Fort Meade Real Estate News and Updates

Dec. 6, 2019

Winter is a GREAT time to buy a home!

Fort Meade MD area home buyers, if you're thinking of waiting until Spring to purchase a home, think again!  It may be cold outside, but Winter housing inventory in Anne Arundel County MD remains promising with fewer buyers vying for the available homes.  We've had some great opportunities this Fall and early Winter to help several families make their dream of ownership a reality with little to no money out of pocket. 

There are currently lending programs to assist with down payment and to pay off student loans.  We work with the very best area lenders who know these programs and can offer a free consultation on what programs may be available to you.

Start your search for a new home with us.  View all homes for sale near Fort Meade, right on our website and contact us anytime with questions.   The Roskelly Teams expert buyer representation is 100% free to you and we would love to help you find your perfect home!

Dec. 2, 2019

VA Loan Funding Fee Changes For Fort Meade MD Home Buyers

Fort Meade Real Estate News from The Roskelly Team -  Important Update For VA Home Buyers.  


If you are a Veteran planning to use your VA benefit to purchase a home next year, you'll want to know that beginning on January 1, 2020, the VA funding fee is going to increase slightly as shown below.

Current                 2.15%    1st time users                     As of 1/1/2020                   2.3%


Current                 3.3%      2nd time user                      As of 1/1/2020                   3.6%


The VA funding fee is usually financed into the loan amount though you can opt to pay it in full at settlement.
If you opt to finance this into the loan amount , as result this will not increase fund needed at closing.

As an example, if you are a first time VA loan purchaser considering a $300,000 home, the rate changed from $6,450 to $6,900 or $450.  A very nominal change considering the benefits you reap from a no down-payment VA loan.  

If you're considering a home purchase, The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge would love to represent you.

Ready to start your home search?  Visit us on-line at  Or give us a call anytime at (410) 721-6694 and we can customize your home search for you so that you receive daily updates on newly listed homes or price changes.

Need a great lender to get you pre-qualified for a VA loan?  Click here for an on-line mortgage application with our preferred lender, Pete O'Donnell.



Nov. 19, 2019

Just Listed Home For Sale In Glen Burnie Near Fort Meade MD

The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge just listed this gorgeous, like-new 2 car garage townhome for sale in the Red Oak Crossing subdivision of Glen Burnie just 20 minutes to Fort Meade.  This home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths and is priced to sell at $340,000.

View this listing in the MLS.
View a virtual tour with floor plan for this home.

Home for sale in glen burnie mdInside you'll find a main level with a spacious two car garage, a guest room with French door entry and an attached half bath, and a welcoming foyer leading to the upper levels.

The upper level features gleaming hardwood floors & 9 foot ceilings throughout a beautiful, open floor plan that includes a living room with access to the 17' x 9.6' deck, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, a center island, plus formal dining room, and a powder room.

The top level offers three generously sized bedrooms including a master suite with walk-in closets and private bath.

The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge specializes in homes for sale near Fort Meade.  Contact us today for a private tour, or visit us on-line to view all homes for sale in Glen Burnie or get information on listing your home for sale.

Nov. 13, 2019

Search all homes for sale in Severn MD

If you're relocating to Fort Meade one of the closest and most requested cities for home buyers is Severn, MD.  Popular for the quick commute, easy access to DC and Baltimore and proximity to shopping, Severn offers something for everyone.

The closest shopping to Severn is Arundel Mills, a regional outlet mall surrounded by some of the area's finest dining from chains to locally owned restaurants.  Severn is also super-close to BWI Airport making it a breeze for corporate travelers.

Prices from homes in Severn range from the mid $200,000 range to over $800,000 for luxury homes on acreage.  In addition, there are communities that offer a wide range of amenities to include pools and tennis courts.  Click any of the links below to start your home search.

Search all townhomes for sale in Severn MD
Search all single family homes for sale in Severn MD

If you're thinking of buying, selling or renting a home near Fort Meade, or in Severn, let The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge put their 20 years of experience to work for you today!

Nov. 11, 2019

Two Rivers Odenton MD homes for sale and community information

The Two Rivers community is located in Odenton MD in Anne Arundel County.  Originally planned to be an age-qualified 55+ community, they have now released single family homes with no age restrictions in the $500k to $700k price range.  We're also seeing some re-sale homes pop up which is great if you don't want to wait for a build.
Two rivers community Odenton MD
Both the age-qualified and no restriction homes offer unparalleled amenities including indoor pools, tennis and more.

If you're considering a move to Odenton MD, you can start your search here to view all homes for sale in Two Rivers.  The Roskelly Team has been serving the Odenton real estate market since 1999 and we would love to show you all that Two Rivers has to offer!

Nov. 8, 2019

Homes for sale in Odenton MD

Today, we are putting the spotlight on Odenton real estate including popular neighborhoods, neighborhood amenities home values, homes for sale, homes for rent and new construction.  
Odenton MD 21113
Most neighborhoods in Odenton are within a 10 minute commute to Fort Meade and NSA making this Maryland city a favorite among Military and DOD home buyers.  Homes for sale in Odenton MD range in price from the low $200's to over 1,000,000 so there is sure to be a home style and location that are perfect for you and your budget.

