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Maryland Tax Assessors have their head in the sand! - 12/29/08 12:24 PM
Unless you live IN the Chesapeake Bay, you can not fail to notice the decline in value of property in Maryland due to the state of the economy. The sagging housing market doesn't necessarily mean Maryland homeowners will see a decline in their annual property tax bills.
More than 700,000 Marylanders will receive new property assessments later this week. And state and county officials say virtually all of those will be paying higher taxes in 2009. That's because tax collectors have not yet accounted for the huge decreases in assessed values from earlier in the decade. ARE YOU KIDDING? So, (1 comments)
With New England Patriots beating the Buffalo Bills in the 1pm game, a win for Baltimore was essential. Joe Flacco saved his best for last, as the rookie quarterback turned in a prolific performance to close out his first regular season. On an unseasonally warm evening, the fans at M&T Bank Stadium remained on their feet for a solid game. This franchise is no longer carried by the defense, but a well rounded force to be reckoned with. If your Team was "do or die" like (6 comments)
It's a BIG day in Baltimore TODAY - 12/28/08 07:55 AM
Baltimore is all about it's Football Team. The Baltimore Ravens Grown men walk around proudly in purple, and not just on Sundays. We have "PURPLE FRIDAY" here during the season. We talk about the last game till Wednesday and the next game from Thursday onward. Today is our last regular season game As you can imagine it is a BIG DAY! With an AFC Wild Card berth at stake, the Ravens are set to play the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium at 4:15pm ET. Although we will not have a home game with a wild card, there is hope in our hearts (1 comments)
New Years Eve in Style in Ellicott City, Maryland. - 12/26/08 10:06 PM
New Years Eve is such a fun time of the year. Out with the old and in with the new. Make your reservations now to say farewell to 2008 with a delicious evening at Tersiguels French Country Restaurant on Main Street in Ellicott City. Chef Michel has created a full Chefs Menu to delight the palate. Hopefully he will be the re to celebrate the New Year- The next generation of Tersiguel is due any day now. Best wishes Mrs. T for a healthy delivery. Seatings at 5;00pm, 7;99pm and 9;30pm. Call 410-465-4004 to confirm your party seat. If your interested in relocating and finding a (2 comments)
Free holiday Fun in Ellicott City, Maryland. - 12/26/08 09:20 PM
If you are at a loss for ways to entertain your Children in Howard County now that Christmas is over, travel no further than Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department. For the 11th year the fire station located on Montgomery Road at the top of the Old Columbia Pike is hosting the annual "Holiday Train Garden & Open House" until January 4th 2009
The firefighters generously open their doors to the community after obviously MANY hours of labor putting together a spectacular display. There is also an opportunity to view the fire vehicles including the antique fire truck. The volunteers are always helpful (1 comments)
OH MY GOSH! - 12/26/08 07:25 AM
This was the phrase that I heard over and over again yesterday..........from my sweet, animated little two year old as he unwrapped each gift. It was a long day. Proof of that is that at 8.17am my usually early riser is still sleeping! We started with gifts from Father Christmas. That took almost two hours. Our tradition is that gifts are left at the bottom of the bed, so we open them in the bedroom.
Every gift he opened was given the same level of attention. He oohed and aahed as he tore off every shred of wrapping paper.
Track the progress of Santa today. - 12/24/08 06:01 AM
How amazing the internet is. Even Santa Clause has progressed in this techie world we live in. Obviously the Big Guy in Red is using a GPS system to streamline his busy night. This year we have opened on my desktop computer that is in the family room, the web site that will be tracking the progress of Santa Clause as he makes his way across the world. Click here to see where Santa and his Reindeer are right now. I have family all over the world, so for my little guy this is really entertaining to know when his cousins will be (9 comments)
I am a wrapping fool! - 12/23/08 10:24 PM
I think I am done! I can not find another item that needs to be gift wrapped. I have wrapped and wrapped and wrapped. Only two paper cuts. My only lament is that I wish someone had pointed out a little earlier to this rookie Mom that I need different paper to wrap the "Santa" gifts. There were three casualties! Merry Christmas.
Good grief it's cold! - 12/22/08 10:16 PM
It seems that the only reprieve from the weather today on the East Coast was Southern Florida. The rest of us were bundled up and complaining about the cold. It was a chilly one. My first client today wanted to see three homes. I sat in my toasty warm car waiting for her to arrive. This was a bank owned property. When she finally arrivied we headed to the front door. Imagine my delight to see one of those antiquated spin combo locks to gain access. Add to my rising frigid euphoria the fact that this combo box was down below (18 comments)
Have you been naughty or nice? - 12/22/08 09:43 PM
I found this great web site that I would like to share with all you equally lucky people that have young children who are getting excited about Christmas being just a few days away. (Grandparents might really get a kick out of this too.) Click here to create a personalized message from Santa. Enter your child's name, age, the present they wish for and a photo and immediatly you will get an e-mail link to a personalized video from Santa talking directly to your child. It's really worth it and very well done, Have fun, we did.
