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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 To continue year after year matching buyers and sellers and making dreams come true, I have to be consistent.  Consistency is my marketing secret, including my weekly advertising, blogging, and radio show.  To say I love what I do; is an understatement. My Real Estate career over the past three decades has been amazing and unbelievably rewarding. Each day is exciting depending on the emails, the texts, the phone calls, and the various appointments. It may be an inspection, a showing of one of my homes, meeting an appraiser, visiting a potential client that is just thinking about moving or going out with a buyer to see a new listing. It may be an offer written for a buyer or an offer on one of my properties. It may also be a consultation to see how I can help someone decide if this is t...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 14
  It doesn't get any better in Baltimore!Perfection, but only for one special buyer. The Villages at Woodholme is a Fifty Five Plus Community. 8525 Mountainholly Dr.MDBC  Click to CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS Enjoy the privacy of a Gated Condo with 'Country club' amenities, including pool, tennis, and clubhouse.  Single Family stand-alone home on a premium wooded private lot, and the two-car garage has a WiFi door opener.  First-floor owner suite with movie-type TV stereo and surround sound, walk-in closet, and lighted tray ceilings. The bath has a jetted Jacuzzi, waterfall faucets in both glass vessel sinks, and a walk-in stall shower.  There are four full bathrooms, first-floor laundry, and extensive Trex decking with screened gazebo and sexy night lighting. A first-floor guest room plus libr...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
  5 Meadow Run CtLoveton Farms isSOLD & SETTLEDLovely brick townhouse in the sought-after area of Loveton Farms. Convenient location near all the shopping in Hunt Valley Towne Center with 55 shops and restaurants, including Wegmans!  This move-in-ready interior home has four bedrooms plus a loft with skylights. This space over the owner suite is perfect for an at-home office, gym, TV room, or studio.  There is a bright, updated kitchen with new white cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite counters perfect for the gourmet cook.    Click To See More Photos There is plenty of space for everyone with four finished levels.Bedrooms two and three are combined for a larger space, with two closets and windows. So easy to add a divider when that fourth bedroom is needed.The finished lower le...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
Let’s talk about basements. Love em or hate them. Some people have extreme opinions. Buyers who will not consider a home without a basement and are just as adamant about the kind. They want a walkout ground level, they want a walk-up, or they want no outside access. Then some hate basements, whether it is memories, dark, damp, old, bugs, etc. Not sure.  But there is a fear. I have seen buyers when touring refuse to go downstairs. Sometimes they say: I don’t need to see the basement. I’ll never go there.   Why buy a home without a basement? No steps for easy accessibilityNo concerns about moisture Less space for clutterAbsence of natural lightSafer one level livingLess to take care ofEasy to age in place  Why buy a home with a basement? Extra storage Separate officesExtra rooms for large...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 18
 Real Estate is a Catch 22. Many sellers are ready to sell, but there is a shortage of homes on the market that listing a house, to some, doesn't make sense! Their thinking...if I list my house, and it sells, where do I go?  If I buy a house and have a home to sell, I will lose the new one.                                                                   And it is effortless to get caught up in this situation. Numerous sellers are ready to sell. But they need a new home to buy. Or they need to decide where they will move. This decision is one that I hear every day.  How do we handle this dilemma, keep the stress level down, and still make the homeownership dream a reality?First, we need to stay on an even keel. Yesterday, I met my special friend and client who purchased their home with...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
Perfection, but only for one special buyer. Fifty Five Plus Community'Country club' amenitiesSingle Family HomeDouble Wooded LotTwo car garageFirst-floor owner suiteFirst-floor laundryTrex decking 900' with screened gazeboFirst-floor guest room, library, or officeSide solarium used now for diningLoft with bedroom and full bathSpacious movie theatre room with kitchenGame room with three TV'sOffice with full bathGranite kitchenWood floorsFireplaceHigh Ceilings5000' plus Condo fees cover all exterior maintenance!  Any information will be easy to see with just the touch of the triangle 'play' button below. (turn the sound down) Picture yourself living here!Many details are in this single-family home on a private double lot with acres of wooded views.                         Custom details a...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
Such a pretty time in our Baltimore area enjoying our cherry blossoms!   Or take a look at Sherwood Gardens.    The gardens were begun in 1927 by John Sherwood, a local petroleum pioneer, and conservationist. What started as a hobby has become one of the most famous tulip gardens in North America." You can see the azaleas are spectacular. And it's not Spring in Baltimore until the Azaleas are in bloom.  For help finding your Baltimore Spring HomeCall Margaret Rome   
