Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Looking to BUY or SELL a Central Maryland Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value Estimator 10 top "REAL ESTATE ORPHAN" indicators.Are you a REAL ESTATE ORPHAN? EPIK Home Group are very much I.S.O Real Estate Orphans.So what is a Real Estate Orphan? It sounds so sad!A Real Estate Orphan is not someone who needs the services of a Realtor today, tomorrow or even next week- It's someone that does not have a RELATIONSHIP currently with a Realtor. Here are 10 top "Real Estate Orphan" Indicators. You have never purchased a home. As a non-homeowner you have never had a need for a Real Estate Agent. You are the ultimate Real Estate Orphan. You don't ever plan to sell your house. "I Won't ever sell till they take me out in a box, so no need to know a Realtor." You are relocating ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Catonsville Real EstateMarket UpdateYear to  September 8, 2016Catonsville, Maryland is located in Baltimore County and has a population of about 41,567 at the 2010 census. The community lies to the west of Baltimore City along the city’s border.  University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is located within Catonsville as is Community College of Baltimore County’s Catonsville campus. Catonsville is centered along Frederick Road and extends along Edmondson Avenue and Baltimore National Pike. Children in Catonsville attend Catonsville High School, Woodlawn Senior High School center for Science and Pre Engineering and Western School of Technology and Environmental Science as well as Westowne Elementary, Catonsville Elementary and Johnnycake Elementary, Catonsville Middle and Arbutus Mi...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Catonsville Real EstateMarket UpdateWeek Ending August 6, 2016Catonsville, Maryland is located in Baltimore County and has a population of about 41,567 at the 2010 census. The community lies to the west of Baltimore City along the city’s border.  University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is located within Catonsville as is Community College of Baltimore County’s Catonsville campus. Catonsville is centered along Frederick Road and extends along Edmondson Avenue and Baltimore National Pike. Children in Catonsville attend Catonsville High School, Woodlawn Senior High School center for Science and Pre Engineering and Western School of Technology and Environmental Science as well as Westowne Elementary, Catonsville Elementary and Johnnycake Elementary, Catonsville Middle and Arbutus Mi...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Looking to BUY or SELL a Catonsville Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value EstimatorEPIK Kids in Action Spring Semester at Hillcrest.The spring semester at Hillcrest Elementary School, Catonsville of EPIK Kids in Action, funded by EPIK Home Group of Keller Williams, winds down as the 2015-2016 school year comes to a close.As of January 1st 2016 till the end of May 2016, EPIK Home Group have contributed $5964.64 , 2.5% from EVERY commission check has been deposited. AND WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN!What an amazing couple of months!  On a personal note, this Spring Semester has been an amazing start to the journey that we at EPIK Home Group hope and strive to travel on for many years to come. The number of all the great local, national and INTERNATIONAL charities and organiza...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Houwzer Inc)
Catonsville Real EstateMarket UpdateWeek Ending June 11, 2016Catonsville, Maryland is located in Baltimore County and has a population of about 41,567 at the 2010 census. The community lies to the west of Baltimore City along the city’s border.  University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is located within Catonsville as is Community College of Baltimore County’s Catonsville campus.  Catonsville is centered along Frederick Road and extends along Edmondson Avenue and Baltimore National Pike.  Children in Catonsville attend Catonsville High School, Woodlawn Senior High School center for Science and Pre Engineering and Western School of Technology and Environmental Science as well as Westowne Elementary, Catonsville Elementary and Johnnycake Elementary, Catonsville Middle and Arbutus M...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
3 Stress-Free Tips for Preparing to Sell an Inherited Property You inherited your parent’s home – now what? As growing children, most people spend years living in their parent’s homes without giving any real thought to the value of the asset. However, as adults, many people are challenged with inheritances that require serious consideration and timely action. Depending on your unique situation, inheriting a home could be incredibly wonderful or downright inconvenient.Let’s talk about what you can do to minimize your stress during this emotional time and how you can move forward with selling your inherited property quickly. Work with Experienced People who Respect You Inheriting property is tricky. On top of various tax implications and demanding family members, the property will have to...
