Ellicott City, MD Real Estate News

By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
You have all seen videos of homes decked out in Christmas lights that light up, twinkle and sparkle to the beat of music. But did you know that Ellicott City, Maryland has its very own Christmas Lights House? For years now The Bartlett Family has been putting on a show and entertaining visitors of all ages. For years now I've taken my kids to ooh and aah over it. They've served hot chocolate and popcorn to all who stopped by, have had a bubble machine and dance floor for extra fun and have even organized a Mannequin challenge!Here's a little glimpse of just what you can expect to see at Red Hill Way in Ellicott City during the Holiday Season:  Christmas Lights House Ellicott City, MD I took these clips 3 years ago but please know that my video does not do it justice at all! Check out th...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of November 2016. Top Producers Laura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer & Top Listings: $2.5 million + total production Kevin Hammersmith: Group Top Producer & Top Sales: $1.1 million + total production Robin Wilson: Individual Top Sales: $1.0 million + total production  Diamond Club:Lisa Wallace: $1.3 million + total productionEmerald Club: Jackie Vaughan, Shermelle Mulraine, Ann Marie Freter-Feild, Ken Zeng, Lynn Brooker, Henry Dahlen, Esther Whitten, Patrick Coulter Sapphire Club: Wayne Eaton, Mohammed Khadeer, Bethany Haslup, Don Enright, Debbie Latona-Adams, Martin Austin, Joh Hurly, Susan Muth, Sheila Gordon, Dennis Howell, Les Whitten
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
This Saturday, November 26th, 2016 is Small Business Saturday & the Grand Reopening of Ellicott City's Main Street!July 30th this year I watched the videos patrons & owners of small businesses along Ellicott City's Main Street posted when they were surprised by a record-breaking flood. Horrifying. The 911 calls were gut-wrenching, the images simply heart-breaking. A month later I visited the Ellicott City's Old Town Market to support the small businesses in general and my friend Jill-Ann, artist & owner of The Lavender Whim, in particular. Mid-October I took a stroll along Main Street with mixed feelings. It was still heart-breaking to see plywood instead of beautifully decorated windows and to not be able to pick up a Latte at Bean Hollow, my favorite coffee shop in all of Howard Count...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
 The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of October 2016. Top ProducersKen Zeng: Group Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listing: $2.6 million + total production on 7 unitsLaura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales: $1.6 million + total production on 6 unitsAnn Marie Freter-Feild: Individual Top Listings: $1.4 million + total production  Diamond Club:Kevin Hammersmith: $2.3 million + total production on 6 unitsShermelle Mulraine: $1.5 million + total productionRobin Wilson: $1.4 million + total production on 6 unitsSheila Gordon: $1.2 million + total production Emerald Club: Robin Sylvester, Jackie Vaughan, Karen Jones, Sherry Mortazaee Sapphire Club: Wendy Yi, Susan Muth, Mary Jane Macgill, Connie Selby, Kevin Bris...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Today, I carpooled with Alan Gross to the Baltimore meetup at Bare Bones.  And after a lovely lunch, Alan and I took a detour through historic Ellicott City on the way home. Neither of us had seen it since the terrible flood that swept down the main street a few months ago. And it was amazing to see the progress in the restoration and clean up.As I looked at these buildings, some dating back a couple of hundred years, it was impossible not to marvel at how solidly they were built.  And there was no question that if that street had been lined with buildings erected during this century, they would be gone. 
