Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
When is the Best Time to Buy and Sell Real Estate in Maryland?If you’re trying to get the most for your money, buying or selling, then there are many factors to consider. One of the more important, but often overlooked, factors in buying or selling a home is the season in which you’re doing it. There are many contributing aspects that might make it a season a good time to buy or sell. Things like the weather, financial climate, and seasonal psychology all play factors in real estate buying and selling. The Best Time to BuyReally, the best time to buy your home is when you find your dream home at an affordable price. However, realistically, and somewhat surprisingly, the best time to buy your home is during the winter.Looking at the market figures for home sales, you might think that spr...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
3 Quick Tips For Requesting a Short Sale  Selling your home in a short sale is a common alternative to avoid foreclosure when you owe more money on your home than what it’s worth. People can find themselves behind on mortgage payments for several reasons involving financial hardship, and short sales can be a great way to get out from under your payments. The whole process can be a bit overwhelming, but if you know you are leaning towards a short sale and aren’t sure where to start – start by reading these tips.Know How Much You OweWhen you start this process, it is imperative that you know the total balance of any and all mortgages or liens you have on the property. Your mortgage lender has a share in your home and they need to approve the short sale. If your mortgages are with the same...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
3 Interior Tips to Sell Your Home Fast Planning to buy a new home? Still haven’t sold your current home? This predicament can get costly, quickly. This is just one of the common scenarios that leaves homeowners with the unavoidable need to sell their home as fast as possible. The following tips can contribute to your ability to sell your home fast. But if you want the fastest sale possible – get in touch with The Team Edge! We’d be happy to provide a fast and fair offer on your property. Get Personal Items Out of SightWhen selling your home, you should take your personal items off of display. While you may think your family photos and personal art adds character or charm to your property, it can be a major distraction to a potential buyer. If you remove family photos, heirlooms and art ...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
How to Make Repairs in an Old House: Fixing Cracked Plaster Houses are like cars: high maintenance. Just as your old clunker needs to plunk itself into the shop quite often, so too, does an old home need a lot of work. Owning a prewar home requires some give and take: there may be a lot of charm and interesting architectural details, but you can bet there will be a lot of work to accompany it. Here’s the thing, though: it would be an utter shame to completely gut the interior of an aging beauty. With the exception of kitchens and bathrooms, which generally need overhaul remodels to offer the modern conveniences most homeowners expect, an old home usually just needs a few repairs – a little makeup, rather than reconstructive surgery. One of the biggest cosmetic complaints about old homes...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
3 Tips to Speed Up a Winter Home Sale Take extra precautions to make sure your home is ready for potential buyers this winter! Are you selling your home this winter? We have had a pretty lucky winter in Maryland so far, in regards to the lack of inconvenient snowfall. With that luck running out – as weather forecasters predict monumental snowfalls in our near future – have you thought about if your home is prepared for potential buyers? Follow these quick tips to sell your home fast this winter. Find out why The Team Edge is your best option to speed up your winter home sale! Increase Winter Curb Appeal When you are looking to increase the curb appeal of your home in the warmer months, colorful and lively flowers and shrubs are a common choice to assist in doing so. In the winter months...
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By Bill Ames
(The Team Edge Properties LLC)
Bathroom Remodeling Tips to Sell Your Home in 2016 When remodeling your bathroom to sell, it is best to stick to neutral colors, clear counter tops and create an impressive focal point. It’s no secret that having an updated bathroom and kitchen is a great way to increase your chances of selling your home quickly. Homes in the Baltimore area with a remodeled bathroom provide a great return on investment for the homeowner. The more outdated your bathroom is, the higher the chances are that a potential buyer will consider it unappealing or dirty. And while The Team Edge will gladly buy your property in its current condition, other potential buyers won’t be as interested in your home if it needs this kind of work. Let’s review some bathroom remodeling tips that will help you sell your home ...
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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 Central Maryland Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value EstimatorEPIK Kids in Action UPDATE- Mid January 2016.UPDATE : The first 2 weeks of 2016 and EPIK Kids in Action has hit the ground running. This is the Hillcrest ES "Giving Tree" on the wall in the school which will quite full be the end of the school year with all the great activities planned.The application to join the Spring session was sent out this week at Hillcrest Elementary School. On the application is a code of conduct they must sign and each child then writes a short essay on why they want to be part of EPIK Kids in Action. From 2nd grade to 5th grade there are 50 children that will be included. Can't wait to see the essays that are submitted.Here are just a few of the local and...
