Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville has a lovely little shopping district on Frederick Road and so I went into Cy's Swim Shop to get some goggles for my little guy.  I was greeted with a smile and very efficient service and got to talking with Karen who is the owners daughter.  It turns out the shop has been a family run business for 72 years! They sell everything you need for swimming as well as run a successful tuxedo shop in this trim little place.     CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE LAKE KITTAMAQUNDI OF COLUMBIA MARYLAND STORY!!    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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)!Pl...
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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!  One of the many reasons I love Catonsville is the entrepreneurial spirit here!  Recently I met a local stay at home Mom who is also a registered dietitian.  She now runs a kids healthy cooking school from her house and at local preschools!   CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THE GOLDILOCKS STORY!!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 buy...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Home Residential Resale Statistics -- October 2012 Catonsville, MD         With an increase of over 16% in total sales volume compared to the same time last year, Catonsville experienced a strong October. 41 total units were sold as compared to 37 last year, and they stayed on the market for an average of 77 days, seven less than October 2011. The average and median sold prices both increased, and only three homes took longer than 180 days to sell. In addition, considering that there are over 37% less homes on the market than last year, the level of activity was remarkable, a hopeful sign of things to come.   21228   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If you are planning to move to the Central Marylandarea and you want a BUYERS AGENT th...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Civic Pride Alive and Well in Catonsville! The "can do" volunteer spirit is alive and well in Catonsville!  It was in full force the other day as I drove around a traffic circle near Westchester Elementary and Catonsville Middle.  One adult and a few children were digging, planting and watering to beautify the center island.  I actually stopped and admired the work for a few minutes.   They had a sign to encourage the community to drop off plants and bulbs and they would plant them   It was such a cool thing to see - just some local folks who wanted to do their part to improve their neighborhood.That traffic calming circle was really needed - lots of kids cross busy Old Frederick Road to get to school.  Its' construction resulted in much community discussion - mostly from frustrated dri...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Short Sale Update for Catonsville, Md 21228Catonsville remains quite unscathed by the distressed residential home sale market. Inventory is low and in comparison to similar sized townships, it has very few distressed homes. On the west side of Baltimore County there are two very distinct areas. Lower Catonsville is South of Rt 40 and the children attend Catonsville High School. Upper Catonsville is North of Rt 40 and residents attend Woodlawn High School.Catonsville has a great location, plenty of shopping, tons of history, lots of State parks and is a great place to call home. "Life is great in 21228"   Comparing other areas in Maryland.Catonsville has roughly 42,000 residents and has 14 distressed resale homes currently Active. Pending there are 23.Short Sales Active in CatonsvilleBow...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
                          Every neighborhood needs a good local coffee shop and Catonsville is fortunate to have a great one!Cafe di Roma is well situated on the corner of Edmondson and North Rolling Road in Catonsville which makes an easy stop for folks on the way into work.Fresh brewed coffee, latte's and cappuchino's are popular but it's the homemade gelato, baked goods, soups and sandwiches that set this little place apart.  Add friendly and efficient service and outdoor tables and you can see why this locally owned shop has been thriving for the past 6 years.   On a given day a group of ladies may be catching up over coffee while other patrons order their homemade crab soup and chicken salad sandwiches to go.Owner Yvonne makes the gelato weekly and is always adding new flavors for...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Westchester Neighborhood in Catonsville feels like home. The Westchester neighborhood is a charming area in Catonsville that sits near Oella and Westchester Avenue. The area is surrounded by woods - it was literally built right into a mature forest years ago.  The Trolley Trail is a popular exercise path which runs through the middle of this part of town and a short stroll away is old town Ellicott City.The Westchester Community Center houses the extremely popular Mother's Day Out Westchester preschool & Pre-K for kids from 2-5.  This historic building was built in 1924 and was the site of the original Westchester Elementary School many decades ago.  It was revitalized by a community group in the 1990's.  The grounds include a huge playground with swings, a sandbox and climbing gym...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
2409 Harborwood Road Catonsville, MD 21228 Peace and Quiet in Catonsville. Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing     Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team Realtor Mobile: (443) 418-7668 Office: (443) 766-1768 Website: Visit Website Price : $290,000 Bedrooms : 4 Bathrooms : 1.5 Square Foot : 2,000 Community : Westchester County : Baltimore County Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1966 MLS Number : BC7899635 click for more information and pictures Property Description Dear Future Homeowner, This lovely rancher has been our happy home for 16 years. Due to family circumstances, we have regretfully relocated. I recently did major replacements anticipating that everything would be ready for my retirement. But that just shows you, you can't plan fo...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Sweet treats in Catonsville's favorite Candy Store.If you have children you will un-doubtably have a favorite way to reward (or bribe) them. In 21228, Catonsville, Md that is quite an easy choice.Ken's Old Fashioned Candy Shop is the way to any child's heart- with a massive sugar high! That being said it is also a wonderful escape from responsibility for adults too. "Who cares if you ruin your dinner every now and again!"The quirky, warm and inviting store is located on Frederick Road in the heart of the Catonsville Business District. It is the quintessential candy shop that will take you back to yesteryear and carefree days before cavities and dental check-ups.. The tinkle of the bell as you open the door takes me back to my own childhood and a weekly visit to "Colvilles". The deliciou...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
120 Sanford Ave Catonsville, Md 21228 The best of Catonsville Home   Photo Gallery   Virtual Tour   Property Map   Payment Info   Request Showing     Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team Realtor Mobile: (443) 418-7668 Office: (443) 766-1768 Website: Visit Website Price : $425,000 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 2.5 Square Foot : 3,066 Lot Size : 5,227 Community : Olde Catonsville County : Baltimore County Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1899 MLS Number : BC7949496 click for more information and pictures Property Description If you are looking for a historic Catonsville home with all the modern upgrades in the heart of the area, then look no further. A mere 3000 square feet of upgraded living space that was expanded in 2001 from a tiny little dated home. 3 zone heat and central AC installed ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The 39th Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival.   One of the highlights of living in Catonsville is the yearly Arts and Crafts Festival that closes down the main artery of Catonsville. Frederick Road is closed from Sanford Ave to Bloomsbury/Ingleside with a eclectic collection of pop up tents with every kind of art and craft, local food and businesses displayed. The close knit community of Catonsville come out to socialize with their neighbors. This year, 2012, is the 39th year of this great event. One of the highlights for me is the yearly update at the Mason's Lodge of my childs information. The "Identi-Kit" gives me a great peace of mind. And it's FREE The Baltimore Raven's do not start their season until Monday, so there is no reason why the entire family cannot come out and enjoy Cato...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville is lucky to have a locally owned and run yoga studio!  Rollingbrook Yoga opened in a sweet little building on Edmondson.  Owners Alicia Flynn and Vikki Banister started this business in their home studios until this ideal location opened up for them.    Click here to know more about Rollingbrook Yoga Studio in Catonsville, MD   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 McI...
