Buying or Selling A Home In Upper Marlboro, MD

Looking for a real estate agent in Upper Marlboro, MD?  I'm honest, trustworthy, and responsive! I know the Upper Marlboro area very well.  If you are a buyer, I'll help you find the right home, negotiate the terms of sale and help with price negotiations. 

If you are a seller, I'll help you market your home to potential buyers, sell within a specified period of time, and price your home competitively. 

Call me at 240-535-1855 :-) 

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

Upper Marlboro's Most Affordable Neighborhood

The most affordable place to live in Upper Marlboro, MD is the older Brandywine Country subdivision.  This neighborhood is located of off Route 301 between Trumps Hill Rd, Heathermore Blvd, and Fairhaven Ave. bordering the more expensive Marlton area.   

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Single family detached homes, town houses, and apartments are available with the median sales price of $285,000.  Monthly rent in this neighborhood averages $1450 per month.  Most of these properties are 40+ years old and were built between 1972 and 1979.

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To schedule a showing, contact me at 240-535-1855.

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

Basement Flooding....The Woes of Home Ownership

A few weeks ago my basement flooded again.  Oh, the woes of home ownership!  The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area had over 63 inches of rain in the last year.  Ground water and water tables persist in Upper Marlboro.  Water seeps in from under my basement floor where it meets the foundation footer.  The french drain (gravity flow system) I personally installed in the front yard didn't seem to solve the problem as the ground water made its way to the front wall of the basement.  

So, I decided to hire a local waterproofing company.  They did a great job and gave me a fair price.  Ask me how much? The labor costs are the bulk of the job.  The contractor had to dig a channel (trench) around the perimeter inside my basement, alongside the footers.  PVC pipe was then installed in the newly-made channel to allow the flood water to flow into a sump pump basin, then pumped outside of the house. 

Here's a video I made of the project..........https://youtu.be/JXV3abLlago

 

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

Villages of Marlborough - AffordableTownhomes in Upper Marlboro, MD

If you are looking for an affordable townhouse in a decent location then you'll find one here in the Villages of Marlborough subdivision.  2-3 bedroom townhomes are reasonably priced from $231,000 - $275,000.  That's an estimated monthly mortgage of $1680-$1900 per month.  These townhomes were built between 1987 and 1998.  Here's what's currently on the market in the Villages of Marlborough......

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$231,400     13612 Captain Marbury Lane
$239,000     13806 Bentwaters Drive
$244,000     4503 Sherborn Lane
$245,000     14325 Governor Lee Place
$245,000     4807 Clirieden Lane
$255,000     13808 Edwall Drive
$264,949     4707 Colonel Ewell Court Unit#372
$265,000     4528 Sherborn Lane
$267,000     13902 Barrington Lane
$271,000     4625 Captain Covington Place
$274,999     13849 Lord Fairfax Place

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

After School Program in Upper Marlboro, MD

Community centers are not just for seniors, not just for kids, not just for families.  They can offer an enormous variety of educational, social and recreational activities, tailored to what the members of the community are interested in.  Community potlucks, singles nights, afterschool programs and tutoring, health, wellness and exercise classes, crafts, lectures, dances, music performances...to name just a few examples. When we reach out to our neighbors and make new friends (or renew old ones), our quality of life is increased.  Check out the Upper Marlboro Community Center located at:

5400 Marlboro Race Track Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

301-627-2828

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs.:

6:30-9am camps; 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Fri.:

6:30am–9am (camps);6:30 am - 7 pm

Sat.:

10am-3pm; 7pm - 10pm (Teens)

Sun.:

12 noon-4 p.m.

Key Amenities

  • Activity room
  • Athletic fields (softball and soccer)
  • Fitness room
  • Gymnasium
  • Meeting room
  • Playground
  • Pre-school room
  • Racquetball courts
  • Tennis court
  • Warming kitchen

Programs

  • Kids Care
  • Xtreme Teens prog
Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Negotiating the Astronomically High Cost to Replace Windows in Your Home

Based on my personal experience using an established home improvement company, the purchase price and installation of one standard size window can range from $300-$700 each.  A bow or bay window alone can cost upwards of $4,000. 

