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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Buyers are thinking and hopefully saying things like...'We have to think about it. We want to come back and see it in the evening or in the rain. We would like for our parents to see the house. I would like for my contractor to take a look at the property.' In the past, we have all made accommodations for buyers to see a prospective new home on more than one occasion. Purchasing a new residence is a huge decision, not to be taken lightly. But this past year, in a blazing hot frenzy of a market, that is precisely what has been happening. Contracts are written on-site, accepted, or rejected within the same day or held for multiple offers. Buyers, many times, have had to bite the bullet and make an offer within a few hours. They are "forced" if they want to buy right now to make these off...
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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 little change.More homes are hitting the market, and there is not as significant a shortage of inventory that we have been experiencing. I do not see the multiple, way over asking offers.  Homes are still selling well but maybe not as fast—good news for the buyers who have been patiently waiting to purchase. And perhaps, they don't have to make an above offer, forego a home inspection and waive an appraisal. All three things that I don't like to see buyers go for.     It's good to see the market opening a bit for buyers—slight changes with more homes on the market. I still have numerous clients ready to buy who have been scared away from this market. By being patient, we are going to see more buyers succeed in the market.  So many are ready and qualified, but they need guida...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7929 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Md21208is SOLD! Here was a chance to purchase a sprawling brick Mid-Century-Modern rancher inside the Baltimore Beltway. It is so ready for custom renovations. Measuring more than 2800 square feet, this rancher includes a living room, dining room, den with fireplace, library, recreation room plus four bedrooms, double carport, and two and a half baths.  Click to see photos Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar has a door to a lush half-acre level, fenced yard with BBQ and patio area.  There is also a utility room, laundry, and double carport with storage. All on one level = No Steps  We have found a buyer for Stevenson rancher, which is being sold "AS IS."Such a wonderful opportunity for these buyers to own a luxury one-level home in such a desirable loca...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Many years ago and long before real estate, we had experienced "swarmers," some people call them flying ants. They usually show up in the spring and are a sign of termite activity. Each time we had these " swarmers," we were left with a gazillion wings!  Each time we had a different pest company inspect, we had a treatment that ranged from drilling holes around the house's perimeter and in the basement and garage. Each time we were assured that would be the end. We continued to investigate. -We had a wood deck covering a concrete porch, wholly removed, thinking that was the source.-We opened a wall on the outside of the house, but that revealed nothing. It was not until we had replacement windows installed that we found the evidence. Removal of the front window showed the tell-tale si...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 It was Sunday, and it was after 12 noon, and I was live on the radio. Calls were coming in, along with texting of questions.    I have found from the calls I receive during the week; more folks are shy or just not comfortable talking live on the radio. But these listeners have no problem, thank goodness, calling and asking real estate questions all week long. Many of these calls would be ideal topics for the weekly live broadcasts.  Light bulb moment  So when I give out the call-in number, I also give my cell number and tell the audience they can text me during the show. And it's working!Yesterday's show was lively. I was talking about my new listing, taking calls on the switchboard, reading texts, and seeing an email notice, all at the same time. One of the callers asked about this "s...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  For the past fifteen years, I have been an ActiveRain member and active blogger. Each day, I learn something new, share something I've learned, and connect with a member, buyer, or seller through my blogging.  When asked if I am too busy to blog? My answer is maybe I am busy because I find the time to participate. Over the years, I have found how well this platform is working. And it is more than just blogging. I am using the information and topics on my live Sunday Radio Show, ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE.  When I write about a new listing or a  home's unique feature, a smooth transaction, a bit of turbulence before settlement, I can share that same information with the listening audience.  Recently I have suggested that the listeners text their questions during the show. Many calls during ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7520 Seven Mile LaneBaltimore County 21208MLS# MDBC2003390 Seven Mile and Smith Ave Desirable location! Here is an excellent opportunity to own a single-family home set up as 2 living units. The second floor has a private entrance from the large covered front porch, three bedrooms, a full bath, and a kitchen!  The main level has an eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar,  access to the deck, and rear fenced yard. The First-floor bedroom with walk-in closet/office/ sunroom has a half bath and Pella sliding glass door to the deck. Also on this first level is a dining room, living room with hardwood floors, and another full bath. The lower level is finished with a 19 x 20 carpeted space, laundry, a recent radiant gas hot water furnace, and updated electricity. A paved driveway leads to the separate...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Our Maryland contract states that the buyer can do a walk-through within five days of closing on a home. Here is what to look for at this time:-The house should be in the same condition as when you went under contract. That is minus all the seller's belongings. Our contract also states that the house should be broom clean and free of debris. Here are some items to check during this walk-through.-Were the requested and agreed-upon repairs done? Are there receipts?-Turn on the water faucets in sinks, showers, tubs and check to make sure the toilets flush, -Check the kitchen appliances to make sure they are on and operating.-That the attached items agreed to are still on the property.-Check that garage doors work and make sure the remotes and codes are available.-Check the lights and timer...
