For Sale: $279,900 - Townhouse in District Heights, MD - 5622 Rock Quarry Terrace

Last week I listed this townhouse in District Heights, MD for $279,900.  It's over 1900 sqft. with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath.  I had 2 offers within the first 5 days on the market.  That's an indicator of a seller's market, at least in the Regency Meadows Subdivision.  

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Here's a video of this lovely property located at 5622 Rock Quarry Terrace, District Heights, MD 20747

 

If you are searching for similar townhomes in this price range in the Upper Marlboro, MD are please contact me at 240-535-1855.  Thanks.

 

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Empty Shelves at Costco - Coronavirus Panic

Yesterday, I made trip to the Costco store in Brandywine, MD to pick up food and essentials for everyday living.  As I drove into the parking lot, I noticed how crowded it was for a weekday afternoon.  Grocery list in hand, I had great expectations of what items would be available because after all, this is Costco.  Even with the current CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) pandemic spreading across the US and the world, I was confident that Costco would be well stocked. Not exactly!

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As I walked into the store and flashed my Costco membership card, the ID checker pleasantly wiped down the handlebar on my shopping cart with disinfectant.  I was glad Costco is taking active measures to stop the spread of the CORONAVIRUS.

Once in the store, I headed straight to the meat department.  As I approached the display cases for chicken and fish, I immediately saw they were empty. “Wow” I said to myself.  I then made my way over to the other cases where beef and pork are displayed.  The first thing I noticed was there was no more ground beef.  So much for my brontosaurus burgers I wanted to make, I thought to myself.  However, some of the more expensive beef items were available, like briskets and steaks.  I was able to pick up one of the last three pot roasts (2 pack) for $26 so I was happy.

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Next on my list was bread, so I casually pushed my cart over to that area and I noticed the scarcity as I approached the bread racks. Luckily, I was able to find a 2 pack of my favorite brand.

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Going down my list, next was water, paper towels and toilet tissue which are generally stored in the same area in most Costco stores.  Once again as I approached, I could see they were completely out of all paper products.

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Lastly, I needed to get some eggs.  So again, I made my way over to the glass refrigerated rooms where eggs, milk, etc. is normally stored…….and yes!  There were eggs available. However, there was one catch as the signed read “SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE, THERE IS A LIMIT OF 1 PACKAGE OF EGGS, PER MEMBER, PER DAY”. Well, I had no choice but to pick up that 1 package of eggs (24 ct).  I wasn’t disappointed though. I normally purchase 1 pack anyway.

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At this point I was bit dissatisfied with my Costco experience, so I had to mosey on up to the check-out line. Interesting enough, there was only one check out line although several cashier lanes were open.  Three employees were ushering members to the cashiers.  My assumption was they were trying to limit any potential chaos and keep the line moving rapidly......and they were doing a good job of it.  

So, my hat is off to you Costco.  I understand.  It’s as simple as supply and demand due to the CORONAVIRUS pandemic. People are beginning to panic.  The Governor of Maryland has closed bars, restaurants, and casinos. Schools are already closed for two weeks.  Hopefully, most grocery stores in the area will soon be able to keep up with the demand during this pandemic. 

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Home on Woodyard Undergoes Major Renovation

This home located on Woodyard Rd. in Upper Marlboro is undergoing a major renovation.  It's been completely gutted and a 2nd floor is being added.  Can't wait to see the finished product!

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Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

On My Way to Home Inspection in Tall Oaks Crossing - Bowie, MD

Homes in the Tall Oaks subdivision of Bowie, MD are currently listed for sale between $425-450K.

Tall Oaks Crossing of Bowie is a quiet and well-maintained community located on the western edge of the City of Bowie, Maryland. Its spectacular one mile wooded entrance is sometimes referred to by its residents as the “Surprise Community of Bowie.” It is situated on approximately 203 wooded acres. Tall Oaks Crossing’s two tennis courts, two 2,240 sq. ft tot lots, large picnic grounds or open play areas, miles of well-maintained hiker/biker trails and a lake (which was originally constructed as a water retention pond), are some of the amenities that make the residents proud to be a part of the community.

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Residents of Westphalia Town Center Said No to Amazon and Won

This is old news and a follow up to my post on 7/10/19 regarding the proposed Amazon Warehouse in Upper Marlboro. Well, on August 23, Amazon backed out of their negotiations to build the warehouse at the Westphalia Town Center. Many residents complained and I suspect their voices were heard!

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Amazon May Build New Distribution Warehouse at Westphalia Town Center in Upper Marlboro, MD

The biggest news in Upper Marlboro in recent days is the possibility of Amazon building a sprawling 4 million-square-foot warehouse at the Westphalia Town Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.  A big open field (pictured) currently sits alongside Pennsylvania Ave (Route 4) near the Woodyard Rd. exit.

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Last week, the Prince George’s County Planning Board approved a zoning change to Westphalia’s development plan. This change added a “merchandise logistics center” as a facility where goods and products are received, sorted, packed and stored for the purpose of distribution to parcel carriers or delivery directly to a customer. That sounds like it was tailored to Amazon's operations.

The site was marketed not just for residential, but for multi-use as well.  Retail shops, office space, and green open areas will be smaller if Amazon gets approved by the Prince George's County Planning board to build.  

Some residents of Westphalia have already voiced their concerns opposing the new facility and have begun a petition. They don’t want increased traffic and pollution which may drive home prices down.  They want what the developer promised……..shops, restaurants, office space, and green space in addition to the residential area, not a massive merchandise logistics center (warehouse distribution center). 

