BLOG: 14 New Homes Coming to Waugh Chapel Road

Prices for the single-family homes range from $379,990 to $419,990 for base models

Motorists traveling along Waugh Chapel Road between Chapel Grove and the WB&A Trail may notice a new residential community of single family homes being built by Ameristar Homes. Unveiled this week, the 14-home subdivision, known as Crawfords Knoll, will offer three- and four-bedroom models with base prices ranging from $379,990-$419,990.

According the Wendy Oliver, Ameristar Vice President of Marketing & Sales, standard features for the homes include garages, sprinkler systems, granite counters, oak cabinets, stainless steel appliances, stone or brick fronts and a 10-year builder warranty. Construction of the new units is expected to start in November with finished homes available as early as February 2013.

Oliver said seven home models are available, with a choice of one- or two-car garages and three or four bedrooms. The home sites are positioned on a cul-de-sac on a gently rising slope.

The homes would funnel students to , and

Crawford’s Knoll homes will have public water and sewer service. Homeowner association fees for the community will be $250 per year and the annual front foot benefit charge will be $480.

Ameristar currently is offering up to $5,000 in closing help on qualifying purchases. In addition, Certain VA buyers may qualify for up to 100 percent VA financing.

Ameristar homes, based in Glen Burnie, is a Certified Master Builder, one of only nine such builders in the state. They have built scores of new homes in Anne Arundel County.

Jerry Kline is a Realtor with the Odenton, Md., office of Keller Williams Flagship Realty (1216 Annapolis Rd., Odenton.) For more information on the new Crawford's Ridge project or on the local real estate market, contact him at (443) 924-7418, or visit his blog (www.JerryKlineRealtor.wordpress.com) or website (www.JerryKline.kwrealty.com).