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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:  Living room with French doors into the sunroom  7940 Stevenson Rd 21208MDBC20149265 Bedrooms3 1/2 Baths  Here is a forever house with five bedrooms, a sunroom addition, an office with a separate entrance, and a large den on the main level. Two bedrooms on the upper level with another full bath and abundant storage. Two wood-burning fireplaces plus a pellet stove. The patio is wired and ready for your hot tub. Garage and studio/office with separate entrance. Updated and upgraded, this Sugar-built Stevenson home sits on a beautifully landscaped and manicured lot.  Click to see more photos   For a tour or more information about 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)
 Our real estate market is like dominos. One has first to move a tile to cause a reaction. Are you ready to make that first move?   We have so many ready to move and can afford to move, but they don't know where to move. Let me help.  If we can find your perfect home or know where you are going, this is the ideal time to sell. Buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase; some can wait a few months or longer; others can settle quickly with a cash sale. But until there is one move, the next cannot move, and the next and the next. Let's start that move. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home Now is the time to call Margaret Rome   
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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 in the media room. 8525 Mountainholly Dr.Baltimore CountyPikesville 21208This home has it all from the first-floor owner's suite, library, sunroom, gazebo, granite kitchen, gas fireplace, extensive decking, four full baths, loft perfect for guest suite, and a lower level that looks like "Vegas" with pool table, poker room, fabulous media room, bedroom, wine room, cedar closet, bath and walkout to bluestone patio.Click toCHECK OUT THE PHOTOS  8525 Mountainholly Dr.Pikesville, Md 21208MLS MDBC527248For information on this single-family condo home Call Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Another call received this week went something like this:I love my house. It is on an acre of privacy, two stories a finished lower level, a huge bedroom, nice baths, high ceilings, deck, and loads of storage. It is updated the way I want and has terrific space for family and guest visits. They continued by saying they are ready for a first-floor luxury suite but are not ready for the confines of a condo, no matter how large. Not interested in a building with an elevator or doorman. Their priority... space, privacy, and someone else taking care of outside maintenance. And they want move-in ready with no significant repairs.  They have looked at everything from Regency to Villages of Cross Keys to The Slades. Privacy, a first-floor bedroom is a must, and a two-car garage, in other words,...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Friends who are looking for a home under 400k are having a heck of a time. When they see a property listed in their price range, it is usually a starting bid at an auction. These special buyers said to me, " we can fix ugly," but we cannot deal with a higher price point. So I am here to tell you I have perfect buyers for your imperfect home.  Maybe you have been thinking of moving but find the task too stressful! Getting your house " in move-in condition, and updated is undaunting.  All of this work can be overwhelming and very stressful. Instead of spending so much time with the various contractors, instead of putting in thousands of dollars, think about selling your home with its imperfections to my perfect buyers! We are looking for homes that need updating; new countertops, floorin...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Click For More Photos 8315 Stevenson Road 21208 MDBC531144 TOO LATE We found the buyers who love this Stevenson Rancher and it is easy to maintain.  The first floor has THREE Bedroom suites, each with a Full Bath and a fourth bedroom or guest room with French doors. The bright white open kitchen has granite counters and an island with storage.       The main bedroom private suite has a barn door, plus  a walk-in shower, marble flooring, a fireplace, and direct access to the pool!       Easy access in this two-car attached garage. . Bright windows are throughout this beautiful home.    A raised area is perfect for a dining room.     The lower level has a large recreation room or 5th bedroom, half bath, and a huge walk-in closet perfect for au pair, guests, teens, or home offices. There...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   We went under contract in two days. It was a young couple from California. I met the buyers because their agent wasn’t available. They loved the house and thought they hit the lottery. This desirable single-family home in a waterfront community and for $250,000 unbelievable price.  I contacted their agent to confirm their interest. An offer was submitted and quickly ratified after talking to their lender and ensuring they were well qualified.  The seller and I were happy that this young first-time homebuyer was so excited to fill his home with love. We went pending, and showings suspended. There was a lengthy home inspection, and requested repairs were submitted. The seller took the entire list corrected everything that was even “suggested'' by the inspection company, taking thousand...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
