Stevenson, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Most people, when they think of Thanksgiving dinner, think turkey. We even say happy turkey day. But there is more than that giant bird that makes the day. And many things to be thankful for making the entire day a success. Think about the planning, inviting, the cleaning, and getting ready the guest rooms. Think about the shopping, prepping, cooking, setting the table, finding the extra seating, dressing, and greeting each person.It is about the timing and getting the food in front of everyone while still hot and enjoying each other.The tradition is often that each person gets a turn to state what they are thankful for the year. This year our host, at the head of the table, spoke to and about each family member and guest. He spent time telling a story about the person and sharing what ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
It's Thanksgiving week, and we have much to be thankful.  There are also lots of preparations, travel, football, friends, and family getting together. Everyone is excited to share this thankful holiday. Well, maybe not everyone!There's a lot to do, from shopping, cooking, cleaning, making beds for company,  setting the table, extra chairs, table extensions, decorations, entertaining, serving, and don't forget all the cleaning up. That's a lot of work.Have you and your home always been the gathering place, and if so, for how many years? Do you think it may be time for someone else to take over? Your siblings, your children, nieces, nephews, or friends?When sitting around with family and or company this week, have this conversation. Maybe this is time to right-size,  sell the big house, o...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
When I take on a new listing and know my sellers, I suggest they write a letter to their house. A few take me up on this task.  Here is the letter, written by my friend and owner of 8205 Tama Court 21208, which will be on the market this week. This owner did me proud.    "Dear House:Thank you for all the years of happiness you've facilitated for us, from hosting family & friends in your huge living room/dining room, where everyone always enjoys choosing food laid out on the 17' buffet, to more intimate get-togethers, where everyone gathers in the spacious kitchen.  Your double wall oven & cooktop make it easy to cook for big parties, and your granite countertops & kitchen island always provide plenty of counter space.  The travertine backsplash reminds everyone of Israel.  The cabinets ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
John Meussner asked the following: 'OUTSIDE OF required continuing education, how often and what type of education or training do you pursue?' And here is my response:I go ahead and sign up for just about every class that looks the least bit interesting. If my schedule permits, I will take the course. ( if it's good, I stay till the end, if not, I leave) I read every interesting RE article I can get my hands on. Always have more CE credits than needed. I call anyone who seems to know more than me and ask questions. Each phone call with professionals is a way of learning and staying up with so many topics. Each RE transaction is like taking another course...always something to learn. I stay in touch with former trainers from Floyd Wickman, Mike and Mary Pallen, and Gary Sisson. I belong ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Today I noticed a few leaves that have started to change. Fall is in the air!   My favorite time to sell is right now, autumn/the last quarter of the year. The time to list is when the seller and the house are ready.  And that can be any of our four seasons.   Our market is changing along with the early fall colors.Now's the time to be out there taking advantage of this opportunity.   -Have buyers write up a wish list and find their dream home.-Up your marketing to attract buyers and sellers.-Have interesting topics to talk about on Sunday's live radio show -Use your blog to involve your buyers and sellers.-Stay in front of clients and prospects through blogging, ads, and All About Real Estate.-Keep an eye on expired, FSBO, and withdrawn properties. Harvest that crop of business.-Bring ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Why are you asking when it is the middle of September? Are you looking forward to the holiday?  Having your own home filled with friends, traditions, and memories?  Think about it. If you found the right home this month, you could have your holiday turkey in your new house.ORAre you one who is dreading the holiday with the cooking, cleaning, entertaining, and the concern of having a group in your home at this time?  Maybe the time is perfect to "rightsize"  from the big house.  If you answered affirmative to either of the above questions, now might be the perfect time to purchase a new residence.  This entry is my 4567th post, and I loved the number.Thinking of buying or selling a 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)
What happens to the house with the loss of a spouse? Here are a few different situations. -An older man lost his wife a few weeks earlier. He would not go back into his property and wanted it on the market now!  He did not feel the house was his home without her. Asking more questions, he told me he was staying in a rental and could not sleep in the house.  We did sell it to a young couple, blissfully in love, and that is what the seller wanted, someone in love to love his place.  Hearing who was buying, he sweetened the deal to afford the house comfortably. - For others, when losing a partner, they don’t want to leave the house. They want to stay in familiar/comfortable surroundings. Some suggest waiting at least a year to make a move. Sometimes the luxury of remaining is not possible....