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
How to get your home SOLD in 22 Days! ~Catonsville, MD   1. Price 2. Availability3. Condition It’s just that simple! Ok, I’ll elaborate. 1.Price the property in line with the market. Don’t “test” the market by pricing the property to high. That strategy will only hurt you in the long run. You’ve made the decision to sell now do it and do it well, for the best possible price. 2. Make the property available for showings. I understand keeping up with show condition is not easy. However, it’s worth it to your bottom line. Be flexible and reasonable when an agent asks to show. Have a plan in place, visit a neighbor, go for a ride in the car. Make sure your agent is using a reputable showing service or has a system in place to allow showings to be scheduled quickly and easily. 3. The conditio...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Home Residential Resale Statistics -- May 2012 Catonsville, MD         catonsville   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If you are planning to move to the Central Marylandarea and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it has to offer, I can help. (Personal tours of the area included in the service)If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtorwho will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. These are the areas that I serve Buyers or Sellers in the Metro Baltimore area : Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Montgomery County orPrince Georges County . If you would like more information ple...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville isn't a big town but there are lots of special places tucked in here.  The Tire Park that is part of the extensive Patapsco State Park is one of these places. Click here to read more about "The Tire Park" ~ Hidden playground in Catonsville is a must play!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville is a small town not far from larger cities like Columbia and Baltimore with lots of big box stores and crowds. One of the things I love about Catonsville is that we have a number of local owned businesses and not a lot of chain stores here.   One local business that just made a big change is the former Oakdale Pharmacy and Liquors. The owners decided after almost 30 years that there was just too much competition for the pharmacy side.  The newly reinvented and aptly named Oakdale Wine & Spirits just had their grand opening and I wish them well! One of the managers said she has worked there for 25 years and other staff have been there a long time as well.  She said they will miss their regular pharmacy customers but that competition and low medicare/medicade reimbursements we...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
One Bedroom Rental in Catonsville, Maryland It is quite a nice place.  The unit features: Separate dining and living rooms with hardwood floors; Kitchen with electric oven and refrigerator; Den adjacent to the dining room and kitchen and overlooking the back yard deck. Rear yard deck and two car parking pad; One bedroom and one full bath; Washer and dryer; Walking distance to most shopping; Easy access to public transportation and major highways and interstates; Close to UMBC Priced at a modest $850 per month.                
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
This is my first year growing a kitchen garden in my backyard and so far so good! My husband built 2 raised beds for my birthday in the spring which is great because it allows us to control the soil.  Basically we poured in 10 bags of good Miracle Grow garden soil mixed in with some compost.  I would probably grow in that garden if you planted me! We live in Catonsville near Baltimore and is in the USDA Zone 7 so we have a hot, humid growing season! I started by planting seeds back in May for snap peas, zucchini and cantaloupe in one bed.  The beans did great and my son eats them right off the vine - a winner!  The zucchini and cantaloupe plants actually came up really well and were about a foot off the ground when my dog ate all 6 of them! Grrr!!! So I had to start over with actual pla...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
What should you do on a rainy Monday in the summer and the kids need something to do?  A friend of mine in the Rollingwood neighborhood hosted a Kids Indoor Olympic Games.  Did I mention that she was 9 months pregnant and due that week?  But she still whipped up the games idea in the morning to play that afternoon to celebrate her last full day with her boys before the baby was born! There were 8 kids "competing" and their ages were 3 1/2 to 10 years old.  The games were timed to determine the winner and we had four competitions: A plastic cup race where kids blew a cup across the room on a ribbon.  This one took some tweaking - we started out with the kids using straws but they just didn't have enough air to move the cups.  We let them blow on their own and they got the cups moving a l...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
There are several neighborhood pools in Catonsville but we have lots of friends at Five Oaks Swim Club so that is where we go as often as possible!     Click here for more story about Five Oaks Swim Club in Catonsville!   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 (Cell ...
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