First showings begin at 11:00 and 2:00Friday, June 10 7929 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Md21208MLS MDBC531920 Here is a chance to purchase a sprawling brick and stone Mid-Century-Modern rancher inside the Baltimore Beltway. And this one is ready for your dream renovations!Plus or minus 3000 square feet includes a large living room, dining room, den with fireplace, library, recreation room plus four bedrooms and two and a half baths.  Click to see photos Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar has a door to a lush half-acre level, fenced yard with BBQ and patio area.  There is also a utility room, laundry, and double carport with storage. All on one level = No Steps  This Stevenson rancher is being sold "AS IS"  and is a wonderful opportunity to design your luxury one-level home in a desirab...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Make it yours!Here is a chance to purchase a sprawling brick and stone Mid-Century-Modern rancher inside the Baltimore Beltway. And this one is ready for your dream renovations! Plus or minus 3000 square feet includes a large living room, dining room, den with fireplace, library, recreation room plus four bedrooms and two and a half baths. And...check out the retro slate floors. Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar has a door to a lush half-acre level, fenced yard with BBQ and patio area.There is also a utility room, laundry, and double carport with storage. All on one level = No Steps  This Stevenson rancher is being sold "AS IS"  and is a wonderful opportunity to design your luxury one-level home in a desirable location.7929 Stevenson RoadBaltimore, Md 21208Close to The Shops at St...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
          It’s not too big, and it’s not too small. It is in a 55 plus community, which has the benefit of pool, tennis, and clubhouse. And the monthly fee covers outside maintenance, the roof, all lawn care, and snow removal, including the driveway into your garage.         Click to see more photos of 8304 Prairie Rose Place.   The primary bedroom suite, along with the laundry, is conveniently located on the first floor. A sunroom, deck, and open granite island kitchen overlook privacy and the beauty of our changing seasons.  Vaulted ceilings and skylights are a bonus in the living and dining area with hardwood floors. Upstairs, two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a loft ... perfect for guests, family visits, home office, and studios. There’s more. The finished lower level also has a h...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
To find that perfect home, you may need the help of a matchmaker.  Many are talking about the inventory shortage, fast market, and multiple offers.  Many people in Baltimore are trying to decide whether to sell their home but are not ready to go to a 55 plus community, condo, or other adult living type. Baltimore has a minimal supply of properties and very few choices!  Unlike other big cities, we do not have a selection of patio homes, communities of ranchers with garages, or even homes that are accessible. The baby boomers do not want any assistance. They do not wish for the closeness of condo living, and they do not want the monthly fees.They are ready to give up a large family home maintain a great big house, but they want a more uncomplicated living style. Many of our one-story pla...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Do I Buy First? Do I Sell First?When inquires come in on my properties, I like to find out the buyer's motivation.  Do you have a home to sell to purchase?  The answer is sometimes, "we just want to look for a while." What happens if you fall in love with that home or condo? Can you move forward without the proceeds of your current home?In response to the age-old question "Do I buy or Sell First."   It is not unusual to have a client want to see every home or condo available right now..in spite they have not even considered putting their home on the market. You can see the look of fear and panic as they ask:What if I sell and have no place to move!? I cannot disrupt my family; I am too old or not well enough, or a myriad of other reasons why two moves are impossible.  I have yet another...
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