Howard County, MD Real Estate News

By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
This week's charming home is a condo that used to be a classroom in historic Ellicott City - a home that I just helped my client buy. This is a story of a perfect match, things that are just meant to be, the law of attraction and the happiest of endings, or new beginnings. More about that another time though because today, it's all about the condo that used to be a classroom!The Greystone, also known as the Schoolhouse among the locals, dates back to the first half of the 19th century, and was built to house an academy for men. It later became Rock Hill College and then an Elementary and High School for Ellicott City. The stone building with its 18 inch thick walls sourced from the local quarry burned out twice. After the second time, the shell reigned eerily above Main Street for about...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Too Late - 8883 Willowwood Way, Jessup, MD 20794You are already too late for this Jessup home that offers 2 beds and 2 full and 2 half baths across 1,524 total finished sq. ft. Enter inside the main level of the home, you will find an open kitchen, dining, and living room with crown molding throughout. The sun-lit kitchen has tile flooring, kitchen appliances, ample cabinetry, and a breakfast bar. Proceed to the casual dining area with a beautiful chandelier and neutral carpeting that flows into the living room. The comfortable living room has sliding doors access to the back deck. Finishing off the main level is a convenient half bath. Upstairs, there are two substantial bedrooms with neutral carpeting, including the primary bedroom with a high ceiling, ceiling fan, bright windows, and...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!!  Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!!  Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!!  Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Just Sold - 10522 Twin Cedar Ct, Laurel, MDYou are too late for this beauty, located in the Howard County section of Laurel.  This homeowner is doing a 1031 exchange and deferring his tax liability and will be purchasing another home.  This lovely 4 bedroom home with beautiful hardwood floors, spacious kitchen, and well laid out living space was perfect for someone who works from home or needed a home office space.   This seller saved over $20,000 selling their home with Houwzer.  Perhaps you've heard about how Houwzer is saving homeowners thousands while selling their homes.  Would you like to know more?  Drop me a line and I'll be happy to answer all your questions. 
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!!  Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
 The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!!  Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!!  Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!! Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The latest EPIK Market Update is hot off the presses!! Interest rates are still low and there are plenty of buyers looking for houses right now. Curious? Fill out a little info about your home and we’ll be in touch for a quick chat: https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2021
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Yesterday was a glorious Spring day. The sun was out until late afternoon and it was warm enough to leave the sweater at home. It was the perfect excuse - not that we really needed one - to head to our most favorite ice cream location in Ellicott City's historic district. Park Ridge Creamery opened their windows for the season and lots of Main Street visitors took advantage of it. If you are familiar with Ellicott City's history and the devastation the two flooding events in 2016 & 2018 have caused, seeing Old Town bustling with activity is simply a beautiful sight! If there's one small town USA that deserves all the love and support, Ellicott City is it - Gorden Ramsay very much agreed, by the way!That would be another excuse - if you, or I, really needed one - to head to Main Street a...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
If you own a home in Oella/Ellicott City and are considering selling this Spring, I may already have the perfect buyer for you! Charming home wanted in Historic Ellicott City/Historic Oella District: condo, duplex or cozy single family home 1 to 2 bedrooms  original details or loads of charm preferred parking for at least 1 car (on-street, off-street, or garage) storage space for bikes My buyer fell in love with the area when he toured the apartments at Oella Mill. But since he's already envisioning himself becoming a regular at Georgia Grace Cafe (the best crepes!), treating himself at the Park Ridge Creamery (the best ice-cream!), and meeting up with friends at any of the charming pubs and restaurants that line Ellicott City's historic Main Street, he'd much rather find a permanent ho...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Just Sold - 5051 Columbia Rd, Columbia, MD Drop-dead gorgeous 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo townhome with hardwood floors, updated kitchen with granite and stainless, and a single car garage.  The bathrooms have been beautifully updated too.  The basement is finished with a walkout to the rear fenced yard.  This home was only on the market for 4 days and sold for over the listing price.  This seller saved $9000 selling their home with Houwzer!!