I would rather listen to bad news about the economy than this! - 12/18/08 07:52 PM
This morning I was up early as usual. My internal clock has adjusted to my two year old son's early am hunger and I am usually awoken by him calling me. Today he slumbered peacefully so I turned on the TV to watch the morning news. My station of choice is the NBC affiliate WBAL
The first story I hear is about the suspicious death of a three year old child in Queen Anne County. (Just the other side of the bay bridge.) This is followed by an update on the deaths of two foster children sisters aged 9 and 11 found (17 comments)
If your interested in relocating and finding a home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, please Contact The Mcintire Team of Long & Foster Real Estate. Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-mail: Ellie@LNF.com http://www.elliesteam.com/ We redefine the essence of service (0 comments)
Can I get just one more year? - 12/10/08 09:10 PM
Who is this? Easy right? Santa Claus. but who is this? Silly question you may think. This is FATHER CHRISTMAS. Huh? I am an immigrant and came to the US at the age of 21. As a child I grew up with a visit from Father Christmas on Christmas Eve. I have a bright and intelligent 2 year old who is waiting for "Father Christmas" because is that is what I call him. However, his environment will not allow for just one year of my heritage and now the poor child is totally confused. I hope your Christmas is (6 comments)
So how much is this job worth? - 12/07/08 10:02 PM
I remember attending a real estate tax seminar some years back and listening to information on hiring your children to work for you and how much they can be paid. I did not have a child then, so I did not listen too well. Attention deficit is such a pain sometimes! Anyhow, fast forward to 2008. Here is my marketing calendar that will be sent out to my entire SOI in the morning.......once I finish putting stamps on the envelopes!
So the question is "Can I pay him for being my model"? His college fund would be the recipient! (18 comments)
Charity at Christmas. - 12/05/08 09:45 PM
Every holiday season, as if by magic, the Salvation Army's bell ringers and their familiar kettles reappear in various public locations. It a sound of the season and volunteers stand for hours ringing the bell to encourage your donation. But we now live in a cashless society. Personally I never carry cash. I'm a credit card gal. I'm sure I am not alone. This holiday season I have made a real effort to have small change and dollar bills in my car. Yup, I'm a sucker for the sound of that bell and I can't stand the guilt I feel when (6 comments)
Another Santa sighting in Ellicott City. - 12/04/08 01:11 PM
Santa will be coming to Historic Ellicott City on Saturday December 6th at 10 am this year to the yellow firehouse with the typical parade of firetrucks. Santa will be arriving on the antique fire truck. Enjoy holiday shopping in Ellicott City's historic district while you are there. Visit with Santa at the Firehouse Museum from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Parking meters are free in the historic district from November 28th until January 1st. The old Firehouse Museum is located at the corner of Church Road and Main Street. For all your Real Estate needs in Central Maryland. Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-mail: (2 comments)
Howard County Council Chairwoman Courtney Watson along with Gov. Martin O'Malley and County Executive Kenneth Ulman will kick off Midnight Madness in Historic Ellicott City with a tree lighting Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the plaza in front of the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station. Into the early morning hours, shopkeepers will keep their doors open as customers enjoy extended hours of business during the annual holiday event. There are plenty of stores, restaurants and activities to amuse all age groups. For all your Real Estate (1 comments)
This is going to be the best December EVER - 12/01/08 08:36 PM
I am always an optimist. Every month is a great month, but this month is really going to be special. Professionally I am rallying as much as I can for the last month of the year. I am working like crazy showing as many homes as possible. I have some decent settlements before the end of the year. My holiday cards are ALMOST ready to hit the mail box, I am just waiting on the magnetic calendars to put inside. I have my last "Client Appreciation" event of the year this weekend and I am almost caught up on my expense (6 comments)
Breakfast with Santa in Ellicott City. - 12/01/08 07:54 PM
On Saturday December 6th, Santa Clause and Mrs Clause will be stopping by for a delicious breakfast at Tersiguels French Country Restaurant in the heart of historic Ellicott City.
Enjoy some pancakes while you write your Christmas wish list. Then you get to have a special audience with the "Big Guy" to tell him in person what you would like him to bring you. Make sure your parents bring their camera. Seatings start at 9.30am Call for reservations-410-465-4004- this is a very popular event For all your Real Estate needs in Central Maryland. Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-mail: Ellie@LNF.com (1 comments)
I am a Maryland transplant from many other places, most recently Florida, but since 1997 I have found my true home in the heart of this great State. Maryland has it all. Mountains 3 hours to the West, the Atlantic Ocean 3 hours to the East and head North and South for either Philadelphia and New York or Washington DC. It is the perfect location! The Metro Baltimore area offers a rich mix of history and modern amenities. City living, suburbia or "not a neighbor in sight" is available in this area. Excellent Schools, amazing communities and an incredible location is why many people choose to live in Central Maryland. I proudly help my clients buy and sell all types of homes in Howard County and beyond. Enjoying the entire process is my goal for my clients. Every transaction is different and everyone has different needs. I know the Metro Baltimore area well and I am current on the Real Estate Market activity- That's my job.
As your "Buyers Agent" I will work diligently to find you the home that suits all your needs. I will update you immediately when a home matches your search criteria. I will educate you on the current market and help you craft the best offer possible. I will "hold your hand" throughout the entire process.
As your "Listing Agent" I will coach and guide you from day one to put your best foot forward when you list your home. I will use aggressive and innovative marketing strategies to give your home the best exposure possible. I will use modern technology and multiple resources that other agents do not use. I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH PROOF OF ALL MY EFFORTS.
I am a full time agent and I my number one goal is to give you exceptional service ALWAYS.
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