Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Super Chef - it's getting kids cooking in Catonsville!  Mellissa Woods is a registered dietitian and stay at home mom who runs a healthy kids cooking school from her house in Catonsville and at some lucky local elementary schools.   Mellissa started her business 3 years ago with a goal of teaching kids to cook with an emphasis on healthy food.  Turning that into a business has been a labor of love which has expanded to kids birthday parties and school assemblies (where the kids assemble a healthy meal - get it?) Super Chef! Nutrition and Cooking Classes for Kids take place mainly on weekends. For an hour and a half, a group of 8 kids prepare and eat a healthy meal - on their own (be still my heart)!  Mellissa says "I am passionate about teaching kids about where their food comes from an...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Music teacher loves her Catonsville home and the local schools!Ms. Kathleen (as she is called by her students) is a beloved music teacher at the fantastic preschool Mothers Day Out in Oella. Kathleen and her family knew where they wanted to live and I was really pleased to help them find their ideal home in Catonsville.  Live, work and play in the same town is this family's ideal and they got it!Check out homes on the market in Catonsville right now!Even if you already live here -  it's always a good idea to know what homes are selling for in your area - selling prices affect your home's value as well!______________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Short Sale Success for home buyers in Catonsville - Show Me The Love - February 2nd!Kristen says that buying a short sale home in Catonsville is no problem with you have Ellie McIntire as your Realtor!  Take a minute to watch this recent glowing review of The McIntire Team's real estate services for this happy family. Looking to buy or sell your home?  Check out homes on the market in Catonsville right now!Even if you already live here -  it's always a good idea to know what homes are selling for in your area - selling prices affect your home's value as well!  Don't forget - the real estate market was booming in Catonsville in 2013 and 2014 looks like a good year for buyers and sellers too!   ______________________________________________________________________________________________ ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The wonderful Mothers Day Out of Westchester will host an open house this Sunday, January 26th from 1-3pm.  Interested parents and their kids can tour the facility, meet the teachers and learn about the available programs.New families can register for spaces in the 2014 Summer and Fall Sessions starting February 7th and spaces will go fast!They accept kids from 2-5 years old and MDOW will take kids in diapers which if you have ever tried to find a place to take a 3 year old who is late to potty train - you will appreciate! Note - the 2 year old room with the amazing Ms. Julie fills up very quickly!!Another great aspect of this school is that the hours are VERY flexible!  Parents have the option of 3 hours each in the am or pm (or both for a full day from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm).  You can cho...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Real Estate market was booming in Catonsville in 2013!The housing market was really strong in Catonsville last year - buyers snatched up homes much faster than in the past few years. Prices stabalized and interest rates remained low which also encourages buyers.December 2013 saw 119 homes for sale in Catonsville - that's up 22% from the number of homes for sale in 2012.  21228 Sellers are finally comfortable putting their homes on the market after several years of waiting for home prices to come back up.The Baltimore area here in Maryland is a popular destination for people moving from other states because of our proximity to jobs in Baltimore, Washington, Columbia and Annapolis. What does that mean for people looking to buy a house in Catonsville right now? It means you want to use...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Goals Baltimore is the new place to learn and play Lacrosse in Catonsville!  This brand new indoor facility on Edmondson Avenue includes 2 separate state of the art arenas for lacrosse, soccer or field hockey.  Father and son George and Dave Kennedy are using Goals to introduce their Soft Hands Lacrosse method of teaching the fundamentals of lacrosse to girls and boys from 2nd grade through high school. The facility offers lacrosse and athletic training, clinics, pickup lacrosse (Saturday Night Lights), and Signature Chumash.  Using the facility for indoor  birthday parties is also on the agenda!For the Soft Hands clinics- each 3 week session focuses on a critical skill -stickwork, throwing, dodging, going head to head, goal keeping, etc.  The students meet at Goals once a week for inst...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville Open House on Sunday January 5th 2014- 1925 Old Frederick Rd, Catonsville. 21228 What else is there to do now that the football season in Baltimore came to a crashing end last week in Cincinatti? Jump start your new home search in Catonsville for 2014 of course. Head to 1925 Old Frederick Rd in the Westchester area between 1pm and 3pm to visit a beautiful classic Catonsville home that has been lovingly updated. Click here to see all the great details of this terrific home in 21228     Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area?   You need a LOCAL Realtor with first hand knowledge of neighborhoods, schools and everything our area has to offer! I would like to apply for that job. Click here to start your ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The real estate market remained strong in Catonsville, MD in November 2013!There were 138 listings in November - that's up 27% from the number of homes for sale in 2012.  