Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The new Catonsville Life Magazine features real estate insight from The McIntire Team!I was excited to share my experience in the local real estate market in the November issue of Catonsville Life and hope to contribute more information on real estate in future issues.  The Catonsville Real Estate market has high demand right now and somewhat limited inventory which means sellers can get their asking price and sometimes even higher. Being named one of the Top 10 Places in Maryland for Young Families says it all about living here!  Catonsville Life is a relatively new magazine currently mailed to 5,000 households in the 21228 zip code.  The editors at Catonsville Life want input from local residents about interesting people, groups and upcoming events.  These local magazines from hibu ar...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's time to Trick or Treat in Historic Ellicott City!The annual tradition takes place on Halloween this Thursday, October 31st from 4-6pm (or until the treats run out) when trick or treaters descend onto Main Street in Ellicott City!  Stores, shops and restaurants open their doors and candy bowls to the scores of kids who come in costume to trick or treat!There is something so appropriate about little ghosts, goblins and witches (and lots of cowboys, princesses and jedi knights of course) making their way through the historic and some say haunted streets of this little town from the 1700's! Lot of grown ups come in costume too - it's very festive and crowded!  Families from Catonsville are lucky this year since Baltimore County Schools close 3 hours early on Halloween!  Hope to see you...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville, MD has been named one of the top 10 cities in Maryland for young families!  A recent survey by the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet named the top cities in Maryland that are most appealing for families.  They looked at the quality of the public schools, afford ability (mortgage costs, tax rates, other expenses) and whether the area is growing and prospering even as it attracts new residents.Catonsville ranked number six on the list in part because of easy access to our historic downtown area on Frederick Road, excellent schools and proximity to jobs in the Baltimore Washington Area. Public schools in Catonsville regularly rank as some of the best in the state.  Catonsville Middle School is a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for its' high quality teachers and stude...
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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 in September 2013.  It's a great time to sell a home in Catonsville, MD as the real estate market here continues to grow in 2013!In the month of September 2013 - 46 homes were sold - that's a 43% increase over the number of homes sold that month in 2012. The average sold price in the 21228 zip code was $263,908 which is 2.16 higher than the year before.  Prices may be reaching a stable point - at least for now!In addition - home sellers are getting offers that are VERY close and sometimes above their asking price.  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. Houses are not sitting on the Catonsville market for l...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Why Invest In A College Dorm Room? You send your child off to college to get an education, which you believe is a wise investment in their future. However, while it may be a wise investment, it does not mean that everything related to it is, also, wise. For instance, a large part of your expenditure will come from the room, assuming that your child does not stay at home during the college years. If you go the normal route of getting a dorm room at the college, then you are just spending money that you will not get back. On the other hand, if you look at purchasing a home where your college bound child can stay, then you may be making a worthwhile investment at the same time that you are taking care of your child's housing needs. This is especially true if you can get one or two other st...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Catonsville Cooperative Market is looking to grow!  This local group of co-op members will host a "Teach In" on Saturday, October 5th to educate the community about their group and build their membership! Join them at the Catonsville Presbyterian Church (1400 Frederick Road) in Catonsville on Saturday from 10am - 2pm.  The schedule includes a Town Hall style meeting, local food and small business expo, kids activities and presentations from other successful co-op groups in Maryland.The Catonsville Cooperative Market is looking to grow and their goal is to have a store front in our area - a shop right in Catonsville where members will find locally-grown produce, dairy, meat, organics, specialty products (gluten free, vegan, etc.), home and self care wares from environmentally-conscio...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
