Bel Air, MD Real Estate News

By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey Bel Air Peeps, it's your girl Lanette, and guess what's causing a buzz in Charm City? Our beloved Ravens, led by none other than the one and only Lamar Jackson, are battling Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Playoffs this Sunday! And you better believe I'm all in, radiating that purple pride.Now, let's dive into the quarterback face-off. Lamar Jackson, aka in the Branch household as LaMarvelous, is leading the Ravens charge. Oh, how I love seeing him work his magic on the field. He runs. He passes. He passes, then he runs—to catch his own passes. Yeah, I know, I know, sounds kind of incredulous . . . But hold on – across the line is Patrick Mahomes, or as I like to call him, MyHomie. Because he was the MVP on my fantasy football league team, racking ...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, Bel Air Crew! Lanette here, surviving the winter real estate hustle and bustle. This weekend's showing, though, was an adventure on a whole new level, and I've got to spill the snow – I mean, tea. Picture this: a property on a busy street, no street parking, and a driveway that looked like a snowman's haven—untouched by human hands or shovels. It was practically a winter wonderland, but not the good kind.It was Fresh as the New Fallen SnowAs I approached, my buyer had already taken the plunge and parked—or should I say nestled?—into the untouched snow. I don’t think you heard me. My buyer, brave soul that they are, was already parked—somewhere. But where exactly? Who knows? It could’ve been the driveway, but it if we’re talking possibilities here, it also could’ve been the front la...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, Bel Air neighbors! It's your real estate aficionado, Lanette, here to spill the tea on a real estate trend that's more of a trick than a treat*: FSBO, or For Sale By Owner. Now, I like to call it "Foolish Seller's Bold Odyssey," but I digress.Going FSBO might seem like a money-saving move, but let me tell you, it's the epitome of being penny-wise and dollar-dumb. I say that because navigating real estate without a pro is like playing chess blindfolded against a Grandmaster—a not-so strategic move that just might leave you in checkmate. Just as a Sensei guides his Grasshopper in martial arts, a seasoned real estate professional mentors their sellers in the complex “game” of property transactions. Their expertise and insights provide the key moves needed to ensure successful outcomes...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, Bel Air fam! Lanette here, diving into the world of cinematic brilliance with a twist of real estate musings. So, guess what recently graced a screen near me? Yep, the timeless classic, "The Color Purple." Now, let me spill the tea, add a splash of real estate wisdom, and stir in some Brown folk commentary – it's a Lanette special!First off, let’s talk about what I consider the most iconic quote from this movie. Y’all remember when Celie held up her hand, pointing to Mister, with curved index and middle fingers and said—as she was rolling out the door, after years of abuse—"Until you do right by me, everything you touch will crumble." Well, let me tell you, I remembered this quote a little differently. So, during our movie night, as I was yelling at the screen, I added a touch of L...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, Bel Air crew!Lanette in the house, and today we're diving headfirst into the tech whirlwind that is Artificial Intelligence, "AI". Buckle up because we're about to demystify the secret sauce behind your streaming recommendations and apply that magic to our beloved world of real estate. *Now, I know AI might sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but trust me, it's the not-so-secret maestro making things click and tick in the background. Just imagine, if you will, Netflix suggesting your next binge-worthy show—a boss move that makes you question if Netflix has been reading your mind. That, my friends, is AI working its magic. And guess what? It's not stopping at TV shows; it's flipping the script in the realm of real estate too.Now, stick with me here, imagine Bel Air with its ...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, Bel Air Crew!Lanette here, spilling the tea on my recent triumph over the cable chaos. Drumroll, please... I officially broke up with Xfinity and hitched my wagon to YouTubeTV. Let me tell you, it's a game-changer that's not only saving me hundreds of dollars PER MONTH but also providing a front-row seat to the circus of life.Now, canceling Xfinity felt like liberation day. No more dancing around their outrageous fees, playing their customer service hopscotch, or enduring the endless buffering. It's like shedding a heavy coat of frustration and stepping into the light of streaming freedom.I know, I know, it sounds like one of those absurd car insurance commercials, but trust me, this decision was a real winner. And speaking of winners, let's address the elephant in the room, shall ...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, beautiful souls!It's Lanette, your Realtor Bae, diving into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on our lives, especially in real estate. Let's chat about the pros and cons as I see them in my own journey, shall we?AI Unveiling Unique Beauty: In my own personal exploration, AI has become a powerful ally in crafting unique images that celebrate the beauty of brown people. For me, It's about more than just visuals. AI has been a tool for creating representation that resonates authentically. In this context, AI is the brush, and I'm the artist, painting a canvas of diversity and inclusion everywhere I go. Just call me Lynbrandt. And yes, I did just go there. I'd also love to hear if you've found ways to leverage AI creatively in your own life.Navigating Uncertain F...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, Bel Air neighbors!It's your go-to Realtor Bae, Lanette, and I've got the lowdown on why saying farewell to your Bel Air home could be the ultimate power move right now.So, here's the deal – the real estate scene in Bel Air is blazing, hotter than a jalapeño in a heatwave. And guess what? Your humble abode could be the main event. Why? Because we're talking low inventory, folks! With a measly 44 Actives and a paltry 9 Coming Soons, your home could be the diamond in the rough, the crown jewel in a city that's already pretty darn fabulous.Now, let's dive into the art of pricing. It's not a guessing game; you want to hit the right note from the start. Imagine your home as the lead in a blockbuster sale, no plot twists needed. A fair price sets the stage for potential buyers to do a hap...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Lights, Camera, Chocolate: Lanette's Take on New Movies, Ageless Oprah, and the Sweet Symphony of Destressing!Hey, Bel Air fam!Lanette here, spilling the tea on the silver screen wonders currently gracing our theaters. From the timeless allure of "The Color Purple" to the whimsical world of "Wonka," it's a cinematic feast. But let's talk real talk – does anyone above the age of 25 still venture to the theaters these days?I've got my eyes set on #TheColorPurple because, let's be honest, nothing beats the magic of the original – the one where Oprah was ON the screen, not just behind it as a producer. And speaking of Oprah, can we take a moment to appreciate that woman's reverse aging game? Maybe losing the equivalent of a whole person does wonders, but she's the real-life Benjamin Button,...