Eldersburg, MD Real Estate News

By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of March 2018. As an office, we were up 4% in sales volume and down 4% in units in March vs. March, 2017. Dixon/Kluge GroupGroup Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $7.6 million + total production on 22 unitsCarol Swinton Team Team Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $2.6 million + total production on 5 unitsMo Boone Individual Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $2.1 million + total productionDiamond Club: Luster/Ripley Group  $4.5 million + total production on 11 units Kim Fitzgerald Team $4.0 million + total production on 12 unitsMarvine Jenkins $1.9 million + total production on 11 unitsJanice Kirkner $1.1 million + total productionPaul MacKenzie $1.0 million + total...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of February 2018. As an office, we were up 52% in sales volume and 34% in units in February vs. February, 2017. Dixon/Kluge Group Group Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $5.6 million + total production on 17 unitsCarol Swinton Team Team Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $4.3 million + total production on 7 unitsJanice Kirkner: Individual Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $1.4 million + total productionDiamond ClubLuster/Ripley Group Group $3.9 million + total production on 12 unitsMarvine Jenkins Group $3.0 million + total production on 10 unitsKim Fitzgerald Team$2.3 million + total production on 10 unitsEmerald Club: Nancy Davenport, Tracey Sullivan, the Paul Mac...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
How Do Schools Rank in Carroll County MD?Lets check out all the schools! Since both our grandchildren graduated from Century High, they both did well and went on to attend college. The most recent scorecards for 2018 school rankings on Niche website show favorable for Carroll County schools. In all Maryland schools Carroll County is constantly ranked in the Top 5.  The results are: Safest School Districts in Marylad  #3 of 24Best School Districts in Maryland  #4 of 24Best Places to Teach in Maryland  #5 of 24Districts with Best Teachers in MD  #5 of 24 Location of public schools in Carroll County:    There are many important decisions when choosing a place to live. What is your lifestyle? Do you prefer urban, suburban, or rural living? How about transportation? What is the commuting dis...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Living Well in Carroll County MD Carroll County has rolling farmland, less traffic, and small towns. There is plenty to do if fishing, horseback riding, hiking, wine festivals, free outdoor summer concerts, or the charm of historic main street shops appeals to you. There are many events and services offered! Dog Parks and Pet Grooming Freshwater Fishing Zumba Classes Yoga Classes Horseback Riding Trails Beauty Salons Wineries in Carroll and Frederick Thinking of moving to a new neighborhood in Carroll County?  Work with a local real estate expert! Search for all available homes at Jeri Sells Homes in Carroll CountyI’m just a phone call away! Jeri HerlThe Herl Home Dream TeamKeller Williams Realty Centre 800-710-0815410-357-6078      
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of January 2018.  Dixon/Kluge GroupGroup Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $4.5 million + total production on 15 unitsCarol Swinton Team Team Top Producers & Top Listings $3.0 million + total productionNancy Horne Team Team Top Sales $1.3 million + total productionNancy Davenport: Individual Top Producer, & Top SalesCarole Murphy Adams Individual: Top ListingsDiamond ClubLuster/Ripley Group $1.4 million + total production on 6 unitsMarvine Jenkins Group$1.3 million + total production on 7 unitsKim Fitzgerald Group $1.1 million + total productionSapphire Club: Don Van Cleve, Marsha Mason-Wonsley, Janice Kirkner, Veronica Horak, Chris Will, Emily Duvall-Simpson, Mo Boone, Bleefiel...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of December 2017. In addition, the office sales volume was up 68% and the sales units were up 40% vs. December, 2016. Dixon/Kluge Group Group Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $2.9 million + total production on 10 unitsCarol Swinton Team Team Top Producers & Top Listings $2.0 million + total productionAnthony Lioi Individual Top Producer & Top SalesDiamond Club:Marvine Jenkins Group$2.0 million + total production on 9 unitsLuster/Ripley Group$1.7 million + total production on 6 unitsKim Fitzgerald Group $1.0 million + total production Emerald Club: Janice Kirkner, Paul MacKenzieSapphire Club: Marsha Mason-Wonsley, Carole Murphy Adams, Cecilia Kelly, Sandra Serrao, Angela Athey, ...