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of September 2016.Kevin Hammersmith: Group Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listing: $2.0 million + total production on 5 unitsKaren Ingalls: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales: $1.6 million + total productionKaren Jones: Individual Top Listings VolumeHenry Dahlen: Individual Top Listings UnitsDiamond Club:Susan Muth: $1.3 million + total productionBethany Haslup: $1.3 million + total production on 6 unitsKen Zeng: $1.3 million + total productionEsther Whitten: $1.0 million + total productionEmerald Club: Jean Chavis, Maureen Wienecke, Sandy Kennedy, Robin Wilson, Connie Selby, Donna MacBrayne, Sheila Gordon, Vashti Pullum, Debbie Latona-Adams, Sherry MortazaeeSapphire Club: Laura-Lee...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Sales by the Ellicott City office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. were up 13% in volume and 31% in units vs. August 2015! We congratulate our Top Producers for the month of August 2016.  Laura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listing Units: $3.7 million + total production on 7 unitsRobin Wilson: Individual Top Listing Volume: $2.9 million + total production on 6 unitsKen Zeng: Group Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listings: $2.7 million + total production on 9 units  Diamond Club:Donna MacBrayne: $1.4 million + total productionMary Jane Macgill: $1.3 million + total production on 6 unitsHenry Dahlen: $1.3 million + total production Emerald Club: Karen Ingalls, Kevin Hammersmith, Lynn Brooker, Sheila Gordon, Karen Jones, Michelle CorbettSapphire Club:Susan Muth, Rose ...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. We congratulate our Top Producers for the month of July 2016!     Ken Zeng: Group Top Producer & Top Sales$2.2 million + total production on 6 units Laura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales$2.1 million + total production on 4 units  Robin Wilson: Individual Top Listing Units$1.6 million + total production on 5 unitsSusan Muth: Individual Top Listing Volume$1.2 million + total production Diamond Club: Kitty Weiskopf$1.4 million + total productionKaren Ingalls$1.2 million + total production Lynn Brooker$1.1 million + total productionSheila Gordon$1.0 million + total production Ruby Club: Kevin Bristol Emerald Club: Esther Whitten, John Hurly, Mary Jane Macgill, Sabrina Stough. Sapphire Club: Wendi Yi, Sherry Mortazaee...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
August 9, 2016 - Ellicott City, MD - From left to right: Ellicott City Branch Manager Brian Lipsky, Senior Vice President and Baltimore Regional Manager Cindy Ariosa holding the check on the left, and Randy Krout, holding the check on the right, and a group of Long & Foster agents present a $10,000 donation to the Ellicott City Partnership. This extremely generous donation will go towards recovery and cleanup efforts from the flood in Old Ellicott City last week.“At Long & Foster, we know that a community is comprised of both homes and businesses. We’re saddened at the destruction that resulted from the recent flooding, which ravaged Ellicott City’s Main Street, but we hope our contribution can help the community to rebuild,” said Cindy Ariosa, senior vice president and regional manager...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
In the evening hours of July 30th, 2016 Main Street Ellicott City was devastated by a record breaking flood. The eye-witness accounts and videos during and after are truly heart-breaking.Main Street Ellicott City is one of my favorite places in all of Maryland. Main Street Ellicott City means shopping local and supporting small businesses. Main Street Ellicott City means community. And Main Street Ellicott City means home for many. Seeing the outpouring of love and support on social media channels is uplifting. Countless people are wondering: How exactly can I help Main Street Ellicott City after this devastating flood?I can tell you how.Be there when they reopen. Shop your hearts out. Line up at Bean Hollow or the Little French Market instead of a Starbucks. Don't leave a table empty a...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Looking to BUY or SELL a Central Maryland Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value EstimatorCelebrate Earth Day at the annual Historic Ellicott City Spring Fest- April 23, 2016! This annual event in Ellicott City, MD holds fun for the whole family with 25+ live bands, kids’ areas with free crafts and games, and craft beer gardens!These special activities are, of course, on top of the already amazing shopping and dining opportunities in historic EC.The fun is spread all along Main Street with multiple stage areas, each with their own music schedule and food options.MAIN STAGE AREAFood and Drinks from: Diamondback Tavern, Little French Market, Portalli’s, River House Pizza, ScoopAAHdeedoo Ice CreamMusic:12:20 - 1:00   Rielly Goulait Band1:20 - 2:00     Herd of Main Street2:...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Open Houses this weekend in Ellicott City, Maryland Ellicott City is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1772, the town features the B. & O. Railroad Museum's branch at the Ellicott City Station, built in 1830, and the first terminus of the initial line then constructed, and a downtown historic district in the pictureseque stream valley of the upper Western Branch of the Patapsco River, which is a very popular destination among antiques shoppers, and historical tourists with restaurants, eclectic boutique shops, coffee shops, a tea room and many historic sites. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Ellicott City surpassed Towson, Maryland (county seat of neighboring Baltimore County) for the first time, as th...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Asian inspired beauty minutes from downtown Ellicott City features almost 8,000 SQFT nestled on 4 acres of land.          DO YOU HAVE A HOME TO SELL IN ORDER TO BUY THIS HOME? CLICK HERE AND FIND OUT WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH.
