Pikesville, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 7 Slade Condo Pikesville, Md. 21208 Unit # 506  Two bedroom ..two bath condominium on the fifth floor of the luxurious Seven Slade, also known as Suburban Oaks will be on the market this week. Ready to  move in. Beautiful custom granite kitchen with wood cabinets and tile floors. Huge master bedroom with abundant closets.  Both baths are updated with granite. Pictures will be coming soon.   This spacious condo  is conveniently located in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County.    Beautifully designed lobby with shallow pool and fountain.  This very special building has :~Separate control of heat & air conditioning included in monthly condo fees~ Swimming pool (try water aerobics in the summer)~4 guest rooms (perfect for out of town company)~ Library/exercise room (keep your mind and b...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 It has been a wonderfully busy week with showings, offers, new listing appointments, answering buyer and seller questions, counseling, hand holding, talking a buyer out of a particular property, talking a seller into waiting to sell their home plus a very smooth settlement that I would like to share. It was not my most unique home. It was not my most expensive listing. It was the most important home because it was yours!You've heard the phrase...the devil is in the details. My eyes were opened after many years in this wonderful business.  It was a delightful closing working with Universal Title. They really made a celebration out of the usual anti climatic almost boring closing procedure. Let me explain.As usual I was a bit busy with the final walk through with the buyers and their age...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Please join us at7 Green Heather CourtStevenson area21208  One Hour Open House 2:30-3:30Sunday  July 30, 2017 Call 410-530-2400 for directions.  Unique homes appeal to a different group of buyers.  Are you looking for something special...not a cookie cutter or cloneonial? For me...the more unique the property..the more exciting.Buyers may not be able to describe the home they are looking for but they absolutely know when they find it. Unique homes tend to be on the market longer. They are waiting for the right buyer. They are not for everyone. Sellers often tell me...they knew it was the right place from the beginning...sort of love at first sight.I love selling these homes with loads of personality. The most interesting people gravitate to these wonderfully special properties.Take a ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Pretty brick colonial has a Too Late sign! 7005 Deerfield RoadColonial VillagePikesville, Md 21208MLS BC9930753$179,944Click To See More Photos     We found the lucky buyers!   This young couple are in love with this brick single family home, including....  the first floor addition,  the 3-5 bedrooms the fireplace,  the wood floors, covered with carpet,the screened porch,the finished lower level, the replacement windows, the  friendly neighborhood, the one way street and the side-walk going all around the neighborhoodand more!      7005 Deerfield RoadColonial VillagePikesville, Md 21208MLS BC9930753Too Late    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Nice people make the world a better place. Not by the big things they do but rather the day to day kindness  shown making others feel better. It  may be a kind word, a helping hand a compliment or an unexpected favor accompanied with just the warmth of a smile.    This is Angela who goes above and beyond because she cares... we know she cares by her daily above and beyond deeds.Thank you, Angela for making our lives a little better and in turn...the world a  better place. Who do you know that makes the world a better place?   