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of November 2017.Dixon/Kluge Group Group Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings $3.8 million + total production on 10 unitsJanice Kirkner Individual Top Producer, Top Sales, & Top Listings$3.0 million + total production on 6 unitsCarol Swinton Team Team Top Producers, Top Sales & Top Listings $1.6 million + total production  Diamond ClubMarvine Jenkins Group $3.1 million + total production on 10 unitsLuster/Ripley GroupGroup $2.7 million + total production on 10 unitsKim Fitzgerald Group $1.5 million + total production  Emerald Club Michelle Hodos Sapphire Club Mo Boone, Marsha Mason-Wonsley, Don Van Cleve, Paul MacKenzie, Cecilia Kelly, Bleefield Team, Randall Bradford, Julie Byrd, ...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of October 2017. Luster/Ripley GroupGroup Top Producers & Top Listings $5.7 million + total production on 19 unitsDixon/Kluge Group Group Top Sales$5.2 million + total production on 14 unitsCarol Swinton TeamTeam Top Producers, Top Sales & Top Listings $3.0 million + total production on 7 unitsChris Will Individual Top Producer & Top Listings $1.6 million + total production Tim Dorsey Individual Top Sales $1.2 million + total productionDiamond ClubKim Fitzgerald Group $2.4 million + total production on 6 unitsMarvine Jenkins Group $1.5 million + total production on 7 unitsJanice Kirkner $1.5 million + total productionEmerald Club Paul Mackenzie Group, Carole Murphy Adams, Julie Byrd, J...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for September, 2017. As an office we finished the month up 3% in Sales Volume and 11% in Units vs. September 2016.Dixon/Kluge GroupGroup Top Producers, Top Listings & Top Sales $6.2 million + total production on 19 units Janice Kirkner Individual Top ProducerSandra SerraoIndividual Top SalesDoc PalmerIndividual Top ListingsDiamond Club: Kim Fitzgerald Group$3.0 million + total production on 8 unitsLuster/Ripley Group$2.6 million + total production on 7 unitsPaul Mackenzie Group$1.3 million + total production on 5 units Marvine Jenkins Group$1.0 million + total production on 6 unitsEmerald Club: Phyllis Svendsen, Tim Dorsey Sapphire Club: Carol Swinton, Anthony Lioi, Marsha Mason-Wonsley, Mo Boone, B...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of August 2017. Luster/Ripley GroupGroup Top Producers, Top Listings & Top Sales $5.5 million + total production on 16 unitsNancy Horne TeamTeam Top Producers & Top Sales$1.4 million + total production on 6 unitsJanice KirknerIndividual Top Producer & Top Listings$1.4 million + total productionBleefield TeamTeam Top Listings\Mo BooneIndividual Top SalesDiamond ClubDixon/Kluge Group $3.0 million + total production on 8 unitsKim Fitzgerald Group $2.0 million + total production on 6 unitsMarvine Jenkins Group $1.9 million + total production on 10 unitsPaul Mackenzie Group $1.8 million + total production on 5 unitsCarol Swinton Team $1.3 million + total productionEmerald Club: Doc Palmer S...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of July 2017.Kim FitzgeraldGroup Top Producer & Top Sales$4.8 million + total production on 14 units Dixon/Kluge GroupGroup Top Listings$4.0 million + total production on 9 unitsJanice KirknerIndividual Top Producer & Top Listings$1.7 million + total productionSandra SerraoIndividual Top Sales$1.7 million + total productionDIAMOND CLUBMarvine Jenkins$1.4 million + total production on 9 unitsEmerald Club Paul Mackenzie, Carol Murphy-Adams, Doc PalmerSapphire Club Tim Dorsey, Nancy Horne Team, Joe Deluca, Anthony Lioi, Peter Pearre, Carol Swinton Team 
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of June 2017. Dixon/Kluge GroupGroup Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listings$6.8 million + total production on 20 unitsHorne Team Team Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listings $1.9 million + total productionJanice KirknerIndividual Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listings $1.2 million + total productionDiamond ClubPaul Mackenzie $4.6 million + total production on 13 unitsMarvine Jenkins $4.3 million + total production on 13 unitsLuster/Ripley Group $3.8 million + total production on 16 unitsKim Fitzgerald $1.3 million + total productionEmerald ClubSandra Serrao, Carol Murphy-Adams, Swinton Team Sapphire ClubPhyllis Svendsen, Mo Boone, Bleefield Team, Veronica Horak, Joe Deluca, Don Van Clev...
