Happy New Year and welcome to the Churchton Community Newsletter.
I’m Elizabeth Gould, local mom, business woman, and community member.
I’ve started this newsletter to provide information about our local real estate market, events and happenings in SoCo,
and to encourage community support and involvement.
Enjoy and cheers to the New Year!
Churchton Real Estate Year in Review
53 homes sold in 2019
Average list price: $367,433
Average days on market: 70
Average price per square foot: $214.94
Highest Priced Home Sold in Churchton in 2019
Ringing in 2020 will likely ring in some slippery slush and ice! As we all know, many homes in SoCo do not have garages and if we do, let’s face it, we’re using them to store our kids toys and lawn mowers. Instead of reaching for a harmful deicer that is full of chemicals, try a more natural and bay-friendly approach. The best alternative is to use warm water mixed with table salt or water conditioning salt. Sand can also be helpful to improve traction on slippery surfaces. If those options are unavailable, Magnesium Chloride and Calcium Magnesium Acetate are the best alternatives to rock salt, which can be harmful to wildlife, plants, and underwater life. However, if rock salt is your only available option, you can still use it in a bay-friendly way: read the directions carefully, only use a handful of salt per square yard, and apply to a cleared surface. Happy de-icing!
Highest Priced Home Sold in Anne Arundel County in 2019
1. Keep your driveway clear of snow to demonstrate positive home maintenance
2. Add potted evergreens to your porch for a splash of color
3. Hang an inviting seasonal wreath
4. Prune plants and shrubs for a clean appearance
5. Install exterior lights for a warm glow
6. Paint your mailbox a fun color to attract attention
7. Replace your house numbers with something that makes a statement
According to a recent article in Consumer Reports, pipes can freeze at approximately 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Pipes most likely to freeze are located in basements, attics, and garages or those running in cabinets or exterior walls. To avoid freezing pipes, keep the garage doors closed, keep your home set at a minimum of 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and eventually insulate all areas that may currently be uninsulated.
Source: Consumer Reports
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