Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
  All photos were taken and are the property of Ellie McIntire. All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Ellie McIntire or an officer of The McIntire Team.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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 Realtor who will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. These are the areas that I serve Buyers orSellers in the Metro Baltimore area :  Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
One of the reasons I frequent the Catonsville Arts and Crafts festival in Catonsville every year is because I know that the local Catonsville lodge of Freemasons on Newburg Avenue will be opening their doors and inviting us in to do a Complete Maryland Child identification kit that could one day save my child's life......although I hope I NEVER have to use it. This program is provided free of charge to Maryland Parents who wish to participate. It takes about 20 minutes to fill out paperwork and have your child interviewed. You then get to leave with a comprehensive envelope of information that includes the following.  CD with child’s name, address, height, weight, eye color, hair color, description of distinguishing marks, notes on health concerns, birth date, parental / guardian conta...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival September 11th 2011One of my favorite events of the year in Catonsville is when the main road is closed down from Melvin Ave to Bloomsbury for the "Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival". In it's 38th year it offers a wide range of eclectic vendors to tempt the eye and the pocket.Last year it was teaming down with rain, but still many people came out to enjoy the fun. This year it looks like the rain has passed after some very intense days and the sun will shine. I imagine that there will be more than a few with TV's set up so they can watch the first game of the Ravens season too.10am till 5pmFrederick RoadCatonsville. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If you are planning to move to the Central ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's "Purple Friday"in Maryland. A tradition during football season in Maryland is that Baltimore Raven's fans wear purple on Fridays. It's an accepted business attire that shows the support for the local Baltimore football team.This morning I woke up to a #5 Joe Flacco shirt covering my face. It's the highlight of this week for my 5 year old. Sadly that shirt is just too small so the larger version of a # 27 was the clothing of choice  I dropped my son off at school at Hillcrest Elementary School in Catonsville and it was a sea of Baltimore Ravens jerseys in support of the first game of the season on Sunday. Teachers and Children alike wore the team shirts with old and new players. I even saw aStoverjersey. It really was a mess of purple.It's great to see the local pride and this will ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
  All photos were taken and are the property of Ellie McIntire. All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Ellie McIntire or an officer of The McIntire Team.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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. If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtor who will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. These are the areas that I serve Buyers orSellers in the Metro Baltimore area :  Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll C...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Yes, I would love to write you a check. INVEST IN HILLCREST E.S.I am a proud parent of a brand new Kindergartner at Hillcrest Elementary School in Catonsville Maryland. His official public school education will finally start tomorrow- thanks to Hurricane Irene and the disruptions! A bitter sweet day!The previous 3 years my son attended the wonderful Mothers Day Out Westchester pre-school and around the beginning of the school year he came home with a book of Pizzas and cookies that myself and all the people I could cajole into buying would sign up for. A few weeks later and an awful lot of effort and stress (due to not getting the correct order to the correct recipient) it would all be over. The school would benefit from 50% of the proceeds and I would have a freezer full of chocolate c...
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By Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
(SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061)
FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES! FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES! in Catonsville, MD I love facebook.  It allows me to find out about the wonderful things that my fellow Woodlawn High School graduates are doing to help our community.  I saw a post yesterday from Cheryl Davis-Robinson regarding an event her American Legion is involved in.  As an American Legion Auxiliary member, Cheryl has been doing a back-to-school supply event for the last 5 years. School supplies are expensive, the school supply list can be daunting.  One family I spoke to totaled up their supplies and they averaged out to over $70 per child. That didn't even cover clothes, shoes, lunch bags.  For unemployed, under-employed and homeless that could mean that their child has nothing to start the school year, or the family goes without food....
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By Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
(SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061)
Summer's Almost Over But Don't Cry the Blues, Hear Them Tonight!.... Things to do in Catonsville, MDFREDERICK ROAD FRIDAYS, last one this season tonight....Things to do in Catonsville, MD Labor Day Weekend is Summer's Last Gasp!  If you aren't heading "down de O'Shun Hon" start your Labor Day weekend off right here in Catonsville at the corner of Frederick Road and Egges Lane, you won't be able to miss the crowd!  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Tonight, September 2, 2011, 6:30-8:30 PM Music City, Maryland is hosting BLUE STREAK at Frederick Road Friday's.  According to their bio Blue Streak is:  Based in the northern Baltimore suburbs, with members scattered all around the beltway, the BlueStreak Band has been entertaining audiences all over from DC to Delaware. Relative ne...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It must almost be Fall as I smell some local Pigskin action. Are you ready for some Football?The first game of the season for the Catonsville Comets, the Catonsville High School Football team, is tomorrow, Friday September 2nd at 7pmThe Comets, playing in blue and gold are hosting the maroon and white Lakers of Boys Latin High School in their school stadium in Catonsville. The field is ready and the first game at home should be a win for the comets. They are ranked 58th in the State compared to the ranking of  79th in the State for Boys Latin, but this is a new year with unknown talent.The season has six home games and 4 on the road. All photos were taken and are the property of Ellie McIntire. All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
  Heading into day five of having no power!     All photos were taken and are the property of Ellie McIntire. All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Ellie McIntire or an officer of The McIntire Team.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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. If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtor who will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. These are the areas that I serve Buyers orSellers in the Metro Baltimore area :  Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
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. If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtor who will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. These are the areas that I serve Buyers orSellers in the Metro Baltimore area : Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Montgomery County or Prince Georges County . If you would like more information please call me, Ellie McIntire at 443-418-7668or e-mail Ellie@LNF.com Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
5 years ago during the wee hours of a warm August night I stopped working for a just a few hours to give birth to the little love of my life. (Within a few hours after my c-section, loopy on Pitocin I did take a call from an appraiser though- not sure what I said to him!) It seems like just a blink of an eye from that day to this: no more expensive cans of formula cluttering up my kitchen shelves, diapers are a distant memory, a solid nights sleep is normal, baby gates and child locks have been removed and now Kindergarten looms on the horizon.  What does every newly independent 5 year old Birthday boy want to do to start off his big day?GO TO McDONALDS FOR BREAKFAST OF COURSE.We jogged and walked down Frederick Road in Catonsville to the local "Mickey D's".  It was the best breakfast I...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
If you are relocating to the Central Maryland area you will become aware that homes prices are dictated by the school districts that service those particular jurisdictions. Although redistricting does occur, many buyers are very adamant about certain areas that they will consider because of the school performances and achievements. Catonsville is no different.The current Real Estate Market in Catonsville High School district of Catonsville, Maryland is red hot. This is not the heat that causes me to come to that conclusion, but the severe lack of inventory. Distressed homes in Catonsville (Catonsville High School district) are not as prevalent as in many other areas in the Central Maryland area.   All the current DETACHED homes in Catonsville.All the current Townhouse and Condo homes in...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
A small business in Catonsville that is a pleasure to drive past in the morning is "THE FAMILY AFFAIR" Produce and Garden Center. Located on Frederick Road between Catonsville, Oella and Ellicott City, it's usually a full blaze of color for most of the year. Hanging baskets and seasonal plants adorn the front of the roadside store.Inside the store smells delicious. The aromas of the locally grown fresh produce permeates the air. The selection is not abundant, but is certainly tasty. There are also some crafty items too.The staff are always eager to let you sample the fruit. It's not unusual that I walk out with some items that I did not originally plan to purchase.The staff are always pleasant, helpful and sincerely thank you for stopping by.This has always been my destination for the y...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
All photos were taken and are the property of Ellie McIntire. All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Ellie McIntire or an officer of The McIntire Team.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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. If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtor who will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment. These are the areas that I serve Buyers orSellers in the Metro Baltimore area :  Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll Cou...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
I just wrote a post yesterday about the "Catonsville Chair Fixation" and happened to mention that I had not see the first chair on the parade route yet. This morning I was up and on the way to work by 7.25am driving down Frederick Road in Catonsville. Lo and behold  I witnessed the first chairs of the season sitting on the curb. IT'S ONLY JUNE 26TH!!!!!!!!!! All photos were taken and are the property of Ellie McIntire. All Rights Reserved. This content may not be reproduced or reprinted without express written permission of Ellie McIntire or an officer of The McIntire Team.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~If you are planning to move to the Central Maryland area and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Catonsville, MD knows how to celebrate "Independence Day" It's a well known fact in the Metro Baltimore area that Catonsville is the 4th of July destination. Residents, myself included, look forward to the festivities in the 'ville!The parade and the  fireworks are spectacular, but they do cost money. Fundraising for the event is a huge task taken on by many committee members as a labor of love for the community. One of the quirky details leading up to the event is the chairs that start to show up on the parade route late June in preparation for the events. As of June 25th I still have not yet seen the first chair of the season.This year a clever idea to raise much needed funds was a "Show us your Chair" contest. For $1.00 per vote from June 13th till 5pm on July 1st you can vote on the...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
 Residential Home Resale Statistics for Catonsville, MD - May 2011     May saw a pretty good month for Catonsville - home sales increased by more than $5 million compared to April, and were virtually identical when compared to last year. This is especially impressive considering the fact that Baltimore County as a whole saw a steep decline from May 2010. The average days on the market saw a great improvement as well. At 79 days, it's about 30% better than April's 110 and last years 112. This was a very strong month for Catonsville.  21228 --- If you are planning to move to the Central Maryland area and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it has to offer, I can help. If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtor who will market your...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
What is happening in Catonsville, Md this weekend? "Frederick Road Fridays" is Back! What a great way to start the weekend. From June 17th till September 2nd on Friday evenings you can take a stroll down Frederick Rd to Egges Lane (right beside the fire station) and enjoy a wide range of local music for free. This season starts with 5 Oaks. This once little event, that started a few years back has now become a local Summer favorite. Bring your chair and the family and enjoy the evening. Come out and meet all your neighbors doing the same thing.Jennings has a beer garden and all the great Catonsville Restaurants on Frederick Road are open for business.One of my favorite local bands is the Kelly Bell Band, sadly not on the schedule this year, but last year they did a fine job of entertain...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum is located at 300 Oella Ave in Catonsville.   Saturday June 11th is Benjamin Banneker Museum Anniversary Celebration. From 10am till 4pm there is a historic Colonial Market Fair. "A living history event with merchants, artisans, surveyors, games, food and the Banneker's log cabin." Admission is free and it is open to the general public ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Other events this weekend in the area include the 2nd weekend of performances at the Lurman Woodland TheaterSaturday, June 11, 2011 - 6:00 PM High Strung   Blending traditional and non-traditional bluegrass from Flatt & Scruggs and Jimmy Martin to the Beatles and the Coasters. Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 6:00 PM The Players Band   An 8-piece band formed  ...
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