Sellers are finally comfortable putting their homes on the market after several years of waiting for home prices to come back up.There were 29 homes sold in Catonsville this month - typical of slower sales towards the end of a calendar year.  Compare that to the 49 homes sold in Catonsville just the month before in October.  Home sellers are still getting offers very close and sometimes even above their asking price.  The average selling price in our area is $258,000 which is just 2.71% higher than in 2012.  Stabilizing prices are a good sign for the health of the real estate market!The Baltimore area here in Maryland ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Celebrate the season at The Catonsville Society's Open House on Dec 7th and 8th.  This annual open house showcases a beautifully decorated home, a deejay and live band playing Christmas music, refreshments and a train garden running downstairs courtesy of the Catonsville Fire Department.   The public is welcome from 1-5pm on Saturday, December 7th and 1 - 4pm on Sunday, December 8th at no charge.  Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Catonsville Emergency Ministry.Many of us Catonsville residents drive past this lovely house on  Frederick Road on a daily basis - it's across the street from Five Oaks Swim Club.  This is just a perfect opportunity to stop in for a few minutes and celebrate everything Catonsville and Christmas.Oh - Santa will be there on Sunda...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Where can you get a Christmas Tree in Catonsville?Options abound and in the spirit of shopping at small businesses this season - consider Family Affair Produce at 2303 Frederick Road down the street from Dimitri's!The Poleski Family has owned this garden and produce store for over 30 years. Their Frasier Fir trees are grown especially for them by a childhood friend in North Carolina and the trees range in size from little 3 footers up to 13 foot giants!  The family makes fresh wreaths too and will make them to order by size - just stop by and tell them what you'd like.  Tony Sr. is the king of one liners by the way so stay on your toes when you check out!Fresh cider and hand made items in the back are a great touch to the holiday season. They will be open 7 days a week from 10-7ish and ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Santa Claus is coming to Catonsville for the 20th annual tree lighting!This free holiday tradition for many Catonsville families takes place this Saturday, November 30th at 6:30pm.  It always seems to be freezing that night but there are Christmas carols and hot chocolate and cookies to keep you warm.   Around 6:30 Santa comes in on a fire truck for the tree lighting.  Fireworks light up the sky and kids stay to visit with Santa in his cottage at 754 Frederick Road next to the Catonsville Firehouse.Local business and restaurants will stay open for the festivities and many families make an evening of it before and after the actual event.Santa hangs out there for the rest of the month for kids to visit and next to his house is a mailbox that goes directly to the North Pole.   The holiday ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Happy Thanksgiving in Catonsville - 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. A toasty 26f degrees at 8am on Thanksgiving morning in 21228 and Catonsville High School was a hive of activity. The 10th Annual Fundraiser Turkey Trot was the big attraction. All age groups and fitness levels arrived to enjoy the delightful crisp clear day. ALL THE MONEY raised will benefit the Catonsville High School Cross County team. Hillcrest Elementary School was well represented by "Healthy Hillcrest Hedgies"     A section of Rolling Road was closed for the start.  The course was mostly through the grounds of CHS and not an easy flat road race. This was the leader and ultimately the winner in just over 17 minutes. My Little guy got a ribbon for his participation in the 1 mile Fun Run. Now off to ge...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Great family hike on Saturday, November 23d at the Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum in Oella! Take a guided backcountry hike from 1:30 - 3:30 pm and visit the far reaches of the land where he lived and worked in the 1700's.There is no cost for this event!  It will be a moderately strenuous hike and is recommended for kids over the age of ten.  The weather looks clear and fall like so this is a great chance to get outside before the really cold air comes in on Sunday!The museum and land take up over 150 acres in the Oella community of Catonsville and just up the street from historic Ellicott City.While you are there - you can browse the museum and see artifacts and items used in local daily life hundreds of years ago which were unearthed at this very site of Benjamin Banneker's childhoo...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
One week till PIE DAY with The McIntire Home Team!  We love a reason to Give Thanks to our clients!  The Tuesday before Thanksgiving we can't wait to give them their choice of a delectable Sugarbakers Pie.Our annual Pie Day Celebration has turned into a pick up party and this year we are moving it to the Knights of Columbus in Catonsville for folks who want to get their pie that evening. Daytime picks up are at the Keller Williams Office of The McIntire Team office in Columbia.   That event turns into a great place to catch with old friends since some of our clients go back 10 year to when we helped them buy their home. We have been honored to add a lot of new families to our Pie Day list this year - looking forward to starting the holiday season off right!        
