Fort Meade Real Estate News and Updates

April 12, 2018

Home for sale in Crofton MD - 1628 Mount Airy Court

The Roskelly Team just listed this picture-perfect, brick front, three level town home
for sale in the Crofton Meadows subdivision of Crofton just 20 minutes to
Fort Meade / NSA.

This move-in ready home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths and
is offered for sale at $289,000.

Click here to view full virtual tour.
Home for sale in crofton md
The main level offers a welcoming foyer, that opens to the dining room and
living room...
    
and a beautifully remodeled kitchen with granite counter-tops and a powder
room.
    
Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms and 2 full baths including a master suite
with private bath.
    
And the finished basement features a large family room with walk-out to
the patio, storage room and half bath.
    
Enjoy those Summer nights on your private deck.
    

April 9, 2018

Just listed home for rent in Columbia MD - 6305 Sunhigh

The Roskelly Team just listed this move-in ready 4 bedroom 2.5 bath
single family home in the Sewells Orchard section of Columbia just 15
minutes to Fort Meade.

Offered for rent at $2,500, this home features a one car garage and
three finished levels.

View the full virtual tour at this link.
Columbia homes for rent near Fort Meade
The main level offers two large living areas, a formal dining room, a kitchen
with attached breakfast room and a powder room.
    

Upstairs you'll find 4 generously sized bedrooms and two full baths including
a master suite with walk-in closet, vanity and private bath.
    

The finished basement includes a large recreation room, laundry area and
lots of storage space.
   

Outside you'll find a back yard with a large patio.
  
If you're thinking of buying, renting or selling a home in Columbia MD,
contact The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge.  We've helped over
2,500 clients since 1999 and we would love to make finding or selling
your home the easiest part of your move!


April 6, 2018

Home for Sale in Crofton MD - 1725 Stratton

The Roskelly Team just listed this amazing 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car
side-load garage ranch style home for sale in the Crofton Park subdivision
of Crofton. 

Sited on a .77 acre wooded lot overlooking the 13th hole of the Crofton
golf course, this home is offered for sale at $510,000 and features
loads of updates and upgrades including wood and ceramic tile floors
(no carpet), HVAC, new electric, appliances, lighting and roof.

View the full virtual tour at this link.
home for sale in crofton md

The welcoming foyer opens to the living room with brick hearth fireplace 
and formal dining area.
    
The remodeled kitchen features granite counter-tops and opens to the
breakfast room with built-in cabinets and a large breakfast bar.
    
The sunny family room features a second wood-burning fireplace and
swinging door entry to the back yard and laundry/mud room.
    
The master bedroom features a beautifully remodeled and expanded
en suite bath with custom tile detail.
    
The second and third bedrooms share a full hall bath.
    
An enclosed front porch adds more living area and a mud room/laundry
room complete the floor plan.
    
Outside you'll find a deck, patio and playground all with a beautiful view
of the golf course.
    


  

Interested in touring this home?  Give us a call at (410) 721-6694.

The Roskelly Team has been specializing in homes for sale and seller representation
in Crofton MD since 1999.  We've helped over 2,500 families buy, sell and rent homes
and we'd love to put our experience to work for you.

If you're thinking of listing or purchasing a home in Crofton we can help!

You can also keep tabs on the Crofton real estate market by viewing all recent sales
or request a complimentary market analysis

March 31, 2018

Glen Burnie Duplex for sale

The Roskelly Team just listed this picture perfect duplex for sale near
Fort Meade in the East Park Village subdivision of Glen Burnie. 

Offered for sale at $215,000 this two level home with 2 bedrooms and
1 bath features brand new carpet & paint throughout and a large,
fenced back yard.  All with NO HOA!

Why rent when you can own this home for a mortgage payment of
$1,350 per month and no down payment with a VA loan.

View a full tour of this property.

Glen Burnie home for sale near fort meade
Inside you'll find a welcoming foyer with wood laminate flooring and a
large living room
    
The living room opens to the formal dining room with French pane sliders
to the back yard and a recently updated kitchen with wood laminate flooring,
granite counter-tops and laundry area.
    
Upstairs you'll find two spacious bedrooms that share a full bath.
    