If you are considering replacing windows in your home, do a little homework first.  Google "double-hung vinyl windows."  Get at least three estimates from reputable home improvement companies.  It's a big negotiating game once the salesperson comes to your home for a presentation.  He or she will make recommendations and actually show you a sample window.  Consider the best quality windows of course. 

After a 1-2 hour presentation, the salesperson will quote you an astronomically high price!  This is where the negotiating begins.  Hold your ground.  Don't be forced into overpaying with the promise of low monthly payments for 15 years.  

Please note, financing huge investments like this will normally attach the loan to your house.  What this means is that if you miss several payments on the new window loan, the lender has the right foreclose on your home.

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

Homes for Sale in Williamsburg Estates Upper Marlboro MD

The Williamsburg Estates subdivision of Upper Marlboro, MD is a quiet, well established neighborhood located off of Rosaryville Rd. and Churchhill Drive.  These split foyer and split level style homes were built around 1968-74.  Download the complete list with photos and additional information here:  Download Williamsburg_Estates_Homes.  Contact me for the latest status updates at 240-535-1855.

 

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Status                   Address                                                Price

ACTIVE                 9922 Williamsburg Dr                        $325,000
ACTIVE                 9704 Dorval Ave                                   $322,900
CONTRACT         8205 Rosaryville Rd                             $195,000
CONTRACT         8209 Rosaryville Rd                             $190,000
CONTRACT         9903 Williamsburg Dr                         $339,900
CONTRACT         9700 Green Apple Turn                       $255,000
CONTRACT         9813 Green Apple Turn                        $210,000
SOLD                    8314 James St                                         $275,000
SOLD                    8302 James St                                        $324,990
SOLD                    9621 Green Apple Turn                        $329,000
SOLD                    8503 Dorval Ct                                       $279,900
SOLD                    8211 Mathew Ct                                     $249,900

 

 

 

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

Homes for Rent in Upper Marlboro MD

Here's a list of homes for rent in Upper Marlboro.  Download the full list with pictures and additional information here:  Download For_Rent_UpperMarlboro.

Monthly Address Subdivision
$1,275 10249 Prince Pl #31-104 Pines Condominium
$1,300 10129 Prince Pl #301-12 Treetop Condo
$1,325 10100 Campus Way S #302-4A Treetop Condo
$1,350 10243 Prince Pl #28-T4 Pines Condominium
$1,400 10206 Prince Pl #4-304 Pines Condominium
$1,450 13800 Farnsworth Ln #5308 Normandy Place Condo-Pha
$1,495 3079 Chester Grove Rd #Building 42 Unit E Westphalia Woods Condomi
$1,500 13416 Lord Dunbore Pl #2-1 Lords Landing Village Co
$1,500 10244 Prince Pl #21-103 Pines Condominium
$1,500 10123 Prince Pl #304-10 Treetop Condo
$1,525 135167-8 Lord Sterling Pl #7-8 Lords Landing Village Co
$1,595 14334 Marlborough Ln Marlborough Towne Plat O
$1,600 13900 Farnsworth Ln #4304 Normandy Place Condo-Pha
$1,600 10224 Prince Pl #12-207 Pines Condominium
$1,600 10202 Prince Pl #2-201 Pines Condominium
$1,600 10230 Prince Pl #15-207 Pines Condominium
$1,650 13804 Churchville Dr Villages Of Marlborough
$1,700 13216 Fox Bow Dr #103 Cameron Grove Condo Iv>
$1,700 117 Swiss Gap Rd #2-1 Cinnamon Ridge
$1,700 8961 Town Center Cir #1-101 Largo Town Center Condo
$1,700 4913 Marlborough Grv Marlborough Towne Plat T
$1,700 14000 Farnsworth Ln #3204 Normandy Place Condo-Pha
$1,725 11422 Honeysuckle Ct #8-1 Kettering By The Park 2
$1,850 501 Mount Lubentia Ct W Mt Lubentia Plat One
$1,890 12310 Rollys Ridge Ave #1105 Watkins Place
$1,900 11315 Joyceton Dr Kettering Plat 54
$2,000 4817 Parkmont Ln North Roblee Acres
$2,075 3104 Barcroft Dr La Dova Heights
$2,100 2812 Berrywood Ln Bellehaven Estates Plat
$2,100 14001 Old Marlboro Pike Upper Marlboro
$2,175 11608 Middleham Dr Kettering
$2,375 9502 Concord Dr Concord Manor
$2,395 12509 Cynthia Ct Kettering
$2,400 10304 New Orchard Dr Rambling Hills
$2,495 12723 Richland Pl Brandywine Country
$2,500 11302 Duxbury Dr Northampton
$2,600 10523 Country Ridge Dr Marlton South
$2,750 15334 Tewkesbury Pl Beech Tree North Village
$2,750 3109 Marcando Ln Cabin Branch Acres
$2,750 4121 Chariot Way Marlboro Ridge
$2,795 15203 Candy Hill Rd Candy Hill Sub
$2,895 4237 Chariot Way Marlboro Ridge-Phase 1A
$3,000 4038 Ranch Rd Marlboro Ridge
Angelo Rhodes, Realtor Taylor Properties 240-535-1855 email: angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

