homerome: The House Built By Jack - 06/15/24 05:41 PM
House Built By Jack
Jack, a skilled carpenter, informed his long-time employer that he was ready to retire. He was sorry to see his skilled worker go, so he asked if the carpenter would build just one more house as a personal favor.
The weary carpenter reluctantly agreed, but it was evident that his heart wasn't in the project. He hurried through the task, resulting in work that didn't meet his usual high standards. By rushing, he took shortcuts and used inferior materials, resulting in shoddy work. When the house finished, the builder handed Jack the keys. This was a retirement gift, showing … (5 comments)

homerome: Fulfilling a Dream: Searching for Land In Maryland - 06/13/24 04:16 PM
Fulfilling a Dream: Searching for Land In Maryland
Attention everyone! I need your help to fulfill a young man's dream of starting a farm. I'm searching for at least 6 acres of farmable land in Maryland or within an hour of Baltimore.
The ideal properties might include land in a floodplain, under a conservation easement, in an agricultural zone, or non-buildable or non-dividable land.
 
Access to water, such as a river, lake, reservoir, or stream, is an absolute must. The land might come with a house, barn, or outbuildings in any condition, or it may be vacant. We will consider larger properties if there … (6 comments)

homerome: Help Me Find This Unique Baltimore Home - 06/08/24 05:40 PM
 
Your help is needed to find a unique Baltimore property. We're looking for a charming home with character in Baltimore County and could use your help. 
An ideal house would have limited traffic, privacy from other homes, and an acre or more.
We're seeking a property with five or more bedrooms, a primary suite on the main level, and another accessible bedroom on the first level.
A two-plus garage and lots of storage would be fantastic.
Accessibility is a must with features like a level or ramped entrance, an elevator, a roll-in shower, etc.
 
 
The areas in Baltimore we're considering are the Greenspring /Falls … (8 comments)

homerome: Baltimore Condo Has Two Primary Bedrooms - 06/03/24 05:30 AM
 
Check out this condo with two Primary Bedrooms!
Coming Soon  
6711 Park Heights Ave  #305 The Clubhouse
 
Come home to The Clubhouse! This third-floor condo at 6711 Park Heights Ave offers a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Unit #305 includes two primary bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The updated kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a pantry.
 
 
You can also enjoy the new EHW Brazilian cherry floors and the convenience of a washer and dryer.
Entertain in the spacious 28-foot living-dining room, with sliding glass doors leading to a covered balcony. The new air conditioning ensures your comfort in any season.
 
 
The Clubhouse … (11 comments)

homerome: Margaret Rome Is All About Real Estate in Baltimore - 05/27/24 12:25 PM
If you're interested in Baltimore real estate, Margaret Rome is the person to contact. After rewarding careers as a head nurse, ceramic artist, wife, and mother, she uncovered her true passion in real estate in 1990. 
With her years of experience, deep local knowledge, and dedication to her clients, Margaret, the published author of "Real Estate the Rome Way," provides personalized service. She takes the time to understand your needs and those of your home, and her ultimate goal is a smooth settlement.
 
With thirty-four years of experience in the Baltimore real estate market, she has the expertise to assist you in finding the … (14 comments)

homerome: The Smell of Revenge - 05/25/24 11:33 AM
The Sweet Smell of Revenge
A couple was getting a divorce. The wife received an excellent settlement, and he got the house. They agreed on how to divide their belongings and went their separate ways. She spent the first day packing her things and had movers collect them on the second day. On the third and last day, she sat in the empty house on the floor and enjoyed her last meal, which consisted of steamed shrimp, caviar, and champagne.
She carefully cleaned the house and left, but not before stuffing the leftover caviar and shrimp shells into the existing curtain rods … (17 comments)