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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 Central Maryland Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value EstimatorEPIK Kids in Action is now in ACTION!EPIK Home Group is celebrating. We can officially announce the eligibility of EPIK Kids in Action as a NON PROFIT FOUNDATION. We have received documentation from the State of Maryland and the IRS, that our 501(c)3 is recognized and we can start contributing to it.AS OF JANUARY 1ST 2016, EPIK Home Group of Keller Williams Realty Centre will be donating 2.5% of every commission check to “EPIK Kids in Action” Foundation.The more homes we sell, the more money we can donate to “EPIK Kids in Action“. Our goal for 2016 is 200 homes. The 100th home sale we will donate 100% of the commission. If we hit our lofty goal of 200 homes we will donate 200% of t...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
 The Catonsville, MD Real Estate Market Report for  July 2015 The July real estate market here in Catonsville, MD really moved this month with 90 units sold at an average of $328,077 for detached homes.  75 new homes came on the market this month as well which is down about 8% from last year.  There is more good news for sellers as the average days on market was just 39 days and the average Listing Price to Sold Price is at 97.5% - homes are being priced right here in Catonsville!Want good news for buyers?  There are currently 151 active listings in Catonsville, MD - lots for buyers to choose from!Take a look at the latest McIntire Team Catonsville Listing if you are ready to buy a home here. Our pricing strategy and established marketing and internet presence gets many of our client ho...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
3 Rumford Dr, Catonsville, MD 21228 is for sale with EPIK Home Group!Call 240-380-EPIK (3745) for all your Central Maryland Home Sale and Home Purchase needsThere are not many opportunities to move to Catonsville, MD at this price point and this 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo has handicapped accessibility!3 Rumford Drive #103 is a street level 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo with a walkway leads directly into the home and the unit includes a reserved handicap parking space. Wonderful, quiet location looks over Patapsco Park in the delightful town of Catonsville.The original homeowner at 103 Rumford Drive has loved the friendly neighbors and peaceful location and having the back entrance with lots of open parking for friends and family! 3 Rumford Drive, #103 is a terrific starter home or the ideal, acc...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Chairs of Catonsville are an Annual Tradition.If you are not familiar with the Catonsville, Maryland area you will probably be confused if you take a drive through the Catonsville main street in the month of June.  All kinds of outdoor chairs are lined up on the main street of Catonsville awaiting the 4th of July. As the month progresses more and more chairs arrive. It's great living in 21228. To learn more about all the great events in Catonsville and local Market reports, visit my Blog
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Open House on Sunday, March 8th from 1-3pm at 1920 Lismore Lane in the wonderful Keeper Hill/Rollingwood neighborhood.  Westchester Elementary School District! The Mcintire Home Team is excited to announce, new to the market, a Catonsville home with space and amenities not seen in many homes in this area! Go to www.ILoveCatonsville.com for pricing and all the details!  This is a great neighborhood in Catonsville with a blend of original owners and families with all ages of children.  Dog walkers and work from home owners abound and the neighbors really watch out for each other here.  This is the kind of thing you usually don't know in advance when choosing where to live!     Ellie McIntire, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, CLHMS, SRES, and CDPE Certified and The McIntire Tea...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville, MD is known in Central Maryland for quite a few things.  It's in the South west corner of Baltimore County, it's close to downtown Baltimore City which is a mere 10 miles away and its located just west of I95.  Catonsville has it all with great schools, walkable shops and restaurants and fantastic access to jobs in Columbia, Baltimore and Washington. FOR THE COMPLETE UPDATE ON THE CURRENT CATONSVILLE MD REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR JANUARY 2015 (GRAPHS, CHARTS AND DATA) CLICK THIS LINK.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Homes for Sale in Baltimore County, Maryland - Lutherville and Catonsville. Baltimore County offers a wide variety of home prices, home types and styles.  Below are examples of homes for sale in Baltimore County, all around the Baltimore Beltway.  We'll be happy to take you on a tour of homes for sale in Baltimore County from Lutherville in the north to Catonsville in the south. Call Lenn, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988 or E-mail.   To see the complete listing information below, just CLICK the home photo below. $485,000 34 NORWICK CIR 5 Bedrooms 4 full Baths MLS# BC8518598 LUTHERVILLE TIMONIUM Zip: 21093 Subdivision: COACHFORD Status: ACTIVE ? Listing Agency:RE/MAX First Choice Multiple Photos|Virtual Tour|PropertyWizard™|Email                                                             ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