And outside you'll find a large fenced yard with over-sized shed and patio
with extra storage.
  

Thinking of buying a home in Glen Burnie or listing your Glen Burnie home
for sale?  Let The Roskelly Team take the stress out of your next real estate 
transaction.  With 20 years of local real estate experience and over 2,500
clients since 1999 we know how to ensure you get the very best price
and contract terms when you're buying or selling.

March 30, 2018

Odenton Condo for sale in Seven Oaks

The Roskelly Team just listed this picture perfect condo for sale in the
Seven Oaks subdivision of Odenton right across the street from Fort
Meade.  This first floor condo features 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths
in a secured access building and is offered for sale at $195,000. 

Enjoy all of the amenities that Seven Oaks has to offer including
community pool, clubhouse, picnic area and more!

View a full floor plan tour of this home.


Inside you'll find a spacious living room with entry to your private patio
    
A kitchen with wood floors, gas cooking and new granite counter-tops that
opens to the dining room.
     
The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and en suite bath with
granite vanity top.
    
The guest bedroom has entry to the second full bath and is just across from
the laundry room with extra storage.
    

Thinking of buying a home in Seven Oaks or listing your Seven Oaks home for sale?  Contact The Roskelly Team  at (410) 721-6694 today and we'll make sure you get the very best price and contract terms on your sale or purchase.

March 30, 2018

Piney Orchard condo for sale

The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge just listed this 55+, age
qualified condo with garage for sale in the Cedar Ridge at Piney Orchard
subdivision of Odenton.  Offered for sale at $325,000, this sunny, 1,700 s.f.
corner unit features two bedrooms and overlooks the community pool.

Enjoy all the amenities Piney Orchard has to offer along with a separate
community pool and an amazing recreation center.

View a full floor plan tour.
piney orchard home for sale in Odenton MD
The spacious living room features columned entries to the formal dining room
and sunroom with wood floors.
    
The recently updated kitchen features new Duraceramic tile floors, breakfast bar,
granite counter-tops and a sunny breakfast room with built-in office nook.
    
The master suite features tray ceilings, dual walk-in closets and an en suite
bath with dual sink vanity and shower.
    
The guest bedroom adjoins the second full bath and laundry room with extra storage.
    
The garage is located on the side of the building.


Thinking about buying, selling or renting a home in Piney Orchard? 
The Roskelly Team specializes in this neighborhood.  Let us put our 20 years
of experience to work for you to get you the very best price and contract
terms on your sale or purchase.

March 22, 2018

Anne Arundel County MD Cost of Living


The Economic Policy Institute released some interesting data on the cost of living by US County via a Family Budget Calculator.  Anne Arundel County came in at an annual salary need of $99,570.  This included (for a family of four) a housing allowance of just $1,692 per month, well below the county average, which I would estimate at $2,000 per month.  So, in reality a true adjusted housing cost would be about $5,000 more per year topping the $100k mark on an annual salary needed to make the county affordable.

So many families are renting and using hard-earned income to pay someone else's mortgage.  This leaves those families without one of the very best income protections, a mortgage interest deduction.  If you've been on the fence about buying a home, let's talk.  We have programs with little or no down-payment, county and city grants and are expert at negotiating your closing costs into your home purchase so you could own with little to no money out of pocket.

Why invest in a home?  Well, even if you can't afford to buy your dream home now, getting a starter home gives you the tax advantages and you'll be building equity towards a future purchase or retirement savings. 

Ready to move up?  We can help you sell or rent your existing home for top dollar so that you can use that equity to buy a home that fits your lifestyle right now.

The Roskelly Team wants to invest with you in your dream of home ownership.  Let's get started today with a search of all homes for sale in Anne Arundel County!  Or, give us a call at (410) 721-6694

 

March 16, 2018

Home for Rent Near Fort Meade - 7944 Citadel Drive Severn MD

The Roskelly Team just listed this 4 bedroom 2 bath single family home for rent near Fort Meade.  Located in The Provinces, just two minutes to Fort Meade / NSA this home features a large fully fenced yard.

The main level features a living room and family room, recently updated kitchen 

    
A recently updated kitchen with gray cabinets and granite counter-tops and sunroom addition (photos to be updated).
    