homerome: There Is No Magic Bullet For Real Estate Success - 05/24/24 07:53 PM
 
 
There Is No Magic Bullet For Real Estate Success
As real estate professionals, we are often bombarded with numerous gadgets, programs, classes, courses, books, speakers, and emails promising to be the key to success in our industry. We need to be discerning and critical about these offerings. You don't have to buy it. Why is it that so many people get into real estate only to be sold a quick way to learn and prosper? It's important to question these promises and consider the motivations behind them. We also must warn newer agents and encourage them to take all the training available … (12 comments)

homerome: Doing It The Old Fashioned Way - 05/21/24 02:01 PM
 
 
Things work out with the right amount of patience, persistence, and experience. I get to know potential buyers and sellers and connect with them before or as soon as a property is listed on the market. I have been working with a couple for the past three months, visiting several models, and narrowing it down to one specific top-floor condo. This is a very desirable location, and these properties rarely come on the market."
Note homes needed on the side of my weekly ad.
 
I find the properties by doing the following:
 
-Reaching out to neighbors in this community
-Closely monitoring the MLS
- Separate … (15 comments)

homerome: Moving Made Easy... Leave the House Furnished - 05/17/24 09:41 PM
Moving Made Easy... Leave the House Furnished
Selling furnished homes in vacation areas such as beachfront, golf, or mountain resort properties is not unusual, probably because many people have second homes. But why not extend that concept to regular resales?
      
In a recent conversation with a seller, the idea of leaving the home furnished came up. They might be "rightsizing" (I don't like the term "downsizing") and moving into a newly built condominium. Since the large, lovely house is fully and comfortably furnished, why not leave it as is?
Imagine a family moving from out of town, a first-time buyer, or a … (4 comments)

homerome:  Real Estate Wisdom In Ten Quotes - 05/16/24 11:27 AM
 Real Estate Wisdom InTen Quotes
 
There are so many quotes highlighting real estate's unique advantages. Here are ten of them. 
 
- Franklin D. Roosevelt - '' Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed responsibly, it is the safest investment in the world."
 
-Oprah Winfrey- "I will forever believe that buying a home is a great investment. Why? Because you can’t live in a stock certificate. You can’t live in a mutual fund."
 
-Anthony Trollope- "It is a comfortable feeling to know you stand on your ground. Land is about … (7 comments)

homerome: Don't Tell My 'Nosy" Neighbor - 05/11/24 12:24 PM
Where Do You Want The For Sale Sign?
 
A client said they did not want a FOR SALE, and I asked why; the response:
They didn't want their nosy neighbors to know the house was for sale!
WHOA...
 If your neighbors don't know you are selling, I have  NOT done my job.
I aim to get as many people as possible to look at your property.
Before the Internet, we relied heavily on yard signs.
The question is not: 'Do you want a for-sale sign?' The question is: "Where would you like the sign located?"   Many condos and HOAs do not allow signage.
When selling a home, for sale … (17 comments)

homerome: Style Your Garage - 05/11/24 09:18 AM
 
Suppose you have a front-loading garage.
But you don't like the look.
What can you do?
Be creative. Go ahead and change the look of the door.
This company, Style-Your-Garage, lets you transform your garage doors into works of art using customized photo tarpaulins featuring cars, airplanes, boats, and more. You can even create a personalized design.
 
PHOTOS ABOVE  STYLEYOURGARAGE.COM 
There are numerous options to choose from, ranging from a Fire Engine to a Fold-Wing Jet Fighter, a Family Boat, a Tank for clearing your way in traffic, a Stealth Bomber, a Room for practicing your music, a Biplane ready for takeoff, a Vintage Dream … (8 comments)

homerome: Patience Pays When Selling Real Estate - 05/06/24 01:36 PM
In Real Estate, Patience Pays In today's world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the real estate market portrayed by so-called experts, the media, and the negative headlines. In the past, sellers had buyers competing to purchase a home above the list price. The headlines that once frightened buyers are now scaring sellers. But the reality is that it's still an excellent time to buy or sell a house.
If YOUR house sells, it is a great market!
If YOUR house does not sell, it's a lousy market.
 