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7 Slade Condo #307Pikesville, Md. 21208 Sold Today was a smooth settlement for Suburban Oaks. We found the lucky buyer and we had a seller very pleased that everything happened with speed and efficiency. It is such a pleasure when everyone works together, including the buyer, seller both agents and SAGE title company.  The buyer below has the keys, the  seller has the check and hugs all the way around made for a smooth closing. Above is Patti Spiegel (with L&F) the buyer, the seller and Margaret Rome Two bedroom ..two bath condominium on the third floor of the luxurious Seven Slade, also known as Suburban Oaks.  This spacious condo  is conveniently located in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County.   Beautifully designed lobby with shallow pool and fountain.   This very special buildin...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   Spacious  three to five bedroom  brick  center hall colonial with 1st floor addition. This area could be a guest suite with 2 bedrooms, an office and family room or media room. Fios is available!  Enjoy the change of seasons on the large screened in porch.Eat in kitchen has built in table, microwave, dishwasher, GE side by side refrigerator, Maytag electric stove and a window over the sink.Family dinners are a pleasure in the  separate  formal dining room with built in corner cabinet.Enjoy the  ambiance of a wood burning fireplace in living room and of course... wood floors.  The windows have been replaced and the lower level is finished with a flush, cedar closet, family room, laundry/workshop and an outside door.  This single family home is located on a one way street,  with alley ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 7 Slade Condo #307Pikesville, Md. 21208  Too Late  Two bedroom ..two bath condominium on the third floor of the luxurious Seven Slade, also known as Suburban Oaks. Imagine having a guest room when you need it, with the freedom of a functional space the rest of the year. This condo has a  queen size Murphy bed, giving you all the comfort and convenience of a guest room without sacrificing space. That means more room for you and the things that matter most  This spacious condo  is conveniently located in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County.   Beautifully designed lobby with shallow pool and fountain.   This very special building has :~Separate control of heat & air conditioning included in monthly condo fees~ Swimming pool (water aerobics in the summer)~4 guest rooms (perfect for out...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 It's all agreed between  buyer and seller. We only need the one final signature on an offer for a ratified contract.     The final agreement happened tonight and that signature is scheduled for for tomorrow. Other agents have requested showings  for this property tomorrow.   Of course, I am working for the seller but I do know that within the next 18 hours this property will be off the market.  Do I allow other buyer agents to keep appointments tomorrow? Do I cancel them? If you were the listing agent what would you do? If you were the buyer's agent would you want to know about the "almost ratified" offer? Remember a real estate contract is not finalized until everything is in writing, signed, sealed and delivered.  What would you do? 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Yesterday, I had a guest on ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE, my weekly live radio show. This guest is a former client, friend and neighbor.    The discussion was regarding a new installation of a gas heating system in the  home he recently purchased.Permits were pulled (but only after the work was almost completed ) and Baltimore City would NOT pass the inspection because of code safety issues and an improper installation. The licensed contractor basically said the code was not good and the customer could "go fight city hal! " He also said the home owner was responsible for knowing the code.  My goal was to find some help for this consumer without a legal battle. We just want the expensive HVAC system to safely heat the house. It was a lively show with multiple calls, texts, emails and  more pho...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Concierge Service in a Baltimore County Condo        2331 Old Court Road    The Risteau   Baltimore, MD 21208Imagine arriving home , your car valet parked, packages whisked away to your luxurious condo while you stroll or sit quietly watching the geese on the pond, take a dip in the Olympic pool or indulge in a quick game of tennis.You can have 5 star service in a residential setting. Concierge service has perks that often go far beyond a staff that arranges deliveries and parks your car. All this and a "no tipping" policy.You are minutes from Beltway 695 and I 83 leading to downtown.. Baltimore's fine restaurants, Harbor Place and shopping.You reach a point where you just don't want to mow the lawn, care for the pool or any of the other chores of maintaining a home. This kind of livin...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Please visit 7 Green Heather CourtStevenson area21208 Call 410-530-2400 for directions.  Unique homes appeal to a different group of buyers.  Are you looking for something special...not a cookie cutter or cloneonial? For me...the more unique the property..the more exciting.Buyers may not be able to describe the home they are looking for but they absolutely know when they find it. Unique homes tend to be on the market longer. They are waiting for the right buyer. They are not for everyone. Sellers often tell me...they knew it was the right place from the beginning...sort of love at first sight.I love selling these homes with loads of personality. The most interesting people gravitate to these wonderfully special properties.Take a look at one of my exciting homes.  If you are thinking o...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  I've been working with a buyer who was referred  to me by a former client.Today we had a very smooth settlement that was done with perfection. We had an efficient coop agent, wonderful appreciative buyers and a very professional title company. Afterward we  celebrated with lunch at a local neighborhood restaurant. Here is the photo of the house we closed on today.  A lovely home in a 55 + neighborhood in Villages At Woodholme. This particular house was perfect for these buyers...every thing they were looking for. It has a first floor master bedroom, gorgeous granite open kitchen, deck, end unit, 2 car garage, 2 more bedrooms and loft upstairs, high ceilings, wood floors, first floor laundry, huge lower level with a full bathroom and tremendous storage. And it is in absolute move in co...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Last week I wrote  about a Unique house and a unique feature.     Below is where this door, above, leads.  Nope, I did not venture down but one of the buyer's agents went exploring with her client and here is the photo she took down in the bunker.This bomb shelter has produced a lot of comments from prospective buyers about how it would be used. I have heard everything from a man cave, a play area, wine cellar, dark room (well yeah it is), extra storage space, a getaway place and I am sure I will hear many more. The sellers used to play down there when they were little kids.With a bit of research, I found this story of a family who found this fully stocked bunker intact. How would you use this space?   
