Baltimore County, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
One of my questions when hiring someone, whether for business or personal: Do you like what you do? And then listen to the answer. 'I love what I do,' said with enthusiasm, is what I want to hear.I have tried this when working with a flipper, contractor, agent, attorney, etc.  And there are specific questions. If someone does rehabs on properties, I ask them if they would allow their family members to live in the house. Listen to the answer. In my decades of RE, I have only met one rehabber who said he would never sell a home that was not good or safe enough for him and his family.If a professional says they used to love the business, but there are too many problems now, listen. Is their passion gone, or maybe they never had that 'fire in the belly.' As a brand new REALTOR®,  a 'seasone...
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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, there are many questions. Ask away but be ready to make a decision.When you are looking to purchase, make sure you want the house. Contracts are legally binding, and this is not the time to be wishy-washy. When accepting your offer, the seller takes it off the market, starts packing, hires a moving company, and all the myriad things that go into preparing the family. Have you talked to anyone who has had a house under contract, and there is buyer remorse? It can be devastating. They have trusted you, your agent, and your legally binding offer. For sure, check it out. Buying and selling a home is not to be taken lightly. Do your research, ask tons of questions about the neighborhood, the schools, the commute, HVAC age, roof, condition, previous updates, and maintenan...
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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)
 There is so much to say about appreciation and how it makes my world go around.How much can one be thankful for? The answer is unlimited. Every day is a time to feel gratitude; look around to see who gets me through the days, weeks, months, and years, so I don't do it alone. Too many to count, but here is a partial list: my photographer, webmaster, computer tech,  marketing, bookkeeper, attorney, accountant, mechanic, hairstylist, and radio producer.  And others, like appraisers, contractors, inspectors, medical professionals, and other personal services, keep my business running and my life better.There are so many contacts throughout the year.  Many of the people  I never meet, see or touch, including the readers and commenters on my blog, along with the internet callers, emailers, t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Below is a reblog by Andrea Bedard. I am so thankful to have a friend, colleague, and trustworthy professional in Maryland Real Estate. Please take a look at how Andrea Bedard took my listing and highlighted it. I would love it if Andrea found the perfect buyer for this amazing property! Thank you, Andrea, for being the kind, considerate, sharing REALTOR® that makes us all proud.       Home > Blogs > Andrea Bedard > Realtor on the Run in Silver Spring & beyond.   Rare Opportunity in Baltimore County, MD   By Andrea BedardReal Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797 November 23, 2021 07:22 AM REPORT I need to tell you all about a very special listing that my friend Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Home Rome Realty, just put on the market... this is a rar...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
I need to tell you all about a very special listing that my friend Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Home Rome Realty, just put on the market... this is a rare opportunity, so rare that I've never come across anything like this in my 18 years in the business. 10515 Harford Rd in Glen Arm is a gated 15+ acre property. It is a residential home (turn-key) *and* a successful business. Imagine waking up every morning, enjoying lovely wooded views while sipping your morning cup of coffee on your private patio, and then strolling past your very own ponds (yes, plural) to your office/garage complex/workshop to attend to your business. The single family home was built in 2016 and has more than 3,200 square feet plus a massive lower level with high ceilings that is ready to be finished for a...
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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)
 I know it’s November, not February, but let’s talk about love letters. No longer are we allowed to have buyers’ letters sent along with contract offers. But having the seller write, from the heart, a letter to their house can be powerful. I am so thankful when my owners do this.Here is the latest love letter from my seller. It is emotional marketing when a buyer is getting close to making a decision, and it’s no longer about the dollars and cents. Getting the owner’s perspective on what the house has meant,  special memories,  why they initially bought, special features they love, and what they will miss most. This exercise is not for everyone. For some, a house is just sticks, bricks, and shelter.  But for others, the home is so much more, filled with a lifetime of memories, milestone...