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By Makeda Phillander, For an exceptional real estate experience
(guerilla/realty)
 "I have lived here for 15 years and this is the first time that I have been in this shop"  I turned to see who she was and wondered how many other catonsville residents could say the same. Its a quaint little shop, the kind of place that makes you feel like time has stood still.  The kind of place that makes you think, "I got to go in and check this place out".  Ok I know you are dying to know what shop im talking about so here is a hint:   They make their own chocolates and the old bay dark chocolate crabs are as good as they sound! thatsweet and salty combo is just perfect!   We got to check out Ken's old fashion candy shop while waiting for a table at Duesenberg's cafe and grill which is right around the corner on  Mellor Ave.   Although they close at 3pm and serve only breakfast an...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Challenges to Selling A Home  Selling a home in Maryland can often prove to be a stressful experience. Unexpected problems can jump out of the woodwork faster than you can address them and unexperienced homeowners can often wind up confused and bleeding money. Hiring a great realtor or realty company can help, but it’s still important for those looking to sell their home to be aware of the major obstacles that they’ll face when looking to sell a home. A Crowded MarketToday’s economy is saturated with homeowners looking to sell and while this can vary by area, chances are you’ll be entering an already bustling real estate market. Overcrowded selling markets mean that buyers are likely to be much choosier in what they select, and that other sellers will be even more competitive in attempt...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
A Clean Bathroom Will Help You Sell Your Home Quicker  After years of living in your home, it’s finally time to sell. Put yourself in to that potential buyer’s mindset: what is it that you are looking for? No doubt, one of the things that comes to mind is a modern, updated bathroom. In order to make your home more appealing to all of those house hunters out there, a clean bathroom is key. What’s the best way to go about cleaning your bathroom? The Team Edge Properties has a few suggestions as to how.Like in any room, the dirt and grime in your bathroom will only build up and become harder to remove over time. Give the bathtub or shower a rinse after every use to cut down on soap scum, and use antibacterial wipes to clean handles and faucets that are starting to look dingy. If you keep o...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
How to Sell Your Home QuicklyWhen it comes time to sell your home, you most likely want to get the process over with as quickly and painlessly as possible. These three simple tips can assist you in the quick sale of your home.       Clean your house. When buyers come through, if your house has been properly cleaned then it will appear to be more spacious. A buyer wants to feel like they are purchasing a significant amount of space; it will be hard for them to assess how much space is there when your stuff is cluttering up the room.       Have your home inspected.  Most buyers are going to have a home inspected before they purchase the property.  If you do it before hand you can assess the problem areas and fix them.  This will also increase the value of your property.       Advertise.  ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville, MD Real Estate Market Report February 2016Looking to BUY or SELL a Central Maryland Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value Estimator. Let's take a look at the major indicators for the Real Estate market in Catonsville for February 2016!Indicator #1 - Home PricesThe Real Estate Market in Catonsville, MD showed a tiny decrease in average home prices in February 2016 - the average sold price was $255,206 which is 1% lower than this time last year.  Are you thinking about putting your Catonsville home on the market this year - contact EPIK now for our professional estimate of your homes' current value and suggestions for how and when to put your home on the market.ALERT - If you have been thinking about buying for more than a year - now is the time as interest ...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
A Luscious Garden Boosts Curb Appeal    Are you gearing up to sell your home? Or maybe you just want to ensure that your house is the most beautiful on the block. Whatever your reasons, boosting your curb appeal is on every homeowner’s checklist. Looking for an exceptionally colorful way to do it? The Team Edge recommends planting a garden!Gardens instantly brighten any house front. Even more than potted plants or window boxes, full gardens bring life, color, and vibrancy to your home. Some homeowners are reluctant to plant gardens because they either think that they will require a lot of upkeep and maintenance or that they will attract unwanted pests close to your house. However, done right, gardens can be easy!When you pick out the flowers you want for your garden, be sure to ask whet...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Sell Your Home Fast with a Real Estate InvestorSelling a house can be a prolonged ordeal – which may seem almost interminable if you need to sell your home quickly. Real Estate investors can help shorten the (too-)long waiting period when it comes to selling your home. And, you can often sell your home faster by working with an investor than a real estate agent. Here are some reasons you might want to sell your house to a real estate investor rather than through an agent (or on your own).1)  Real estate investors work quickly. In many cases, sellers are in a rush to get their house sold. Maybe they’re facing foreclosure or settling a divorce. Sometimes the seller has moved because of a job and needs to sell the house quickly to avoid two mortgage payments. Or someone might inherit a hou...