Howard County, MD Real Estate News

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
44th Annual Midnight Madness - Ellicott City Historic DistrictI love Historic Ellicott City.  It's had so many challenges with flooding and economic downturn but it's an amazing place to visit and to find some unique gifts for that special someone.On Friday, December 2, 2022, the Ellicott City Partnership and Visit Ellicott City is sponsoring the annual Midnight Madness starting at 5:30 pm until midnight.  There is a tree lighting ceremony at B & O Plaza starting at 5:30, Santa, his Elf, and the Grinch are rumored to be attending.  Live music happens all night long throughout the town with Mount Hebron High School Chamber Choir, Long Reach High School Madrigals, Catonsville High School Steel Band, and the Heart of Maryland Acapella Chorus, Work in Progress will be playing at the Wine Bi...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
3221 Birchmede DriveEllicott City 21042mls#MDHW2020410 Stately Ellicott City White Colonial on half acre lot backing to open easement meadow area with a stream in back. The spacious patio off the sunken family room is perfect for watching the birds and enjoying the butterfly gardens. Enjoy the warmth of the fireplace and loads of builtins. Gleaming, newly refinished wood floors in the living room, dining room, and second floor, and fresh paint in many areas add to the beauty of this four-bedroom center-hall colonial: updated roof, new air conditioner, new water heater, new sliding glass doors, and a side-loading two-car garage with many shelves and two work benches. The wide, newly rebuilt driveway has a parking pad for several cars. The yard has recently planted native oak, willow, ser...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
National Cryptologic Museum ReopensThe National Cryptologic Museum has been closed for renovations and remodeling and has now reopened to the public.The newly remodeled museum will provide a unique opportunity to engage the public with cryptologic history, allowing visitors to journey through history from ancient times to the present day with a view of how cryptology has shaped our past and present.I visited the museum with my son and his boy scout troop and it was amazing to see all the displays and artifacts from the Civil War, WWII up through the cold war, and learn about ciphers, codes, and all kinds of "spy stuff".   The National Cryptologic Museum is located at 8290 Colony Seven Road, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701.  Admission is free and no reservation or ticket is required. The mu...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
There seems to be something in the water. Within the last couple of weeks, I've heard from two other people - besides myself - who received unusually high water bills. If you've ever gotten one of those, you know the shockwaves it can send through your body. My bill was relatively mild compared to one of my past clients'. The amount due this last quarter was "only" double than what I usually pay. It still resulted in a moment of what the...? A quick call to Howard County's Water and Sewer division cleared things up. My water meter had stopped working. The bill I had received was an estimate based on the average usage in the county. Scheduling a replacement of the faulty water meter was quick and painless (shout-out to Cam, thank you!) and took place just a few days after my initial call...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 ''Dear Birchmede Dr., We've lived with you for 23 years. Children grew up and several pet generations called you home during that time. We loved watching the birds out your bay window and the butterfly garden. The fireplace has been a great asset through past winters.  You happily accepted all the games when we gave you a facelift and added all the storage and a window seat in the family room. We love your backyard, especially the wonderful creek that is fun to explore from our yard. We love how close you were to essential shopping and how we used to ride bikes to Music and Arts for music lessons.  We loved working from home at the quirky Tudor bar in your basement. We love all the quiet places to hide with a book to read in peace.  We've loved sharing our lives with you and hope you t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
This home could be your American Dream. Check out this white colonial with side loading garage on a lovely quiet street backing to acres of meadow land. And there is the Little Plum Tree stream in the back. Four bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with wonderful first-floor family room with wood burning fireplace, bay window and french door to the private patio. Magnificent butterfly and vegetable gardens. The magnolia trees make this home an oasis from your busy lifestyle. -Minutes to shopping at Chatham Mall, Long Gate Shopping Center, and The Enchanted Forest. -Sought after Howard County Schools.Stay tuned for photos and more details.For more info on this homePlease 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)
I am working with a mother and daughter who will be sharing a home. It will take a village to find this unique property, and we could use your help.Here is what we are looking for: It can be any style, in or around Baltimore, concentrating on Ellicott City in zip codes 21042 and 21163. However, for the right home, we are open to other areas., They want to purchase a large single-family home with plenty of trees, privacy, and space for a master gardener. Privacy from other houses, no fences, and a stream would be nice. One to two acres would be ideal or adjacent to open land that gives the same feeling of privacy. And a pool is a  must, indoor, outdoor, or the room to build one.A few more desires include a first-floor primary bedroom, bath, and a pet-friendly neighborhood. A couple of bo...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Happy Closing Day Dan & Divya and welcome to your new home in Columbia's Village of Harper's Choice which - as it turns out - was totally the best choice for you. Dan & Divya and I first connected back in March when they were interviewing buyer's agents to guide them on their first home buying journey - a smart move by the way, the interviewing and the choosing me part! 😉We spent time going over the process and the documents before hunting for the perfect home. They had done their homework, they knew what they wanted, which neighborhoods they would consider and - most importantly - what their financial comfort level was. Preapproval does not always equal comfort level! We explored. We researched. We wrote a few offers but only on the ones that were a good fit, until we submitted a winni...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
This exceptional property was a rare find! A custom home, built, occupied and loved by the same family for 4+ decades, on a flag lot and 4 private acres, with a wooded view, a 40 x 20 in-ground pool, oversized 4-season-sunroom to enjoy the lovely view year round, built-in garage, 2 fireplaces, owner's suite, rec room with walk-out to the pool area, low-maintenance deck... and so much more, attracted the perfect buyers who had spent months looking for a property just like it.They saw, the came, they fell in love, and they wrote the winning offer! As we are nearing the end of the complimentary seller rent-back period, the emotions are running high all around. The sellers are saying good-bye to the home they raised a family in, and the buyers are excited to begin their journey in their new...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Speechless Sunday - Bring Your Dog to Work DayThis is puppy love, Sadie likes nothing better than to go for a ride in the car and make her rounds in and outside the Coldwell Banker office in Ellicott City.  She has her favorite spots to sit and watch the world go by.
