Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

Feb. 23, 2018

Time Travel Is a Real on Annapolis Real Estate

Learn the lay of the land with a twist on Annapolis real estate. Walking tours not only take participants around town but back into the past as well. Colonial Tours offers trips around key historical parts of the city with guides dressed in period garb leading the way. Those in the group get to know Annapolis property inside and out while they enjoy a mini history lesson filled with humor and wit too.

History Was Written on Annapolis Property

A two hour stroll through the historic district starts at the Annapolis Visitors Center at 26 West Street. The Maryland State House is a must see and at one time the capital of the United States. When inside its walls docents create a colorful picture of how governing was conducted in colonial times. At St. Anne’s Church one can’t help become inspired as beautiful stained glass windows sparkle as the sun strikes their panes. Feelings of serenity surge during the time spent here. Nearby the church compare the simplicity of a colonial kitchen to today’s kitchens filled with modern appliances. Around the bend get a glimpse inside a Georgian mansion. Take a gander in the Hammond-Harwood House, a true representative of the British Colonial period. The Annapolis City Dock was a bustling place of business two hundred years ago. Hear stories told of everyday occurrences and unbelievable tales of myths and legends. Get the inside scoop on the strife between the U.S. Naval Academy and St. Johns College.

Historic walking tours are great for tourists getting to know Annapolis real estate and residents wanting to know their city better. Periodic specialty tours also frequent the calendar including African Americans in Annapolis. During this walk see the struggles faced by slaves, freed men and women of color during the Jim Crow days. Reservations are required for all tours and can be made by calling 443.721.6576. Walk the path of history and view Annapolis a bit more thoughtfully afterwards.

 

Posted in News
Feb. 23, 2018

Stretch Your Legs on Annapolis Property

There’s plenty of places to play on Annapolis property. A favorite of many living in the region is Quiet Waters Park. Located between South River and Harness Creek, beautiful open spaces combine for over three hundred acres of recreational bliss. As the seasons change so does the feel of the park. Miles of hiking and biking trails weave throughout the landscape calling to outdoor enthusiasts regardless of the weather. No matter the time of year the park stays open from 7 a.m. to dusk each day except on Tuesdays when it is closed.

When days are warm it’s time to explore the park on water. Boat rentals make that possible. Crafts glide on through waterways allowing folks to get a closer view of aquatic wildlife and critters living along the shore. Children living in Annapolis get their crazy on at the playground. Here the laughter rings out and parents can’t help but smile at the shrieks and giggles. Puppies love to play too, and tails are wagging in the off leash dog park. Annual summertime festivals bring neighbors and friends together in the spirit of camaraderie. There are often art shows as well in numerous galleries in the visitor’s center.

Skaters Living in Annapolis Show Off on the Ice

As winter chills the air the skates come out of the closet, and the Quiet Waters Park ice rink opens. Bundled up skaters swirl and twirl on the ice to their heart’s content. Public skate sessions last two hours allowing for plenty of time on the ice. Skates are available for rental and staff willingly provides sharpening to patron’s skates who may need it. Lessons are offered for those not knowing how to skate or simply wanting to improve their skill.

The elegance of Mother Nature surrounding Quiet Waters Park calls to locally engaged couples. Three particular spots in the park set the scene for wonderful backgrounds including the James Lighthizer Gazebo. The Blue Heron Center provides the ideal setting for indoor events. Many use the attached patio and gardens for ceremonies on sunny days and return indoors for a reception.

Being outdoors refreshes and invigorates the mind and body. Spend some well deserved time in Quiet Waters Park.

 

Posted in News
Feb. 23, 2018

Annapolis Property Bursts with the Taste of Homemade

It’s back to basics and simple goodness on Annapolis property. At the PA Dutch Farm Market folks skip the crowded supermarkets and shop local and small in a quaint one of a kind location. Here they have it all from grocery staples for the fridge and pantry to furniture for Annapolis homes to gifts for those hard to please people. A variety of vendors put quality first and the difference is seen throughout the building.

Farm to table meals are easy to get on the table when frequenting the PA Dutch Farm Market. All the ingredients can be found in one easy location. Dutch Market Meats put only best in the counter. Fresh cuts, smoked and cured meats are well stocked. Next door recently picked vegetables and juicy fruits overflow in farm style baskets. Quench your thirst with a glass of lemonade or freshly squeezed fruit juice while shopping at Stoltzfus Fresh Produce Stand. Dutch Market Cheese takes care of dairy needs. Milk, eggs, and an abundance of cheese aims to please.

One of a Kind Craftsmanship Looks the Part in Annapolis Homes

Patrons in the house may try to pass the Dutch Market Bakery on by, but they are not often successful. Just out of the oven goodies lure customers in with sweet, inviting aromas. Bakers are busy baking wholesome breads, muffins, cakes and cookies. Pies are also plentiful. Traditional selections feature cherry, apple and berry. Mouthwatering whoopie and shoo-fly pies are in demand after being highlighted on the Food Network.

Adults turn into kids at Mary’s Candy Stand. A rainbow of colored sugary treats greet customers walking through the door. Some candies bring back childhood memories. Bulk candy is stored in bins and pieces combine for a bag of nostalgia. Homemade candies are made onsite too. Watch strawberries get dipped in chocolate then treat yourself to one, two or three.

One of the most popular stops at the PA Dutch Farmers Market is Millwood Furniture. An assortment of high quality hand crafted furniture fill this space. Those who have a different vision than what’s on the floor can order custom pieces for their Annapolis property homes. The market has everything one would need and more so. Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays plan to visit on a weekly basis.

 

Posted in News
July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

Receive the Latest Local Market Stats

Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

Get Local Market Reports Sent Directly to You

You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates