Pikesville, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
After being on ActiveRain for so many years and writing over four thousand posts, I thought it was time to go back a few years to see if the information was still relevant. Here is a post from five years ago. But I Thought... How many times have we heard a buyer or seller say: "But I thought__________!''Go ahead and fill in the blank.These words are not something any of us want to hear. This means there is some misunderstanding.Many years ago, after settlement, a buyer had her agent call me asking where the stained glass panel was. Her statement:"But I thought it came with the house, and we want it returned."   The agent, adamant about the art, had her manager call me. Note: the item was a personal piece of art; it hung from a hook over a side door panel. It was not attached. The buyer,...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  I don't think my properties are the only ones getting this kind of attention. In two days, I received 10 separate phone calls from people wanting to rent one of my homes. As soon as they mentioned 'for rent,' I knew this was a SCAM!  The ad, this time, was on FB; last time, it was CL. It is convincing, and when you call the number or respond, you get this kind of story. They claim to be the property owner, the wife has leukemia, and they need to move to California for her treatment.  It's not about the money; they want good people in the house to take care of the property. The rent for a 4 bedroom brick home is $1,000, and it includes utilities. When it sounds too good to be true....! They are asked to fill out really long forms including all personal information, a list of all family...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
What a lovely way to start the first Sunday of the new year. This email arrived from Bob and Keith this morning.  ''Hi, Margaret:Now that the dust--and funds--have cleared, I wanted to take a moment to send you a big Thank You for our latest transaction. It's a shame you had to sell my house three times in ten months, but I like to make sure you really earn your commission! :)  Plus, it gave me an opportunity to chat with you on your radio show, which was more fun than anyone has a right to have.So this brings the tally up to 2 sold, 3 purchased, and you know I'm not going to guarantee that this was the last one.  I think the next one should have two garage spaces...Again, I thank you for all your hard work and your friendship.  I was trying to decide whether I have a Real Estate Agent ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   1010 Kingston RoadSudbrook ParkPikesville, Md 21208MLS MDBC516052What a charming, rarely available, single-family brick cape cod home, sitting on a large fenced corner lot. Check out the paved driveway and a large deck off the family room. This deck is perfect for entertaining or securing your two-legged or your furry four-legged family members.Originally four bedrooms, the first floor has one bedroom, full bath, large open den (was the 2nd bedroom), living room, dining, and kitchen. There's a door to the deck from the family room for ease in entertaining. Enjoy being warm and cozy with this wood stove in the living room. Upstairs has two nice sized bedrooms, a full bath and plenty of storage. The lower level is wide open, ready to finish, and has its own door to the outside. There i...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Who’s Watching? Who’s ListeningThere may be a camera or audio system set up to monitor activity inside when showing a house. When getting a listing signed in Maryland, the seller must disclose home security systems that record audio. But whether there is or is not this type of system, it is a good idea to show a house as though you were on camera. There should be nothing done or said inside a home that the seller should not see or hear. Personally, I like my listings with this type of security for the home and me. At the end of a showing, while I am turning the lights off, adjusting the curtains and shades, and checking the thermostat, I call or text the owner that we are leaving, ask if there is anything they want me to check in the house. With some of their systems, they can double-c...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    Winding up the year, I just realized this is the last advertising for 2020. It's been a challenging but also a good productive year.I am very proud of the list of satisfied buyers and sellers who have trusted me to find their dream home. They have gone through the stress of packing and moving and are now making new memories. Hopefully, they are filling their new home with love! Thinking about buying or selling your homeCall Margaret Rome410-530-2400
