Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

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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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
National Backyard Camping Day is Saturday, June 22nd and families can celebrate it at Benjamin Banneker Park & Museum in Oella.Their Family Night Hike and Campfire is 8pm - 10pm with hiking, a campfire with s'mores (of course), songs and stories.   What a great way for kids and adults to enjoy the great outdoors.  Please call ahead to register at 410-887-1081.The museum is located near Catonsville at 300 Oella Ave just down the street from the Breadery and features Maryland historical artifacts and Banneker's log cabin.  Events are free but donations are always appreciated. Keep an eye out for other summer activities at the park this summer including a summer jazz series on the lawn.  The park area is also available to rent for weddings, reunions, etc.   It's a lovely setting and surrou...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville's Frederick Road Fridays has a new home at the Mews on Mellor just off Frederick Road. This area is just a 1/2 block from the original location and means local roads won't need to be shut down for the event. We have spent many a summer evening dancing and enjoying this event which many residents can walk to! Beer and wine are available for purchase (you cannot bring in your own alcohol) and will be sold by and to benefit a different local non profit each week.   People bring blankets, chairs, food and their kids (or not) & enjoy this Friday evening happy hour from 6:30 to 8:30 pm!The summer 2013 schedule is: 2013 Concert Dates Date Band Proceeds Benefit June 14 Out of the Blue Catonsville High School Booster Club June 21 Automatic Slim and His Band Ribbons of Comfort/Ravens ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville got the nickname "Music City" from all the guitar and music shops along Frederick Road.  But we also love our live music and are excited for a new concert series - Family Time Festivals.  The day long festival is sponsored by Hub Bicycle Shop and takes place behind the shop in the Strawberry Fields lot at 821 Frederick Road.   The upcoming concert is Saturday, June 15th.  It features an incredible line up of blues and roots rock bands including Catonsville's own The Roadside Show and then McFadden and Friends and Reality Jones.  The schedule is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and the bands play throughout the day.  Food and craft beer, kids games and activities are planned as well.               There are more festivals planned though November - one per month.  What a great idea for fam...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Get your foodie on with the Catonsville Restaurant Week from June 4-10th!  Sponsored by the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce - use the code word "Taste" to get specials at the following restaurants (check their website for other fine print):Applesbee's - 10% off your mealCandlelight Inn - Get 25% off your check (not include. alcohol)Catonsville Gourmet - Free shrimp cocktailDimitri's - Buy one entree, get one half price (T, W, Th)Grilled Cheese & Co - 10% off your checkPeace A Pizza - Any entree salad for $5 /Buy a slice, get one half offRegions - Free dessert with purchase of EntreeUmami Global Bistro - Free Falafel - no purchase requiredOpie's - Buy one soft serve, get second for 1/2 priceSweet Frog - 15% off yogurt purchaseYou Scream Ice Cream - Buy one ice cream, get one 1/2 offSuch ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Taste of Catonsville is coming your way on Monday, June 3rd   The 16th annual Taste of Catonsville is coming our way! This always popular event takes place on Monday, June 3rd from 6pm -9pm at the Rolling Road Golf Club in Catonsville, MD.Presented by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, the evening includes food from local Catonsville restaurants and catering companies as well as beer and wine tastings and live music.  This year's party adds a twist by bringing in other Catonsville mainstays from the Farmers Market, Arts and Craft Festival and the July 4th Committee (they are still working hard to raise money for the 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks!)Restaurants include Catonsville Gourmet, Dimitri's, Candlelight Inn, Peace a Pizza, Cafe Di Roma and the newest restaura...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Memorial Day 2013- Thank you to all that have served.   It can not be forgotten that Memorial Day is not just a day off of school or work to cook out with friends, but a day to remember and THANK past and present Citizens that serve and who have served in all departments of the US military. In the Baltimore area the Baltimore National Cemetery is a tribute to Veterans at rest. On Memorial Day every white grave stone is decorated with the US flag. The local scouts meet on the Friday before the holiday weekend to complete this task.       I proudly help Active Duty and Veterans with home purchases in the Howard County and Catonsville area. It's always my pleasure to find them the perfect home with almost no money out of pocket- The last VA buyer received 100% of their good faith deposit b...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Sugar Mommas is coming to Catonsville!  This new local candy shop and bakery should be a popular stop with their Grand Opening on May 11th from 8am - 8pm. Click here to read more about Sugar Mommas bakery and candy shop!     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 Team Real Estate Services.Keller Williams Realty Centre 443-418-7668 (Ce...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville has great elementary schools - just check out the test scores!   Right now however, those popular schools, namely Hillcrest ES, Westchester ES and Catonsville ES, are running at over capacity.   Hillcrest and Westchester regulary have scores well above 95% in Math and Reading so it's extraordinary to think the kids are performing at that level in large class sizes.  A true testament to the quality of their teachers and instruction! Hillcrest is by far the most overcrowded with almost 200 more kids than the 666 students the school was intended to instruct.     There has been a lot of conversation in the community over the last several years regarding classroom crowding in our part of the county.   Now the Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) board is ready to join the conver...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Catonsville Heritage Home Tour is back!  Eight lovingly restored private homes and gardens in historic Catonsville will be on display this Saturday, May 4th.     Click here to know more about the Catonsville Historic Homes Tour!   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 Team Real Estate Services.Keller Williams Realty Centre 443-41...