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
We found the lucky buyer for 7906 Stevenson RdPikesville 212084 Bedrooms 3 1/2  BathsMDBC515374And this home is perfect for these buyers, with two luxury Owner suites on the first level!   This Stevenson home has two primary owner suites on the first floor, each with its own private bath and plenty of storage. Never will you have to share your bath with anyone.The first floor also has a new powder room and separate den or office perfect for home office, company, and entertaining.  But that is not all. Upstairs are two large bedrooms and another full bath plus a huge storage room. This space could also be home offices, space for boomerang children or guests.Enjoy the granite eat-in kitchen, first-floor laundry, bright living room, fireplace, and dining room.  7906 Stevenson Rd is conveni...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 16
My best ideas come when quiet. Besides my phone and computer, my home office is void of sound, music, or TV.Ideas for me flow in silence. I can write quickly on my iPhone when waiting for an appt or before getting up like I’m doing right now.   In my shower, I have a waterproof pad (see above) for jotting down a thought that otherwise may be forgotten.  And all this surrounding silence allows me to create my advertising, marketing, blog, and ideas for my weekly radio show.  Did you know that some of Beethoven’s work came after he became deaf? Thanks,  Jasen Edwards. 
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 32
 It takes years of preparation, including flight school, licensing, instrument ratings, thousands of hours under the hood, great instructors, many practice landing hours in perfect weather, and landings with limited visibility. Many touchdowns are smooth; some are not. The goal is to land safely and walk away from each one. Those smooth ones don’t make the news. But lose an engine, encounter severe turbulence, an unexpected weather change, or a malfunction with any of the hundreds of parts, and you have great stories to tell. Hopefully, everyone is safe.  In aviation, the conversation is called “hanger flying.”  Standing around talking about those exciting experiences.  What’s this have to do with RE?How many transactions an agent does IS essential. Each time a buyer or seller purchases...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 6
 Today was such a smooth closing on another dream-come-true house. Take a look at 7304 Heinle Ave. The transaction was bumpy until the very end, including three dates of postponements. Today at settlement, all smiles, funds were in place, the title company was ready, and keys exchanged.We had the best buyers and fabulous sellers who were willing and able to jump through every hurdle put in their path. There was a wonderful Realtor®, Jennifer Marsh...always on top of things, kind, friendly, and looking out for her buyers!  Jen was on the right when the buyers received the key to their first home.Imagine those smiles; they are there!  And Jen shared this lovely and very apropos card above! Today was such a smooth closing on another dream-come-true house.  Searching for your perfect home C...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 We found the right buyer for8304 Prairie Rose PlaceBaltimore, Md 21208Villages Of WoodholmeMLS MDBC525262  It’s not too big, and it’s not too small. It is in a 55 plus community, which has the benefit of pool, tennis, and clubhouse. And the monthly fee covers outside maintenance, the roof, all lawn care, and snow removal, including the driveway into your garage.     Click to see more photos of 8304 Prairie Rose Place. The primary bedroom suite, along with the laundry, is conveniently located on the first floor. A sunroom, deck, and open granite island kitchen overlook privacy and the beauty of our changing seasons. Vaulted ceilings and skylights are a bonus in the living and dining area with hardwood floors.Upstairs, two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a loft ... perfect for guests, fa...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 14
  Instead of complaining about the frantic market with low or no inventory, instead of making excuses that there are no homes out there, be proactive and find the sellers who are ready to sell. Plenty of people want to move but are worried they cannot find their next home. Be the problem solver, not part of the problem.Several years ago, I wrote about 'Who Moved My Cheese.'My take then: I don't care who moved it-I need to find it!As a listing agent, I am doing just that. Instead of complaining about the multiple offers, the speed of newly listed properties going under contract in a matter of days, the upset buyers and buyer's agents who have written and lost many competing bids I am going after the inventory. Find the seller a place to move,  Bingo; you have their listing.Before asking ...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
