Neighborhood Spotlight: Maple Lawn

Maple Lawn is a master-planned community in Fulton about seven miles from Columbia Maryland. The community features a mix of single-family homes, condos and townhomes and has a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.

Maple Lawn has more than 1,300 homes, four parks, a community center with a pool, gym, basketball and tennis courts. The live-work atmosphere boasts walking distance to stores, restaurants including Harris Teeter, Steelfire Grill, Hudson’s Coastal, Looney’s Maple Lawn, McDonald’s, Chipotle and more.

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Located halfway between Baltimore and D.C., Maple Lawn has become a popular destination for commuters to both markets. Homes range in size from 1600 to 8000 square feet and start in the high 300s. Currently, there are no new construction homes being built in Maple Lawn proper. Maple Lawn South has new construction opportunities and new lots will be added to Maple Lawn in the future. To get a list of current and future listings for sale in Maple Lawn you can text me at (702) 340-8000 or click here.

Realogy partners with Amazon on new Turnkey Buyer Program

Realogy is the parent company of several real estate brands, including Century 21.

Amazon and Realogy have partnered on an exciting new real estate program called Turnkey. The new program gives buyers that participate in the program between $1,000 and $5,000 dollars in Amazon Services and products for their new home.

“Customers can be overwhelmed when moving, and we’re excited to be working with Realogy to offer homebuyers a simplified way to settle into a new home,” said Pat Bigatel, Director Amazon Home Services. “The Amazon Move-In Benefit will enable homebuyers to adapt the offering to their needs – from help assembling furniture, to assisting with smart home device set up, to a deep clean, and more.”

To participate in the program, buyers will sign onto the Amazon program and then be partnered up with a Realogy real estate agent in their area. Upon a successful close of their new home, buyers will receive a credit for Amazon services and products.

Turnkey is currently available in 15 markets across the United States including Washington, D.C.. Want to know when this exciting program will be available in the Howard County area? Fill out the form below.


Century 21 New Millennium to hold Open House weekend Apr.6

Come view some of the greatest homes in the region this weekend!

Century 21 New Millennium is holding an all company Open House weekend on Apr.6 and 7, 2019. Help us kick off the spring market in Maryland and beyond while shopping for a new home. Visit this special link to view all the homes participating in this great event.

Can’t make it this weekend? Give me a call or text at (702) 340-8000 to arrange your private viewing!

Happy House Hunting,

Christa Emmer

Columbia office holding Homebuyer Seminar on Apr. 11

 

Interested in buying home but have questions? We would like to help! Come by our office for light bites and wine on Thursday, Apr.11, 2019 and learn all about buying a house in Maryland! We will have experts on hand to tell you all about:

    • How home ownership may be cheaper than your monthly rent-stop making your landlord rich!
    • Tax benefits of home ownership
    • Credit issues and getting financially “ready” to buy
    • Rent to Own programs
    • Property search and negotiating your offer
    • Successfully getting to the closing table and moving in

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions in a casual, fun setting. Confidentially find out what your purchasing power is and get advice on what you can do to improve your credit score.

All are welcome. Wine and Light refreshments will be served. Raffles and giveaways that all attendees can participate in.

To RSVP, visit Eventbrite or contact me.

Expansion of Maryland SmartBuy Program announced

Program can be used with any home starting Aug. 6

Governor Larry Hogan has announced the expansion of a state program helping Marylanders erase student debt and buy homes. The SmartBuy program helps first-time homebuyers burdened with student debt and will expand this August.

The program allows buyers to purchase a home in the state while eliminating up to $30,000 in student debt. Prior to Aug. 6, 2018, the program was only eligible for homes in the DHCD’s Maryland Mortgage Program. The announcement was part of broader policy changes in college affordability.

“We are proud that Maryland continues to be home to one of the most highly educated populations in America, but the harsh reality many face today is that earning a college education often goes hand-in-hand with crippling college debt,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “This new $3 million expansion of SmartBuy will help young people buy a home, removing the student debt roadblock to homeownership and allowing for financial security.”

The budget will include $3 million in funds for the program with an expectation of assisting 100 homebuyers. SmartBuy is already a popular program and buyers are encouraged to take advantage as soon as possible. The SmartBuy webpage has  all the information you need to get started. You can find out if your lender is a SmartBuy lender and research eligibility requirements and the documents required.

You can also contact me for help in finding a property!