Neighborhood Profile: Balmoral Community in Upper Marlboro, MD

Located on Route 301 and Govenor’s Park Lane in Upper Marlboro, MD sits the luxurious Balmoral Community.  Balmoral can stand on its own compared to the larger Beechtree community in which it borders.  However, homes in Balmoral are very “well appointed”.  There are several gorgeous models located here that stand out with exterior brick fronts in trendy gray colors and some with cobblestone fronts.  Lot sizes are mostly 8,000 sqft. with finished interior space ranging from 3,000-6,000 sqft. for the largest Kingsport model.

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Recent home sales in the Balmoral community have averaged $550,000 for a 4 bedroom home with more than 5,000 sqft. Current active listings in Balmoral range from $485,000 - $599,000 with one of these being a potential short sale. 

 

Status Address List Price
ACTIVE 15600 Norus St #H-001 $484,990
ACTIVE 15210 Governors Park Ln $494,990
ACTIVE 15212 Governors Park Ln $509,990
ACTIVE 15610 Governors Park Ln $517,500
ACTIVE 15617 Norus St #G6 $519,990
ACTIVE 15214 Governors Park Ln $534,990
ACTIVE 15300 Governors Park Ln $554,990
ACTIVE 15302 Governors Park Ln $554,990
ACTIVE 3808 Perthshire Pl $589,990
ACTIVE 4000 Wales Ln $598,999

I drove through the Balmoral subdivision this past Memorial Day weekend and took several photos and video.  The photos are posted here on my blog and I’ll upload the video on YouTube in the next few days.

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If you are thinking about moving to Upper Marlboro or selling your home, please give me a call at 240-535-1855 or email angelo@RealEstateUpperMarlboro.com

 

 

 

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

Condos for Rent in Upper Marlboro, MD

Looking for a Condominium to rent in Upper Marlboro, MD?  The Pines and Treetop Condo's located off of Harry S. Truman Drive and Campus Way S. have 1-2 bedrooms available for $1275-$1600 monthly.

1 BR     $1,275 Pines Condominium
1 BR     $1,400 Pines Condominium
2 BR     $1,500 Pines Condominium
2 BR     $1,600 Pines Condominium
2 BR     $1,600 Pines Condominium

1 BR    $1,325 Treetop Condo
1 BR    $1,400 Treetop Condo
1 BR    $1,500 Treetop Condo

Contact me for additional details at 240-535-1855 or email angelo@RealEstateUpperMarlboro.com

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