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Today we settled on 7 Green Heather Court in Stevenson. We found the very special buyers who were not looking for a home that was cookie-cutter or cloneonial? The more unique the property.., the more exciting.Buyers may not describe the home they are looking for, but they know when they find it. . They are waiting for the right buyer. 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.We proved that today at the closing of  7 Green Heather Court 21208.Wishing the new owners lots of happiness in their new home!   If you are thinking of buying or selling an exceptional kind of 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)
Open House Sunday 2:30-3:30  7940 Stevenson Rd 21208 MDBC20000820 $699,944 5 Bedrooms 3 1/2 Baths    Here is a forever house with a total of nine accessible rooms on the main level. Five bedrooms, a sunroom with four sets of sliding doors to the patio, an office with a separate entrance, a family room, and a large den. Two bedrooms on the upper level with another full bath and abundant storage. Two wood-burning fireplaces plus a pellet stove. The patio is wired and ready for your hot tub.  Garage and studio/office with separate entrance. Updated and upgraded, this Sugar-built Stevenson home sits on a beautifully landscaped and manicured lot.     Click to see more photos.  7940 Stevenson Rd 21208 MDBC20000820 Open House Sunday 2:30-3:30 8.29. 2021 To See This 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)
How do you want your home shown? Just because there is a lockbox on the front door, there should be security measures in place. A lockbox makes it easier for a buyer's agent to see the property almost anytime. And buyer's agents do love this convenience. And many times, this works out okay.  How and when a house is shown should be discussed at the time of the listing. All of the following are true.-The more accessible the house is to show, the easier it is to sell.-Always make your house ready at a moment's notice.-They can't buy it if they can't see it.-An out-of-town buyer has no time to waste. He needs to see a house now.-The showing you miss may be the buyer.  But showings should also be for the seller's convenience; the homeowner still lives in the property. Most properties are not...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Notice the advertising below shows homes for sale, 'Too Late,' 'Sold,' and new listings. There is also a section for buyers looking for specific properties. The ad shows my tag line, my email, my website, my book, and my weekly radio show. My number is always much more prominent, making my phone ring.  The ad leads readers to the internet, and not everyone uses technology, email, or texting. Yes, another segment of the population reads print ads, especially real estate, and this group follows local advertising.There is more in an ad than just houses. Thinking of 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)
Showing instructions on a property should be simple.Below is not an example of easy showing instructions.   The above were the directions in the Multiple Listing System.If you read it a couple of times, you can figure out when to show the listing.A more straightforward way to give the showing time would be  Available daily 12-8 pm.  When selling a home...please make sure your showing instructions are easy to follow and not like the one above.Questions about selling a 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)
 We found the lucky buyer for8315 Stevenson Road21208 Sold & Settled We found the buyers who love this Stevenson Rancher! The first floor has THREE Bedroom suites, each with a Full Bath and a fourth bedroom or guest room with French doors.The bright white open kitchen has granite counters and an island with storage.   The main bedroom private suite has a barn door to close off the bathroom, plus a walk-in shower, marble flooring, a fireplace, and direct access to the pool!   Easy access in this two-car attached garage..Bright windows are throughout this beautiful home.  A raised area is perfect for a dining room.  The lower level has a large recreation room or 5th bedroom, half bath, and a huge walk-in closet perfect for au pair, guests, teens, or home offices.There is an abundant amoun...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Homeowners are getting those calls and letters. They start something like this:“I want to buy your house for cash. There will be no commission, and you don't have to clean or paint or do anything. We will buy it AS-IS without inspections, without repairs, and a fast settlement."  