Chestertown, MD Real Estate News

By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
Chestertown is quaint, historic, a wonderful place to live, a wonderful place to retire to.   Probably best known for it's Memorial Day celebration, The Tea Party, but fine dining and fine lodging is available at The Imperial Hotel, located in the heart of the historic district, on High St.   Steps to the dock at the foot of High St., the ambience of the Front Room, and the Tuscany Room is wonderful.  The food is outstanding, thanks to a wonderful creative chef, and there are wine tastings offered weekly at a reasonable price ($12.00 per person) which includes wonderful cheeses and breads.  I'm one of their biggest fans and Joe Dolce, part owner and manager,  has kindly provided me with the following menu (and permission to reprint it)  Please come and enjoy... if you can stay a night o...
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
  DOG DAYS OF SUMMER First Friday of August Chestertown, MD 21620 On the first Friday of every month, the DCA (Downtown Chestertown Asssociation has an open house and most of all of the business are open until late, serve wine, have guest artists or musicians in.  It's just  a wonderful street party.  August's theme is the DOG days of summer in honor of the Humane Society of Kent County.  The KCHS is a wonderful organization that takes care of the animals of Kent County.   Come join us for first Friday -- and enjoy the "Yappy Hour" and Paws and Claws from the Shelter will be visiting, the Dogsbreath Saloon (think Key West) will be open serving Dogtini's, Kitty Cosmos and Red Dog Beer.  Free to 21 and older, but donations accepted for the Humane Society.  We will have performers, four fo...
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
When:   Saturday, June 7, 08.... 8:00 till Where: Augustine Herman Highway at the Shelter Benefits:  The Animals of Kent County Maryland Donations welcomed -- just drop off ANY time at the Shelter, in the drop room.  While you are browsing, dropping off items, please come in and meet us.... We are looking for good Masters.... only NICE folks need apply!
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
Affordable -- Good Location - Water Access Chester Harbor's Selling Points Affordable Water Access Great Location Well maintained HOA optional Established Mature landscaping Easy access to 301 Queen Anne County Schools Close proximity: Chestertown, Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, Shopping, Washington College, Art Galleries, Restaurants QA6665922 Three bedroom Split Floor Plan Private fenced back yard, immaculate 139 Woodstock Dr. $259,900  
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
Definitely picked up in the last couple of months, we have been busy and the buyers are buying.   A couple of my listings sold and closed in 45 days, which is awesome!  Our listing side has always been strong, but the buyers are coming out.  Maybe it's because the media is onto something else, and combine that with usual spring activity?  A couple of my listings have sold within 35 days, which my sellers and I are thankful for!   What are your thoughts?   How is your market doing?  Happy Memorial Day!  Be safe and have a good one.  Check out Chestertown's celebration of Memorial Day.  We have a huge street festival "The Tea Party" Check out www.chestertown.com  
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
After a long couple of days of house searching, my clients felt that had found the perfect house, Location, awesome, condition great, price... right in the ball park.  I unlocked the door and we walked in and she fell in love... Momma was HAPPY, so we all were happy!   BUT THEN -- the most god awful barking, baying, howling started up, and we walked to look in the back of the yard, and the neighbor that backs up to there fence had SIX... yes COUNT them SIX hunting dogs in a big kennel about 6 feet from the fence.   The noise was unbelievable.  On to the NEXT house - which looked promising as well.  Brand new construction, on market for 383 days, (first clue to me there was an issue).   House was elegant, nicely done, soaring ceilings, landscaped well, staged.... and across the street we...
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
Approximately four feet MLW on the East Fork of Langford Bay, this stately Colonial has a wonderful waterviews in secluded Pentridge Court.  Tree lined driveway leads down to home that is nestled on 3.6 acres.  Waterviews from almost every room in the house, hardwood floors, 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.  Wonderful front porch for sipping coffee in the morning, this is Eastern Shore living at it's best.   Offered at $1,650,000.... Last sale in neighborhood 2.4. (Fall of 07) Please view at www.homesdatabase.com/rarrabal  
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
Tonight was an event hosted by BAAR -- and as I looked around the room, we had so much talent, so many hard working Realtors, relaxing and enjoying camaraderie, looking at ease.  And I though, wow!   Not one of them,  had their cell phones.  This was a fund raiser, for Christmas in July, a benefit to help underpriviledged kids.  NO CELL PHONES?????? That's correct, not  one of these Realtors, some of them million dollar producers, had their phones.   So refreshing to give back to the community that supports us,  I am a big believer in volunteerism, and it was great to see that I am not alone.   Business has picked up recently, but no matter... no phones.    Share with me, give me ideas... what does your association do, or what do you do to give back?  I give .5% of my commissions to my ...
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By Retha Arrabal, GRI, Associate Broker
(Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC)
 April 12-13, 2008 Spring Art Show -- at the Mainstay - Rock Hall Open from 10 am to 5 pm, Professional Artist Free Admission April 19, 2008 Bettertown Beach Day -- Official clean up -- Join local businesses, civic groups and volunteer to help Clean up the JEWEL of the BAY April 26, 2008 Mutt Strut/Washington College's Earth Day Bring your pooch and walk -- call for Sponsor Sheet's -- all proceeds go to the Kent County Humane SocietyAny of these events are a great chance to see what a wonderful place Kent County is to live! 
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