Once you've made the choice to move to Odenton, you'll need to zero in on a price range and neighborhood that meet your criteria.  Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Odenton include:

Piney Orchard
This amenity rich community is truly one-of-a-kind in Anne Arundel County based on the amenities that they offer including pools, tennis, walking trails, lake and more.  If you're looking for a community with lots of activities this might be the right choice for you.  You can find single family homes, townhomes, condos and age-qualified living in Piney Orchard priced from the low 200's to over $800,000

Seven Oaks
Seven Oaks is located just outside the gates of Fort Meade so you can even bike to work!  This community offers amenities including two pools, tennis courts, basketball, picnic area and playgrounds.  Homes for sale in Seven Oaks include townhomes, condos (just a few) and single family homes starting in the low 200's and reaching into the $600,000 range.

Kings Ransom
This Odenton community offers townhomes priced under $300k

Lions Gate
This community offers condos and townhomes priced under $300k

There are so many more communities in Odenton worth exploring.  When you're ready to buy a home or sell a home in Odenton, The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge would love to put their 20 years of local real estate experience to work for you!

Oct. 14, 2019

Home for sale in Crownsville MD near Fort Meade

The Roskelly Team just listed this beautiful home for sale in the water-privileged community of Sunrise Beach where you'll enjoy community beaches, pier and more.

Calling all car lovers!  This home is located on a double lot, and features a three car garage, a main home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and an in-law suite with separate entrance that includes a living room, kitchen, 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Priced at $525,000 this home won't last long!

View the MLS listing or take a virtual tour.
Crownsville MD home for sale near Fort Meade
Entering the main house through the cozy, covered front porch you'll find a main level with living room, dining room, beautifully remodeled kitchen, a family room with entry to the fenced back yard, and a powder room.

Upstairs, you'll find 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths including a master bedroom with en suite bath.

The unfinished basement offers loads of storage or future living space.

The in-law suite has a separate entrance and features a large kitchen with pantry, a living room, 1 bedroom and 1 bath.

Outside you'll find a storage shed, patio and decks overlooking the park-like back yard.
A voluntary HOA of less than $100 per year entitles you to all community amenities.  Click here for more info.!

Thinking of buying, selling or renting a home in Crownsville?  Contact The Roskelly Team at (410) 721-6694 or visit us on-line .

Oct. 2, 2019

USAA Real Estate Rebate Discontinued

On September 6th 2019, USAA discontinued their home buyer rebate program by posting the following announcement on their website.

Real Estate Rewards Network

Important Notice
The USAA real estate rewards network is no longer available.

What's Happening
USAA Federal Saving Bank has discontinued the Real Estate Rewards Network.  The real estate industry is constantly changing, and we're focusing our efforts on improving our suite of mortgage products.

I, for one, am seriously happy to see that USAA will be focusing on the quality of their mortgage processing which is severely lacking (at least in our area).  As mentioned in a blog I wrote a long time ago, the  discontinued program was designed to pad USAA's pockets, not the Veteran's.  So I'm not at all sad to see it go.  But we know Veteran buyer's sometimes need a little extra help.  The Roskelly Team is working on a rebate program for our Veteran home buyers and we'll post more information soon.

Until then, if you're in the market to buy a home near Fort Meade, we'd love it if you'd start your search with us.  Our team of Veteran's, Mil Spouses, and BRAT's would love to got to work for you to make finding or selling your Fort Meade area home the easiest part of your move! 

Sept. 23, 2019

New HUD rules for FHA condo loans to benefit Fort Meade area home buyers

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FHA just released some new financing guidelines that will assist condo home buyers in the Fort Meade real estate market.

To understand the impact of this change you'll need to understand that, prior to this, FHA required a community review and certification of every condo association in the US.  They are looking for things like condo financial health, investor ratios (too many non-owner occupied units could), delinquency rates and more. They required that each condo association request renewal every two years.  So, if the condo association did not do it's job and get their community approved, FHA home buyers were not allowed to obtain financing in that community.  Many Fort Meade home buyers own homes near previous duty stations and if the VA loan benefit is used, FHA is the next best option for a loan.

The recent changes which have long been advocated by the National Association of Realtors include the following:

1.     Allows for a single-unit approval process for properties that do not currently have FHA approval.
2.     Extends the re-certification date from 2 years to 3 years.  
3.     Allows more mixed use projects to be eligible for FHA loans

You can view the complete update at this link.

Thinking of buying, selling or renting a home near Fort Meade?  You can count on The Roskelly Team to make your next real estate transaction your best!

Sept. 17, 2019

Gambrills MD real estate home sale statistics- August 2019 in zip code 21054

August sales stats for Gambrills show a slow down that wasn't completely unexpected after last months huge boom.  We're just a few sales down over the same period last year and the median sold price stayed steady.
Gambrills home values and real estate statistics for August 2019
The Roskelly Team at RE/MAX Leading Edge specializes in homes for sale in Gambrills MD. View all homes for sale in Gambrills MD, or list your Gambrills home for sale with our team!  EHO