Distracted Driving Is Dangerous!

I'm sharing this information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) website.  Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone. NHTSA leads the national effort to save lives by preventing this dangerous behavior. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America’s roads safe.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving

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 Get Involved: Help Stop Distracted Driving

 

We can all play a part in the fight to save lives by ending distracted driving.

Teens

Teens can be the best messengers with their peers, so we encourage them to speak up when they see a friend driving while distracted, to have their friends sign a pledge to never drive distracted, to become involved in their local Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter, and to share messages on social media that remind their friends, family, and neighbors not to make the deadly choice to drive distracted.

Parents

Parents first have to lead by example—by never driving distracted—as well as have a talk with their young driver about distraction and all of the responsibilities that come with driving. Have everyone in the family sign the pledge to commit to distraction-free driving. Remind your teen driver that in States with graduated driver licensing (GDL), a violation of distracted-driving laws could mean a delayed or suspended license.

Educators and Employers

Educators and employers can play a part, too. Spread the word at your school or workplace about the dangers of distracted driving. Ask your students to commit to distraction-free driving or set a company policy on distracted driving.

Make Your Voice Heard

If you feel strongly about distracted driving, be a voice in your community by supporting local laws, speaking out at community meetings, and highlighting the dangers of distracted driving on social media and in your local op-ed pages. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

"The Woodyard" Subdivision of Townhomes in Upper Marlboro, MD

Located at the intersection of Woodyard Rd. and Rosaryville Rd. in Upper Marlboro is a hidden nugget of more than 80 luxury townhomes.   Recent sales in "The Woodyard" subdivision show 3-4 bedroom units selling for $260K-$270K.  Here are a few specific details I've compiled:

·         Townhomes were built between 1999-2003
·         Square Footage ranges from 1360-1770 sqft of living area
·         Two properties have more than 1900 sqft located at 9924 and 9816 Woodyard Circle
·         State and county taxes average $4,000 per year
·         Front foot fee is $317 per year
·         Only 19 of the 80 units have 4 bedrooms.  All other units (62) have 3 bedrooms
·         HOA Fee is $61 per month or $244 quarterly

If you are interested in buying, selling, or renting a townhome at The Woodyard, contact me for assistance.  Angelo Rhodes, REALTOR, 240-535-1855

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New Homes for sale at Norbourne Park in Upper Marlboro, MD - $345K

As I drove down Woodyard Rd the other day, I decided to snap a few photos at a construction site of new townhomes in Upper Marlboro.  The new community of Norbourne Park will have 3-story, "extra-wide" luxury town homes with two-car garages and more than 2300 sqft. starting at $345K(mid-$300's).

Norbourne Park is located off of the Pennsylvania Ave. and Woodyard Rd. exit near Marlboro Pike.  For more information, contact me, Angelo Rhodes, REALTOR, at 240-535-1855.

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Marlton Elementary School in Upper Marlboro Closed Today - 1/8/18 Due to Lack of Heat

Good Morning,

Marlton Elementary School is CLOSED today - January 8, 2018 due to lack of heat in the building. 

Click Here for additional information Marlton Elementary School Closure

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

Construction has begun on the new Prince George's Regional Medical Center/Hospital in Largo, MD

High quality patient care is on it's way to Prince George's County!  The county had a ground-breaking ceremony a few weeks ago to begin construction of the new regional medical center that will sit on 26 acres  (the old "Cap Centre at the Boulevard" shopping grounds).   The new hospital will include a cancer center, a self-contained pediatric hospital, a stroke center and programs in neuroscience, women’s health and orthopedic medicine.  It is planned to open in March 2021.

Click here to read more........

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

How Much is Your Home Worth In Upper Marlboro, MD? - Free Market Analysis in 30 Minutes

If you are considering selling your current home in Upper Marlboro, you will want to obtain a FREE Market Analysis of your home so that you can accurately price it for sale! I'll take a look at recent comparable "sold" properties in your neighborhood, compare the age, square footage, style, upgrades, days on market, etc.  I'll have this report ready for you in 30 minutes!