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Miniature Golf Fore Battle of the Books FundraiserSaturday, June 6 from 9-4 at Eldersburg Branch LibraryThe Friends of Carroll County Public Library invite you to join us for the second annual Miniature Golf Fore Battle of the Books fundraiser. The Eldersburg Branch will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course. Event includes raffles, food, live music and celebrity golfers such as the Oriole Bird and Poe the Ravens’ Mascot. Tickets on sale at https://library.carr.org/MiniGolf. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.What is Battle of the Books? Battle of the Books, a product of the Learning Advantage Partnership with Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Library, is an exciting book-based competition. Carroll County Public School students c...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
The Sykesville Online Community Facebook page is a closed group with thousands of members. It's a mixed bag of some helpful information posted at times, sometimes people just whining and compalining about stupid stuff, and sometimes up to the minute alerts if residents want to warn others of any suspicious occurrences. Devastating House Fires in Maryland One recent alert was about a house fire in Sykesville/Eldersburg area and when the location was described, it was a house I had listed in the past and had currently sold with another Broker. The fire totally destroyed the home and there was no one at home at the time. This Facebook community pulled together with gofundme.com for donations to help the family out. I can't even imagine just having the clothes on your back, so that is a nic...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
The Herl Home Dream Team Specializing in Carroll County MD Jeri Herl and Abigail Herl Restivo are full time Real Estate Professionals with over 30 years combined experience. With friendly professional service, you will be treated "like one of the family". That's because you're not just another deal, but someone with whom a relationship is built upon trust and confidence. Jeri and Abigail provide clients with excellent service by educating buyers and sellers on the entire real estate process. The result is a hassle free transaction. Jeri believes good care should not end when the transaction is over. That's why her Client Appreciation Program is so successful. She provides a continued high level of service as a way to keep in touch. As a potential buyer or seller, your about to make one ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Thinking of selling your house in Carroll County MD?Three tips to get started: 1. Define your needs. Write down all the reasons for selling your home. Ask yourself, "Why do I want to sell and what do I expect to accomplish with the sale?" Do you need a larger home, or a job opportunity in another city may necessitate a move. Write down if you'd like to sell your house within a certain time frame or make a particular profit margin.  2. Name your price. Your next objective should be to determine the best possible selling price for your house. Setting a fair asking price from the outset will generate the most activity from other real estate agents and buyers. You will need to take into account the condition of your home, what comparable homes in your neighborhood are selling for, and state...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Organizing Myths is an article I would like to share by Hellen Buttigieg CPO- A Certified Professional Organizer®, life coach, TV Host and owner of We Organize U. visit www.WeOrganizeU.com or e-mail info@WeOrganizeU.com It’s time to dispel some organizing myths that may be keeping you stuck and getting in your way of a more organized life. I’ve focused on the five most common beliefs about organizing, so you can discover what works for you and what doesn’t. Once we bust the myths, you’ll be on your way to organizing like a pro. Are the following statements true or false? 1. Containers will always get you organized.FALSE. Containers alone are not the answer toyour organizing dilemmas. In fact, they canbecome part of the problem. Here’s one example.Nancy purchased several large plasticcon...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Condos and Townhomes for Sale in Eldersbug and Sykesville MD, voted in Top 100 Best Places to Live Eldersburg, MD was voted Money Magazines Top 100 Best Places To Live.   Each day brings new homes for sale coming onto the market. Are you looking to buy a home in Eldersburg, MD? Here is a selection of homes for sale in Eldersburg, MD. These are just a sampling and when you visit the website, you can explore the many homes listed in Eldersburg, MD. Find garage townhomes to be built or condos for sale as well as available homes for sale in Sykesville, Westminster, and Mount Airy.    seach listings for condos and townhomes FREE at www.BestMarylandProperties.com   Looking to buy a home for sale in Carroll County? Search Homes For Sale in Sykesville MD Homes for sale in Westminster Homes for ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Here is some helpful community information for the Carroll County area for this week and some upcoming events I would like to share:   This weekly notice and agenda is subject to change. Please call 410-386-2043 to confirm a meeting you plan to attend. All meetings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Carroll County Office Building room 311. All or part of a meeting may be conducted in closed session. Monday, March 18 7 p.m. Town Hall Meeting at South Carroll Senior Center in Sykesville, Commissioner Howard Tuesday, March 19 8 a.m. District 5 Business Council at Meeting at Salerno’s Restaurant in Eldersburg, Commissioner Howard 9 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting at the County Office Building, Ronald Reagan Meeting Room, Commissioners Frazier & Rothschild 4 p.m. A Chambe...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Appraisers Need the Help of Realtors! That is exactly what an appraiser said at a recent panel discussion I attended last week. Contrary to opinion that appraisers are unreasonable or just mean and out to get us, they are relying on us as professionals who know much more about the homes we have listed, the comparable sales, and the area the subject property is located in. The appraiser meets us at the house for 20-30 minutes and never physically sees any of the comparable sales of homes we go into and show to buyers.   This gentleman pointed out that there must be complete transparency as set forth in federal guidelines as Banks and Loan Officers cannot have any direct contact with an appraiser, or any knowledge of who the appraiser is until they actually receive the appraisal in hand. ...
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