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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 A perfect home to consider.This is an idea I got from Barbara Todaro's  comment on my last post.  Forty years ago,  Barbara had a three family home listed and sold it to 3 young couples all of whom wanted home ownership but none could do it individually. That three family home got them into the real estate game, and they sold three years later with money for a down payment on three individual dwellings.    Three levels, three kitchens Baltimore County Rancher This property is an excellent opportunity for so many today who may not be able to buy a home alone. But by combining incomes, purchasing together would be able to have a chance to get equity in real estate, save on rent, and live in a multifamily home for a short time — a great way to get into the real estate game.Another way to ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 This past week we went to settlement on a Grey Rock Condo.   This morning I received the following: ''Margaret, Paula and I want to thank you again for the outstanding and effective marketing and selling of our condo. We saw first hand how you never passed up an opportunity to show the property and went above and beyond by converting a casual neighbor's interest into a sale. The neighbor was a life long renter who probably never saw themselves as owners. You pursued them, did the math to show how they could afford to buy and then connected them with a lender so they could in fact be a homeowner. So now you have a thrilled first-time homeowner and a very satisfied seller all in one transaction. Good job and well done.There are many moving parts to a real estate sale some need to be done...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Elegant lobbyOne Gristmill Court Annen WoodsPikesvilleBaltimore, Maryland 21208$179,944MLS #MDBC454706Have you been trying to decide whether to stay in your house or move to the luxury of a condominium?Not just any condo but an all brick, full-service building with elevator, doorman, garage parking and...No worries about cutting grass, raking leaves, shoveling snow, cleaning gutters or roof repairs.Just enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons without participating in any to the work!  Here is your opportunity....in the convenient location of Annen Woods, a gated community, in Pikesville.    This spacious 2 bedroom and 2 full bath condo has it all! The monthly fee covers the use of the elegant clubhouse, swimming pool, and tennis court.Kind of like being on vacation year round. And did ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Quarry Lake At Greenspring7500 Travertine DriveThe Highlands Unit #402 MLS MDBC452098  Click For Photos     Rarely available! Dogwood model is the largest unit in The Highlands with 1900' and three bedrooms and two baths. Nine-foot ceilings in this top floor luxury condo with attached garage and balcony off the den. There are so many windows, it's like living in a greenhouse. Warm gas heat and gas cooking. Granite gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, matching granite breakfast table, wood cabinets, and wood floors. Many custom upgrades!       Thinking of selling your home Please 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)
Realtors® sell homes. But occassionally we deal with other things to help buyers and sellers. Lately those items are pianos. Three of them...three solutions. One is free just come and pick it up.  The second one the buyer was delighted it was included in the sale of the house. The seller was relieved not to have to move it.  The third is For Sale'Boston Grand Piano GP-178Beautiful, well maintained, gently used, climate-controlled, Mahogany Polished, Boston GP-178 Grand Piano and piano bench, purchased new 20 years ago for $19,000.  Selling due to need to downsize in move to smaller quarters.  A piano technician, well known at Peabody, has tuned the piano twice a year since its purchase. The current price for a new one is over $34,000.  Although we have seen the same model in Black Satin...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  This week I wrote a post about a sale that was contingent on natural gas being brought into a home. The buyer would not move forward without knowing  this kind of  cooking was available. There were a lot of calls made by the buyer and the agent without any solution. I posed this question on my radio show and got excellent advice from callers both during and after show.    Call BGE ask for  'new service' and request a 'site review'. It is easier and saves time for the present owner to make these arrangements. In the next  ten days the owner is meeting a contractor at the property to evaluate and install the gas meter. This will take away the one little contingency that was important to the buyer. And after settlement, the buyer can have her new gas stove installed. Problem solved. Peop...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