There is still time to sign up for the "Hilton Ave. Hustle and Hops" 8K Run and Fun Walk!     The event is this Saturday, September 28th at 5pm at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, MD.  Hosted by the Rotary Club and CCBC. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome but we aware that the community college is a bit hilly! Prizes, trophies, music, dancing food and drinks await those that participate or just come to cheer the participants on!Register online by Friday, Sept 27th at 2pm or on site the day of the race! A great extra practice run for people doing the Baltimore Marathon in a few weeks!____________________________________________________________ Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a BUYERS AGENT that real...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Visit the Benjamin Banneker Park in Oella for the Banneker's Orchard Nature Program this Saturday, September 28th.     For adults and kids over 6 - come learn about the orchard that provided food for the Banneker family and see their recent plantings.  A great way to start your day - the program is from 10:30 - noon.Just give them a call today at 410-887-1081 to register as space is limited - $4.00 covers supplies.The museum and land take up over 150 acres in the Oella community of Catonsville and is 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 childhood home.  Benjamin became the first African American...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Check out this Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum kids program for this Saturday, Sept 21st.  A Tree Identification and Scavenger Hunt is the plan for this 1-3pm outdoor nature event.  Kids 6+ with an adult will have a blast using games and maps to discover the same trees that Banneker would have used during this lifetime. Nature and history - a great combo!Just give them a call today at 410-887-1081 to register as space is limited and there is a $3 fee to cover supplies.  The staff over there is really doing a lot this fall to engage with the community and kids in particular - check their Facebook Page for updates!The museum and land take up over 150 acres in the Oella community of Catonsville and just up the street from historic Ellicott City.  Check out this Benjamin Banneker Park and...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Residential Home Sales in Catonsville, MD are looking good! 21228 Market report for August 2013 It's a great time to sell a home in Catonsville, MD as the real estate market here continued to grow by leaps and bounds in 2013.In the month of August 2013 - 43 homes were sold in 21228 - that's a 34% increase over the number of homes sold in catonsville that month in 2012. The average sold price in the 21228 zip code was $285,827 which is 13% higher than the year before.In addition - home sellers are getting offers that are VERY close and sometimes even above their asking price.     The Baltimore area of Maryland is also a popular destination for people moving from other states because of our proximity to jobs in Baltimore, Washington, Columbia and Annapolis. Houses are not sitting on the m...
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By Helene Kelbaugh, REALTOR, Internet Marketing Specialist, eXp Realty
(eXp Realty)
What's My Catonsville Home Worth? Helene Kelbaugh of Keller Williams Realty Baltimore www.HeleneSellsHomes.com 443-463-8443m 410-342-4444o Service with a smile! The number of active listings in Catonsville (21228) increased by 19.2% from the previous month. The median number of days active properties have been listed is 39. This is significantly shorter than the national average. Thinking about selling your Catonsville home?  Now is the time.  There is a housing shortage in Catonsville. Homes that are price correctly are selling in around 30+- days.  We don't see any signs of the current market activity slowing down right now.   Thinking about buying a home in Catonsville? You can still find deals on a house in Catonsville but having a good real estate agent who understands the market i...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Mark your calendars for this Sunday, Sept 8th - it's the 40th annual Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival! Frederick Road will be closed between Bloomsbury and Melvin starting at 6am that day to accommodate hundreds of local vendors and thousands of festival goers.  The event runs from 10am to 5pm. The festival is hosted by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce which works all year to bring some of the best artists, crafters, local businesses and civic organizations to our downtown.  Come hungry since there will be lots of local restaurants there including Catonsville Gourmet, Ships Cafe, Taneytown Deli and Peace a Pizza just to name a few. Check out the Chamber's facebook page (see link above) for the band schedule.The Kids Zone features a magic show, dance performances, Kangaroo...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