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Sign up now for the Catonsville High School Turkey Trot!  The race will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th at 8:30 am.Big money awaits the winners of this 10th annual 5K race.  Local Ellicott City restaurant Portalli's is putting up $500 for 1st Place, $300 for 2nd and $100 for 3'd Place.  Not a bad way to start the holiday for some speedy folks.  Winners will be announced in a variety of age groups and the 5K is chip timed.  Lots of Catonsville runners will be there from elementary kids to grandparents!There is also a 1 mile fun run, a moon bounce and photo booth provided by The Hub bike shop and other local sponsors.  All proceeds from the run go to the Catonsville High School Cross County team who chose a charity to support along with putting some money to uniforms, etc.So st...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Who do you think is a successful person?   We all have different reasons why a day is an awesome day. Today I floated round on cloud nine! This is why!   This morning I met with my son's 2nd Grade teacher for the quarterly parent teacher conference. As I was leaving she mentioned that I was on their wall. She chuckled at my puzzled face and then told me that they had recently had a class discussion about successful people. The students offered names of who they believed were "successful" people. My sweet, smart and loyal 7 year old spoke up. He said "My Mummy is very successful, she sells lots of homes and helps local families"   I can't ever recall being in such an auspicious group, but now I know who my number one fan is.  
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville acupuncturist works on people and animals!  Local certified acupuncturist Erina Hoos has built a practice of loyal patients with her calm presence, excellent technique and 14 years of experience.  I have a number of friends who see her for treatment for back problems, headaches and general wellness.  Acupuncture uses super thin needles to restore balance in the body's energy pathways - know as Qi (chee).  The goal is to eliminate symptoms while also addressing the root cause of the problem.The FDA approved acupuncture needles for back problems over a decade ago!  Erina's practice includes pets and even larger animals such as horses. To work on an animal she has to be willing to follow it around and keep up with wagging tails.  Once the animal is settled they are more open to...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Come to a huge birthday party for Benjamin Banneker at his park in Oella.  It's this today November 9th from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the historical Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum in Oella!  The event to celebrate his 282nd birthday is free and includes local choirs, actors, dance performers and an R.O.T.C Marine Color Guard.  Should be a great time and of course, there will be a HUGE birthday cake and refreshments for everyone.The museum and land are located in the Oella community of Catonsville and just up the street from historic Ellicott City.Banneker was born and raised a free black man on this location right in our own back yard. He became the first African American astronomer among many other accomplishments including helping in the surveying of what would become Washington, DC. Socc...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Job fair in Catonsville on Thursday, November 7th!More than fifteen employers will be at the Community College of Baltimore's Catonsville campus from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm this Thursday.Employers include YMCA of Central Maryland, 1st Mariner Bank, AFLAC, Bakery Express, Rite Aid, Stella Maris, Baltimore County Dept of Economic Development, Turf Valley, Bakery Express and Omni Eye Specialists.Many of these potential employers are in close proximity to Catonsville and include a variety of positions and skill levels.  Bring copies of your resume and professional dress is the way to go.  The job fair is in the Student Services Building, Room #100.  Contact CCBC at 443-0840-1732 for more information about the job fair in Catonsville on Thursday, November 7th!____________________________________...
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