Ellicott City, MD Real Estate News

By Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068
(SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061)
Summer Movies at the WINE BIN -Ellicott City, MD Summer movies are back at the Wine Bin.  Popcorn, treats and water available.  Of course the Wine Bin is open for adult treats!   Be sure to check out and bookmark this list of great flicks (not all are appropriate for kids!).  Most movies start at 8, but you will want to get there earlier to secure a good spot! BYOC (chair) and picnic-Beer and wine available for purchase (no outside beverages please!) 2017 Movie Schedule  8pmMay 26:  James Bond-The Man With The Golden GunMay 27:  James Bond-SpectreJune 3:  ETJune 10:  Magnificent Seven 2016June 17:  Notting HillJune 24: The MartianJuly 1:  Air force OneJuly 8:   Fantastic BeastsJuly 15:  Slumdog MillionaireJuly 22:  The Thin ManJuly 29:  La La LandAug  5:   Manchurian Candidate 1962Aug 1...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.congratulates our Top Producers for the month of March 2017.  Ken Zeng Group Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listings: $5.8 million + total production on 10 unitsLaura-Lee Jones Individual Top Producer (Volume) & Top Sales: $5.6 million + total production on 7 unitsRobin WilsonIndividual Top Producer (Units) & Top Listings: $5.4 million + total production on 8 units Jackie Vaughan Team Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listings: $1.8 million + total productionDiamond ClubKaren Ingalls$1.3 million + total productionKitty Weiskopf$1.1 million + total productionSheila Gordon $1.0 million + total productionEmerald Club: Bethany Haslup, Lynn O’Malley, Debbie Latona-Adams, Vashti Pullum, Patrick Coulter, Sara Marques Sapphire Club: Ed Nwaba...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Special recognition to Connie Selby who was #3 in our Baltimore/Western Maryland Region for production by a Rookie. Connie is shown here accepting the award from Gary Scott, President of Real Estate Brokerage for Long & Foster at our Regional Awards Breakfast held at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. And to Shayla Collier, our Branch Administrator and our Outstanding Service Award winner.
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of February 2017 Laura-Lee JonesIndividual Top Producer & Top Sales Volume$2.1 million + total production Ken ZengGroup Top Producer & Top Sales $2.0 million + total production Kevin HammersmithGroup Top Listings $1.6 million + total production Karen IngallsIndividual Top Listings $1.3 million + total production Jackie VaughanTeam Top Producer & Top Sales Charlie WhiteTeam Top Listings Diamond ClubMary Jane Macgill Donna MacBrayneEmerald Club: Kevin Bristol, Ann Marie Freter-Feild, John Hurly, Bethany Haslup, Susan Muth, Henry Dahlen, Chanetta Marshall-Henderson, Fabienne JosepthSapphire Club: Martin Austin, Shermelle Mulraine, Robin Wilson, Kitty Weiskopf, Dennis Howell, Sheila Gor...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for January 2017.Ken Zeng: Group Top Producer & Top Sales: $2.7+ million + total productionSusan Muth: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales Volume: $1.1+ million + total productionLes Whitten: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales Units: $1+ million + total productionLaura-Lee Jones: Individual Top ListingsEmerald Club: Martin Austin, Robin Sylvester, Esther Whitten, Donna MacBrayne, Mary Jane Macgill, Robin Wilson, Kevin HammersmithSapphire Club: Ann Marie Freter-Feild, Lisa Wallace, John Hurly, Patrick Coulter, Kitty Weiskopf, Dennis Howell, Chris Crosson, Vashti Pullum, Sheila Gordon, Rose Wilson, Carolyn Wells, Don Enright
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Ellicott City, MD Real Estate Market Report for December 2016Looking to BUY or SELL a Central Maryland Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value Estimator December is showing stable numbers for the market in Ellicott City, MD. with great home values, contracts, and inventory. Remember, Ellicott city is very large with several zip codes, but as with most larger metropolitan areas, there are pockets that do better than others. So, Let’s take a look at some of the Major indicators for this month’s Real Estate Health!  # 1- SOLD PRICEThe average sold price for detached homes in Ellicott City, MD in December 2016 was $491,250 .This is a small increase in value of about 5% compared with December 2015. The number of Units sold this month was almost identical to last year. List to...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of December 2016.Top ProducersDonna MacBrayne: Individual Top Producer: $1.3 million + total productionWayne & Mary Eaton: Team Top Producers: $1.3 million + total productionBethany Haslup: Individual Top Sales: $1.1 million + total productionMary Jane Macgill: Group Top Producer & Top Sales: $1 million total production Emerald Club: Karen Jones, Robin Wilson, Laura-Lee Jones, Kevin Hammersmith, Robin SylvesterSapphire Club: Kitty Weiskopf, Ken Zeng, Barbara Ham, David Shewaneh, Debbie Latona-Adams, Ed Nwaba, Zona Teal, Chris Crosson  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