Contact Angelo Rhodes at 240-535-1855 for your free home Market Analysis also known as a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA).

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

Real Estate Market Conditions for Upper Marlboro, MD Showing Signs of a Seller's Market

You might ask, "what exactly is a seller's market"? Simply put, it's when there are more buyers than there are houses for sale.  Prices rise in seller’s markets due to strong demand and inadequate supply. Over the last 12 months more than 1600 properties have sold in Upper Marlboro.  Yet, there are currently only 400 homes for sale or "active" in Upper Marlboro.  

If you are a potential home buyer in Upper Marlboro, chances are the "seller" may receive multiple offers on his/her home.  In this case the seller will want a full price offer and is more likely to pay only half of your closing costs. Still not a bad deal though!

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Upper Marlboro, MD consult with me and I'll give you the best possible real estate market advice available.  Contact me at 240-535-1855 or  mailto:angelo@realestateuppermarlboro.com

 

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

Homes for Sale in Upper Marlboro, MD | Townhomes | Single Family | Foreclosures | Luxury Properties | Rentals

There are currently 700+ homes for sale in Upper Marlboro, MD.  More than 400 are available and over 300 homes have a contract written on them.  If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, or looking to rent in Upper Marlboro, contact me, Angelo Rhodes, Realtor at 240-535-1855.  I'd be happy to assist you.

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

Marlton Area of Upper Marlboro Eligible for USDA Rural Mortgage Loan Program - Zero Percent Down

USDA loans (also referred to as Rural Development loans) are backed, directly guaranteed or insured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support affordable housing in less developed areas.  One of these eligible areas is the Marlton neighborhood of Upper Marlboro.  

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The first major feature of a USDA loan is the ability for homebuyers to get into a home without a down payment. Although not limited to first-time homebuyers, this could be particularly attractive for younger buyers who have a steady job, but not much in savings.
If buyers have an existing USDA loan, they can take advantage of a rate-term refinance to get lower rates without the need for existing equity. Cash-out refinances aren’t available.

Low guarantee fees
Guarantee fees are much lower than the similar fees on loans backed by the FHA. Let’s do a quick comparison:
With a USDA loan, there’s a 1 percent upfront guarantee fee compared to a 1.75 percent upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) for FHA loans. In both cases, buyers can finance the upfront fee in their loan.
USDA loans carry a 0.35 percent guarantee fee on the unpaid principal balance each fiscal year. For FHA loans, buyers pay an annual 0.85 percent MIP fee if they made a minimum 3.5 percent down payment on their home purchase.

USDA loan qualification requirements
As with any loan, USDA loan borrowers must meet certain requirements to qualify. In order to take advantage of this loan option, homebuyers need to be looking to buy a single-unit primary residence in a qualifying area. These can be rural areas or even the outskirts of suburbia. The USDA has an eligibility map on its website (areas not in orange are USDA loan eligible). Working farms do not qualify.  USDA loans also come with some financial requirements.

Homebuyer household income can’t exceed more than 115 percent of the area median income. If the household includes more than four members (adults and children), it may qualify with a slightly higher income. Homebuyers can deduct childcare expenses from this income tabulation, as well as income from a portion from any adult full-time student.

The USDA doesn’t specify a minimum credit score for its loan, but lenders may have their own policies.  For the best chance at qualification, it’s a good idea for homebuyers to keep their debt-to-income (DTI) ratio – a comparison of minimum debt payments to overall income – at or below 45 percent. Lenders may have their own guidelines on this metric as well.

For more information, contact Angelo Rhodes at 240-535-1855 or email: angelo.rhodes@realestateuppermarlboro.com

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

Title I Elementary Schools in Upper Marlboro, MD

Upper Marlboro has 10 elementary schools located within its jurisdiction.   Arrowhead Elementary is listed as the only elementary school in Upper Marlboro, MD with a Title I rating.  Title I schools receive federal funding based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) or better known as "No Child Left Behind."  Here's a link to Arrowhead Elementary School http://www1.pgcps.org/arrowhead/ for more information.

This law allows financial assistance to schools that have high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families. The goal is to ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards required by the State of Maryland.

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