Baltimore County, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
What an opportunity ..a beautiful home, first-floor primary suite, laundry, gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors, living and dining rooms plus wrap-around porches with remote control screens. And upstairs are three more bedrooms (2 en-suite) and an open sitting room (or fifth bedroom) with a gas fireplace. All three have walk-in closets.  The entire lower level with high ceilings is ready to finish and has access from private stairs inside the attached three-car garage. In addition to the beautiful home, there are another dozen or more garages, two pole barns, an office, a showroom, and a workshop. Perfect place to live in luxury and run your own business or acquire the existing one. All this on your private gated fifteen-acre property convenient to the Baltimore Beltway, I-83, and...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Photo above-mini kitchen with granite counters in the media room.   8525 Mountainholly Dr. Baltimore County Pikesville 21208   This home has it all! The first floor includes the owner's suite, a second bedroom and bath, library, sunroom, gazebo, huge deck, laundry, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, and a two-car garage. Check out the extensive decking with a private screened gazebo. The loft with a  bedroom and full bath is a perfect guest suite. And then WOW, there is the lower level that looks like "Vegas" with room for the pool table, poker room, fabulous media room, kitchen, bedroom, wine room, cedar closet, full bath, and walkout to bluestone patio and wooded views. Click to CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS 8525 Mountainholly Dr. Pikesville, Md 21208 MLS MDBC527248 For information on any home  ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Hand-delivered, it doesn't get any better! It's been a couple of years since I sold a home for Myra; I affectionately call her my "Admyra." She makes me feel so special, like when she hand-delivered this beautiful poem along with flowers. Myra did not want to disturb me, so she left them on my front porch and texted me. I have been trying to think of a way to show my appreciation for this work of art which is so much more than a thank you note. It had folds upon folds and so many verses. If you read it, you will understand the amount of time, kindness, thoughtfulness, love, and appreciation that went into the hand-making and hand printing of what I will call my most excellent paycheck ever. Yep, my Lee used to say I worked for thank you notes. And here is one that proves it.    Since t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
I have had buyers looking for large condos for a few years. They come from large single-family homes and are ready for easy one-level living. These buyers are right-sizing, not down-sizing. They want space for entertaining, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens, a lavish spa bath, and room for guests and family to visit. They want the convenience of shopping, gyms, and restaurants. What have I found? These patio homes and condos do NOT exist in our Baltimore area but are plentiful in other states. But these buyers want to stay in the Baltimore area for business, friends, or family. Check out this solution. Look at this stone mid-century modern rancher with everything mentioned above and much more. 8200 Stevenson Rd 21208Need time to sell your home? We can wait.Move-in ready. And there are n...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
8200 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Maryland 21208MLS MDBC2038224  Click To See More PhotosExquisite architecture and mid-century modern luxury come together with a guest house and pool in this Stevenson Stone and glass Rancher.One level of living at its best!Take a look at the granite flooring, high ceilings, and entire wall of glass doors. Textured granite island in the open gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Six burner gas cooking with commercial hood. Here is a kitchen for the serious cook and entertainer. Maybe one of the most excellent kitchens I've seen!    The primary bedroom with porcelain "wood" floors has direct access to the pool. And the suite has "live edge" custom counters. The luxury rain shower has no walls.   Check out the entertaining outdoor oasis. Inground ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
It is not time to tell the seller.If you don't want to get, a seller excited and set up for disappointment, wait to tell them about verbal offers. An offer is only an offer when it's in writing with dates and terms and conditions, EMD and lender letters, proof of funds, exclusions, disclosures and signatures, and a few more points in our 40-plus page Maryland contract. Some agents will tell you the buyers are interested and try to negotiate a price, date, and terms but do not write a formal offer.Some agents say they don't want to waste their time and want to run it by you verbally. And yes, I appreciate the agents asking questions like when would your seller prefer the closing date. Some people negotiate verbally and then put the offer together.  Know your sellers; for some, It's not a...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
