales Slumped in November

Number of Homes Sold Dropped 29 Percent; Median Prices Down 8 Percent

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November brought a steep drop in temperatures to Odenton and nearby Ft. Meade, Md., and along with the cold weather came a corresponding chill in the local real estate market.

Year-over-year housing numbers show that fewer homes sold in Odenton in November 2014 than in the previous November. Average home prices here dropped and homes took longer to sell.

Median home prices in zip code 21113 dropped 8 percent, from $305,000 to $280,000. The number of homes that were sold fell 29 percent, from 38 to 27. And the average number of days those homes stayed on the market rose 18 percent, from 45 days to 53 days.

Last month also saw a 20 percent jump in the total number of homes listed for sale in Odenton compared to the previous November (147 homes versus 122 homes).

The number of detached single family homes sold in Odenton took the biggest hit, dropping 53 percent, from 15 homes to seven. Similarly, the median sale price of those homes plunged 36 percent from the same time last year.

Attached homes, which include townhomes, condominiums and duplexes, fared a little better by comparison. Average prices of attached homes sold in Odenton dropped 4 percent over the previous year, while the number of attached units sold dropped from 23 to 20.

The housing data was issued by RealEstate Business Intelligence.

 

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Md., office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418 or JerryKline@kw.com, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).

Congratulations David & Isabella on Your New Tanyard Springs Lennar Home!

Jerry Kline, right, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrates with David and Isabella White, following the purchase of their new-construction Lennar home.

Jerry Kline, right, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrates with David and Isabella White, following the purchase of their new-construction Lennar home.

David and Isabella White and their four young children faced a daunting move from Florida to accommodate David’s new job at Ft. Meade, Md. Not knowing where to turn for help, they enlisted me as their buyers agent earlier this year. We spent time visiting a wide variety of properties in the greater Anne Arundel County area. In the end, David and Isabella settled on a Lennar new-construction home in the Glen Burnie community of Tanyard Springs.

We were able to get the Whites a fully upgraded, quick move-in Patriot single-family model for an incredibly low price. Tons of closing help from the builder, too!

If you know someone moving to the central Maryland area and needs help finding a place to live, have them give me a call. I’d be happy to help them, too!

New Disabled Veterans Mortgage Program Offers Big Help to Maryland Vets

Applicants Need to Hurry, Though – Program Ends May 30th

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Do you know a disabled military veteran looking to buy a home in this area? The state of Maryland last week announced the creation of a new – and temporary – initiative designed to help such buyers purchase a home using bargain interest rates.
Even better, the new mortgage assistance program can be used in conjunction with other state programs that offer down payment and closing cost assistance to veterans.
Interest rates for the Maryland Homefront Disabled Veterans Mortgage Program are as low as 3 percent. Up to $5,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance also is available to qualified applicants.
Interested homebuyers have to hurry, though. According to information distributed by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the program is set to expire in two months – May 30, 2014.
Program Eligibility
The program is open to honorably discharged disabled veterans. By program definition, a disabled veteran is a veteran with a 30 percent or greater disability.
Eligible veterans also must qualify for a Maryland Mortgage Program loan, based on such criteria as credit score, income limitations, etc. Before buying their home, eligible veterans must take approved homebuyer education courses and use an approved mortgage lender.
Loans under the program typically are limited to first-time homebuyers. However, this requirement can be waived under certain circumstances.
Qualification for a Veterans Administration loan is not required.
Under the program, the property purchased must be located in the state of Maryland.
Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Md., office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).