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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)
 Take a look at this almost 3000’  all brick rancher, a contemporary gem with one entire floor of gracious living…one level with no steps.Click To See The Slideshow Photos8205 Tama CtStevenson 21208MLS #MDBC2011878Check out this  Stevenson move-in-ready rancher with five bedrooms, two and a half luxury baths, an in-ground fenced pool, and a quiet cul-de-sac location.   The focal point is the beautiful curved stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room. And gleaming wood floors shows the quality of this recent renovation. The 27’ kitchen is a gathering place for living and entertaining. Custom design includes clean lines with lots of granite, ceramic tile,  an abundant amount of custom wood cabinets and is ideal for the gourmet cook.  Enjoy easy living with the stainless three-door r...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and looking for different results.That's what it's like trying to find homes for our empty-nesters and baby boomers.You may never find that large Baltimore Condo! For two years, I have been looking for the "right" condo for buyers who want to plan for the next 15 years.They are empty-nesters.  And they are not looking to downsize but to right-size. Space to live and enjoy, and they want all the bells and whistles. Waiting for large condos in our area has been frustrating. If and when these rare condos become available, they sell before they hit the market, have bidding wars, or need significant updates. The buyers want their dream home,  including the latest kitchen and baths, and are willing to remodel for their custom needs.  Thinking this ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  Take a look at this week's properties surrounded by  Fall leaves.By the way, I think the best time to list a house is right now! And...If you hurry, you can settle before the end of the year.  If you are thinking about selling your homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
3 GRAINFIELD COURT, CATONSVILLE, MD For Sale Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free Home Values Catonsville Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Presented By: EPIK Home Group of Keller Williams Integrity President and CEOKeller Williams Integrity443-418-7668Licensed In: MDLicense #: 535650   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price4 BEDROOMS | 2 full, 2 half baths BATHROOMS | 4338 SqFt Are you tired of looking for the perfect home? Here it is! Tucked away in one of the premium neighborhoods of Catonsville, this delightful colonial on a sleepy cul-de-sac in Foxhall Farms will not disapoint. Location is key- an easy commute to I9...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 A place for family and income, too!10515 Harford Rd 21057MLS MDBC2015386Too See PhotosWhat an opportunity ...a beautiful home, first-floor primary suite, laundry, gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors, living and dining rooms, plus wrap-around porches with remote control screens. And upstairs are three more bedrooms (2 en-suite) and an open sitting room (or fifth bedroom) with a balcony and a gas fireplace. All four bedrooms have walk-in closets. Access pond from primary bedroom The entire lower level with high ceilings is ready to finish and has access from private stairs inside the attached three-car garage.In addition to the beautiful home, there are another dozen or more garages, two pole barns, an office, a showroom, two ponds, and a workshop—perfect place to live in luxury an...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 When purchasing a home, make sure you know what you are buying. What stays and what does not? Convey within the body of the contract because you don't want to hear these words: "But I thought  (fill in the blank)  was part of the purchase." Our Maryland contract is pretty specific about appliances, window coverings, attached fixtures, built-ins, carpeting, fireplace screens, and garage remotes.  What about the porch and pool items? Playground equipment, trampoline, grills, firewood, even artwork. What about the bathroom mirrors...if not attached.And if you want it...then write it in! Be specific if you want an item, and also be clear if there is an item you don't want. Do you want the extra matching paint,  wallpaper, and carpet? Some think this is a bonus to the buyer, so they have su...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Fall Back To Be On Time For Sunday Appointments!Most of our gadgets reset themselves, but a few need our assistance, like time changes in older cars, watches,  and the most noticeable are wall clocks in many homes and offices.  Be thankful for the extra hour of sleep!  Do you have some friends or family that need a reminder?  Send them a link to your blog to remind them that Daylight Saving Time affects all our time telling devices.          Moving the time before turning in on Saturday night will allow me to be on time for my live radio show on Sunday at noon.  Live call-in number 410-922-6680Text during the show 410-530-2400 The first Sunday in November is the time we Fall back.  Please don't forget to set your clocks and gadgets back one hour, and enjoy your extra hour. When do you t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Two calls came through this week, each with the same general comment. I heard that you specialize in unique and unusual properties. Yes, you heard right!That is music to my ears!Both callers have me excited and intrigued. I had an appointment and listed one this week. The other one, retiring within two years, is getting projects done and asking my opinion on more updates. I think it may be a month or two before she is ready for my visit.So how did they hear about me?  One from a listener on the radio and one I met at a party a dozen or more years ago. She remembered my enthusiasm about her purchasing a massive barn on 2.5 acres twenty years earlier. Her friends and family were against her purchase, going so far as to say she was crazy to buy this old run-down structure. But she always ...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Multi-unit in Baltimore County4 Unit. 1st Floor unit has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and 1 half bath. This unit has access to the basement. 2nd Floor has 2 units: One unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath; the other unit is a studio apartment (the bathroom needs work.) 3rd Floor is a studio apartment. All units are separately metered and have separate entrances. Over 2,600 above grade square footage. The potential rent is $3,000 to $3,500 per month. Located in Baltimore County.Contact Ron Trzcinski of Century 21, The Real Estate Centre at 410-935-5844 for more information. 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Here is a Tuesday teaser on a new exciting listing. I could not wait to share.We have the professional photos scheduled this week, and I will show you as soon as they are available.What an opportunity ..a beautiful home, first-floor primary suite, laundry, gourmet kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors, living and dining rooms plus wrap-around porches with remote control screens.  And upstairs are three more bedrooms (2 en-suite) and an open sitting room (or fifth bedroom) with a gas fireplace. All three have walk-in closets. The entire lower level with high ceilings is ready to finish and has access from private stairs inside the attached three-car garage. In addition to the beautiful home, there are another dozen or more garages, two pole barns, an office, a showroom, and a workshop. Perfe...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
2:30-3:30 Sunday, October 31, 2021 7940 Stevenson Rd 21208 MDBC2014926 $599,944 5 Bedrooms 3 1/2 Baths    Here is a forever house with five bedrooms, 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.     Click to see more photos.      For a tour or more information about this home Call Margaret Rome    
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