It's beginning to look like spring. Received the photo above from my best friend with the caption:''Aren't the trees magnificent?'' These are the beautiful cherry blossoms right here in Baltimore.It's not only the landscape that's looking like spring...it is also the real estate market.Thinking about selling?  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Quarry Lake At Greenspring7500 Travertine DriveThe Highlands Unit #402$459,944MLS MDBC452098  Click For Photos     Rarely available! Dogwood model is largest unit in The Highlands. 1900' with three bedrooms and two baths. Nine foot ceilings in this top floor luxury condo with attached garage and balcony off the den. There are so many windows, it's like living in a green house. Warm gas heat and gas cooking. Granite gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, wood cabinets and wood floors. Many custom upgrades! For details on this home  Please 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)
  73 Penny Lane Copper Hill Mount Washington Baltimore County 21209  $229,944 MLS MDBC435814 Three bedrooms two full two half baths move in ready with three finished levels. Open floor plan with wood floors, gas heat and cooking, separate dining room and four sets of sliding glass doors to watch nature, trees, and the change of seasons.   73 Penny Lane has a woodburning fireplace in the living room and a deck overlooking open land. This townhouse is a premium lot.       Level entry into your foyer, dining room, well planned open kitchen and living room. Three bedrooms upstairs with two full baths and angled high architectural glass ceilings.   First level sliding glass doors in both the dining room, leading to the level landscaped front, and the other in the living room with access to ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
This may be the perfect Baltimore County Condominium...but only if you are not in a hurry. There will be a three bedroom, top floor, plus den in The Highlands. The seller needs a bit more time for their new home to be ready.      This beauty has three bedrooms plus a den and is filled with luxury...wood floors, granite kitchen, breakfast room, top floor views, balcony, tray ceilings, bright windows and more!   This may be the one but only if you can wait.Please call for information                 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  8205 Maxine Circle Baltimore,Md 21208Stevenson RancherMLS #MDBC 432750 Entry Foyer Beautifully maintained including granite kitchen, new master bath, and updated systems.The lower level is set up as an office with three separate rooms...perfect for working at home. And...there is abundant storage. Hardwood floors are enhanced with the light streaming into the back of the home with multiple sets of sliding glass doors and over-sized windows above.   Living room with fireplace and Brazilian hardwood floors This versatile home can also be used as a 3 bedroom home with two family rooms. The first floor has a space that can be used as a pool room, a guest room, a playroom, or in-law quarters... with its own entrance to the garage, laundry, full bath, and lower level.Or open the pocket door...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
A wonderful family contacted me after their friends bought a dream home.  They've been looking for properties by going to open houses. They didn't want to bother an agent.Whoa! We need to be proactive in finding  YOUR dream home!  My first request: make me a wish list. They completed the assignment in minutes. Here's some general information on what we would like to see in our future home:  -Our purchase price  $450k (or below, of course).  -Garage:  Prefer a 2 car garage, or at least 2 car car-port, or 1 car garage with nice size driveway-Bedrooms:  4 or possibly 3 with bonus rooms that can be used for office and/or finished basement.  Looking for master bedroom with master bath.  -Location:  Stevenson or Lutherville-Timonium, primarily but also like Towson, Greenspring, some outer bor...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Yesterday they called for snow and I called for an impromptu open house.It was a  brand new listing and we had agents who wanted to get in before the sellers were ready. There were things to do before the public could see it.  Clearing the basement, checking the systems, contractors for repairs, touching up, cleaning, purging,  and donating to Second Chance.This house was not going on the market until April. The word got out and the owners were getting direct calls to see the home prior to being officially listed. We sped up the process. Put a rush on the professional photos, went live, and had immediate requests for appointments. We scheduled Sunday 2:30-3:30 and a one hour impromptu open house was posted in the MLS. It was announced on my 12 noon radio show.  Arrived at the studio, ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 8205 Maxine Circle Baltimore,Md 21208Stevenson RancherMLS #MDBC 432750 Entry Foyer Beautifully maintained including granite kitchen, new master bath, and updated systems.The lower level is set up as an office with three separate rooms...perfect for working at home. And...there is abundant storage. Hardwood floors are enhanced with the light streaming into the back of the home with multiple sets of sliding glass doors and over-sized windows above.   