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By Makeda Phillander, For an exceptional real estate experience
(guerilla/realty)
                             The housing market in Pikesville, is still quite strong as it was last month.  This is good news for both buyers and sellers in our area.         Good news for sellers because the average Days On Market is down so this means that homes are selling faster than they did this time last year and there is also low inventory.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good news for buyers because interest rates are still low and there are great programs available for the purchase of a new home.   Average Sale Price: The Average Sales Price in January 2017 was $236,468. The number of properties in this calculation was...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Think Condos for all ages in Baltimore. Think condo sharing.  Think of roommates but think of purchasing and not renting. Think all ages. We have many classic clients living alone. They are able to take care of themselves but may be lonely.  Think about purchasing together.It could be roommates that are contemporaries...it could also be with differences in age. Think  of the younger person who may be in college or the professional starting out who may not be able to afford a mortgage alone.  Buying a condo together may be a solution. One option is for friends to purchase a property together and a condo could be that home for many people. Who says that condominiums in Baltimore, Maryland have to be for the elderly or more mature retired buyers?  Who wouldn't like a doorman to help with ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Downsizing is a word I choose not to use. Rightsizing more accurately describes why people need to move. They may actually need a bigger space or different uses of space. It may be to have room for guests and family to visit. It may be room needed for accessibility.    Look around at the big house you have called home for many  years. How much of the house are you really using? Many people only use a small percentage of the house...maybe just a few key rooms. When making the decision to move, it is those important spaces  you need in the new place. You can still have a gourmet kitchen. You can still have a dressing room. You can still have a patio or balcony. You can still have a guest room that also serves as a den or office.You can still have garage parking.You might have more amenit...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Color makes beauty.Some people have a knack for  making things beautiful.  This afternoon I enjoyed a house warming party for a  former client.....now a good friend.  I really appreciate how much she enjoys entertaining friends in her perfect new space. Just look  at this delicious, pretty and colorful table.    The guests were also colorful ,very interesting and the conversation flowed. Perfect time for a party...the holidays are over and the temperature outside was 18 degrees.  ººThe warmth of friendship filled this new home! What a perfect day for a house warming in Baltimore!   
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 It has been another wonderfully busy week. On Friday, I submitted an offer for special buyers. There has been some email and text exchanges.. even over this  holiday weekend. This, however, did not stop me from spending quality time with good friends and family... or from doing the live radio show today.   Just received a text from the listing agent with this message "How late can I call you...?  My quick response"With good news, there is no time limit!"  Now I ask you..."Will I get a call tonight?"  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 These are the Baltimore homes I need right now.  -Home for the  'Make a wish' offices. -Large condos with balconies. -Unique one of a kind homes that are hard to sell. - Large homes 4-6 Bedrooms with  wheelchair accessibility.  -Ranchers with a garage...few or no steps. I need homes for right sizing including...   a big  master bedroom, entertaining space, good kitchen, couple of extra rooms for guests, hobbies, office/den. I need homes for buyers who are not ready for assisted living who want really good aging in place homes. I need accessible homes.   Are you thinking of selling your home or condo? Please give me a call. I have clients who want to move from their large family homes and right size but are having serious challenges finding these properties.  Baltimore has a shortage of...
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