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

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