In Odenton, Career Day at Waugh Chapel Elementary School!

 Jerry Kline, Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, near Fort Meade, recently spoke about his profession to students at Waugh Chapel Elementary School Career Day. 

Jerry Kline, Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, near Fort Meade, recently spoke about his profession to students at Waugh Chapel Elementary School Career Day. 

What does a realtor do? How does a realtor spend his days? And most important of all – at least to a third grader – does a realtor have to be good at math?

I answered all of these questions and more when I recently visited Waugh Chapel Elementary School in Odenton, Maryland, for its annual Career Day exposition. Moms, dads and other family members like me spoke to students about the various kinds of careers kids might want to consider when they grow up.

 A warm thank you from the students at Waugh Chapel Elementary School who welcomed me to their recent Career Day event!

A warm thank you from the students at Waugh Chapel Elementary School who welcomed me to their recent Career Day event!

As I explained to 3rd graders in Ms. Kyte’s class, 1st graders in Ms. Hill’s class and several other groups of students, as with any job, being a realtor has advantages and disadvantages.

 Yes, you do need good math skills to be a successful real estate agent. But technology can be a really big help with this!

Yes, you do need good math skills to be a successful real estate agent. But technology can be a really big help with this!

The kids clearly liked that realtors usually are their own boss, they have flexible work hours, and realtors can be well compensated. But the kids frowned and groaned when they found out realtors have to work on weekends, spend hours on the phone and computer and do a ton of paperwork.

 Yes, real estate agents do travel a lot as part of their work. But we can often be reimbursed for the mileage we drive.

Yes, real estate agents do travel a lot as part of their work. But we can often be reimbursed for the mileage we drive.

Still, in learning about what realtors do, the kids were attracted to the overriding theme of helping people in need – which is the most fulfilling aspect of the job for me.

Many heartfelt thanks to Principal Cheryl Cox and all the kids and staff at Waugh Chapel Elementary School for inviting me to participate in your event! Your school is a wonderful environment for learning, and I hope to help each and every one of you find a home some day!

Sold in Hanover in Four Days by Jerry Kline!

 This renovated, single family home located at 1477 Gesna Drive in Hanover, Maryland, was recently sold for $279,000 by Jerry Kline, realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland.

This renovated, single family home located at 1477 Gesna Drive in Hanover, Maryland, was recently sold for $279,000 by Jerry Kline, realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland.

Mark and Lisa owned and managed their Hanover rental property on Gesna Drive for more than 20 years. Located just three miles from Fort Meade, Maryland, and one mile from the new Maryland Live Casino and Hotel at Arundel Mills Mall, the home was very popular with tenants. When the time came to sell the property and liquidate the asset, Mark and Lisa turned to Jerry Kline with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland. Jerry sold the home in just four days, for the full list price of $279,000. 

 After renting out their Hanover, Maryland, investment property for more than 20 years, Mark and Lisa recently hired Jerry Kline, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, to sell the property. Jerry sold the home in four days for the full asking price.

After renting out their Hanover, Maryland, investment property for more than 20 years, Mark and Lisa recently hired Jerry Kline, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, to sell the property. Jerry sold the home in four days for the full asking price.

Do you know someone looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Fort Meade, Maryland, area? If so, contact Jerry Kline (443-924-7418) with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland today!

Sold by Jerry Kline in Piney Orchard!

 Street view of 2468 Ivy Landing Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. This Fort Meade, Maryland, area home was recently sold by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, for $337,000. 

Street view of 2468 Ivy Landing Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. This Fort Meade, Maryland, area home was recently sold by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, for $337,000. 

When Thomas & Brandy had to move their young family to Kentucky for Thomas’ new job, they needed to quickly sell their Piney Orchard home near Fort Meade, Maryland. They hired Jerry Kline, Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, and Jerry delivered. The home sale closed March 23.

 The kitchen/dining area of 2468 Ivy Landing Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. This Fort Meade, Maryland, area home was recently sold by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland. 

The kitchen/dining area of 2468 Ivy Landing Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. This Fort Meade, Maryland, area home was recently sold by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland. 

Piney Orchard, located in Odenton, Maryland, is a very popular residential community for those working in and around the growing Fort Meade, Maryland, complex. Served by outstanding schools and a long list of community amenities, thousands of retired and active-duty military make Piney Orchard their home.

 The master bedroom of 2468 Ivy Landing Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. This Fort Meade, Maryland, area home was recently sold by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland. 

The master bedroom of 2468 Ivy Landing Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. This Fort Meade, Maryland, area home was recently sold by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland. 

If you know someone looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Fort Meade, Maryland, area, contact Jerry Kline (443-924-7418) with Keller Williams Flagship today!

Travis & Leslie Purchase a New-Construction Home in Glen Burnie’s North Shore Forest

 Jerry Kline (left), Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrates with Travis, Leslie and Jenna on the purchase of their new-construction home in the greater Fort Meade, Maryland, community of Glen Burnie. The family just relocated from Hawaii, and moved into their new home just in time for Jenna to see her first snowfall!

Jerry Kline (left), Realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, celebrates with Travis, Leslie and Jenna on the purchase of their new-construction home in the greater Fort Meade, Maryland, community of Glen Burnie. The family just relocated from Hawaii, and moved into their new home just in time for Jenna to see her first snowfall!

Congratulations, Travis, Leslie & Jenna, on the purchase of your new CalAtlantic home in Glen Burnie’s new North Shore Forest community. The new end-unit townhouse has a unique floorplan, featuring a large, sunken family room comprising almost the entire back of the home. The family just relocated from their long-time home in Hawaii, moving in just in time for Jenna to enjoy her first snowfall! Thank you so much for choosing Jerry Kline as your buyer’s agent!

Under Contract in Jessup!