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
When you are craving Caribbean Cuisine, only the very best will do! Anegada Delights Caribbean Cuisine in Columbia, MD is the place to go when you are craving jerk chicken, shrimp or salmon, curry coconut shrimp, oxtail, red snapper, and the most flavorful Caribbean side dishes. I can say - without exaggeration - that the food at Anegada Delights is out of this world. It's melt-in-your mouth deliciousness with just the right kick!When you are craving Caribbean Cuisine, please see my friend Lee at Anegada Delights. You will not be disappointed! You may have seen his lime-green food truck around Howard County, but there's also a restaurant location open for carry-out and delivery:Anegada Delights Caribbean Cuisine9861 Broken Land PkwyColumbia, MD 21046Monday through FridayLunch 11 - 2Dinn...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
The Symphony of Lights has been a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition enjoyed by many for 27 years. Set in the historic Merriweather Post Pavilion and made up of more than 300,000 bulbs, this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations.  Take some time to drive through this spectacular Symphony of Lights in Colombia, Maryland. My daughter and I did this as a Mini Cooper Rally and toy drive. Lots of fun and a lovely way to see the lights. Thanks for hosting Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker and Carol Williams 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  8978 Furrow AveEllicott City 21042MLS MDHW272130Patapsco Park Estates   This is a bright light-filled home found the right buyer who wanted and demanded perfection. Unique in many ways this home needed to be seen. It’s a Rancher with high ceilings wood floors, a kitchen for the most discriminating gourmet cook, a double en-suite with two luxury baths both in the master suite!   But there is so much more.The lower level is another rancher with high coffered ceilings 3 bedrooms, a third Luxury bath plus a double family room with a stacked stone wall divider, and a gas fireplace.    This space is above ground with walkout level access and large bright windows in all rooms. This is not what I consider a basement. Sitting on a private wooded lot, with a two-car garage,I repeat, this beauty...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
The new EC Diner delivers big. Literally! Their Crazy Milkshakes are out of this world. The new EC Diner just opened its doors in July 2020, and word is already traveling around town, Howard County and beyond that they are serving up sundaes of epic proportions, a family sized version, perfect for sharing. Indulgers beware (or prepare). The EC Diner is calling them Crazy Milkshakes... which is not an exaggeration: THE OREO SHAKENutella frosting inside the glass and on the rim, rolled over chunks of Oreo cookies, filled with Oreo vanilla ice cream milkshake, topped with whipped cream, chucks of Oreo cookies, chocolate chip ice cream sandwich, drizzled with chocolate syrup and whole Oreo cookies Just to give you an example. That is crazy alright! But special occasions call for special tre...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 8978 Furrow AveEllicott City 21042MLS MDHW272130Patapsco Park Estates  This rancher is a bright, light-filled home that was waiting for buyers who want and demand perfection. Unique in many ways, this home needed to be seen. It’s a Rancher with high ceilings wood floors, a kitchen for the most discriminating gourmet cook, double luxury bathrooms both in the master suite!   But there is so much more. The lower level is another rancher with high coffered ceilings, three bedrooms, a third Luxury bath plus a double family room with stacked stone wall divider, and a gas fireplace.    This space is above ground with walkout level access and large bright windows in all rooms. This is a lower level...not a basement. Sitting on a private wooded lot, with a two-car garage,I repeat, this beauty n...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 8978 Furrow AveEllicott City 21042MLS MDHW272130Patapsco Park Estates Saturday, July 25  OPEN HOUSE3-4        This is a bright light-filled home waiting for a buyer who wants and demands perfection. Unique in many ways this home needs to be seen. It’s a Rancher with high ceilings wood floors, a kitchen for the most discriminating gourmet cook, a double en-suite...two luxury baths both in the master suite!       But there is so much more. The lower level is another rancher with high coffered ceilings 3 bedrooms, a third Luxury bath plus a double family room with stacked stone wall divider, and a gas fireplace.         This space is above ground with walkout level access and large bright windows in all rooms. This is not what I consider a basement.   Sitting on a private wooded lot, with...
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