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Looking for a unique funky house in the Pikesville School System. This is the ad I ran many many years ago. The seller's home was under contract and they needed a new one immediately since she was expecting her first child and settlement was getting close. A call, from the above advertisement, was generated saying they had such a home but they were sure this was just another agent looking for listing inventory. My questions began: Where is your home located? Can you describe the layout? How much land? How much do you want? When can you move? I described my buyer, a local celebrity, and I went to visit the property. Walking into the home I knew it was right so I called the buyer and strongly suggested they meet me at the house now! The wife came but no spouse. He was sure the location w...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Updating a bathroom may mean replacing a wall section when there are some worn or cracked tiles. Here is a clever idea from a New York traveler who collected some favorite tiles and used them to personalize an older bathroom. This is a bit of creativity that could also be applied in kitchens. There are so many tiles to choose from, and this is an inexpensive solution. Have you seen the tiles used in similar ways? Thinking of selling your homeCall Margaret Rome 410-5302400
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
In a week or so, this charming Sudbrook Park home will be on the market. Single-family brick home on a large fenced corner lot has a paved driveway and large deck off the family room. Originally four bedrooms, the first floor has one bedroom, full bath, large open den (was the 2nd bedroom) living room dining and kitchen. Upstairs has two nice sized bedrooms, a full bath and plenty of storage. The lower level is wide open, ready to finish, and has its own door to the outside.For more information on this Sudbrook Park homeCall Margaret Rome410-530-2400   
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 As many of you know, I host a live radio show every Sunday at noon. One of the things I continue to do is reach out and call my former clients to reminisce about their transactions. These wonderful people have bought and sold with me and made my life better. Letting them know how much I appreciate working with them is good for us both.Today's guest will be one of my favorite clients. Robert Pope. One of the things I love about Bob is his knowledge about buying and selling. He is up to date, follows the market, knows when new homes come on and when they go under contract. Think I will ask him how he searches. Bob and I have had four transactions. He has bought two properties and sold two properties with me in the past five or six years. He has offered to talk about real estate from the ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 We found the right buyer for this Pikesville Townhouse located at16 Lamplighter Ct. Annen Woods 21208    They were waiting for a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County? Take a look at16 Lamplighter Ct. Annen Woods 21208 MLS# MDBC 485792  Enclosed private patio with grill  16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenience of maintenance-free living, outside the gate, of Annen Woods.  The popular community is close enough to walk to Trader Joes', Starbucks, The Essen Room, Ruth's Chris, Life Bridge Health and Fitness, and the Woodholme Shopping Center in Pikesville.Minutes to Wegmans and the 'Gucci' Giant!This two-level brick home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a gas fireplace, skylights, and n...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
The perfect buyers had been waiting for this Quarry Lake condo and their patience paid off.We have new owners in this beautiful condo! 7500 Travertine Drive #402Quarry Lake Highlands3 Bedrooms2 Full bathroomsMLS MDBC452098  Click For PhotosandMore About Quarry Lake at Greenspring      Rarely available! Dogwood model is the largest unit in The Highlands with 1900 square feet, three bedrooms, and two baths. There are nine-foot ceilings in this top floor luxury condo and a private balcony off the den. A convenient attached garage accessed from the elevator or the stairs.   With so many windows, I counted fourteen, it's like living in a greenhouse. Enjoy gas heat and gas cooking. Take a look at the granite gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, matching granite breakfast table, wood cabinets...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 The perfect buyers found their dream home and went to settlement this past week.  2117 Burdock RdGreengate 21209MLS #MDBC504412SOLD & SETTLED   Mid Century Modern Design. Great use of space and space planning.A bright, gourmet custom kitchen makes use of every inch: Viking gas cooktop, double ovens plus a warming drawer, granite counters, and backsplash.   A disappearing wall of sliding glass opens into the curved wall Sunroom addition, with a second kitchen and room for a hot tub. Sixteen-foot ceiling with seven skylights and half penny tile flooring... this is a terrific space!  Originally four-bedrooms, now three since the master is a two-room suite with a luxury marble bath, heated floors, and walk-in dressing room and closet.   A dream lower level could be a separate apartment, ho...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   We found the right buyer for this Pikesville Townhouse located at 16 Lamplighter Ct. Annen Woods 21208    They were waiting for a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County? Take a look at16 Lamplighter Ct. Annen Woods 21208 MLS# MDBC 485792$231,944  Enclosed private patio with grill  16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenience of maintenance-free living, outside the gate, of Annen Woods.  