Pikesville, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   There are times when showing a home, and the buyers are only concerned about their existing furniture being a perfect fit in the new home. They walk through the house with a tape measure and a list of their belonging.  The question' will this fit' is repeated in each room.Here's something for you to ponder. You've lived in your home for many years. Furnished just the way you like, the right pieces for all the right spaces. Now it's time to move to a new home. It could be out of state. It could be from the big house to a big condo or townhouse. It could be a condo to a  bigger new home etc. There is a frenzy' will it fit in my new space,' can't buy that house because our custom furnishing is too bulky, too tall, or won't make it up the stairs. You are now purchasing a home, not for yo...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Were you thinking about selling your home? Do you want to see your home listed like this?Each week there are a few changes like this one with two new listings. It is an excellent time to be in real estate, and I have the privilege and opportunity to help buyers and sellers with their move.  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Is it possible for one home to have it all? Maybe this one!A gorgeous four-bedroom brick colonial in the gated community of Valley Gate!  46 Bellchase Ct 21208Valley GateMLS MDBC49872 This one has it all and then some! Huge master suite with high ceilings 2 walk-in closets and a luxurious new bath with granite, walk-in shower, and jetted tub. Gourmet granite kitchen with 6 burner gas cooktop plus a grill, three dishwashers, and a subzero refrigerator.  A sunken family room with tigerwood floors and fireplace. Bright bay windows in the dining room which can be expanded into the living room for larger gatherings. First-floor office/music room/or bedroom.A full lower level with high ceilings is ready to custom finish for your needs. Wine connoisseur? There is a temperature-controlled win...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
46 Bellchase Ct 21208Valley Gate     So about my new listing, here is a list, given, to me by the sellers.  1.  2 Story Colonial, with a two-car garage and two-car parking pad.2.  Conveniently located Valley Gate 3. 4 Bedrooms, two full baths, Master Bath newly remodeled, Beautiful Tile. Extensive Master Bedroom  Suite, with a sitting area,  with a vaulted ceiling. Two walk-in closets. Powder Room on the first floor. Secondary bathrooms have new toilets and sink hardware.  4. New Roof5. New Driveway6. New Garage Door and Motor7. New washer and dryer. Very few hours on them. The laundry room is on the first floor, right off the kitchen with additional cabinetry above the washer and dryer. Cut- off water valves. 8. two dishwashers, both less than two years old, Bosch, and FisherPaykel, st...
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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. 21208MLS# MDBC 485792  $239,944Two sets of sliding glass doors to enclosed private patio    Two parking spaces right in front.  This Baltimore county townhouse condo is outside the gated community ofAnnen Woods. So convenient and private, yet close enough to walk to Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Essen Room,7-Eleven, the gym at Lifebridge, Barnes & Noble, and all the shops at Woodholme Village.And within minutes of  Beltway Exit 20, Panera Bread, Linwoods, Giant, Wegmans, UPS store, Walgreens, Bowling, Target, and All About Real Estate, my radio show located at Pikesville Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County. 16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenienc...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Friday, June 26th4:30 -5:30 16 Lamplighter Ct. 21208MLS# MDBC 485792  $239,944Two sets of sliding glass doors to enclosed private patio    Two parking spaces right in front.  This Baltimore county townhouse condo is outside the gated community ofAnnen Woods. So convenient and private, yet close enough to walk to Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Essen Room,7-Eleven, the gym at Lifebridge, Barnes & Noble, and all the shops at Woodholme Village.And within minutes of  Beltway Exit 20, Panera Bread, Linwoods, Giant, Wegmans, UPS store, Walgreens, Bowling, Target, and All About Real Estate, my radio show located at Pikesville Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County. 16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate h...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Time To Write A Blog  When do you write yours?      Many members have a pattern or routine. Some write first thing in the morning or write specific posts on certain days. Some write a full week's maximum and post them all at once.Some write a lot of posts and keep them in a draft. Others write various back-up posts.  Some members write on "the fly" using voice recognition, iPad, or iPhone. Some start lots of different posts, put them in the draft, and never go back to them.My preference is to write after work when the phones are not ringing, and there are fewer distractions.I never seem to have a shortage of ideas. These ideas come from an experience during the day, an email, a question, or a photo captured on my iPhone.Writing and posting at night allows me to start my morning by read...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   When buying a home "as is" know what you are doing. In our Maryland contract, there are two choices -0ne "as is" without inspections or contingencies regarding condition.     The other is ''as is'' with the right to withdraw after inspections within a period, usually ten days. This timing gives the buyer a chance to do an inspection and bring in various contractors to evaluate and provide estimates. The problem is when a general home inspector then suggests having licensed contractors evaluate.  It might be a roofer, HVAC, electrician, structural engineer, plumber, etc. and before you know it, that ten-day period passed. If you are planning to purchase "as-is," line up your contractors all at one time, address your concerns upfront. Schedule your professionals all on one day with a 3...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 There have been challenges for those in the real estate industry for the last few months! And yet buyers are buying, sellers are selling, and agents are closing deals. Home inspections, appraisals, termite, well yields, septic inspections, surveys, and the title work is all getting done. Negotiations are taking place. We are busy, and our industry is moving forward. We are doing buyer consultations and listing presentations, and we are doing them safely. We have the technology already. Now we have to make better use of it. Today I did an open house by going early and unlocking the property,  opened all doors including closets and turned on ceiling fans, lights and made sure the temperature gauge was cool enough. Signage on my car, on the street, and an announcement on ALL ABOUT REAL ES...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
