Catonsville, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It seems that the only reprieve from the weather today on the East Coast was Southern Florida. The rest of us were bundled up and complaining about the cold. It was a chilly one. My first client today wanted to see three homes. I sat in my toasty warm car waiting for her to arrive. This was a bank owned property. When she finally arrivied we headed to the front door. Imagine my delight to see one of those antiquated spin combo locks to gain access. Add to my rising frigid euphoria the fact that this combo box was down below the stoop on the water faucet with a huge puddle of frozen ice in front of it. Gloves off, buyer holding me steady as I slipped around on the ice, fingers going numb I finally managed to get the key. I guess my only solace was that this was a morning client and someo...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Head down 695 tomorrow evening, Saturday November 29th to the Catonsville Fire Station on Frederick Road to enjoy the 15th Annual Catonsville Tree Lighting Ceremony The fun starts at 6.30pm The tree will be decorated and the lights will be turned on. Santa will be arriving on a fire truck, I'm sure the Catonsville Fire Dept will be handing out hats again. There will be free refreshments, seasonal music and then fireworks. Last year we wrapped up warm and had a wonderful evening with friends and neighbors. Donations of non-perishable pantry items will be accepted by the Catonsville Emergency Food Ministry. Bring the entire family to welcome the holiday season of 2008 For all your Real Estate needs in Central Maryland. Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's difficult to turn on the news these days without reports of violence and attacks. It seems that they are coming closer to home. A Mothers group I belong to sent an e-mail recently about statistics at a local mall (15 minutes from my home) having a huge increase in parking lot muggings in broad daylight. Because of recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation... It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in. 1 Tip from Tae Kwon Do : The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do! 2. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM Toss it away from you.... chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's not too late to register. Saturday the 15th was a dreary wet typical November day. My Au Pair, Chloe and I headed to the campus of the Baltimore Community College in Catonsville to get our free flu shot from the kind folk at St Agnes Hospital. Due to the bad weather the event was cancelled. (If I had checked my voice mail at home I would have known this!) This event has been rescheduled.  What: Drive Thru Flu Clinic When:Saturday, November 22, 2008, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where:Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville Lot #3800 South Rolling Road Catonsville, MD 21228 Cost:FreeRegistration:For additional information or to register,Please call: 1-866-690-9355 Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-mail:  Ellie@LNF.com http://www.elliestea...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
ROLL IN, ROLL UP, ROLL OUT! Saint Agnes provides convenient, quick and easy flu shots   It is not your typical drive-thru, no burger or fries here! On Saturday, November 15, 2008, Saint Agnes Hospital will host a drive-thru flu clinic where residents can receive their annual flu shots without even leaving their car. The flu shots are free but you must be 18 years old and pre-register by telephone. Annually 5-20% of the United States population develops this viral infection and 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications. Each year, the influenza virus changes slightly making vaccines from previous years ineffective. However, receiving the current flu shot will significantly decrease your chances of developing the influenza virus. With flu season rapidly approaching there is n...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
 I don't know about you, but all week-end I have been lamenting the fact that I did not vote already. Every news channel has been telling me to anticipate unprecedented turn-outs and LONG LONG lines at the polls to vote. This morning I got up and moving a little later than I had anticipated. (You try convincing a two year old with borderline OCD into a pair of socks so he can still wear his beloved crocs) Oh no the lines are going to be LONG LONG LONG.  First dilemma was whether to take the baby with me or swing by the day-care first. The lines are going to be LONG LONG LONG. I dropped my son off at 8.10am. The lines are going to be LONG LONG LONG We have an important office meeting at 9.29am. The lines are going to be LONG LONG LONG. It's now 8.30am. Well, the good news is that I did d...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's been a long day. 2 listing appointments this morning and 9 home showings this afternoon with a new buyer. Busy busy busy. Add to that a rambunctious two year old who wants to play with Mummy when she gets home and you better believe I am tuckered out when dyno kid finally goes to bed! At 8.15pm my assistant called me from the gym. While on the treadmill he had read the local rag. My all time favorite English singer, Billy Bragg was playing at the "Rams Head Live" in Baltimore. "Call and see what time he goes on" he said. I did not even blink. I pulled on my jeans, threw a brush through my hair, told the wife (My awesome Au-Pair, Chloe) I was going out and I was ready to hit the door. John called back 10 minutes later to say that today is the 29th, not the 28th and we missed it.  NO...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
I guess I have been driving around oblivious to the changes in gas prices lately. I was aware it was not as horrific as in recent months, but I almost ran into a lamp post when I noticed the marquee at this gas station today. The first number for "regular" is no longer a three. Life is good.
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
A warm and fuzzy tale about the power of Active Rain I was out and about showing homes on Friday in Columbia, Maryland. Once all the showings were complete and I had said farewell to my clients I checked my phone for any activity. My rule of thumb is that I put my PDA phone on vibrate and leave it in the car while showing homes. (I always carry a smaller phone with me on showings for basic safety reasons) Along with three missed calls was a number with a different area code that I did not recognize on the call log. I checked my voice mail to get any messages. The mystery number was a friend and co-worker of yester-year who I had not spoken to or seen since 1992 when he left Daytona Beach and headed to Colorado. I subsequently left the beach in 1997 and moved to Maryland. He had googled ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
I remember back in the good old days, long before my Real Estate career, when I purchased my first cell phone. Don't worry this is not a tale about the big bulky cell phones that weighed a ton and could only hold a charge for 30 minutes or so- I was not that progressive! I think I held out till 1997! Prior to that I had traveled the world on and off for 10 years with a backpack on my back and a secret stash of local currency to make that once a week phone call home. Back to 2008. My cell phone is attached to me 24/7. Good or bad I can be reached via phone, e-mail or text at all times. About 4 months ago I signed up for the Sprint "Simply Everything" plan that is just one flat rate for all the communication I require. Now my cell phone bill costs the same amount of money every month, so ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It was a sad morning today as I watched the news on TV. Paul Newman, a 20th century true movie star dies at age 83 in Connecticut on Friday. What a loss to humanity. What an amazing life this true Icon has had and what a legacy he has left behind. Not only are his movies, over 65 of them in his life time, memorable and Oscar nomination worthy, but his personal endeavors are truly impressive. He became a race car driver and even competed in Daytona as a 70th birthday present to himself. He created a salad dressing that was the birth of "Newmans Own". All its profits, of more than $200 million, have been donated to charity. Much of the money was used to create a string of "Hole in the Wall Gang" Camps, named for the outlaw gang in "Butch Cassidy." The camps provide free summer recreation ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
I drive a "gas Guzzling" Chevrolet Tahoe. I'm not proud of that fact and I pay dearly for it in the long run, but apart from carrying the most valuable cargo EVER.......    .........it has the best gadget. On my dash board I have a screen that is a DVD player. It really does not play more than "Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends", but it keeps valuable cargo very entertained. It also has a terrific GPS system that now I have figured out how to use it (What manual?) How much easier life is now that someone tells me how to get to all the houses I am showing. But here is the best part, the cat's meow, the dogs doodads, My Rear View Camera.Women by nature have a bad judge of distance and depth, but this great invention helps me to parallel park with no effort at all. Life is good! Ellie McI...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
What else is there to do at 7am on a Saturday morning in September? Head to Catonsville and register for the Catonsville Fall Into Fitness 5K Race. The race begins and 8am at Matthews 1600 on Frederick Road. Continue on Frederick and turn right on Dutton Avenue. Down Dutton Avenue then turn right on Edmonson Avenue. From Edmonson Avenue turn right on Ingleside Road. Ingleside Road you turn right on Frederick Road. Continue on Frederick Road to Matthews 1600 for finish. (One big Catonsville circle.) Where the Proceeds GoThe Catonsville Fall Into Fitness 5K will continue to support the St. Agnes Foundation, the St. Agnes Lung Cancer Center and the Rotary Club of Catonsville-Sunrise Charitable Foundation. The St. Agnes Foundation will give a large portion of its proceeds to the St. Agnes L...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's September and the smell of Football is in the air in Baltimore. The Cincinnati Bengals are in town for the season opener. Baltimore's Nemesis in seasons past. Time to pull out the black and purple. Hurricane Hanna made a visit yesterday, but today it's going to be a perfect Football Day. New season, new Coach and new Quarterback. M&T Bank Stadium also celebrates 10 years. The first game in the stadium in the heart of downtown Baltimore was on September 6th 1998. I LOVE living in a Football Town. If you want to make the move to the Baltimore be sure to call me, Ellie McIntire for all of your Real Estate needs. Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-mail: Ellie@LNF.com http://www.elliesteam.com/ We redefine the essence of service
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Saying a fond farewell to Summer is bitter sweet. I love the Autumn months and the beauty of nature here in Maryland. I enjoy crisp mornings and being able to open all of my windows and not rely on the air conditioner unit. But at the end of Summer Opie's Soft Serve and Snowballs closes it's doors windows for another season. Located on Edmondson Avenue beside the 7/11 sits a free standing building that opens late into the summer evenings. Fresh faced high School & College kids are always pleasant and quick to serve. They offer 4 sizes of snowball in an amazing 39 different flavors. But I am not a snowball kinda gal. Give me "soft-serve" any day. Twice a week or so after I collect my son from daycare, we stop in for a cone. As we pull into the parking lot he shreaks "ice-cream" with deli...
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By Michael Wayne Jackson, Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato
(Coldwell Banker)
I would like to thank Ellie Mcintire for helping a referral client of mine in Baltimore close on a home on August 15th, 2008. It took what seemed like less than a month for Ellie to help the buyer locate a home get into contract and close. Ellie has great communication during and after the closed transaction. If you're looking for a great agent CLICK HERE TO VIEW HER PROFILE     FIND YOUR NEXT HOME HERE
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Not a marathon, but a good opportunity to get out and get some healthy exercise on a (hopefully) crisp fall day. Join the many on Saturday, September 27th at Mathew's 1600 on Frederick Rd. (Just West of Hilcrest Elementary School) Registration starts at 7:00am and the race starts at 8:00am. Runners and walkers welcome to raise funds for the St Agnes Lung Cancer Center, The St Agnes Foundation and The Rotary Club of Catonsville-Sunrise Charitable Foundation. Register online at http://www.charmcityrun.com/ or go to http://www.rotarycatonsvillesunrise.org/ . Course InformationStart on Frederick Road. Continue on Frederick and turn right on Dutton Avenue. Dutton Avenue turn right on Edmonson Avenue. Edmonson Avenue turn right on Ingleside Road. Ingleside Road turn right on Frederick Road. C...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's that time of year again! It's time for the 35th Annual Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival. Each year hundreds of crafters and artisans come to the Frederick Road business district between Bloomsbury Avenue/Ingleside Avenue and Melvin Avenue in Catonsville and set up stands to display their products. The event includes entertainment and great food as well! This year's festival will take place on Sunday, September 5th, 2008, 10 AM to 5 PM, (Rain or Shine). Arrive early for best parking! Don't miss the Antique Car show. You may even see a local celebrity walking around. For all your Real Estate needs in the Catonsville area, contact Ellie McIntire Not only do I live here, but I work here too. Ellie McIntire The McIntire Team 410-480-3398 410-750-8781(FX) 443-418-7668(cell) E-mail: E...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
If you were the other side of the pond this weekend maybe you would have found yourself in London attending the Notting Hill Carnival 2008. It is London's most vibrant celebration of diversity, color and sound. An amazing street carnival that runs 24/7 for 3 days. This year August 23rd till August 25th. Originally started as an offshoot of the Trinidad Carnival in 1964, the Notting Hill Carnival has become an internationally acclaimed event which remains true to its Caribbean roots. Over the last four decades, it's matured into a melting pot of diverse cultural and musical genres that come together in modern West London streets.       Speaking from experience, this is the most energetic weekend that you will ever encounter. Need to lose a few pounds, head to London next August.
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The weather was perfect and the mood was jolly. A good amount of local people turned up to watch the free concert this past Friday in Catonsville. (A photo gallery) Beside the fire station on the sleepy street of Egges Lane just off Frederick Road is where the action is. Reality Jones performed some great cover music and some original songs too. Young musicians takes a little of the spotlight too. Friday evening libations at the Jennings Beer Garden. Enjoying the evening. Lots of dancing This really is a great way to spend a Friday evening. Be sure to check out the next event on September 12th. Be ready to enjoy The UMBC "Mama's Boys"Accapella Group and Local Rockers "Red Sammy".   For all your Real Estate needs in the Catonsville area, contact Ellie McIntire Not only do I live here, bu...
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