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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Have you been waiting for a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County? Take a look at16 Lamplighter Ct.  Annen Woods 21208 MLS# MDBC 485792$231,944 Gas fireplace flanked by two sets of sliding glass doors leading to fenced patio.  16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenience of maintenance-free living, outside the gate, of Annen Woods.  The popular community is close enough to walk to Trader Joes, Starbucks, The Essen Room, Ruth's Chris, Life Bridge Health and Fitness, and the Woodholme Shopping Center in Pikesville. Minutes to Wegmans and the 'Gucci' Giant!This two-level brick home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a fireplace, skylights, and no basement. This spacious eat-in kitchen boasts w...
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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 a typical Baltimore County home.Oh, it's pretty enough from the outside, a brick rancher with a double driveway.  But then you enter into a Jay Jenkin's designed interior.   Mid Century Modern Design. Great use of space and space planning. A bright, gourmet custom kitchen makes use of every inch: Viking gas cooktop, double ovens plus a warming drawer, granite counters, and backsplash.   A disappearing sliding glass wall opens into the curved wall Sunroom addition with a second kitchen and room for a hot tub. Sixteen-foot ceiling with seven skylights and half penny tile flooring... this is a terrific space!  Originally four-bedrooms, now three since the master is a two-room suite with a luxury marble bath, heated floors, and walk-in dressing room and closet.   A dream lower lev...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 4 Green Heather Ct 21208Modern Contemporary UniqueYou deserve the best! 4 Green Heather Ct 21208MLS MDBC499154 5 Bedrooms5 Full Baths  Luxury abounds in this ultra-sleek livable sculpture on a private cul de sac.  Five full baths, gourmet kitchen, wood floors, a couple of whirlpool tubs, a gym, a sauna, a three-car garage, 11 skylights, and 13 sliding glass doors,    The open floor plan lets your furniture define the interior spaces. Positioned on two acres in the Stevenson area of Baltimore County, this six thousand foot mid-century modern white brick rancher features an outdoor pool, tennis/basketball court, and extensive decking. This unique contemporary home has undergone an exquisite interior renovation and is an exceptional example of Mid Century Modern architecture.Yes, a real W...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7500 Travertine Drive #402Quarry Lake Highlands3 Bedrooms2 Full bathrooms TOO LATEMLS MDBC452098$474,944 Click For PhotosandMore About Quarry Lake at Greenspring      Rarely available! Dogwood model is the largest unit in The Highlands with 1900 square feet, three bedrooms, and two baths. There are nine-foot ceilings in this top floor luxury condo and a private balcony off the den. A convenient attached garage is accessed from the elevator or the stairs.     Take a look at the granite gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, matching granite breakfast table, wood cabinets, and wood floors.  We found the perfect buyers, and this Highlands top floor condo at Quarry Lake Beauty is too late!                                                            
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  A gorgeous four-bedroom brick colonial in the gated community of Valley Gate is TOO LATE  46 Bellchase Ct 21208Valley GateMLS MDBC49872 This one has it all and then some!Huge master suite with high ceilings, two walk-in closets, and a luxurious new bath with granite, walk-in shower, and jetted tub.Gourmet granite kitchen has a six-burner gas cooktop plus a grill, three dishwashers, and a subzero refrigerator. A sunken family room has tigerwood floors and fireplace. First-floor office/music room/or bedroom.A full lower level with high ceilings is ready to custom finish for your needs.Wine connoisseur? There is a temperature-controlled wine cellar with racking, tasting tables, and an independent cooling system.  Want to keep everyone at home, check out the attached INDOOR in-ground swim...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7500 Travertine Drive #402Quarry Lake Highlands3 Bedrooms2 Full bathroomsMLS MDBC452098$474,944 Click For PhotosandMore About Quarry Lake at Greenspring      Rarely available! Dogwood model is the largest unit in The Highlands with 1900 square feet, three bedrooms, and two baths. There are nine-foot ceilings in this top floor luxury condo and a private balcony off the den. A convenient attached garage accessed from the elevator or the stairs.   With so many windows, I counted fourteen, it's like living in a greenhouse. Enjoy gas heat and gas cooking. Take a look at the granite gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, matching granite breakfast table, wood cabinets, and wood floors.                                                  And many custom upgrades!                                   ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