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Hey, Bel Air fam! Lanette here, welcoming you to a scorching session of #RealEstateQandA to kick off the New Year with a bang! 🔥 Got burning questions about the real estate game? Drop 'em in the comments, and let's dive into the hot topics together. It's a whole new year, and I'm ready to tackle your queries head-on!Q: "How come Zillow says my house is worth 500K, but you say it's only worth 65K and a McChicken?"A: "Ah, the Zillow mystery! Here's the deal – Zillow is like the friend who brags about their amazing vacation but forgets to mention the delayed flights and lost luggage. Trust me, I'm right here in your neck of the woods, navigating the local market currents. Your house is worth its weight in gold, and I've got the insider scoop. Zillow might be in Washington state, but I'm yo...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Here's a snapshot of residential real estate in Bel Air, MD -including zip codes 21014 and 21015- for the past 24 hours:  3   Coming Soon2   New Active2   Back to Active4   Price Decrease3   Price Increase  1   Active Under Contract3   Pending3   Closed  1   Temporary Off Market1   Withdrawn0   Canceled1   Expired   So, there you have it - quick, dirty, and to the point. If you need any additional information, or more detailed information, just ask!
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
Amidst the Corona-Crazy, have you noticed the many creative ways schools have been acknowledging student achievement? From kindergarten thru post grad, and everywhere in-between, I have been blown away by the creativity educators have shown in their efforts to keep the focus on the students. For example, below are at least two instances I know of from personal experience. Way back when, pre-pandemic, Belmont University in Nashville scheduled their commencement activities, including a graduation ceremony for the weekend of May 1-3.And guess what? Saturday’s May 2nd’s graduation ceremony went on as scheduled!  Granted, it was a virtual celebration, and it was in spite of rescheduling an in- person ceremony in August (although we all know that that probably ain’t happening, don’t we?). My ...
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By Lanette Branch, Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent
(Taylor Properties)
I dedicate this post to my phenomenal daughter:Congratulations to all of the spring graduates who have worked so hard to reach this point. You have toughed it out for years, literally, and I am sorry that you are unable to celebrate your accomplishment the old fashioned way - sitting like sardines in a packed arena for hours on end, listening to (and laughing at) your school’s esteemed president or provost butchering graduates’ names by the dozens.  However, you can rest assured that your achievement is impressive nonetheless!Go forth, graduates, and conquer the world. Perhaps you will be the ones to discover the vaccine that will make “social distancing” a thing of the past.All that to say…we celebrate you in all your awesomeness and cannot wait for the day when we can acknowledge your...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Bright Oaks neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Bright Oaks Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 14 properties have sold in Bright Oaks ranging from a 1-bed, 1-bath Condo for $105,000 to a 4-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $335,000.Bright Oaks Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 3 homes sold in Bright Oaks. The average sold price was $229,000 and the average days on market was 10 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than Trad...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Country Walk neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Country Walk Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 13 properties have sold in Country Walk ranging from a 2-bed, 2-bath Condo for $177,500 to a 5-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $482,000.Country Walk Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Country Walk. The average sold price was $259,950 and the average days on market was 64 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Fountain Glen neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Fountain Glen Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 18 properties have sold in Fountain Glen ranging from a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $179,000 to a 4-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $445,000.Fountain Glen Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 4 homes sold in Fountain Glen. The average sold price was $241,416 and the average days on market was 18 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hour...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Foxborough Farms neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Foxborough Farms Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 9 properties have sold in Foxborough Farms ranging from a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $222,500 to a 4-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $369,000.Foxborough Farms Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 3 homes sold in Foxborough Farms. The average sold price was $264,666 and the average days on market was 34 days.  Sell Your H...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Glenangus neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Glenangus Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 9 properties have sold in Glenangus ranging from a 3-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $568,000 to a 4-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $730,000.Glenangus Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Glenangus. The average sold price was $686,750 and the average days on market was 54 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Glenwood neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Glenwood Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 7 properties have sold in Glenwood ranging from a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $370,000 to a 4-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $450,000.Glenwood Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Glenwood. The average sold price was $420,000 and the average days on market was 51 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Greenbrier Hills neighborhood of Bel Air, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Greenbrier Hills Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 14 properties have sold in Greenbrier Hills ranging from a 2-bed, 1-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $172,000 to a 4-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $440,000.Greenbrier Hills Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 1 homes sold in Greenbrier Hills. The average sold price was $309,000 and the average days on market was 10 days.  Sell Your ...
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