Upstairs, you'll find two additional bedrooms and a second full bath.
    

March 13, 2018

Maryland Real Estate Finance News - 3-12-2018

VA Mortgage loans for Fort Meade MD home buyers

You've probably been hearing a lot of interest rates rising for mortgage loans.  We've got several clients whose home purchasing power just went down a bit as the interest rate raise put their top mortgage limit down and their desired monthly payment out of reach.  While you'll hear much about this being really bad news for the market, rates are still historically very low and, in my opinion, not likely to cause much of a fuss for us.  This could however herald a slow down (or cooling of contract terms) in the hot seller's market that we have right now as the audience of home buyer's, particularly for top-priced housing, will shrink and we may not have as much demand.  

Our preferred lender, Pete O'Donnell at First Home Mortgage, has given us his over view below... 

Currently the average 30 Year Fixed mortgage rate is hovering right around 4.5%, up from roughly 4% in December 2017. While this is a large increase in a small time frame, it’s important to remember that after the 2016 election rates shot up from 3.57% in November to 4.3% by late December. That wasn’t even the largest increase in the last 5 years. From May-June 2013 rates increased from 3.35% to 4.46%!

So you’re probably thinking…how did we get here? How did we see this .5% increase over the last 2 months?

There’s not one singular cause, but I’ll review a few of the likely culprits below…

1)      Federal Reserve- While the Fed doesn’t have a direct impact on long term mortgage rates; its policies tend to have a trickle-down effect.  After years of increased bond buying and quantitative easing, the Fed has started to unload its massive balance sheet and is flooding the bond market with treasury bills. This increased supply of treasuries is driving the price down, and increasing the yield (Bond price and yield have an inverse relationship). Mortgage rates tend to follow the 10 Year Treasury yield and we’ve see the 10 year yield rise from 2.4% in Mid-December to 2.9% this week.

2)      Inflation- For the last few years Janet Yellen and the Fed have been warning about rising inflation, but most economic indicators showed no reason to be concerned. That has changed in the last few months as we’ve seen GDP growth over 3% in the last few quarters, coupled with 17 year low unemployment levels (currently 4.1%). What really rang the inflation alarm was the January Labor report which showed average hourly earnings up 2.9% from the prior year. For the last few years we’ve seen unemployment decline, but wage growth was relatively flat. This new trend of declining unemployment and increased earnings has signaled inflation may be taking off sooner than expected.

3)      Stock Market- In late January and early February the stock market saw some record daily losses but it’s probably not as bad as you think. While Monday the 5th was the Dow’s single worst day decline in history, percentage-wise, it was only a 5% drop from its 12 month high, not even registering an official “correction”. While typically there’s an inverse relationship between the stock and bond market, this hasn’t been the case as mortgage rates continued to climb as the Dow fell. 

So where do we go from here? Probably up. Most economists are projecting rates to continue to rise the remainder of 2018 and into 2019. My advice is to get pre-approved as soon as possible so you can get into your next home before we see interest rates cross the 5% barrier, which we have not seen since 2011.

March 8, 2018

Homes for Rent Near Fort Meade - 7504 Langport Court

The Roskelly Team just listed this amazing three level Villa for rent in the Villages of Dorchester Hanover just 5 minutes to Fort Meade MD and NSA.  Offered at $2,400 per month, this home features over 2,800 s.f. of living area with 3 bedrooms 3.5 baths, a private deck and fenced back yard.

View a full tour of this home here.

Homes for rent near fort meade md
The main level features gleaming hardwood floors throughout with formal living room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances, half bath, laundry room, and sunroom with entry to your private deck.
    
Upstairs you'll find a spacious master suite with walk-in closet and private bath with shower and separate soaking tub along with a dual sink vanity, two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the upper level.
    
The finished basement offers a sitting room with entry to the fenced back yard with patio, den and large family room, plus a full bath with pedestal sink and shower.
    
Contact The Roskelly Team, your Fort Meade area real estate specialists since 1999 for a private showing of this home.  Or visit us on-line to view all homes for rent near Fort Meade.  If you are a tenant looking to rent a home, your good credit is all you need to qualify for our free rental locator service.  We'll can be your one-stop contact any property listed on any website.  And, we'll work with you until you find your perfect home!