Living room with fireplace and Brazilian hardwood floors This versatile home can also be used as a 3 bedroom home with two family rooms.But do you...Need a pool room, a guest room, a playroom, in-law quarters?  There is a separate bonus room with its own entrance to the garage, laundry, and full bath.Or open the pocket doors and make this sp...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    This GreyRock condo is under contract. Not an ordinary condo but one of the largest in the Grey Rock community of Pikesville. Over 1800 square feet, it's like living in a great big bright sun-room.  So many windows and all with views to watch the change of seasons. So spacious the rooms have rooms.  The kitchen has an extra room that could be a media room or breakfast room. There are more built-ins and granite counters.       The gourmet kitchen is 21 by 15 but the expanded space is being used as a media room..you could easily make it into a large breakfast area or use it as the present owners...a cozy family room. The light granite kitchen counters and contrasting darker granite island is perfect for the gourmet cook or for enjoying informal meals with the family. There are lots of...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Such BeautyThe First Snowfall of the New Year!This is what this morning in Baltimore looks like from my desk.At noon today, I will be in the studio doing my live radio show. My snow angel Tony was here earlier to plow me out. Not too long ago, it was grass cutting, mulching, gutter cleaning and leaf blowing. Today it is plowing, salting and shoveling...making it easy for me to get to the station. Thank you Tony for taking care of me, my neighbors and my home.  Just a few years ago  you were a life saver and drove me to the station when no one else could get in.  Call it a winter wonderland. The homes, the lawns, the trees all blanketed with this magnificence of sparkling clean crisp white beauty.Check out the green of some foliage and a few red berries peeking through.    "See" you on r...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Open House Friday  12noon-1    MLS #MDBC101776$239,944 8 Gala LaneBedford VillageBaltimore County 21208  Directions:  -Reisterstown Rd (near Pikesville Library)-Church Lane -Right on > Gala Lane#8 Gala Lane    Rarely available  Contemporary Pikesville  Townhouse in a small community of only 17 condos.   MLS #MDBC101776 $239,944 8 Gala Lane Baltimore County 21208   Click For Photos   Totally move in ready with three finished levels. Open floor plan with white marble floors, wood floors, quartz counters, stainless appliances, new windows and sliding glass doors. Fireplace in the living room leading to deck overlooking open neighborhood.   Secure entrance into your attached garage leading right into your first level family room that could also be used as a 4th bedroom. Three bedrooms upsta...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  MLS #MDBC101776$239,9448 Gala LaneBaltimore County 21208 Click For Photos  Baltimore County Townhouse Condo with low condo fees, a garage, a new kitchen with quartz counters, marble floors, stainless appliances, and two and half new baths. The windows and doors have been replaced and there is a wood burning fireplace in the living room with sliders to the spacious deck overlooking open land. Click For Photos  Take a look at this homeCall Margaret Rome    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
    At the beginning of the month, there was a WCR meeting and Tony Thomas was the speaker. One of his suggestions was to get in as many open houses as possible in the month of December.   Thinking back on that advice... two impromptu open houses, one on Wednesday and the other on Thursday and this is the last week of the year. Both were for one hour and both brought 3 sets of potential buyers. As the name impromptu implies, they were not planned. Each one had a scheduled showing so I popped the info in our MLS and was delighted with the turn out at this time of year. No, I did not sell either property in the past two days but exposing each to more people cannot hurt. These were possible future buyers with homes to sell. We all know that more homes sell in the spring...when there are mo...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
This has been a wonderfully busy end of December with parties, celebrations and yes even real estate open houses. When another agent wants to see my listing, I create an impromptu OPEN HOUSE...just for one hour. Yesterday an agent requested a showing on my 8 Gala Lane 21208 a beautifully remodeled garage townhouse and I had two other people that came through during that one hour.  Again today an appointment on my 44 Thomas Craddock Ct at noon and I accommodated the agent and tacked on another  Impromptu OPEN HOUSE.    Again three showings and what seems like a bit of interest. So instead of exposing these two listings to one showing each...look at the added benefit to the seller in getting exposure.Buyers, looking on December 26th and 27th, IMHO are serious! One had recently sold a hous...
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