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Ronald August 08, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Front footage charge? Why not be HONEST and just add it into the cost? Just another way of screwing potential buyers with yet another lien on their homes.
Ronald August 08, 2012 at 11:40 AM
This isn't a blog - IT'S A PAID ADVERTISEMENT! How about some honesty. What is your commission rate Jerry?
McGibblets August 08, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Did you forget where you live Ronald? Govt knows no recession...
Tim Lemke (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Ronald - Jerry isn't paid. He's a volunteer blogger that is sharing his knowledge of the real estate market in the area. He doesn't work for Patch or Ameristar. We disclose quite clearly that he is a real estate agent. You can feel free to take the information as you see fit, or not at all.
Lisa O August 08, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Fantastic, because that's exactly what Waugh Chapel Rd needs....another subdivision! Really?!
Brian C. August 08, 2012 at 01:43 PM
The recession is over. The stock market is just about where it was before the crash. Housing prices are in line with historical growth. Inflation is rising at the historical growth rate. What else could you want?
McGibblets August 08, 2012 at 01:52 PM
"Inflation is rising at the historical growth rate" a) are you saying inflation IS growth? b) can you provide data? Growth is something that comes in spite of inflation, they are not one in the same. Inflation is basically pretending to create growth while destroying wealth.
Karen H. August 08, 2012 at 01:54 PM
In my humble opinion, making a garage the prominent feature of the home is garish. Odenton is becoming unaffordable. When will affordable housing be considered? Talk about growing class divisions! I can see that after 40 years of residence, I will be forced to leave. I'll be sure to slam the door on my way out.
Brian C. August 08, 2012 at 02:04 PM
WHat is affordable housing? What price range?
John August 08, 2012 at 02:08 PM
More houses on Waugh Chappel road, wonderful.
Brian C. August 08, 2012 at 03:07 PM
McG dont be difficult. Inflation is where it should be. Look it up yourself. I am not doing your research for you. Bottom line is recession is over. The sooner we fix our minds to realize that the better off we will be. Doom and gloomers can go back in the closet now.
kingofodenton2 August 08, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I agree with Ronald. This blog post is an advertisement. A free one. He posted at the end of the article to call him if you wanted more information. sounds like a solicitation to me.
Edward Charles August 08, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Heads out of the sand people! Increasing the value of existing homes in Odenton is a GREAT THING! We can choose to stay and let the market value rise further or sell and move to a less expensive area. It's ALL GOOD!
McGibblets August 08, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Brian: I dont care what source you use, there are different inflation numbers depending on how you crunch them (just like unemployment). Pick one, any inflationary number and tell me WHY that is where inflation is supposed to be, before we even discuss the legitimacy of the number or the source. Recession is over? Tell that to those out of work and those who gave up trying to find work. You say dont be difficult. Being difficult is much better than being naive, or worse ignorant.
McGibblets August 08, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Better yet, justify ANY inflation.
Calique August 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM
...and fewer trees!!! MOW THEM ALL DOWN!! PAVE THAT!! Whoever said this would increase your existing home's value is crazy. It will only saturate the market and home buyers will be interested in only the new houses with GRANITE!! STAINLESS STEEL!!! GARAGE!! WOOOO!!! While your house in Chapel Gate goes down in value....
Brian C. August 08, 2012 at 06:21 PM
First the inflation rate has been at 1.7% (which is down) over the last 2 months prior to that it was below 3% for the last 5 months (which is about average) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. When it come to jobs. There will always be people out of work. The work is out here it just may not be in the same areas as it was before. Just like technology changes so must the American job seekers. I would certainly tell those out of work that the recession is over. That will then eliminate that excuse. It is a mind set among most American workers. Most workers live way above their means and then feel they are entitle to the luxuries that they have accustom to having. That is a harsh reality that most will not except and will get angry when one tells them. So back to my original statement. The RECESSION is over. Our economy has changed. Have you?
Edward Charles August 08, 2012 at 07:26 PM
It must be good to be King!
Ronald August 09, 2012 at 01:33 PM
No intention to make it appear as if Ameristar or the Patch are paying Jerry. I am sure that he is grateful for any leads that he gets as a result of his volunteering. Regardless - why no answer to the frontage question or whether or not he is the listing agent for any of the homes he hawks?
Ronald August 09, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Hit the nail on the head. Why offer to have people call you instead of simply posting on the blog? Pay no attention to Edward's response. Obviously he doesn't want to address the issue. Wasn't there a King Edward that had a hard time speaking as well? An a Prince Charles?
Ronald August 09, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Don't let the B______S win! A favorite quote of mine from the MASH TV show. Just start fighting back. Maybe your purpose in life is to be a thorn in the side of evil-doers. With no personal parking a garage is a needed feature. Most of these homes have 1.7 parking spaces alloted as communitty spaces while the homeowners all have 3-4 cars. Garages count as a parking space when getting permission to build BUT even those owners have to pay for the community spaces that no one wants them to use.
Ronald August 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Aren't a majority of the houses sold going for short-sales? One bank is getting so overwhelmed with foreclosures, according to the news, that they are 'helping' some of their homeowners with referrals to management agencies that will allow them to stay where they are while paying lower monthly fees. They will no longer own their own homes but oh well. Sounds like carpet-bagging tactics to me. Sign over your home to me and I'll rent it to you at a lower rate then your current mortgage.
Ronald August 09, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Calique: Don't worry. When the houses don't sell there is always the option of additional Pioneer Villages and Federally Subsidized Housing Projects. Just have more kids, get fired and start collecting. If you have 10 or more kids and are not working you are entitled to new vans from DSS as well as homes that allow only 2 kids to a room. AND the more kids we bring in with the fewer jobs being offered during the summer probably won't result in increased juvenile crimes will they. Let's not address the problems until they affect us and are in our face AND long after the developers have turned over the HOAs to the apartment complex owners.
Ronald August 09, 2012 at 01:49 PM
If it weren't an advertisement why would he list his employer and location and his office phone number? The appearance of advertiseing makes one think. Doesn't it?
Brian C. August 09, 2012 at 02:00 PM
You can always pay the front footage fee all at once instead of spreading over the 30 years. But you are correct. It is another revenue generator for the county.
Brian C. August 09, 2012 at 03:14 PM
You know it is funny how the banks are now doing this and years ago is was and may still be not accepted practice for the average Joe investor to do the same thing. The homeowners were crying they didnt know they sold their home to the investor.once they got back on their feet. Hmmm...
Jerry Kline August 09, 2012 at 03:30 PM
To Ronald's Points: 1. Builders customarily do not pay the front foot fees in any new community. 2. Of the scores of homes mentioned in the 15+ posts I've done for Odenton Patch, I was the listing agent for only one property, 2255 Misthaven Lane, and that property was already under contract well before the home was mentioned in a post. (The property was listed along with 12 other homes in a table in the post.) Indeed, I go out of my way not to write about any of the homes I list, and very much strive to offer local residents facts and guidance on homebuying homeselling, rather than trying to sell them anything. 3. Why list my employer, location and contact information? First, listing my professional affiliations and training add credibility to the information I share. And second, readers of my posts often have follow-up questions about the material I present.
Edward Charles August 10, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Ronald, Suggest you work on developing a sense of humor and get therapy for the doom and gloom outlook. Your best new friend, Edward
Chris W August 12, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Tell the people out of work (still over 8%) that the recession is over.
John August 24, 2012 at 01:49 AM
I'm glad for this as it get's my house advertise as I'm a For Sale By Owner (FSBO). I'm retired after 20 plus years in the services and many tours over in the middle east. I'm moving and was glad to hear from a neighbor that our house was listed here. We had quite a few people Sunday during our open house and 3 repeat visits this week. Plan on having another open house this Sunday 26th 1 - 3 pm. Keep up the good work. On the other issues the news had new home sales up. Jobless rate up and home values down. JR


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