They do this in resort towns and for vacation homes. But not so much with traditional sales. So what is it they do?  They sell their homes furnished, turn-key, move-in ready.  Bring your clothes, toothbrush and start living. You know, kind of like renting a home when vacationing. But who does that? We all are so attached to our stuff. Just for fun,  Google 'George Carlin Stuff.'   You have spent years and years of looking for the right items just perfect for your home. Now it's time to sell. Are you going to try and fit those same items, all custom pieces for this home, into your new home? What if you sold it furnished? Think about the many ways of saving. Not just in your monetary costs, but also time, convenience, physical and emotional!  - Save the significant packing and get out the...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    Judy and Steve are smiling behind their masks because they boughta beautiful home today!  11 Slade AvenueBaltimore County 21208Unit 208 The open floor plan of this spectacular area brings the joy of living and entertaining together.  The open floor plan with living-dining -breakfast space, also has two granite islands that serve the kitchen and dining room.  Three full bedrooms, two full baths, wood floors, and custom bathrooms make this the perfect home All this in a Baltimore County full-service building with doorman, receptionist, and garage parking. Join me in wishing Judy and Steve a lifetime of happiness in their new home!  For information on any homePlease 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)
   There are times when showing a home, and the buyers are only concerned about their existing furniture being a perfect fit in the new home. They walk through the house with a tape measure and a list of their belonging.  The question' will this fit' is repeated in each room.Here's something for you to ponder. You've lived in your home for many years. Furnished just the way you like, the right pieces for all the right spaces. Now it's time to move to a new home. It could be out of state. It could be from the big house to a big condo or townhouse. It could be a condo to a  bigger new home etc. There is a frenzy' will it fit in my new space,' can't buy that house because our custom furnishing is too bulky, too tall, or won't make it up the stairs. You are now purchasing a home, not for yo...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Were you thinking about selling your home? Do you want to see your home listed like this?Each week there are a few changes like this one with two new listings. It is an excellent time to be in real estate, and I have the privilege and opportunity to help buyers and sellers with their move.  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Is it possible for one home to have it all? Maybe this one!A gorgeous four-bedroom brick colonial in the gated community of Valley Gate!  46 Bellchase Ct 21208Valley GateMLS MDBC49872 This one has it all and then some! Huge master suite with high ceilings 2 walk-in closets and a luxurious new bath with granite, walk-in shower, and jetted tub. Gourmet granite kitchen with 6 burner gas cooktop plus a grill, three dishwashers, and a subzero refrigerator.  A sunken family room with tigerwood floors and fireplace. Bright bay windows in the dining room which can be expanded into the living room for larger gatherings. First-floor office/music room/or bedroom.A full lower level with high ceilings is ready to custom finish for your needs. Wine connoisseur? There is a temperature-controlled win...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
46 Bellchase Ct 21208Valley Gate     So about my new listing, here is a list, given, to me by the sellers.  1.  2 Story Colonial, with a two-car garage and two-car parking pad.2.  Conveniently located Valley Gate 3. 4 Bedrooms, two full baths, Master Bath newly remodeled, Beautiful Tile. Extensive Master Bedroom  Suite, with a sitting area,  with a vaulted ceiling. Two walk-in closets. Powder Room on the first floor. Secondary bathrooms have new toilets and sink hardware.  4. New Roof5. New Driveway6. New Garage Door and Motor7. New washer and dryer. Very few hours on them. The laundry room is on the first floor, right off the kitchen with additional cabinetry above the washer and dryer. Cut- off water valves. 8. two dishwashers, both less than two years old, Bosch, and FisherPaykel, st...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  16 Lamplighter Ct. 21208MLS# MDBC 485792  $239,944Two sets of sliding glass doors to enclosed private patio    Two parking spaces right in front.  This Baltimore county townhouse condo is outside the gated community ofAnnen Woods. So convenient and private, yet close enough to walk to Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Essen Room,7-Eleven, the gym at Lifebridge, Barnes & Noble, and all the shops at Woodholme Village.And within minutes of  Beltway Exit 20, Panera Bread, Linwoods, Giant, Wegmans, UPS store, Walgreens, Bowling, Target, and All About Real Estate, my radio show located at Pikesville Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County. 16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenienc...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Friday, June 26th4:30 -5:30 16 Lamplighter Ct. 21208MLS# MDBC 485792  $239,944Two sets of sliding glass doors to enclosed private patio    Two parking spaces right in front.  