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Recent townhome sales in Westphalia have peaked to a maximum of up to $470K for a 4 bedroom unit with the median sale for a 3 bedroom at $365K. One might ask if the average Amazon worker will be able to afford to live in the Westphalia neighborhood he or she would be working in?

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

List of Neighborhood Subdivisions in Upper Marlboro,MD

There are roughly 90+ advertised subdivisions in the 20772 and 20774 zip codes of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  This includes areas such as Largo, Kettering, The Town of Upper Marlboro and Greater Upper Marlboro. Here's a list I compiled that may help you recall a neighborhood you may have driven by and liked.

Balmoral

Beachtree

Beacon Hill

Bellehaven Estates

Belmont Crest

Brandywine Country

Brock Hall

Brookwood

Cameron Grove

Canter Creek

Charles Hill

Cherry Tree Estates

Chester Grove

Claggett Landing

Collington Estates

Croom Acres

Croom Station

Dower Ridge Estates

Dower Village

Drumsheugh

Duvall

Edward Estates

Enterprise Forest

Equestrian Estates

Estonian Estates

Eversfield

Foxchase

Graystone at Marlborough

Greens of Marlton

Heritage Glen

Hollaway Estates

Kettering

Kings Creek Ests

Kingston Manor

La Dova Heights

Largo

Largo Knolls

Linwood Knolls

Little Washington

Manor Knolls

Marlboro Downs

Marlboro Meadows

Marlboro Pointe

Marlboro Ridge

Marlboro Riding

Marlborough South

Marlton

Marwood

Maryvale

Melwood

Melwood Springs

Norbourne Park

New Orchard Estates

North Roblee Acres

Northhampton

Oak Creek

Oak Creek Club

Oak Creek Golf Course

Palisades

Parkside At Westphalia

Perrywood

Poplars

Poplar Ridge

Presidential Heights

Queen Anne Estates

Queen Anne Knolls

Queensland

Ramblewood

Rambling Hills

Roblee Acres

Rosaryville Estates

Rustic Ridge

Sherwood Forest

Smith Home Farm

Springdale

St. Johns Wood

Stratford Estates

Strawberry Hills

The Highlands

Tyrol Estates

Village of Oak Grove

Villages of Marlborough

Villages of Mellwood

Vista Woods

West End Farms

Westphalia Estates

Westphalia Woods

Williamsburg Estates

Winshire

Woodyard Estates

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

New $36M Aquatic & Recreation Complex Opening Soon in Brandywine, MD

The county is building a new multi-use recreational facility in Brandywine, MD which is expected to open by the end of summer.  At a cost of more than $36 million, The Southern Area Aquatic and Recreation Complex (SAARC) is the first Multi-Generational Community Recreational Center in Prince George’s County.

The 75,000 square-foot project includes a huge swimming pool, a gymnasium, a fitness room and flexible programmable space. It is being constructed on property owned by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) – Brandywine Area Park – located just north of the intersection of Missouri Avenue and Brandywine Road. Future phases of parkland development may include additional site amenities, an expansion of the natatorium, and additional recreation space to accommodate performing arts and ceramic arts.

Personally, I'm looking forward to participating in a Yoga class and water aerobics once this place opens!

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Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Why Waldorf, MD is a great place to rent a home

15 Miles south of Upper Marlboro lies Waldorf, MD.  In addition to Upper Marlboro's rental housing market, I discovered Waldorf, MD is quite comparable.  Last week I closed a deal on a rental property!  An immaculate 4 bedroom, colonial style home located off of Berry Road (Route 228) in Waldorf, MD.  I represented the renters in this transaction. The home rented for $2500 monthly. My customer's criteria: Charles County, MD - Waldorf, La Plata, or White Plains.  Needless to say, we cruised through Pomfret, MD as well.  After several weekends of showing town homes and single family homes my customers decided on this one particular home (pictured) located in Waldorf.  

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Waldorf, MD is a community for many residents who commute to work in Washington, D.C. and Joint Base Andrews (Andrews Air Force Base). It is located approximately 23 miles south of Washington, D.C.  With St. Charles Towne Center Shopping Mall at it's core, Waldorf is considered the major retail spot in Southern, MD.  There's literally a lot of nice places to eat, drink, and be merry!  If you are a cigar smoker like me, then you'll probably enjoy a visit to the Tinder Box Cigar Lounge on Route 301 :-)

 

 

Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Clinton, MD Homes for Sale

This past weekend's home showings took my Buyer and I to Clinton, MD to see several properties.  This 4 bedroom, Split Foyer style home was completely renovated and listed for $299,900.  The interior of the home showed well.  However, my Buyer didn't like the back yard.  She was completely "spooked out".  It had a creek running through the property and this old ugly barn/shed.  The back yard also had weeds and many soft spots.  Experience tells me there are drainage issues in that yard and the potential for snakes to crawl around.  Well, that was definitely a show stopper!  Our search for a home continues...…...

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Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Upper Marlboro MD Real Estate Market Update - March 2019 (20772)

Recent home sales in the Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 zip code show the median price for a detached, single family home is $339K.  Most homes in the $300K-$400K range are 30+ years old with at least 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a basement.

Additionally, most of these homes have 1-2 car garages and more than 2,000 sqft of living space.  The style of homes you'll normally find are Split Foyer, Split Level, Rambler, Cape Cod and Colonial.

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Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com