     This Baltimore county townhouse condo is outside the gated community of Annen Woods. So convenient and private, yet close enough to walk to Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Ruth's Chris, Essen Room,7-Eleven, the gym at Lifebridge, Barnes & Noble, and all the shops of Woodholme Village.And within a mile of  Beltway Exit 20, Panera Bread, Linwoods, UPS store, Walgreens, Bowling, Target, and the Pikesville Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County. MLS# MDBC 485792 $239,94416 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenience of maintenance-free living, outside the gate, of Annen Woods.   This two-level brick home has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. There is no basement. This spacious e...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Recently met with a family who is in the process of selling one house, buying another house, and selling their current residence. That's three transactions at the same time. Can you see the stressful situation with the family all at home and in the middle of a pandemic?  Upon evaluating their home, they had questions for me: How much can you sell this for? How much do we need to do? What if we sell as is? Can we have a fast settlement?  How long will it take if we sell it as is? If we put money in to make it show house ready, how much could we get for it? How long would that take?  Remember three houses, three settlements all to happen in about six weeks.My questions for the homeowner: How much do you owe? How much do you need to move forward? What is your time frame? How long will it...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    There is so much to get done when moving. Here's a partial list of things to know or do to occupy that new home. Get to know your lender really well and stay in touch until you get a  "clear to close."Lock in your rate.Obtain home insurance.Choose a title company and get wiring instructions.Title insurance and survey.Know time and place for settlement.Hire a home inspector, schedule time, and attend.Schedule other inspections... well, septic, radon, termite, roof, etc.Review the reports and ask for necessary repairs.Order and pay for the appraisal.Review, in the allotted time, Condo, or Home Owner Association documents.Get estimates from moving company and schedule.Get your packing boxes and bubble wrap.Arrange for a locksmith to change or tumble locks.Schedule move with the condomi...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   A long time ago, when I met an appraiser at a property scheduled for immediate closing.  It was late in the afternoon, cold, raining, and dark. There was a problem, he said there was a faulty AC unit. No, sir, this house does not have air conditioning. He pointed to an old rusty abandoned unit that was in the yard. Because it was on the property and had peeling paint, he would not approve it. It was way too big and bulky for me to move. I asked for 15 minutes to resolve the problem.    I went to the nearby hardware store and bought a can of spray paint. Armed with an umbrella in one hand and paint in the other, I sprayed the entire unit covering all rust and peeling paint. That was acceptable, and we had closing the next day. The appraisal came in 100 dollars below. When questioned, ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 16 Lamplighter CtPikesville, Md. 21208 This county townhouse condo is outside the gated community of Annen Woods. So convenient and private, yet close enough to walk to Trader Joe's, Starbucks, Ruth's Chris, Essen Room,7-Eleven, the gym at Lifebridge, Barnes & Noble, and all the other shops of Woodholme Village.And within a mile of  Beltway Exit 20, Panera Bread, Linwoods, UPS store, Walgreens, Bowling, Target, and the Pikesville Hilton Hotel. Enjoy a beautiful brick townhouse condominium in a private location surrounded by lush landscaping in Baltimore County. MLS# MDBC 485792    16 Lamplighter Ct. feels like a separate home but with the convenience of maintenance-free living, outside the gate, of Annen Woods.   This two-level brick home has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. There is no...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
        8511 Arborwood Road Baltimore, Md. 21208 Stevenson                                                                Four bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths Sunroom addition Baltimore, Maryland 21208 Stevenson Rancher MLS MDBC469582 Original owners lived here for almost fifty years.  Click to read the letter to the house.   Replacement windows and glass sliding doors. Spacious granite eat-in kitchen with access to the brick patio, carport, and over-sized shed. There's a fourth bedroom, family room, laundry, and plenty of storage to complete the walkout lower level. Fort Garrison Elementary School Pikesville Middle and High Schools   We found the perfect buyer for this Stevenson home. Another smooth transaction Thinking of selling your home?Call Margaret Rome         
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Belle Farm Estates neighborhood of Pikesville, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Belle Farm Estates Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, only 1 property has sold in Belle Farm Estates. It was a 3-bed, 1-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $229,250.Belle Farm Estates Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 1 homes sold in Belle Farm Estates. The average sold price was $229,250 and the average days on market was 16 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands More Than Traditio...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Greene Tree neighborhood of Pikesville, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Greene Tree Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 2 properties have sold in Greene Tree ranging from a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $440,700 to a 3-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Townhome for $449,999.Greene Tree Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Greene Tree. The average sold price was $384,250 and the average days on market was 42 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Th...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Stevenson neighborhood of Pikesville, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Stevenson Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 2 properties have sold in Stevenson ranging from a 4-bed, 3-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $430,000 to a 6-bed, 7-bath, and 2-half bath Detached for $1,325,000.Stevenson Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 1 homes sold in Stevenson. The average sold price was $380,000 and the average days on market was 51 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands ...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood of Pikesville, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Sudbrook Park Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, 3 properties have sold in Sudbrook Park ranging from a 3-bed, 1-bath Detached for $160,000 to a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 1-half bath Detached for $279,000.Sudbrook Park Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Sudbrook Park. The average sold price was $205,000 and the average days on market was 90 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands...
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By Peggy Yee, Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia
(NoVa House and Home)
This is a snapshot of recent sales in the Villages At Woodholme neighborhood of Pikesville, MD. Real estate market data and analysis is provided by Peggy Yee, Realtor. Click here to sign up for my free monthly real estate market update.Highest and Lowest Sold Villages At Woodholme Home ValuesIn the past 6 months, only 1 property has sold in Villages At Woodholme. It was a 3-bed, 2-bath, and 2-half bath Townhome for $420,000.Villages At Woodholme Neighborhood Real Estate Market ActivityThese market activity gauges show the market trends for the previous month as compared to the 5-year average of the current month. In December 2 homes sold in Villages At Woodholme. The average sold price was $375,500 and the average days on market was 94 days.  Sell Your Home in 72 Hours for Thousands Mor...
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