Monday, February 27, 2017

Buy A Condo in Frederick County MD or Washington County MD

Frederick County MD  has condos in a wide range of prices from as little as just over $100Ks to the mid $550Ks. Condo living is very convenient for those who don't want to mow lawns or take care of roof leaks or exterior painting, etc.  Condos vary from Garden Style buildings which are typically up to 4 levels and have common stairwells to apartment style buildings with elevators.  Many condos have  balconies.  Frederick has a lot of new condo style townhouses. Typically these have two levels for each condo and the building has 4 levels overall.  Click on the link below to see what types of condos you can buy in Frederick.  To compare using photos, once you click on the link below, then  select Photo Comparison under the Display menu.

http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3459615804-10

Buy A Condo in Frederick County, MD Active Listings

Washington County, MD has  some of the more commonly thought of apartment style or garden style. But they also have newly built semi-detached homes! Prices on 2-27-17 ranged from $75K to $390K.  Click on the link below and select Photo Comparison under the Display menu.

http://matrix.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=4514825KFNL&p=AE-2891783-564&L=1

Buy A Condo in Washington County, MD Active Listings

Call Darcy Richards to become your Realtor to buy a condo in Frederick MD, or Washington County, MD. 

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Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Looking to buy a home in the Brunswick or Point of Rocks area of Maryland

If you are looking to buy a home in the Brunswick or Point of Rocks areas near Frederick Maryland,  OR if you are getting ready to sell your home in these areas, check out the comparables shown below.  Click below to see the current listings:

http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3678327037-10

Buy a Home in Brunswich or Point of Rocks, MD listings on 2-25-17.
Click on the link to see current listings.
http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3678327037-10

Call Darcy Richards to become your Realtor to buy a home in Brunswick or Point of Rocks, Frederick MD. 


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Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Foggy Morning Photos in Frederick

All this warm weather in February can create early morning fog. Here are a few shots from a foggy  Frederick MD.

Market Street, Frederick MD

Market Street, Frederick MD

 
Carroll Creek, Frederick MD
Baker Park, Frederick MD
Carroll Creek, Frederick MD


Baker Park, Maryland

Culler Lake, Baker Park, Frederick, MD

Culler Lake, Baker Park, Frederick MD

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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  

Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Looking to buy a home in the Middletown or Braddock Heights MD area?

If you are looking to buy a home in the Middletown or Braddock Heights areas near Frederick Maryland,  OR if you are getting ready to sell your home in these areas, check out the comparables shown below.  Click below to see the current listings:

http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3678320995-10


Call Darcy Richards to become your Realtor to buy a home in Middletown or Braddock Heights areas near Frederick Maryland.

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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Looking to buy a home in the Dearbought or Monocacy Landing subdivisions in Frederick MD 21702?

If you are looking to buy a home in the Dearbought or Monocacy Landing subdivisions in Frederick Maryland,  OR if you are getting ready to sell your home in this division, check out the comparables in your area.
Click here to see the current listings:

http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3659152120-10




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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bicycles in Frederick Maryland - Trails, Tours, Events, Organizations

If you were wondering where to ride your bicycle in Frederick Maryland, wonder no more. Find out about trails, history tours, clubs, events.  See resources below.  Please add your comments if you know of other resources...share the fun!

EVENTS

The Clustered Spires High Wheel Racehttps://www.highwheelrace.com/

Tour De Frederickhttps://www.tourdefrederick.com/

ORGANIZATIONS / CLASSES

Frederick Pedlars:   http://frederickpedalers.org/wp1/

Frederick Bicyle Coalition:  http://frederickbicyclecoalition.com/

Frederick County Biking Group FaceBook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/frederickcountybikingcyclingclub

Active.com site shows classes in the area: 
http://www.active.com/frederick-md/cycling/

TRAILS
Within Frederick city, check out the Frederick History Bicycle Loop website and pdf of city streets with historical significance.   http://www.visitfrederick.org/frederick-history-bicycle-loop

Western Maryland Rail Trail: http://www.bikewashington.org/trails/wmrt/wmrt.htm

Bike Maryland website:  https://www.bikemaryland.org/resources/riding/trails/ 

Frederick County Heritage  Bike Tours:  http://www.visitfrederick.org/what-to-see-and-do/frederick-county-heritage-bicycle-tours

MapMyRide allows you to search for Bicycle trails in Frederick MD. It describes the miles, elevation and shows the route.  Check it out! http://www.mapmyride.com/us/frederick-md/




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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  

Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Looking to Buy or Sell a home in Mt. Airy MD 21771

If you are looking buy a home in Mt. Airy,  Maryland,  zip code 21771 click the link below to see the many homes there are to choose from.  Learn about the history of Mt. Airy which was settled in 1830!  Wikipedia   Get general information about Mt. Airy:  City-Data.com 

http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3671121040-10



Call Darcy Richards to become your Realtor to buy a home in Mt. Airy,  Maryland.

