Odenton

Sold by Jerry Kline in Piney Orchard!

When a growing family and lack of space led Josh & Mallory to search for a bigger home, the young homeowners contacted Jerry Kline to get their Piney Orchard townhome sold fast. In two weeks the deal was done, and 2523 Black Oak Way in Piney Orchard’s Piney Station subdivision had new owners.

What really drew potential buyers to the home was Mallory’s personal touch for staging and decorating the property.

 The living room of 2523 Black Oak Way in the Odenton, Maryland, community of Piney Orchard. Jerry Kline, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, recently listed and sold the home for $351,000.

The living room of 2523 Black Oak Way in the Odenton, Maryland, community of Piney Orchard. Jerry Kline, realtor with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, recently listed and sold the home for $351,000.

The home featured great lighting, updated materials and soothing colors to help create a feeling of warmth and comfort.

 The beautiful sun room of 2523 Black Oak Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. The home was recently listed and sold by Jerry Kline, realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland.

The beautiful sun room of 2523 Black Oak Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland. The home was recently listed and sold by Jerry Kline, realtor, Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland.

Thanks, Josh & Mallory for choosing Jerry Kline as your listing agent!

Do you know someone looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington, D.C. area? Call Jerry Kline (443-924-7418) with Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland today!

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 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!

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!

For Rent in Piney Orchard -- 2474 Ivy Landing Way -- $2,000/mo.

Piney Orchard homes for rent
Piney Orchard homes for rent

Just listed for rent in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland, is this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhome at 2474 Ivy Landing Way. The property, renting for $2,000 per month, is located just across the street from a large park, and is five minute's drive from Fort Meade, Maryland.

The townhome has 3 finished levels with large bump-out areas on 2 levels for extra space.

for rent in Piney Orchard
for rent in Piney Orchard

There's a bright and airy sunroom off the kitchen and a finished basement with family room. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and full bath.

for rent in Piney Orchard
for rent in Piney Orchard

A very large deck on the rear of the home offers great outside space for entertaining.

for rent in Piney Orchard
for rent in Piney Orchard

The house is super clean and comes with 2 assigned parking spaces.

Piney Orchard offers tons of community amenities, including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, running trails, a gym, a community center, and much more.

Call me today (443-924-7418) for more details!

Piney Orchard Condo - Just Listed & Under Contract!

Piney Orchard Condo
Piney Orchard Condo

Sold in Two Days, This Penthouse Unit Features 15-Foot Ceilings and a Wide-Open Floorplan

Brothers Chuck & John decided it was time to liquidate their Piney Orchard investment property after renting it for many years. The bright and airy, spotless condo drew lots of buyer interest and sold in two days.

The unit features soaring, 15-ft. cathedral ceilings, two master suites, neutral carpet & paint, a huge kitchen and tons of storage. The condo is located in an elevator building in a quiet, gated community, five minutes from Ft. Meade.

Thanks, Chuck & John, for hiring me to sell your property!

Do you know someone who needs to sell their home in the greater Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington, D.C. area? Have them call me today at (443) 924-7418!

Piney Station Real Estate Update - 2620 Barred Owl Way

 Piney Orchard homes for sale

Piney Orchard homes for sale

Piney Station is One of 41 Subcommunities Comprising Piney Orchard in Odenton, Maryland

Another steep price drop for 2620 Barred Owl Way in the Piney Orchard section of Odenton, Maryland, shows the dangers of overpricing your property.

The home was first listed for sale at $365,000, then the price was lowered to $345,000 a few weeks ago. It's now been reduced to $319,900. The home has been on the market for 72 days.

It's an REO property, meaning the home has just been through the foreclosure process. But for an REO, it's in terrific condition. Brand new neutral paint and carpet throughout. Upgraded cabinets & granite counters. 3-level bumpout. Superbath with separate tub and shower. Large deck with walk-out basement and a paver patio. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.

Fannie Mae, which owns the property, requires that the buyers pay 100 percent of the state transfer and recordation charges on the transaction. See the full listing with all the photos here: http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=4021770XPX7X&p=DE-340785888-659#1

The Best Schools Near Fort Meade, Maryland

 Fort Meade Schools

Fort Meade Schools

Ratings for Fort Meade-Area Public Schools Can Vary Greatly Depending on Neighborhood

As an active realtor in the Fort Meade, Maryland, area, I get calls and emails all the time from families needing to relocate to this area from all over the world.

