Howard County Discount Amusement Park Tickets for 2019 Now Available

After a short delay, Howard County has launched its summer discount amusement park ticket program.  Save up to 50 percent off tickets to amusement parks in Maryland, Virginia and Pennslyvania.  Now through the end of August, visit the five sites (see above) in Howard County to purchase discounted tickets for selected theme parks. This year you can also buy tickets online for the following parks; Dorney Park, Dutch Wonderland, Kings Dominion, and Six Flags Great Adventure.  Be sure to call ahead to make sure tickets are available at your location. Visit Hoco Parks & Recreation for more information.

Not in Howard County? Click here to find information about purchasing tickets in your county.

Rise Southern Biscuits opening in Howard County

This will be the North Carolina company’s second location in Maryland.

Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken is opening a new store in Howard County. The Durham based biscuit restaurant is known for its fresh biscuits and more recently, chicken. Rise’s quick-serve, no wait staff concept is designed to keep costs down and quality high. Rise is open for breakfast through lunch.

Courtesy of Rise Self Righteous Biscuits

Rise’s biscuits also has donuts, biscuits and gravy dishes and chicken. The new store opens on Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.. To show commitment to the community,  ten percent of all opening day sales will be donated to Gorman Crossing Elementary School!  Visit them at  8872 McGaw Road, across the street from Wegman’s.

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

Housing numbers for Feb. in Howard County

Maryland REALTORS® has released numbers for February in Maryland.  Statewide, the average home price rose by 5.1 percent and the median price rose by 5.0 percent compared to  2018. Inventory also rose to 4.6 months statewide.

The January statewide median sales price was $275,000 compared to $262,000 in 2018. This represents an increase of 5.0 percent. Now let’s look at Howard County.

In February, Howard County had 201 homes for sale vs. 219 in Feb. 2018. The average price was $402, 490 vs. $411, 538 last year at this time. The active inventory was higher than 2018, 635 units vs. 580 last year at this time. Months of inventory on hand also increased 3.2 percent vs. 2.6 last year. These numbers are good news for homebuyers looking in Howard County, and show a good balance between sellers and buyers!

If you are looking for a home in the area, please give me a call or text! I know about some great programs sponsored by the State of Maryland that provide down payment and closing cost assistance.

Call or text me at (702) 340-8000 or email me!

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.