  When the appraiser called to schedule an appointment, we set a convenient time. This property went under contract substantially over the asking price, waiving inspections, striking the appraisal clause, and giving a sizable EMD. You might wonder why the value had to be determined by the appraiser. The contract offer, one of many, was much higher than the asking price.  When sold, it will be the top sale in the entire neighborhood. I have seen drive-by appraisals, desktop appraisals, and the rare "forget about it waived appraisal" when the lender knew the value was there.   The buyer is taking a loan for half the offer price, putting fifty percent down in cash. This lender still requires an appraisal. So you might ask:Why appraise when the buyer waived the appraisal?   Thinking of sell...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 12
8247 Longpoint Rd Waters EdgeBaltimore County 21222Who would have thought it possible, in this market, to find such an affordable gem?  We found the perfect buyersfor this adorable single-family cape cod in a  friendly water-privileged community!   Check out Waters Edge! And it's move-in ready and under $250k!  It is a perfect match for these first-time buyers from California, living with friends nearby while looking for a home.  Check the living space with three bedrooms, two on the first, and a substantial paneled attic large enough for two more bedrooms, office, gym, studio, or just lots of storage.    Manicured yard with brick-lined gardens, rear covered patio and covered slate front porch.  Hedge fenced front yard with a walk between the brick pillars. There's more!  An eat-in kitc...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
  Many years ago, my friends told me I was too picky with the guys I went out with. Ten minutes on a date for me was enough to know whether I was the least bit interested in pursuing a relationship. Many times I would try to “fix” my date up with someone I thought suitable. I met wonderful people and matched others up. Everyone I went out with looked perfect on “paper,” but they were not the “right” ones.  That was until I met my Lee Rome.On paper, he was not perfect. He was older, divorced, had a son, and vowed he would never marry again.Most girls would have passed. But that did not stop me. He was exciting, intriguing, and knocked my sox off! Please take a look at my “best close ever.'' So thankful that I did not settle!  This quote is by Steve Jobs   And what about Real EstateWe can...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 12
Open Sunday 2:30-3:307906 Stevenson RdPikesville 212084 Bedrooms 3 1/2  BathsMDBC515374  This could be your perfect Baltimore Home.   This Stevenson 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 also has a new powder room and separate den or office perfect for company and entertaining. But that is not all. Upstairs are two large bedrooms and another full bath plus a huge storage room. This space could also be for the future when one person needs home care or space for a separate office, boomerang, or visiting grandkids. Enjoy the granite eat-in kitchen, first-floor laundry, bright living room, fireplace, and dining room. Take a look at 7906 Stevenson Rd. It's conven...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
8304 Prairie Rose PlaceVillages Of WoodholmeMLS MDBC525262$379,944 It’s not too big, and it’s not too small. It is in a 55+ community, including pool, tennis, and clubhouse. And the monthly fee covers outside maintenance, the roof, all lawn care, and snow removal, including the driveway into your garage.     Click to see more photos of 8304 Prairie Rose Place. The primary bedroom suite, along with the laundry, is conveniently located on the first floor. A sunroom, deck, and open granite island kitchen overlook privacy and the beauty of our changing seasons. Vaulted ceilings and skylights are a bonus in the living and dining area with hardwood floors.Upstairs, two more bedrooms, a full bath, and a loft ... perfect for guests, family visits, home office, and studios.There’s more.The finis...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
 There are times when the seller chooses to sell  "As Is" for many reasons. Because of age, health, convenience, or finances, the homeowner may choose to sell their home 'as is' without making any repairs or updates. In a strong market, this may be the way for a buyer to get into a home, knowing they will be using a bit of sweat equity to make it work.  We may be market with words like.."price reflects the "as is" condition."  Below is a section of the Maryland "AS IS ADDENDUM."     There are two options that the buyer and seller have to agree on.The first is clear black and white...buying without inspections taking the house with no repairs. No refund of EMD if they "change" their minds. The second is buying with inspections and having the option to withdraw for any reason within a spe...
By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 15
8247 Longpoint Rd Waters EdgeBaltimore County 21222Who would have thought it possible, in this market, to find such an affordable gem? Take a look at this adorable single-family cape cod in a  friendly water-privileged community!  Check out Waters Edge! And it's move-in ready and under $250k! Are you kidding me?  Check the living space with three bedrooms, two on the first, and a substantial paneled attic large enough for two more bedrooms, office, gym, studio, or just lots of storage. Manicured yard with brick-lined gardens, rear covered patio and covered slate front porch.Hedge fenced front yard with a walk between the brick pillars. There's more!  An eat-in kitchen with a built-in oven, microwave, window over the sink, gas cooking, and convenient first-floor laundry. And there is a p...

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