   It was a delightful afternoon with friends, good conversation, a lovely restaurant and wonderful food. What a treat...an invitation for lunch that took up the entire afternoon. We dined at Facci's, an upscale modern restaurant, located in Ellicott City.   The food was delicious from the beautifully presented appetizers to the entrees and dessert.  Take a look below at the slide show.   Love the decor, with so many interesting and natural textures, including wood, cut stone, tile, plus a floor to ceiling wall of glass displaying hundreds of bottles of wine.  Did you notice the floating fireplace and the huge bulbous pizza oven?  It is red in case you missed it.  I even had to show you the unique sink in the lady's room. This was a lovely way to spend a Monday afternoon!When you are in...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
You have all seen videos of homes decked out in Christmas lights that light up, twinkle and sparkle to the beat of music. But did you know that Ellicott City, Maryland has its very own Christmas Lights House? For years now The Bartlett Family has been putting on a show and entertaining visitors of all ages. For years now I've taken my kids to ooh and aah over it. They've served hot chocolate and popcorn to all who stopped by, have had a bubble machine and dance floor for extra fun and have even organized a Mannequin challenge!Here's a little glimpse of just what you can expect to see at Red Hill Way in Ellicott City during the Holiday Season:  Christmas Lights House Ellicott City, MD I took these clips 3 years ago but please know that my video does not do it justice at all! Check out th...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of November 2016. Top Producers Laura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer & Top Listings: $2.5 million + total production Kevin Hammersmith: Group Top Producer & Top Sales: $1.1 million + total production Robin Wilson: Individual Top Sales: $1.0 million + total production  Diamond Club:Lisa Wallace: $1.3 million + total productionEmerald Club: Jackie Vaughan, Shermelle Mulraine, Ann Marie Freter-Feild, Ken Zeng, Lynn Brooker, Henry Dahlen, Esther Whitten, Patrick Coulter Sapphire Club: Wayne Eaton, Mohammed Khadeer, Bethany Haslup, Don Enright, Debbie Latona-Adams, Martin Austin, Joh Hurly, Susan Muth, Sheila Gordon, Dennis Howell, Les Whitten
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
This Saturday, November 26th, 2016 is Small Business Saturday & the Grand Reopening of Ellicott City's Main Street!July 30th this year I watched the videos patrons & owners of small businesses along Ellicott City's Main Street posted when they were surprised by a record-breaking flood. Horrifying. The 911 calls were gut-wrenching, the images simply heart-breaking. A month later I visited the Ellicott City's Old Town Market to support the small businesses in general and my friend Jill-Ann, artist & owner of The Lavender Whim, in particular. Mid-October I took a stroll along Main Street with mixed feelings. It was still heart-breaking to see plywood instead of beautifully decorated windows and to not be able to pick up a Latte at Bean Hollow, my favorite coffee shop in all of Howard Count...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
 The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of October 2016. Top ProducersKen Zeng: Group Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listing: $2.6 million + total production on 7 unitsLaura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales: $1.6 million + total production on 6 unitsAnn Marie Freter-Feild: Individual Top Listings: $1.4 million + total production  Diamond Club:Kevin Hammersmith: $2.3 million + total production on 6 unitsShermelle Mulraine: $1.5 million + total productionRobin Wilson: $1.4 million + total production on 6 unitsSheila Gordon: $1.2 million + total production Emerald Club: Robin Sylvester, Jackie Vaughan, Karen Jones, Sherry Mortazaee Sapphire Club: Wendy Yi, Susan Muth, Mary Jane Macgill, Connie Selby, Kevin Bris...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH@Properties)
Today, I carpooled with Alan Gross to the Baltimore meetup at Bare Bones.  And after a lovely lunch, Alan and I took a detour through historic Ellicott City on the way home. Neither of us had seen it since the terrible flood that swept down the main street a few months ago. And it was amazing to see the progress in the restoration and clean up.As I looked at these buildings, some dating back a couple of hundred years, it was impossible not to marvel at how solidly they were built.  And there was no question that if that street had been lined with buildings erected during this century, they would be gone. 