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's National Park Week from April 20th - 28th which means free entrance to over 400 parks throughout these gorgeous United States!     According to a recent survey, most Americans live within 100 miles of a National Park which are true treasures.Visiting a park is the perfect family pastime not to mention a great place to take a date. Hiking, biking, fishing, canoing, camping - the sky is literally the limit!Here in Catonsville we are lucky to have parks all around us including the Patapsco State Park and the McKeldin area.  The lovely swinging bridge that takes us into walking and hiking trails at Patapsco is a family favorite and lots of folks camp over at McKeldin.  They are each less than a 5 minute drive!Enjoy your state parks in Catonsville and really love it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville Residential Market report for March 2013   The spring market started early in Catonsville. March was a very robust Real Estate month with 33 homes sold. Inventory is painfully low and many homes are selling quickly.   The classic charm of Catonsville prevails and many of the older homes are selling the fastest. April statistics should prove to be interesting as less homes are available and yet demand remains high.     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   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 start your search. (Person...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville "Family Time Festival Concerts" offer a great Family event.   We love live music here in Catonsville and are excited for a new concert series - Family Time Festivals - sponsored by Hub Bicycle Shop at 821 Frederick Road.     Click Here to read more about Catonsville Family Time Festival!     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 M...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Let's go fly a kite in Catonsville!This Saturday, April 13th is the 2nd Annual Catonsville Kite Flying Contest.  From 10:00 am to noon on the grounds of the Charlestown Retirement Community on Maiden Choice Lane - kids from Kindergarten up to seniors 55 and older will be flying their colors! Pat Kasuda, a resident of Charlestown founded the contest last year after she noted that the retirement community's field was frequently visited by perfect winds for flying a kite. She thought it would be fun to have an event that brought Catonsville youngest and oldest residents together!She was right - last year the competition had 40 entries and they are hoping for more this year.  Contestents are grouped by age and the kites will be judged by the highest flying, most creative, and the design wit...
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By Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
(SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061)
Spring Hasn't Sprung Quite Yet in Maryland!  Winter's Last Hurrah!   The forecaster's have promised snow over and over again this year in Maryland.  While our neighbors to the North were socked in with snow, our schools got called for RAIN!   Well, today it finally happened, SNOW!  Sydney finally got a chance to don her winter wardrobe -overalls, hat, gloves and of course pink boots and headed to the hill at the Community Colleges of Baltimore County -Catonsville.  I grew up sledding down and trudging up this hill and the family tradition continues.   Hope you enjoy the glimpse of the day!    
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Camp Puh' Tok in Baltimore County is a kids paradise! My sons' elementary school had a recent field trip there at this sixty acre camp surrounded by Gunpowder State Park in the northern part of the county.  Just 1/2 hour from Catonsville and you find yourself surrounded by hundreds of acres of state park.  I love Maryland!We came for an Outdoor Science Education event sponsored by Baltimore County Public Schools. The staff that ran the parent training and the field trip were very knowledgeable and great with kids!  The parent training part?  That would be me and the other 10 parents who helped run the actual field trip and came for a 1/2 day training the month before. The field trip centered on how the Native Americans (in this case, the Maryland Indians) figured out how to get sap out ...
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By Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
(SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061)
THINGS TO DO IN CATONSVILLE  MARCH 16th SPRING FLING! I am so bummed that our family will be out of town this weekend and won't be able to make this great FREE event.  I hope that YOU will be able to make it to: THE FAMILYTIME FESTIVAL SERIES at Strawberry Fields SPRING FLING  2013 Come to the ISLANDS at Strawberry Fields!     Check out the lineup!  Not only is this going to be a super fun local event, the proceeds will benefit local non-profits. It's being held  from 10 AM-5 PM  Just off Frederick Road at Strawberry Fields Just head to Catonsville Gourmet, C'Ville Bikes, The HUB, You Scream Ice Cream and you can't miss it! Continue the party at one of Catonsville's amazing restaurtants- there are so many to choose from! ...And THIS is why Catonsville is called MUSIC CITY, MARYLAND! THI...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Home Sales in the Metro Baltimore area were up in 2012. The Baltimore area region finally saw housing prices increase on 52% of homes sold in 2012.  Such a big change from 2011 when 80% of houses sold for less than the previous year.  Great news for home sellers who are hoping to break even on their sale or even make enough profit to buy a bigger house themselves.  Additionally, there were more homes sold in 2012 vs. 2011 in Baltimore, Howard, Carroll and Anne Arrundel Counties.The zip codes that saw an increase of 10% or more include a number of areas surrounding Baltimore City:2122921230212232122421207Catonsville (21228) was an area that saw home prices increases of 5-9%.A recent report showed that even though total home sales were down slightly in February 2013 compared with 2012 - t...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville is #2 in Baltimore County - at recycling that is!  2012 set a record for recycling in Baltimore County with 52,000 tons of materials. When you compare that to 2009 which had 36,000 tons you can see the difference this program makes! That amount of recycling saved Baltimore county $3 Million dollars by not having that stuff go out as trash!The Baltimore County Executive announced this week that the recycling program really increased since the county changed over to single stream recycling in 2010.  Before single stream - we had to recycle paper items one week, then bottles and cans the following week. It was just one more thing to keep track of in daily life! Now everything goes into one recycling bin which goes out every week - a much easier plan to work with!  At our house ...
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