 This Harmony Builders Rockburne model is being built by buyer clients represented by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland. The new-construction home will be located 10 minutes from quickly growing Fort Meade, Maryland, and should be completed by July.

This Harmony Builders Rockburne model is being built by buyer clients represented by Jerry Kline, Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland. The new-construction home will be located 10 minutes from quickly growing Fort Meade, Maryland, and should be completed by July.

Congratulations, RJ & Armine, you are UNDER CONTRACT to purchase your new-construction home in Jessup, Maryland! Building this beautiful home together is going to be a lot of fun! The home is being built by Harmony Builders, and construction should be completed by July. Thanks so much for choosing me as your Buyer’s Agent! I can’t wait until it’s finished.

Patrick & Krista Purchase Their New Home With Jerry Kline!

 Patrick & Krista join Jerry Kline (right), Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, to celebrate the purchase of their new home. The new home is located in the Millersville, Maryland, community of Shipley's Choice.

Patrick & Krista join Jerry Kline (right), Realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, to celebrate the purchase of their new home. The new home is located in the Millersville, Maryland, community of Shipley's Choice.

Congratulations, Patrick & Krista, on the purchase of your new home in Shipley's Choice! Patrick & Krista have been working with Jerry Kline over the past year to find just the right home for their family. Jerry has also helped the clients rent their investment properties and helped Patrick's sister rent her home in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland, and purchase another home there. Thanks very much for choosing Jerry to help you with all your real estate needs!

December 2017 Piney Orchard Home Sales: Prices Up Sharply, Supply Lacking

The Fort Meade-Area Housing Community Remains Extremely Popular With Buyers

 Odenton, Maryland's, Piney Orchard residential community faces a severe shortage of homes for sale.

Odenton, Maryland's, Piney Orchard residential community faces a severe shortage of homes for sale.

 

The continued shortage of homes for sale in Odenton, Maryland’s, Piney Orchard community pushed the median home price there up 24 percent last month, according to year-over-year real estate data just released by MarketStats.

The median price for homes sold in Piney Orchard in December was $312,000, up from $251,600 in December 2016. Seventeen homes sold in Piney Orchard last month, while 18 homes sold in December 2016.

 December 2017 data for Piney Orchard, Odenton, Maryland, provided by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

December 2017 data for Piney Orchard, Odenton, Maryland, provided by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

Despite the sharp jump in median home price, Piney Orchard homes took considerably longer to sell last month (65 days), on average, than in December 2016 (37 days). Still, the new data shows there simply are not enough homes for sale in the community to satisfy demand.

The “months of supply” of homes for sale in Piney Orchard last month was 1.8 months. Typically, less than 6 months of supply of homes indicates a market favorable to sellers, while more than 6 months of supply indicates an excess of homes for sale that favors buyers.

The number of homes actively listed for sale in Piney Orchard in December (36) also was well below the five-year average for the community.

Of the 17 homes sold in Piney Orchard last month, 15 were attached homes (townhomes and condominiums) and two were detached single family homes. Buyers in six of those transactions used conventional financing to purchase their properties, four used Veterans Administration-backed loans, four used FHA loans, two purchased with cash and one buyer used another kind of financing.

 

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (https://jerryklinerealtor.com/blog/).

All Ages May Now Buy in Odenton's Two Rivers Planned Community!

Two Rivers Odenton
Two Rivers Odenton

Until Now, Homeowners Were Required to Be Age 55 or Older

There's big news today at Odenton's new, luxurious Two Rivers 55+ community! Two Rivers is now open to home buyers of ALL AGES!

Developers June 14 announced they are beginning construction on single family homes for all ages in a new neighborhood – The Cascade. Winchester Homes and Stanley Martin Homes are breaking ground on their new models this month, with sales beginning this fall. Anticipated home deliveries are early 2018.

Ryan Homes will be building all-age models in The Retreat neighborhood of Two Rivers later this year.

For more information on the community, or for a private tour of the homes available, contact me at (443) 924-7418!

Odenton’s Supply of Homes for Sale is Critically Low

Odenton homes for sale
Odenton homes for sale

A Strong Market for Odenton Home Sellers Pushed Prices Up More than 10 Percent Last Month

The average price of a home sold in Odenton last month rose more than 10 percent from the same time a year ago, according to new market data released by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI).

The increase in home prices stems in large part from an acute shortage of for-sale housing in Odenton, as the number of available homes for sale there dropped 37 percent from last year.

The shortage of available homes for sale was particularly notable in Odenton’s popular Piney Orchard community. The number of homes actively listed for sale in Piney Orchard (20) dropped 47 percent in February over the same time in 2016.

In Odenton’s Seven Oaks community, the number of available homes for sale in February (19) held steady from the previous year.

The “months of supply” of available homes for sale in Odenton remains critically low at 1.5 months, indicating an extremely strong market for home sellers. Anecdotal evidence shared by local realtors supports this data, with very active buyer-showing and open-house activity and multiple-bid scenarios involving many available Odenton properties.

Specifically, 24 townhomes, duplexes and condominiums sold in Odenton last month for an average price ($291,846) that was 10.29 percent higher than in the previous February. Six single-family detached homes sold in Odenton last month for an average price ($414,983) that was 10.21 percent higher than last year.

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Maryland, office of Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, MD 21113.) For more information on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his website (www.JerryKlineRealtor.com) or blog (http://jerryklinerealtor.com/about/jerrys-blog/).

Piney Orchard Townhouse Under Contract!

Piney Orchard Homes
Piney Orchard Homes

Congratulations, Caroline, on your accepted purchase offer for 8740 Bright Meadow Court in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland!  It's a lovely, renovated townhome in an excellent location. We'll have you moved in before St. Patrick's Day!