There is a TOO LATE sign on 9808 Middle Mill Drive in 21117.On Tuesday, we did a one-hour open house from 4-5. Of course, that hour wasn't over until about 6:30. Are you wondering if open houses work on a Tuesday afternoon? This one did! This home hit the market Monday with a showing and an open house the next day. We counted 13 groups of buyers and agents. I may have missed a couple. Today, Wednesday, we have a ratified contract.  So yes, this Open House Worked!There will be a TOO LATE sign on 9808 Middle Mill Drive in 21117.Thinking about buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Clever storage is found in many areas. Please look at this hidden space in the kitchen of my new listing at 9808 Middle Mill Drive in the gated community. The Weston   1- open the cabinet  2- pull out the rack 3- slide it to the leftSimple, easy storage can be added in so many places.What clever hidden storage do you have to share? Click to view photos   9808 Middle Mill Drive 21117For more information on this homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Tuesday 6/21/22OPEN 4-59808 Middle Mill DrOwings Mills 21117The Weston$399,944MLS#2040556Open House The Weston 9808 Middle Mill Dr 21117A Rancher-A Condo- A Single Family Residence - A Forever Home!Truly a home for everyone and forever. Singles, couples, families, young buyers, professionals, and retirees can enjoy this one-level living (over 2000') with an attached two-car garage, gourmet kitchen, and a full lower level with plenty of rooms and a full bath.All outside maintenance is covered in your monthly fee when you live here. So relax and enjoy this home you have been waiting to find. The Weston in Owings Mills is a gated condo community with a swimming pool, tennis courts, and tot-lot. It is convenient for transportation, I 795, and minutes to shopping, including  Costco.A Rancher...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
9808 Middle Mill DrOwings Mills 21117The Weston$399,944MLS#2040556   Single Family  Condo rancher with a two-car attached garage.   Enjoy over 2000' on the main level with the convenience of one-floor living with no steps. Condo  Association takes care of all outside maintenance, including landscaping and roof. The wide-open living room and dining room have cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, and a door to the patio.   The primary bath suite with a skylight jetted tub, separate shower, and double vanities.      The gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances has a five-burner gas stove, double ovens, and a  double stainless sink.     Sliding glass doors from the kitchen go to the private deck.   Click To See More Photos The finished lower level has two additional bonus rooms, a full b...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
If you are in the position to wait, I have homes for you. Why the wait? Sellers with great houses are not ready to move. One is retiring at the end of the year. One is having a house remodeled with completion as long as November, and one is still looking for their dream home. When they retire, when their home is complete, and when they find a home, their present home can and will be sold. I'm reaching out to buyers who have had a stressful time trying to purchase in this market and getting your offers accepted.Are you flexible enough to give sellers the time they need to move on? With this kind of elasticity, finding that elusive dream home may be a lot easier.Thinking of buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
There are many stages and decisions when considering selling a home. I have spoken to many sellers over the years, and this process can be overwhelming. After you decide to move (and I have had people take years), you need to know where you are going and what you must do to get your home on the market. Now some people keep such an organized home they could move in a week's notice. That is NOT the case for the majority. Decades of collecting, living, raising kids...you always find places to "hide" the stuff, especially when your home has unused rooms, lots of closets, an attic, a basement, or a garage. Yes, I have seen all those spaces filled up. Here is a home where Martha Stewart did not live.How do you get started? Good question. Glad you asked. If you are one of the people who have n...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Watch for this Single Family  Condo rancher with a two-car attached garage. Enjoy over 2000' on the main level with the convenience of one-floor living with no steps. Condo  Association takes care of all outside maintenance, including landscaping and roof.The wide-open living room and dining room have cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, and a door to the patio. The primary bath suite with a skylight jetted tub, separate shower, and double vanities.  A second bedroom, with a bay window, on the main level has a private bath.   The gourmet eat-in kitchen with stainless appliances has a five-burner gas stove, double ovens, and a  double stainless sink.  Sliding glass doors from the kitchen go to the private deck. The finished lower level has two additional bonus rooms, a full bath, and a beau...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  What an honor 'Best Real Estate Agency' winner by the Baltimore JT.The magazine is dated June 17, 2022. I never thought of myself as a cover girl, but what a privilege to be in this article for doing what I love to do.My Lee and My Mom would be so proud.Thank you, Baltimore Jewish Times.