SOLD Baltimore County MD, July 1 - August 15, 2013. A Market Report Interesting points about the real estate market in Baltimore County for the summer of 2013.  DOMM means the days this property was actively listed in the MLS before receiving a ratified contract.  DOMP is the total days on the market for that property including previous listings.  Example of a single family detached home in Baltimore County priced at the average SOLD price of about $450,000. __________________________________ SOLD IN BALTIMORE COUNTY JULY 1 THROUGH AUGUST 16, 2013.  SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED Status: SOLD (660)    ListPrice Bedrooms Baths Full Half DOMM DOMP Acres LotSqFt YrBlt   Min $42,900 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1800 Max $2,995,000 9 13 12 4 1,023 1,119 98.86 4,306,342 2013 Avg $355,723 4 3 2 1 55 72 1.12 48,679...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Female runners in the Catonsville area are training for races this fall with a new running club at a local women's gym.   The Miss Fit on the Run Club just started in August and is already a hit.  Interested runners or "runners to be" can still join. Click here to read more about the story!   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 (hint - we are just right)!Visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com ****** Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home buying or selling experiences:Ellie McIntire Client Reviews on Zillow. The McIntire Tea...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum in Oella has a great FREE kids program this summer that seems to be under the radar!   The nature based workshops on Saturdays run about an hour and target kids from 5 to 8 years old.  This Saturday, July 20th from 1-2 pm the program is "Container Gardens".  Kids will make their own garden with recycled materials.  Everything is supplied by the museum staff.  Just give them a call at 410-887-1081 to hold a spot.The museum and land are located 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 childhood home.  Benjamin became the f...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
We love our live music in Catonsville and are excited for a new summer concert series - Family Time Festivals.  The upcoming free concert is called the Crabtown Throwdown and is Saturday, July 13th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The event takes place behind the Hub Bike Shop on Frederick Road in the area behind the shop known as "Strawberry Fields".  It's near the back entrance to the Catonsville Gourmet.The band line up includes local group "The Sundowners" playing at 11:00 am (the band includes Catonsville lacrosse coach extraordinaire Matt Ames)! Two other great bands are also featured - "Stone Mason" and "Acoustic Limit".  Food and craft beer, kids games and activities are planned as well - it's a family affair people!The day will also feature a mountain bike skills show and there are r...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Two weeks ago if you took a drive through Catonsville, you would have seen a few lone chairs on the side of the road. Today with just 2 days till Independence Day there is very little space left along Frederick Road in Catonsville.   IT'S A LOCAL TRADITION - the sidewalk and grassy areas are now filled with chairs and blankets to save the best parade viewing spots!Thousands of locals and lots of friends and family will line Frederick Road for the 67th Annual Catonsville 4th of July Parade.  Literally every person watching will be wearing some combination of red, white and blue - it's really a sight to see and an all day party for lots of folks since so many are within walking distance!The parade is always a blast - this year it features 12 marching bands including the Ravens band.  It i...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
AMF Bowling Centers around the country are offering FREE duckpin bowling for kids under 15 all summer!  The AMF in Westview is just a few minutes from Catonsville. Seriously this is one of those "I can't believe what a great deal this is" promotions!  Even little kids can handle the small duckpin balls. Signing your kids up is easy - just go to the link below to register (start with you name) and you can then register multiple kids on the same form:https://freebowling.amf.com/It took me about 2 minutes to sign us up and you are not asked for any payment info.  You'll get a confirmation number right then to take to the lanes.  All you need to do is pay for your kids shoe rental and you're ready to bowl!  AMF also has a Summer Pass program where adults can bowl all summer for like $25.  I...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
This is one of the best hidden gems in the Catonsville and Ellicott City area! Family Affair Produce and Garden Center sits on Frederick Road just near the Catonsville/Ellicott City line.       CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY AFFAIR PRODUCE & GARDEN CENTER IN CATONSVILLE!!    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Please visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com ****** Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home buying or selling experiences:Ellie McIntire Client Reviews on Zillow....
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Come celebrate the first day of summer at the Catonsville YMCA with a free family event on Friday, June 21st.  The Going Country Family Round Up is from 5-8 pm and families do not have to belong to the Y to attend.Come for burgers and hot dogs, drinks and a favorite Baltimore tradition of pepermint sticks and lemons. There will be crafts, a moonbounce and game for the kids.The event is outside and the weather looks great.  Enjoy summer and family time in Catonsville and love it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Are you are planning to move in or to the Howard County or Catonsville area and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it has to offer? You need a LOCAL REALTOR. I would like to apply for that job. Click here to ...
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