A few stories in the real estate market.
=A home is listed for two months. The sellers … (15 comments)

homerome: Sweat Equity Perfect For This Home - 05/04/24 06:40 PM
A Single-Family Home with Endless Potential
 
3115 Summit Ave
Parkville, Md 21234
 
 
Are you looking for a house that you can transform into your dream home? Look no further than 3115 Summit Ave Parkville, a single-family home in Baltimore County. Although this one requires some major rehab work, it has the potential to be an excellent choice for someone creative, with a clear vision, handy, and not afraid to invest some sweat equity. 
This existing house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a spacious half-acre lot with a fenced stream and a magnificent magnolia tree.
It has public water and sewer; you can choose between … (5 comments)

homerome: April Contest Call A Friend - 04/30/24 08:00 PM
 
I was delighted when William Johnson quickly returned my call after several years. Although he has retired from real estate, his love of photography and travel remains.
I remember William as the kindest, most knowledgeable, and best photographer. He was also an excellent Realtor®, an interior designer, and one of the nicest members. He was always willing to share his knowledge, and his generosity was overwhelming. If he thought he could make your day, he would.
William taught me the simplicity of photo blogging: taking a current photo with your phone camera, writing fifty words about it, and posting the evening's blog post. … (22 comments)

homerome: The House That Knocks Your Sox Off - 04/26/24 11:29 PM
Look For A House That Knocks Your Sox Off.
When you're looking for a new house, it is important to be sure that you can afford it. Before you start looking, you should get pre-qualified and know your financial limits. Find an agent and a lender who can understand your requirements and preferences. While getting as much house as you want is important, avoiding falling in love with a property beyond your means is equally important.
 
We often receive requests from potential buyers to view houses they have found on advertisements, yard signs, or online, but they haven't yet met with a lender … (8 comments)

homerome: Listener Keeps Maryland Home - 04/26/24 10:11 AM
They are listening
As most of you know, I host a live weekly radio show called All About Real Estate.
After a recent Sunday show, I received an email from a listener who had heard about the couple who changed their minds about selling their home. I love it when one of my topics helps others. 
 
"Good Afternoon Margaret,
I listen to and sometimes call your Sunday Real Estate Show weekly, and I wanted to tell you how much I really enjoyed hearing your story of a couple who changed their minds about listing their home and fell in love with it again once it was fixed … (13 comments)

homerome: What Motivated You To Buy - 04/17/24 12:13 PM
Owning a home is a decision that requires proper planning and consideration, especially if you intend to stay there for any length of time. There are various reasons why someone might choose to buy a house.
Financial stability: Owning a home can offer a feeling of economic stability and security that renting may not provide. This stability is particularly true for those seeking a long-term living arrangement. Owning a home can help establish equity and create wealth over time.
Wise financial decision: Investing in a house can be smart since property values have consistently increased. Some people may purchase a home to renovate … (11 comments)

homerome: Being A Realtor® Is More Than Pretty Houses; It's Expensive - 04/16/24 04:39 PM
Being a Realtor® is more than pretty houses; it's expensive.
When someone comes to me and asks me about getting into Real Estate, I ask what their motivation is. Some people dream of becoming real estate agents and want to work for themselves. They want flexible hours, love looking at houses, and it seems like a glamorous career. But being a REALTOR® is not just about showing pretty houses.
Below are ten costs and expenses associated with the profession. And there are more.
If you are an agent, were you informed of these costs before you took the real estate classes?
 
1. Advertising: … (20 comments)

homerome: Who Pays The Agent - 04/15/24 05:52 PM
So, who pays the agent?
- Once upon a time, the listing and selling broker ( both ) worked for the seller, and the agent who brought the buyer was a sub-agent who also worked for the seller. This meant that even if you were out looking at properties with an agent, they always worked for the seller and not for you.
Then, a Buyer Agency was established. A fiduciary relationship was created between the buyer and the broker/agent, and the buyer's agent worked for the buyer. Maryland has had a buyer agency for many years. Now, the agreement needs to be signed … (11 comments)

 
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