This is the Catonsville home that you have been waiting for. Every inch of this beautifully renovated and meticulously appointed home has been carefully considered.  Nestled on a sleepy street in Catonsville, yet conveniently located near major routes and the conveniences of the 'ville, this incredible property screams luxury & quality from top to bottom. With 3 generous Bedrooms and 2.5 totally updated stylish Bathrooms, this home shows like a model. Delight in the abundance of indoor and outdoor living space that includes a huge fully finished lower level, a lavish deck and two additional seating arrangements in the fenced rear yard. Feast your eyes on the light filled, completely open concept & Remodeled Gourmet Kitchen that awaits you. Features include new Stainless Steel appliance...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Catonsville Home Sales Market Report for September 2014 The details are in for the Catonsville, MD Sales Market Report for September 2014! September 2014 had total sold properties of 41 which is 10% lower compared to last year. You also have 21 homes sold within 30 days! Most of the remaining houses were sold in less than 60 days - this is what you hope for as a seller, your house sold as soon as possible!Below is a great view of the market activity in Catonsville, MD in the month of September. Active listing is up by 34% compared to last year and 8 more listings compared to last month.   .......Want to know more about the Catonsville market? Click here for the full article.   The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a B...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville Italian Dinner Fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 307   Support Cub Scout pack 307 in Catonsville at their Italian Dinner Fundraiser! This Saturday, October 11th from 5-7:00 pm at the Catonsville United Methodist Church at 6 Melvin Ave.  The dinner is hosted by Cub Scout Pack #307.   Tickets are just $12 for adults and $6 for kids 3-11. 2 and under are free!  The food is catered by Dionysus Kitchen which is run locally by highly regarded caterers Paul and Rebecca Dongarra. Takeout is available too so come over this Saturday and enjoy: Sicilian Red Sauce  Eggplant Parmesan  Chicken & Locally-made Roma Sausage with Mushrooms in a Marsala Sauce  Pasta with Butter & XVCP Olive Oil  Salad & Garlic Bread  Dessert  Coffee/LemonadeSpread the word around town & to your friends in Catonsvi...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Take care of your mind & body at the Avalon Yoga & Wellness Center on Saturday, October 11th from 10:30 am to 5pm.The center is hosting an amazing Community Health and Wellness day here in Catonsville which includes:Yoga Workshops (desk yoga & yoga to de-stress)De-stress Acupuncture for 20 minutesChair Massage for 15 minutesReflexology for 15 minutesChiropractic Adjustment for 15 minutesThe treatments are $20 each / two for $35 or 3 for $50 and the yoga sessions are just $10.  You really can make a spa day of it for a fraction of what you would normally pay!All the proceeds benefit the Catonsville Women's Giving Circle whose members provide grants to local community groups that make life great here in 21228 in Catonsville!Fall is here so why not start it off by doing something positive ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Market Report for Catonsville Homes Sales for August 2014. It's a new month and the reports are in Catonsville, MD Sales Market Report for August 2014! August 2014 sales were up over last year with 55 homes sold compared to 43 sold last year. That's a 35% jump on the sold properties category. You also have 27 of them sold within 30 days! Most of the remaining houses were sold in less than 60 days - that is what you hope for as a seller, your house sold as soon as possible!   Below is a great view of the market activity in Catonsville, MD in the Month of August. The number of sold properties is on the rise month to month. What a great time to list your home. The average sold price in the 21228 zip code area in August was $281,773 which is lot high compared to last month's sold price of $...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
"Awesome!", "I had so much fun!", "This was the best birthday party ever!" These were the responses I got from my daughter and her friends at the end of her birthday party last week. We celebrated at Sweet Pea Day Spa for Kids in Catonsville, MD. Needless to say I am super happy that I chose this venue. The birthday party was truly a success from beginning to end, from sending an inquiry to talking to my consultant Angel (who is also part owner), from scheduling to planning, from arrival to singing Happy Birthday, from fingernails to little toenails... Sweet Pea is a day spa just for kids. The decor is kid-sized, warm, welcoming and colorful, and all products used are kid-friendly. Little girls can enjoy a bit (or a lot of pampering) in a space that is just made for them. They offer man...
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