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Paint It, Ellicott CityFrom June 9 to June 12, 2022, juried artists take to the streets of Old Ellicott City to participate in the Plein Air event where artists line the streets of Historic Ellicott City with their easels to paint without the aid of photography and paint the picturesque mill town. The event culminates in an exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts located at 8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD on June 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm.  Both these events are free to the public.   
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
The Mascara Run in Old Ellicott City, MD - June 4, 2022Come on out to celebrate Pride Month and enjoy the fun and games.  Fun Run eating and drinking through 10 stations of local bars and restaurants in parking lot F in drag, jeans & t-shirts or whatever!!  Heels, makeup, and wigs will be provided.  Come to run or just cheer the runners on.  You can buy ticketsThe event takes place this afternoon, June 4, 2022, from 3 pm to 5 pm.There will be live music and beer.  You must be 21 or older, it takes place fully in Lot F, Old Ellicott City $25 entry fee with all proceeds going directly to HoCo Pride.Agents from the Ellicott City Coldwell Banker will be there to help with the sign-in and will have the prize wheel.   
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Finally, yesterday we got a first glimpse of summer in Central Maryland after a pretty wet spring thus far. It was a gorgeous day! I had an appointment to meet with the appraiser at my listing in Dayton, MD which sits on a beautiful private lot and comes with a 20 x 40 in-ground pool. Per usual, I arrived a bit earlier to walk the property, turn on some lights, and make sure everything looked good. At the end of my tour I paused in the sunroom, taking in the view, before stepping out onto the deck. The sun felt amazing. There was a gentle breeze and I swear I could hear the pool whisper to come for a swim. Oh the temptation! Jumping into the water and working poolside for the rest of the day sounded just perfect to me. But, I didn't bring a bathing suit, I had a listing appointment to g...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
7 Day Real Estate Market update- lots of movement, which is not uncommon this time of year. Interest rates have climbed dramatically in the past month, which will put many buyers out of the market.Did you wait to long to list your home? Time will tell. Click here for an instant quote or PM us for more info here.https://bit.ly/2022HomeValueOr if you're ready to sell your home click here.https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2022
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Have you been dreaming of spending the summer poolside, having the perfect space to entertain, and a yard large enough to throw a football? Then this home in Dayton, MD is a must-see. 13556 Argo Drive is an exceptional property on 4 private acres with a lovely wooded view. Set-back from the home this impeccable, well-maintained home could be your own oasis. The inviting living space with plank vinyl flooring and one of two wood burning fireplaces is centered around the open kitchen and culminates in a huge 36 x 14 four-season sunroom with tranquil views of the property: the in-ground pool, cleared lot and lawn, and a wooded area that offers up all the privacy you could want. Natural lighting creates the perfect ambiance throughout. The primary bedroom on the upper level has an en-suite ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
In real estate PRICE isn't always the problem, but it's always the solution. Check out the market activity for Howard County for the last 7 days!!!   Who wants to sell their home before it balances out? Go here for an instant quote or PM us for more info here.https://bit.ly/2022HomeValue Or if you're ready to sell your home click here.https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2022
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
A new day. Another opportunity to create value for people. Special amenities come with our offerings! Check out the market activity for Howard County for the last 7 days!!!Who wants to sell their home before it balances out?Go here for an instant quote or PM us for more info here.https://bit.ly/2022HomeValueOr if you're ready to sell your home click here.https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2022
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Don't think about its current value. think about its future value. Check out the market activity for Howard County for the last 7 days.Go here for an instant quote or PM us for more info here.https://bit.ly/2022HomeValueOr if you're ready to sell your home click here.https://bit.ly/SellMyHome2022
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
DOK KHAO Thai Eatery is one of the restaurants that opened in the new Merriweather District in Columbia, MD within the last year. It joined Busboys & Poets, Peter Chang, Clove & Cardamom, The Creamery..We love trying new restaurants, especially the ones that have plenty on the menu for people like me, who are suffering from food allergies or sensitivities and/or are ever mindful of ingredients. DOK KHAO is already hugely popular, and buzzing with cheerful chatter during the evening hours.Stepping into DOK KHAO feels like stepping into Spring.. an experience that was especially pleasant on a chilly, chilly night. The interior is whimsical, vibrant, happy, and colorful with lots and lots of flowers. It's a restaurant that inspires and made me want to redecorate my home. It suits you, my f...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Too Late - 7414 Slipknot Aly, Elkridge, MD 21075It's too late for you to purchase this lovely 5-year young townhome in the Howard Square neighborhood of Elkridge.  This beautiful home featured 3 bedrooms and a loft (that doubles as a 4th bedroom) with a roof-top deck as well as a 2 car garage for easy parking and the crowning glory was the eat-in kitchen that was all decked out with extra kitchen cabinets for additional storage.  If you own a home in Howard Square or a neighboring community and would like to know what your home could be sold for in this fast-paced market I am happy to meet with you for a no-obligation consultation.  Are you thinking about buying and would like to live in a community like this?  I am happy to assist you in finding your dream home.  Let's have a conversat...
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