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Need to Sell an Estate Property?  The period after a loved one’s death is difficult for many reasons. The emotional toll of losing someone close to you can put a great strain on you mentally and physically, and dealing with their estate can only make things worse. The confusing mess of frustrating paper work, fighting over inheritances, and the pang of having to sell sentimental items of the estate, makes for a difficult experience for anyone.The house in particular, can be a headache and heartache. It is normally the most valuable piece of property in a person’s estate, and also the piece the most full of memories. A person leaves their mark on a place, and it becomes a part of them, and them a part of it.However, as hard as it can be to deal with, you can’t put it off. Taxes need to b...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Making Your Small Bathroom Appear Larger To Sell Your Home We’ve all dealt with the struggle of a small bathroom. Although there’s not much you can do to increase the size of the room, you can definitely make it appear larger than it actually is. Nobody wants to feel cramped in a space that’s meant for resting or relaxing. Here are a few tips to make your small bathroom feel less restricting:  Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors! Mirrors act as a great illusion to make your bathroom appear larger. Putting one large mirror over the sink will make the room seem double its size. Placing small accent mirrors on an adjacent wall will also help to increase the illusion of a larger space. Lighten the space. It’s best to avoid dark colors and bold wallpaper on your small bathroom walls, because it makes ...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Curb Appeal and Real Estate: Tips for Selling Your Home   The impression that the exterior of your home makes could be the deciding factor when a potential buyer comes to look at your property. A good impression could seal the deal, while a bad impression could send them running to another neighborhood! The real estate experts at The Team Edge Properties know that you can never be too careful when it comes to curb appeal; it can make or break a sale. When you are preparing to sell your home, take a look at your curb appeal first and do what you can to maximize it!How do you know if your home has curb appeal? Take a look at it as if it is entirely new to you. If this wasn’t your house, what would be the first thing you noticed about it? Are the shutters in need of repainting? Is the lawn...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Redesigning On a Budget to Help Sell Your HomeYou may be planning to sell your home soon, but you know it will need some work before you are able to. At the same time, making huge investments in your old home can negatively affect how much you are able to spend on your new one! So how do you find a balance? By redesigning on a budget, you will be able to make necessary changes to the home you are trying to sell while still saving your money for when your own house-hunting expedition begins. The real estate experts at The Team Edge Properties are here to help with their advice on how to best go about your home makeover. The first thing you should do is to make a list of what needs to be done versus what you want to do. The needs should include things that directly affect functionality: i...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Moving Tips Don’t wait until the last minute to pack up your belongings. Start now and call the Team Edge! When packing up your house, it is important to get organized. After calling The Team Edge, you should begin packing up your home and doing your research. But what is the best way to pack up your home? Doing the Research Packing up your home should begin with some research and estimates. Look online at reviews and call a few reputable companies in the area for an estimate. Makes sure these companies come to your home and give you a written estimate. This will help you choose the best company to help you move. Reduce and Recycle The first rule of packing is to get rid of things you don’t need, use, or want. Take a survey of your house for items you haven’t used in a while. Old waffle...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
3 Reasons You’re Struggling to Sell Your Home If you are ready to sell your home, it’s not uncommon to run into a few roadblocks in the process. From decor to location to your inner hoarder taking full reign, the possible problems you could run into are endless and unique to each property. In severe cases, it is hardest to sell homes that have been condemned and could be posing a health hazard. After all, you don’t want to call this place home anymore – so how are you going to convince someone else that they should? Let’s review possible problems and solutions to avoid driving buyers away. Your Home is OutdatedYes, there was a time where pastel and floral wallpaper and trim was a hot and desirable trend in kitchens and bathrooms. Not so much anymore. There’s a reason why newer homes hav...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
4 Winter Heating Problems That Make it Hard to Sell Your Home Winter heating problems leave residents shivering indoors and forced to bundle up. Find out how to fix these problems and sell your home.BRRR! We hope you and your home safely and warmly survived Maryland’s first winter blast- Blizzard Jonas. While some people had the luxury of seeking shelter from the storm next to their fireplace or in their well-heated home, others bundled up and shivered indoors due to a winter heating problem. If you are trying tosell your home in the winter, a heating problem can kill any chance you have – since potential buyers are seeking immediate warmth from winter weather upon arrival. Let’s talk about common winter heating problems and solutions. Rapid Loss of HeatIf your furnace suddenly stops, a...
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