The popular community is close enough to walk to Trader Joes', Starbucks, The Essen Room, Ruth's Chris, Life Bridge Health and Fitness, and the Woodholme Shopping Center in Pikesville.Minutes to Wegmans and the 'Gucci' Giant!This two-level brick home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a gas fireplace, skyli...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  2117 Burdock Rd Greengate 21209 Baltimore County MLS #MDBC504412     SOLD & SETTLED       We found the perfect buyers for this Mid Century Modern Design home in Greengate. Great use of space and space planning... bright, gourmet custom kitchen makes use of every inch: Viking gas cooktop, double ovens plus a warming drawer, granite counters, and backsplash.          A disappearing sliding glass wall opens into the curved wall Sunroom addition, with a  mini kitchen and room for a hot tub. Sixteen-foot ceiling with seven skylights and half penny tile flooring... this is a terrific space!         Originally four-bedrooms, now three since the master is a two-room suite with a luxury marble bath, heated floors, and walk-in dressing room and closet.          A dream lower level could be a se...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Seek, and ye shall find by googling.Looking for an article in the TRS magazine,  I typed in my name and came up with this page of stuff about yours truly.   Surprised, there was so much, but then when you think about being in Real Estate since 1990, blogging since 2006, and all the other things that go into this wonderful career, it made sense. Most of the articles lead back to ActiveRain.Have you checked out what is online about you lately? Thinking about selling your home? Call Margaret Rome  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  It's not unusual to hear this statement, 'Let Me Know If You Get An Offer.'   Do I need to stay in touch with you to see if you are ready to write on one of my properties?My suggestion, let me know you are prepared to write, and I will let you know if there are other offers. I refuse to take the blame when your buyer loses out on the perfect house because they did not move quickly or decided to wait, or their REALTOR® did not follow up with the listing agent.  Another statement, "Why did you accept another offer when you knew my buyer was interested?" Again not my job to stay in close contact with you. Since I show my properties, it is unnecessary to call the agents to see if they showed up, what they think, ask them for feedback, or ask if they will offer. I was there; I answered que...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 SOLD & SETTLED We found the buyer for this beautiful mid-century rancher.4 Green Heather Ct 21208Modern Contemporary Unique   4 Green Heather Ct Baltimore, Md.21208MLS MDBC499154 5 Bedrooms5 Full Baths  Luxury abounds in this ultra-sleek livable sculpture on a private cul de sac.  Five full baths, gourmet kitchen, wood floors, a couple of whirlpool tubs, a gym, a sauna, a three-car garage, 11 skylights, and 13 sliding glass doors,    The open floor plan lets your furniture define the interior spaces. Positioned on two acres in the Stevenson area of Baltimore County, this six thousand foot mid-century modern white brick rancher features an outdoor pool, tennis/basketball court, and extensive decking. This unique contemporary home has undergone an exquisite interior renovation and is an ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Today was settlement day for the property at 25 Lighttown Ct in the Pikesville area of 21208.This is a lovely all brick end of group townhouse backing to wide-open land and a stream. Wonderful sized deck off the living room, gleaming wood floors, a granite kitchen with a pull-out island was move-in ready.  The finished lower level with a level walkout is perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the surrounding beauty.   Harriet CharkatzAbove, the listing agent was an absolute delight, always kind, knowledgeable, and extremely professional.  The settlement was quick, lasting about 20 minutes,The sellers were out of town and had already pre-signed. The lucky buyers did not need a mortgage, so 1-2-3 we had a fast, smooth, and done closing!Congratulations to everyone. Buying or selling a ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 16 Lamplighter Ct. Annen Woods 21208  Have you been waiting for a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County? Take a look at16 Lamplighter Ct. Annen Woods 21208 MLS# MDBC 485792$231,944 Enclosed private patio with grill   16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenience of maintenance-free living, outside the gate, of Annen Woods.  The popular community is close enough to walk to Trader Joes, Starbucks, The Essen Room, Ruth's Chris, Life Bridge Health and Fitness, and the Woodholme Shopping Center in Pikesville.Minutes to Wegmans and the 'Gucci' Giant!This two-level brick home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a fireplace, skylights, and no basement. This spacious eat-in kitchen boasts white applia...
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