It is tempting to an uninformed homeowner, especially when there is no family around to advise and guide. Several times a month, I will get a call from a homeowner asking my opinion on these calls and mailings. In a fast market, people may be leaving substantial amounts of dollars on the table. The savings are stressed but not how much more they could sell their home in this market.When it sounds too good to be true, take heed.We find this happening to homeowners who have been in their houses for decades. They ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7940 Stevenson Rd 21208MDBC20000820  New listing this week. Here is a forever house with five bedrooms plus a sunroom addition, an office with a separate entrance, and a large den on the main level. Two bedrooms on the upper level with another full bath and abundant storage. Two wood-burning fireplaces plus a pellet stove. The patio is wired and ready for your hot tub. Garage and studio/office with separate entrance. Updated and upgraded, this Sugar-built Stevenson home sits on a beautifully landscaped and manicured lot. Move into this beautiful Baltimore County home located inside the Baltimore Beltway. For more information on this move-in ready 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)
7 Green Heather Ct. 21208Stevenson Deck House is Too Late MDBC2000860 Unique homes appeal to different groups of buyers.  Are you looking for something special?...not a cookie-cutter or clone-onial? For me, the more unique the property.., the more exciting.Buyers may not describe the home they are looking for, but they 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 exciting people gravitate to these wonderfully unique properties.Take a look at this exciting home that is under contract.  Thinking of buying or selling an extraordinary Balti...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
7929 Stevenson RoadPikesville, Md21208MLS MDBC531920 Here was a chance to purchase a sprawling brick Mid-Century-Modern rancher inside the Baltimore Beltway. It is so ready for custom renovations.  Measuring more than 2800 square feet, including a living room, dining room, den with fireplace, library, recreation room plus four bedrooms, double carport, and two and a half baths.  Click to see photos Open eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar has a door to a lush half-acre level, fenced yard with BBQ and patio area.  There is also a utility room, laundry, and double carport with storage. All on one level = No Steps  We have found a buyer for Stevenson rancher, which is being sold "AS IS."Such a wonderful opportunity for these buyers to design a luxury one-level home in such a desirable locati...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 This week, a call came in on my listing at 8315 Stevenson Road asking if the home is available for rent.They stated they could not afford to buy.My Response...Maybe you have that backward. Maybe you can’t afford to rent! Did I say that right?Homes are selling well now, and the option to rent is slim in many areas. This buyer was sure that owning was not a possibility. When asked, how much is your rent?  The answer $1700 a month. Let’s do some simple math that's $20,400 a year!How many years have you been paying someone else’s mortgage?  Seven years. Again simple math $244,800!  Do you see why you cannot afford to rent?You can’t afford to rent! Did I say that right? Homes are selling well now, and the option to rent is slim. The next step is to talk with a knowledgeable lender who will ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Open House 2-3 Today Thursday, June 3rd8315 Stevenson Road 21208We have an appointment scheduled on this new listing, so I am turning it into a one-hour impromptu open house.The weather forecast is not calling for a sunny day but let's see who shows up with liquid sunshine.  8315 Stevenson Rd 21208Open 2-3 Click For More Photos8315 Stevenson Road21208MDBC531144   The first floor has THREE Bedroom suites, each with a Full Bath and a fourth bedroom or guest room with French doors.The bright white open kitchen has granite counters and an island with storage.   The main bedroom private suite has a fireplace, barn doors, a walk-in shower, marble flooring, a fireplace, and direct access to the heated pool! Two-car attached garage..Bright windows are throughout this beautiful home.  A raised a...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  7906 Stevenson Road Baltimore, Md. 21208 is Sold and SettledWe found the perfect buyers for this Baltimore Home.  This home has two primary owner suites on the first floor, each with a private bath and plenty of storage. Never will you have to share your bath with anyone.The first floor has a new powder room and separate den or office perfect for company and entertaining.  Upstairs are two large bedrooms and another full bath plus a huge storage room. This space could also be for future needs when one person needs home care or space for a separate office or boomerang kids. It's also convenient to the Baltimore Beltway, all the shops in Pikesville, Trader Joes', Starbucks, and Lifebridge Health Center, to name a few.With only one small step into the main house and another step from the...
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