Fort Meade Real Estate News and Updates

Feb. 18, 2019

January 2019 Home Sale Statistics For Odenton, MD

The Odenton MD real estate market was hopping in January finishing with
a +31% increase in the total sold dollar volume over January 2018.  This
increase in sales is about a month earlier than we usually have our "Spring"
pick-up.  Financing was primarily conventional with VA following closely
and FHA at the back of the pack.  

Interest rates have stayed low and consumers seem to be exhibiting confidence
in the market.

Odenton MD home sales statistics January 2019
The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge specializes in Odenton real estate
near Fort Meade.  If you're thinking of buying or selling a home, or would like
a free market value analysis, give us a call at (410) 721-6694 or visit us on-line
to search all homes for sale in Odenton MD.

Feb. 14, 2019

Just listed home for sale in Bowie MD

The Roskelly Team just listed this nicely remodeled Cape Cod home for
sale in the Somerset at Belair section of Bowie, MD in zip code 20715.  

This home is offered for sale at $325,000 and features almost 1,800 s.f.
of living area with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths.

View a virtual tour here.          View the MLS listing here.
Home for sale in Bowie, MD 20715
The main level features a large living room with hardwood floors, a remodeled
kitchen with granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances and ceramic tile
floors, dining room with shadowbox molding and entry to the screened porch
and fenced back yard...
    
plus, two spacious bedrooms, a full bath, laundry room and converted garage
storage measuring 12 x 20.
    
Upstairs, you'll find two bedrooms, including the 17 x 14 master suite and a
remodeled full bath.


    

And outside, you'll find a fully fenced yard with patio, screened porch and shed.
    
If you'd like a private tour of this home, give us a call at (410) 721-6694,
or visit us on-line to view all homes for sale in Bowie MD.

The Roskelly Team specializes in homes for sale near Fort Meade MD and
the NSA. 

Jan. 31, 2019

Just listed home for sale in Piney Orchard near Fort Meade

Welcome home to 8715 Grape Arbor Way Odenton MD. 

View our floor plan tour

MLS Link

This home is just 10 minutes to Fort Meade in the Piney Orchard subdivision
of Odenton.  Everything has been updated!

Enjoy all Piney Orchard community amenities including a large community
center with indoor pool, fitness center, reading nook, conference rooms
and more plus several outdoor pools, sports courts and miles of walking
and bike trails.

Offered for sale at $300,000, this home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
and lots of recent updates including new carpet and paint, top-of-the-line
Pergo floors throughout the main level, crown moulding throughout the main
level, new water heater, new stainless appliances, complete HVAC system
and newer roof.  
home for sale in piney orchard
Inside you'll find a main level with open floor plan that includes a living room,
dining room and just remodeled kitchen.
    
Upstairs, you'll find two bedrooms with new carpet & paint, a remodeled
full bath and laundry room with storage.
    
And the entire top level is a grande master suite with huge walk-in closet,
vaulted ceilings and remodeled bath.
    

Contact us for a private showing or more information.  This home will not last! 
Ready to search for your new home?  Visit us on-line at www.FortMeadeHomes.com
to start your search today or call us at (410) 721-6694.

Jan. 30, 2019

Home For Rent Near Fort Meade - Severnview Drive Crownsville

The Roskelly Team just listed this unique and affordable single family home
for rent in the water privileged community of Sunrise Beach in Crownsville, MD
just 15 minutes to Fort Meade.  Offered at $2,000 per month, this home offers
1,600 s.f. of living area with 3 bedrooms 2 baths, a two car garage and
beautiful back yard that includes a deck, gazebo and waterfall.

Home is divided with small apartment in the 4th & 5th levels of the basement which is
accessed by a separate, outside entrance and occupied by the friendly, professional,
homeowner.  

View all photos here.

The main level entry foyer opens to the living room with floor to ceiling
stone fireplace and built in bookshelves, a formal dining room and kitchen...
    