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
31 Overbrook Road, Catonsville, MD Coming Soon Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free Home Values Catonsville Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Presented By: EPIK Home Group of Keller Williams Integrity President and CEOKeller Williams Integrity443-418-7668Licensed In: MDLicense #: 535650   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price5 BEDROOMS | 2 full, 1 half baths BATHROOMS | 2191 SqFt Contact the Official Listing Agent, Ellie McIntire with Keller Williams Integrity with any questions you may have. Call - 240-389-3745 or 443-418-7668 Let your mouse walk the house with our 3D tour - https://bit.ly/31OverbrookTour Be the new ow...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
The photo above is from Prime Tv.Here is an example of how to help buyers purchase in this market. Look at this text from a father looking out for his family. "Hello Margaret, Good morning. I spoke with you last week regarding my two daughters, that are looking for their first home to share. You asked them to write down their wish list for today's show. I hope it's not too late. It was a very busy week, but here's what they put down:''Two sisters looking for a first home in the.Location: Baltimore County (Rosedale/White Marsh/Perry Hall area)*Budget: Up to/around $350,000*4 bedrooms*At least 2 FULL bathrooms – (master room with en suite)*At least 1,800 square feetSingle-family or Town Home (Town Home preferred)Yard space with deckFinished basement*Moderately sized kitchenLess than ten y...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 You have a buyer, you know what they want, but it is not on the market. What to do? Find it!  And that is just what happened. I have buyers with specific needs. I have put the word out on my radio show and got a call from a trusted agent that a new listing was ready to go on the market in a few weeks. Let me know when it goes live and is ready for showing.A few days ago, I got a text late afternoon that the new listing was available. It was going live the next day. I asked if I could show it that evening. It was already 6 pm. I changed my plans, called my buyers, and told them to drop everything and meet me at 6:30. We came, we saw, we contracted!  Know what your buyer wants. Let others know what you need. Be prepared to write. In other words: Be ready to strike when the iron is hot! T...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Free College Tuition for High School Students in Baltimore CountyBaltimore County public schools have just announced that thanks to funding from the Maryland State Department of Education, the Baltimore County Public Schools/Community College of Baltimore County Tuition-Free program has been expanded.Beginning this summer (2022), the program will cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books for all Baltimore County Public School students to take an unlimited number of CCBC courses while in high school.Interested students (and parents) can learn more from their school guidance counselors and from the CCBC website.  
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Memories Light The Corner of my MindI wonder if any of you are old enough to remember the old Barbara Streisand song, "The Way We Were".  My mind is often filled with song lyrics and it's strange the things that spark them. I was out walking Sadie the other morning and I came across loads of wild strawberries.  I remember being a kid and my Mom and I would pick wild strawberries and make homemade strawberry jam.  The wild strawberries were so much sweeter than the ones we grew in the garden.  Maybe it's because they are a different genus or something but these are hard and don't taste sweet like the berries we used to pick.   In fact, they don't have much flavor at all.Am I wrong?  Are my memories clouded watercolors?  I see more and more every day now when we walk, I could pick them an...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 If you are selling in one area and moving to another, please ensure an agent or someone knowledgeable and responsible knows about each transaction.Just think about a situation where I was selling a home here in Baltimore and a " trusted friend" took charge of the purchase in another state. Our transaction was going so smoothly. Qualified buyer, set settlement date, and the buyer agreed to allow the seller to remain, at no charge, for up to 30 days giving this seller time needed to find the next home. It was a dream transaction in the making.That is until this "friend" helped my Baltimore seller purchase another property during this brief time. They were so happy to find the right property!Only one small problem  They scheduled the closing date on the new purchase BEFORE settlement on t...
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