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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  

Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Are You Looking to Buy a Home in Crestwood Village? A Frederick Neighborhood With Homes For Those 55+

If you are looking for a home in Crestwood - Frederick Maryland 21703, there are still a few homes on the market.   If you are getting ready to sell your Crestwood Village home, check out the comparables in your area, and give me a call!
Click here to see the current listings:

http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3659175660-10

Buy a Home in Crestwood Village, Frederick MD listings on 2-15-17.
Click on the link to see current listings.
http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3659175660-10

Call Darcy Richards to become your Realtor to buy a home in Crestwood Village, Frederick,  Maryland. 21703

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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Monday, February 13, 2017

How to Find out About Events and Activities in Frederick, Maryland

If you have some free time and are wondering what to do in Frederick Maryland, you have at least four good places to check for events and activities. These are the same places I use to report events for the TalkAboutFrederick monthly newsletter:

1) Tourism - The most extensive list of events in Frederick can be found online at Tourism:  http://www.visitfrederick.org/events   If you haven't gone yet, stop in at the Visitor's Center and wonder through the great resources there.  Their website is http://www.visitfrederick.org/  Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.  151 S.East St. Frederick, MD 21701 800-999-3613, tourism@fredco-md.net
  
2) The Frederick News Post publishes a "Things to Do In Frederick" page that is searchable.  Find it at  http://www.fredericknewspost.com/calendar/ 

3) The Downtown Partnership calendar of events:  http://www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar

4) Celebrate Frederick has a number of very popular events each year.  http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/













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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Looking to buy or sell a home in the Villages of Urbana, or Urbana Highlands in Frederick MD?

Are you looking for a home in Villages of Urbana, or Urbana Highlands - Frederick Maryland 21704?  Or, if you are getting ready to sell your Urbana home, check out the comparables in your area.  Learn more about the history of Urbana, MD from Wikipedia.

Click here to see the current listings:
http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3659121913-10



Call Darcy Richards to become your Realtor to buy a home in Urbana or Urbana Highlands, Frederick MD.

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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  

Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Get Your Home Ready for Millenial Buyers

Millennials— those born between 1980 and the late 1990s—constitute 35% of buyers.  Agents and sellers need to tune into the Millennial generation’s preferences to sell to these buyers.  Some selling strategies:
  • Go Mobile - Ensure that your home is listed on real estate apps. When Millennials search for a home, they reach for apps on their smart phones before any other source. Making sure that your property is displayed on all of the major real estate apps will help to maximize visibility.
  • Promote sustainability features. Millennials have grown up in an era that is characterized by concerns about climate change and depletion of natural resources. They are drawn toenergy-efficient and other sustainable features in a home.
  • Consider staging a room as a home office if you do not already have one. In the business world, Millennials often have the option to work from home and will likely place a high value on home offices. If you have a flexible living space or spare bedroom, furnishing it with a desk and chair to make a functional home work area.
  • Highlight open floor plans—or create the appearance of having one. Millennials value floor plans that allow their guests to move freely through the kitchen, living room, and outdoor living spaces. Keeping countertops clear, leave doors between rooms open, and let in plenty of natural light. 
  • Millennial home buyers prefer communities or neighborhoods with convenient access to public transportation, parks, restaurants, theater, schools, and shopping.  If your community has any of these features, be sure to highlight them for Millennial buyers.  
Article from wiseagent.com.
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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail me at darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call my direct line: 240/215-0381.  Frederick is the city people love to live in!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Looking To Buy a Home in Worman's Mill, Frederick MD 21701

If you are looking to buy a home in Worman's Mill, located in Frederick Maryland 21701, or if you are  getting ready to sell your Worman's Mill home,  check out the comparables in your area.
Click here to see the current listings:
http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?ID=0-3656759318-10



Call Darcy Richards to become your Realtor to buy a home in Worman's Mill, Frederick MD.


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Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.


Average Home Price in Frederick and Washignton Counties Varies by Home Type for 2016

This is a follow up to an earlier post on the rise in average housing prices  in the region.  Average home sale prices vary dramatically by type of home - detached, townhouse or condo.   Here are the differences for 2016.  Keep in mind that these numbers are for standard sales which represent 84% of sales in Frederick County.  They do not include foreclosures (11%) and short sales (4%).

2016 Average Home Prices  - Standard Sales Only*
Frederick County
2016
2015
Detached homes
$376,895
$373,413
Townhouses, Duplex
$259,717 
$248,923 
Condos
$199,275
$210,627
Washington County
2016
2015
Detached homes
$232,880
$229,335
Townhouses, Duplex
$160,459
$160,437
Condos
$145,954
$129,025
* Does not include foreclosures or short sales

Note that all average home prices by type increased in 2016 in both Frederick and Washington County with the exception of condos in Frederick County.

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To suggest additional topics for the Talk About Frederick blog, to share your photos, or if you have questions, or corrections, e-mail darcyrichards01@gmail.com or call direct: 240/215-0381.  

Frederick MD is the city people love to live in!

Darcy Richards is your Realtor for the heart of Frederick, Maryland.  She will help you sell your current home, or buy a home, in the Frederick area. You can count on her for professional, competent, trusted guidance through the process.  Reviews.   Darcy Richards, RE/MAX Results, 7210 Corporate Ct, #B Frederick MD 21703   Direct: 240/215-0381 Main: 301/698-5005. Each office independently owned and operated.