A beautifully remodeled kitchen with breakfast area and step up to a huge
family room with vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, wet bar and entrance
to your private deck.
    
Upstairs, you'll find three bedrooms and two fully remodeled baths including
a master suite with private bath.
    
And outside you'll find a back yard oasis complete with private deck, waterfall
and gazebo. Perfect for entertaining.
    
Contact Laura@TheRoskellyTeam.com for additional information!

Jan. 19, 2019

Fort Meade Maryland Base Housing Issue Updates

We've all heard the news about base housing issues but news seems to be scattered and inconsistent. i have to say that, being actively involved with the Fort Meade real estate market and working frequently with families who live in base housing, I have heard far more good than bad.  Not to negate the issue because families HAVE been horribly effected by health issues related to mold at Fort Meade and other military bases.  And having that happen even once, with something SO preventable is absolutely unacceptable.  

What we're doing here is preparing a running log of any information that we see on the issue, how it is in the news and steps that are being taken to make things right.  Please, please feel free to share in the comments your experience with base housing, good or bad.  We want to hear from you!

April 12th - U.S. military advances sprawling mission to quell housing-safety scandal

March 13th - Crisis of trust permeates Fort Meade housing town meeting.

March 7th Army Reveals Plans to Improve Military Housing To Congress

February 21st - Housing:  Residential Communities Initiative at Fort Meade

February 21st - Army leadership meets with privatized housing partner CEOs

February 17th - Corvais summoned to testify before Senate for military housing problems.

February 17th - Army Senior Leaders Meet With Fort Meade Residents, Soldiers and Housing Staff

February 15th - Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable, details steps to protect families

February 13th Families Living With Military Housing Horrors Plead For Reforms

February 13th - Mold, lead paint and rats: Military families complain of unsafe housing

January 19, 2019 U.S. Army Vows to fix 'broken' housing at Fort Meade in wake of Reuters report

January 10th - Family Housing Surveys

December 27,2018 - As U.S. soldiers battle landlord, confidential records shine light on his lucrative business 

December 27th - 'I find it appalling':  Developer makes millions off rundown military homes

Jan. 2, 2019

Home For Sale Near Fort Meade - 1804 Manet Court Severn

Buyer financing just fell through on this elegant three level colonial home for sale in
The Provinces neighborhood of Severn just five minutes to Fort Meade.  Price reduced 
and we can still make this your home for the Holidays!

Offered for sale at $430,000, this home features almost 3,000 s.f. of living area
with 4 bedrooms plus a den/office, 2 full and 2 half baths, and wood floors on all
three levels.

View a full virtual tour.
Home for sale in Severn MD
Stamped concrete front porch with double door entry.  Vinyl siding replaced,
shutters and front door freshly painted.
    
A welcoming foyer leads to the formal living room and the formal dining
room with bay window.
    
You'll also find a beautifully remodeled kitchen with granite counter-tops,
stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar, a separate breakfast area
with table space and a family room with built-in entertainment center/storage
surrounding the fireplace.  The family room also offers entry to your private
deck with gazebo (with ceiling fan & light).

    
The top level features four bedrooms and 2 baths including a master suite
with private bath.

    
And the fully finished basement offers a media room, recreation room,
office and half bath.

Your back yard is an entertainers delight with a 400 s.f. deck and gazebo
with ceiling fan and light plus a stamped concrete patio and stone retaining
wall.
    
Upgrades and updates include:

  • Remodeled Kitchen 2015 with oak cabinets, granite
    counter tops and ceramic and glass tile backsplash.

  • Energy Star rated Samsung stainless steel appliances 2015

  • Bathrooms updated including ceramic tile floors 2010

  • HVAC replaced 2008

  • Architectural shingle roof 2012

  • Vinyl siding replaced in 2008

  • Custom, built-in entertainment center in family room
    (TV in this room conveys with purchase)

  • Crown molding throughout the main level

  • Wood flooring throughout all three levels

  • Deck with gazebo and palm design ceiling fan and light

  • Stamped concrete patio surrounding deck

  • Dining room with bay window

  • Amazing custom closet inserts in the master bedroom & guest room 

  • Newly designed retaining wall in back yard

  • Newly enhanced front porch

  • Luxury lighting throughout conveys

  • Upgraded double door front entry with leaded glass
Dec. 5, 2018

New Maryland School Accountability Rankings - Fort Meade area

The state of Maryland has instituted a new school accountability system that provides parents, students and teachers a way to easily gauge their schools' performance based on key factors including.

1.  Academic achievement
2.  Absenteeism
3.  Graduation percentage
4.  Curriculum
5.  Performance of English language learners

The Baltimore Sun released a quick and easy to read summary of these results which maybe helpful to home buyers or renters looking to locate a home near Fort Meade, MD or NSA.

We offer lots of Fort Meade relocation information on our website to help you discover the Fort Meade area.  And, of course, we're just a phone call or e-mail away to assist you with any of your real estate needs.

Oct. 11, 2018

Fort Meade, MD - Veterans Property Tax Credit

October 4, 2018 - Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh signed new legislation allowing for a 15% property tax credit for Anne Arundel County retired military veterans.  Certain conditions apply.

1.  Your assessed value must be at or under $500,000.  This is not the market value of your home, but the assessed value on your tax record which is usually considerably lower than your market value.  If you aren't sure of your assessed value, give us a call at (410) 721-6694.

2.  You must apply for the credit by April 1, 2019 to be eligible for the first discount cycle.  As of now, there are no applications available but we'll update when they are.

As the home to Fort Meade and NSA, Anne Arundel county has almost 50,000 veterans who may qualify for this tax credit.  Spread the word!! 

Aug. 24, 2018

Home for sale near Fort Meade - 8609 Willow Leaf Lane Odenton

The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge just listed this pristine,
two-level townhome / condo for sale in the Piney Orchard community
of Odenton just 10 minutes to Fort Meade. 

Enjoy all Piney Orchard amenities including indoor and outdoor pools,
tennis courts, playgrounds, community lake and walking trails, fitness
center and much more!

This home is offered for sale at $250,000 and features two master suites
with two en suite baths and a main level powder room.

View a full floor plan tour and all photos here.
home for sale in piney orchard
The main level features a spacious living room with French
door entry to your private deck...
    
And a separate dining area, as well as a sunny kitchen and
breakfast area with wood laminate flooring.
    

Upstairs you'll find two master suites with private baths that
offer extra shelving as well as a convenient laundry area.
    

The Roskelly Team specializes in seller representation, buyer
representation and rental assistance in Piney Orchard.  We
know the neighborhood and will make sure you get the best
possible terms on your real estate transaction.

Visit us on-line at www.PineyOrchardHomes.com to view all
homes for sale and rent in Piney Orchard.

Aug. 3, 2018

Piney Orchard Home For Sale - 720 Pine Drift

The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge just listed 720 Pine Drift Drive for sale in the Piney Orchard subdivision of Odenton.  Enjoy all the amenities Piney Orchard has to offer including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, club house, fitness center and more.

View a full virtual tour at this link.

This home features 3 bedrooms, plus a den, with 2 full and 2 half baths and is located on a premium lot that backs to trees.  Recent updates include fresh paint, new carpet on the upper two levels and granite counter-tops.
Inside you'll find a main level with step up foyer that leads to the living room and powder room, a separate dining area that opens to the kitchen with center island and granite counter-tops as well as entry to the deck with view of trees.
    

The upper level features three bedrooms and two full baths including a master suite with private bath.
    
 
  The finished walk-out basement includes a large family room with brick hearth fireplace and walk-out to the deck as well as a den, laundry/storage room and powder room.
    

    
And outside you'll enjoy two decks with a view of trees.

If you're thinking of buying or selling a home in Piney Orchard visit us on-line at www.PineyOrchardHomes.com today to view all homes for sale or request a free market value analysis.