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Behind The Lavender Whim is my friend Jill-Ann, a small business owner, artist and illustrator located in Ellicott City, Maryland.  Jill-Ann's paintings are colorful and playful, are printed on greeting cards, note pads, stationary, gift tags and wrapping paper. She also creates custom watercolor paintings and that's just what I've commissioned The Lavender Whim to do a few times for my First Time and Forever Home Buyers. (Closing) Art by local Ellicott City artist, The Lavender WhimLast weekend I had the pleasure to surprise my latest Maryland Home Buyers with a custom painting of their new home in Ashton:It's such a special gift in more ways than one. My clients just recently tied the knot and purchased their first home together. This painting will always remind them of the beginning ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
After a blizzard that resulted in 6 days off from school and another winter storm incoming, I was looking for an activity to combat cabin fever which would a) get us out of the house for a few hours and b) be creative. Since my daughter has been begging me to go back to The Pottery Stop in Ellicott City, MD ever since we celebrated her birthday there last year, I figured it was the perfect place to go!It was quite busy when we got there early this afternoon but we lucked out with the last open table. There's also a bar-type table which looked really inviting but it's probably not the most comfortable for smaller kids.Picking our pottery pieces was easier than I had anticipated. The Pottery Stop has a lovely variety,  ornaments, mugs, bowls, plates, piggy banks, plagues, flower pots and ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Charity starts at “HOME”- EPIK Kids in Action.We have all heard that “Charity starts AT Home”, but now at EPIK Home Group it would be more apt to say “Charity starts WITH A Home”.AS OF JANUARY 1ST 2016, EPIK Home Group of Keller Williams Realty Centre will be donating 2.5% of every commission check to “EPIK Kids in Action” Foundation.The more homes we sell, the more money we can donate to “EPIK Kids in Action“. Our goal for 2016 is 200 homes. The 100th home sale we will donate 100% of the commission. If we hit our lofty goal of 200 homes we will donate 200% of the commissionAs of January 8th 2016, we have 2 settlements completed. Here is the current status. WE SELL HOMES IN CATONSVILLE Many thanks to Rebecca and Hasan who settled on their adorable Catonsville home on Friday and have rel...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Come Preview  Turf Valley Luxury Single-Family Homes & Main-Level Owner's Suite Homes by NVHomes. Starting from the Under $610s Luxurious new homes set in a gorgeous master-planned golf-course community in Ellicott City, MD. Up to 7 bedrooms and up to 6.5 baths 2-car garages 2,800+ sq. ft. of living space Community is part of a master-planned community and offers golf-course views. All homes are built to exceed industry standards for energy efficiency 10-year structural warranty—peace of mind you can’t get in an older, resale home.  Norwood Place Decorated Model 3+ Bedrooms 2+ Bathrooms 2842+ Sq. Ft Starting from the Under $610s  Empress II Decorated Model 4+ Bedrooms 2.5+ Bathrooms 2967+ Sq. Ft Starting from the Under $710s Roosevelt 4+ Bedrooms 2.5+ Bathrooms 3210+ Sq. Ft Starting fro...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
 Open House Sunday, 18 October 1-3 PM 3512 REYNARD DR, ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21042 1 ACRE PRIVATE PARADISE! Beautiful, updated colonial in River Hill HS district! Wood floors in LR, FR. Remodeled eat-in kitchen w/granite, stainless, maple, huge island, mood lighting & tons of storage. Wood stove in FR can heat whole house. So economical! Main lvl laundry. Updated baths up. MBR w/walk-in. Partially finished basement with walk-out. Berry bushes, sheds, cul-de-sac. HURRY!  Directions: FROM ROUTE 144, S on Triadelphia Rd. R on Conchita. L on Williamsfield. L on Reynard to 3512 on right.  WELCOME HOME!  What is my Home Worth? 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Another Busy Birthday...Thanks To All Of You It has been a wonderfully busy day with contract offers, negotiations, writing an offer, having a delightful lunch  at the Trolley Stop in Ellicott City with ActiveRain friends Andrea Bedard and Martha Brown.  The celebration continued with  dinner at my favorite restaurant, Tio Pepes, with very special friends, Corie and Vic. I think the party is still going on...so stop by and have a drink and enjoy the rest of the evening  festivities at the Birthday Bash Hosted By Roger Mucci  
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Open Houses this weekend in Ellicott City, Maryland Ellicott City is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1772, the town features the B. & O. Railroad Museum's branch at the Ellicott City Station, built in 1830, and the first terminus of the initial line then constructed, and a downtown historic district in the pictureseque stream valley of the upper Western Branch of the Patapsco River, which is a very popular destination among antiques shoppers, and historical tourists with restaurants, eclectic boutique shops, coffee shops, a tea room and many historic sites. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Ellicott City surpassed Towson, Maryland (county seat of neighboring Baltimore County) for the first time, as th...
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