This Baltimore county townhouse condo is outside the gated community ofAnnen Woods. So convenient and private, yet close enough to walk to Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Essen Room,7-Eleven, the gym at Lifebridge, Barnes & Noble, and all the shops at Woodholme Village.And within minutes of  Beltway Exit 20, Panera Bread, Linwoods, Giant, Wegmans, UPS store, Walgreens, Bowling, Target, and All About Real Estate, my radio show located at Pikesville Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County. 16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate h...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Time To Write A Blog  When do you write yours?      Many members have a pattern or routine. Some write first thing in the morning or write specific posts on certain days. Some write a full week's maximum and post them all at once.Some write a lot of posts and keep them in a draft. Others write various back-up posts.  Some members write on "the fly" using voice recognition, iPad, or iPhone. Some start lots of different posts, put them in the draft, and never go back to them.My preference is to write after work when the phones are not ringing, and there are fewer distractions.I never seem to have a shortage of ideas. These ideas come from an experience during the day, an email, a question, or a photo captured on my iPhone.Writing and posting at night allows me to start my morning by read...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   When buying a home "as is" know what you are doing. In our Maryland contract, there are two choices -0ne "as is" without inspections or contingencies regarding condition.     The other is ''as is'' with the right to withdraw after inspections within a period, usually ten days. This timing gives the buyer a chance to do an inspection and bring in various contractors to evaluate and provide estimates. The problem is when a general home inspector then suggests having licensed contractors evaluate.  It might be a roofer, HVAC, electrician, structural engineer, plumber, etc. and before you know it, that ten-day period passed. If you are planning to purchase "as-is," line up your contractors all at one time, address your concerns upfront. Schedule your professionals all on one day with a 3...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 There have been challenges for those in the real estate industry for the last few months! And yet buyers are buying, sellers are selling, and agents are closing deals. Home inspections, appraisals, termite, well yields, septic inspections, surveys, and the title work is all getting done. Negotiations are taking place. We are busy, and our industry is moving forward. We are doing buyer consultations and listing presentations, and we are doing them safely. We have the technology already. Now we have to make better use of it. Today I did an open house by going early and unlocking the property,  opened all doors including closets and turned on ceiling fans, lights and made sure the temperature gauge was cool enough. Signage on my car, on the street, and an announcement on ALL ABOUT REAL ES...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
     This Baltimore county townhouse condo is outside the gated community of Annen Woods. So convenient and private, yet close enough to walk to Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Ruth's Chris, Essen Room,7-Eleven, the gym at Lifebridge, Barnes & Noble, and all the shops of Woodholme Village.And within a mile of  Beltway Exit 20, Panera Bread, Linwoods, UPS store, Walgreens, Bowling, Target, and the Pikesville Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County. MLS# MDBC 485792 $239,94416 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenience of maintenance-free living, outside the gate, of Annen Woods.   This two-level brick home has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. There is no basement. This spacious e...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Recently met with a family who is in the process of selling one house, buying another house, and selling their current residence. That's three transactions at the same time. Can you see the stressful situation with the family all at home and in the middle of a pandemic?  Upon evaluating their home, they had questions for me: How much can you sell this for? How much do we need to do? What if we sell as is? Can we have a fast settlement?  How long will it take if we sell it as is? If we put money in to make it show house ready, how much could we get for it? How long would that take?  Remember three houses, three settlements all to happen in about six weeks.My questions for the homeowner: How much do you owe? How much do you need to move forward? What is your time frame? How long will it...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    There is so much to get done when moving. Here's a partial list of things to know or do to occupy that new home. Get to know your lender really well and stay in touch until you get a  "clear to close."Lock in your rate.Obtain home insurance.Choose a title company and get wiring instructions.Title insurance and survey.Know time and place for settlement.Hire a home inspector, schedule time, and attend.Schedule other inspections... well, septic, radon, termite, roof, etc.Review the reports and ask for necessary repairs.Order and pay for the appraisal.Review, in the allotted time, Condo, or Home Owner Association documents.Get estimates from moving company and schedule.Get your packing boxes and bubble wrap.Arrange for a locksmith to change or tumble locks.Schedule move with the condomi...
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