Active-duty military personnel and others moving to work at Fort Meade often know nothing about living in the Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington, D.C. triangle, and one of the first questions many ask is about the quality of schools near the military installation.

As with almost any area, school quality in and around Fort Meade can vary greatly depending on neighborhood. Below is a list of the top-ranked public schools in the communities directly surrounding Fort Meade -- namely, Odenton, Severn, Jessup, Hanover, Gambrills, Laurel and Crofton.

For a free list of homes for sale or rent in an individual school district, contact me by phone (443-924-7418) or email (JerryKline@kw.com).

The school ratings provided below are taken from GreatSchools.org, the preeminent online school-rating website. GreatSchools.org compares schools based on test scores and other available data, including student academic growth and college readiness. Greatschools.org also provides school reviews written by parents, teachers, students and caregivers who have had recent, direct experience with their school to share its strengths and weaknesses.

(Note: Greatschools.org profiles, but does not rate, private schools.)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10 out of 10)

Crofton Woods Elementary School (Crofton)

Four Seasons Elementary School (Gambrills)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9 out of 10)

Crofton Elementary School (Crofton)

Nantucket Elementary School (Crofton)

Pershing Hill Elementary School (Fort Meade)

Piney Orchard Elementary School (Odenton)

Ridgeway Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 out of 10)

Bond Mill Elementary School (Laurel)

Brock Bridge Elementary School (Laurel)

Crofton Meadows Elementary School (Crofton)

Gorman Crossing Elementary School (Laurel)

Hammond Elementary School (Laurel)

Jessup Elementary School (Jessup)

Manor View Elementary School (Fort Meade)

Waugh Chapel Elementary School (Odenton)

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7 out of 10)

Forest Ridge Elementary School (Laurel)

Odenton Elementary School (Odenton)

Severn Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6 out of 10)

Laurel Woods Elementary School (Laurel)

Montpelier Elementary School (Laurel)

Seven Oaks Elementary School (Odenton)

Quarterfield Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5 out of 10)

Hebron Harman Elementary School (Hanover)

Maryland City Elementary School (Laurel)

Meade Heights Elementary School (Fort Meade)

Scotchtown Hills Elementary School (Laurel)

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4 out of 10)

Bollman Bridge Elementary School (Jessup)

James H. Harrison Elementary School (Laurel)

Oaklands Elementary School (Laurel)

Van Bokkelen Elementary School (Severn)

Rating: ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ (3 out of 10)

Deerfield Run Elementary School (Laurel)

Laurel Elementary School (Laurel)

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10 out of 10)

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School (Hanover) (grades 6-12)

Hammond Middle School (Laurel)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9 out of 10)

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Public Charter School (Laurel) (grades 6-10)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 out of 10)

Crofton Middle School (Gambrills)

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7 out of 10)

Arundel Middle School (Odenton)

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6 out of 10)

Murray Hill Middle School (Laurel)

Rating: ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ (5 out of 10)

Macarthur Middle School (Fort Meade)

Patuxent Valley Middle School (Jessup)

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4 out of 10)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School (Laurel)

Meade Middle School (Fort Meade)

HIGH SCHOOLS

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ (10 out of 10)

Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School (Hanover) (grades 6-12)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9 out of 10)

Chesapeake Math & IT Academy Public Charter School (Laurel) (grades 6-10)

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8 out of 10)

Arundel High School (Gambrills)

Rating: ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ (4 out of 10)

Laurel High School (Laurel)

Meade High School (Fort Meade)

For more information on the schools listed above -- or schools located further from Fort Meade -- check out the GreatSchools.org website, or contact the following county school boards:

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Website: http://aacps.org/

Phone: 410-222-5000

Prince Georges County Public Schools

Website: http://www1.pgcps.org/

Phone: 301-952-6000

Howard County Public Schools

Website: http://www.hcpss.org/

Phone: 410 -313-6600

For a free list of homes for sale or rent in an individual school district, contact me by phone (443-924-7418) or email (JerryKline@kw.com).

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/).