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. congratulates our Top Producers for the month of September 2016.Kevin Hammersmith: Group Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listing: $2.0 million + total production on 5 unitsKaren Ingalls: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales: $1.6 million + total productionKaren Jones: Individual Top Listings VolumeHenry Dahlen: Individual Top Listings UnitsDiamond Club:Susan Muth: $1.3 million + total productionBethany Haslup: $1.3 million + total production on 6 unitsKen Zeng: $1.3 million + total productionEsther Whitten: $1.0 million + total productionEmerald Club: Jean Chavis, Maureen Wienecke, Sandy Kennedy, Robin Wilson, Connie Selby, Donna MacBrayne, Sheila Gordon, Vashti Pullum, Debbie Latona-Adams, Sherry MortazaeeSapphire Club: Laura-Lee...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
Sales by the Ellicott City office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. were up 13% in volume and 31% in units vs. August 2015! We congratulate our Top Producers for the month of August 2016.  Laura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listing Units: $3.7 million + total production on 7 unitsRobin Wilson: Individual Top Listing Volume: $2.9 million + total production on 6 unitsKen Zeng: Group Top Producer, Top Sales & Top Listings: $2.7 million + total production on 9 units  Diamond Club:Donna MacBrayne: $1.4 million + total productionMary Jane Macgill: $1.3 million + total production on 6 unitsHenry Dahlen: $1.3 million + total production Emerald Club: Karen Ingalls, Kevin Hammersmith, Lynn Brooker, Sheila Gordon, Karen Jones, Michelle CorbettSapphire Club:Susan Muth, Rose ...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Ellicott City Office of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. We congratulate our Top Producers for the month of July 2016!     Ken Zeng: Group Top Producer & Top Sales$2.2 million + total production on 6 units Laura-Lee Jones: Individual Top Producer & Top Sales$2.1 million + total production on 4 units  Robin Wilson: Individual Top Listing Units$1.6 million + total production on 5 unitsSusan Muth: Individual Top Listing Volume$1.2 million + total production Diamond Club: Kitty Weiskopf$1.4 million + total productionKaren Ingalls$1.2 million + total production Lynn Brooker$1.1 million + total productionSheila Gordon$1.0 million + total production Ruby Club: Kevin Bristol Emerald Club: Esther Whitten, John Hurly, Mary Jane Macgill, Sabrina Stough. Sapphire Club: Wendi Yi, Sherry Mortazaee...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
August 9, 2016 - Ellicott City, MD - From left to right: Ellicott City Branch Manager Brian Lipsky, Senior Vice President and Baltimore Regional Manager Cindy Ariosa holding the check on the left, and Randy Krout, holding the check on the right, and a group of Long & Foster agents present a $10,000 donation to the Ellicott City Partnership. This extremely generous donation will go towards recovery and cleanup efforts from the flood in Old Ellicott City last week.“At Long & Foster, we know that a community is comprised of both homes and businesses. We’re saddened at the destruction that resulted from the recent flooding, which ravaged Ellicott City’s Main Street, but we hope our contribution can help the community to rebuild,” said Cindy Ariosa, senior vice president and regional manager...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
In the evening hours of July 30th, 2016 Main Street Ellicott City was devastated by a record breaking flood. The eye-witness accounts and videos during and after are truly heart-breaking.Main Street Ellicott City is one of my favorite places in all of Maryland. Main Street Ellicott City means shopping local and supporting small businesses. Main Street Ellicott City means community. And Main Street Ellicott City means home for many. Seeing the outpouring of love and support on social media channels is uplifting. Countless people are wondering: How exactly can I help Main Street Ellicott City after this devastating flood?I can tell you how.Be there when they reopen. Shop your hearts out. Line up at Bean Hollow or the Little French Market instead of a Starbucks. Don't leave a table empty a...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Looking to BUY or SELL a Central Maryland Home? Call 240-389-EPIK or use our 15 second Home Value EstimatorCelebrate Earth Day at the annual Historic Ellicott City Spring Fest- April 23, 2016! This annual event in Ellicott City, MD holds fun for the whole family with 25+ live bands, kids’ areas with free crafts and games, and craft beer gardens!These special activities are, of course, on top of the already amazing shopping and dining opportunities in historic EC.The fun is spread all along Main Street with multiple stage areas, each with their own music schedule and food options.MAIN STAGE AREAFood and Drinks from: Diamondback Tavern, Little French Market, Portalli’s, River House Pizza, ScoopAAHdeedoo Ice CreamMusic:12:20 - 1:00   Rielly Goulait Band1:20 - 2:00     Herd of Main Street2:...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Open Houses this weekend in Ellicott City, Maryland Ellicott City is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1772, the town features the B. & O. Railroad Museum's branch at the Ellicott City Station, built in 1830, and the first terminus of the initial line then constructed, and a downtown historic district in the pictureseque stream valley of the upper Western Branch of the Patapsco River, which is a very popular destination among antiques shoppers, and historical tourists with restaurants, eclectic boutique shops, coffee shops, a tea room and many historic sites. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Ellicott City surpassed Towson, Maryland (county seat of neighboring Baltimore County) for the first time, as th...
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