Ellicott City, MD Real Estate News

By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
May Market watch for the Baltimore Metro Area     The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com ****** Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home buying or selling experiences:Ellie McIntire Client Reviews on Zillow. The McIntire Team Real Estate Services.Keller Williams Realty Centre 443-418-7668 (Cell or text message)443-766-1768 (Office)E-mail:EllieMcintire@MRIS.com http://www.elliemcintire.com/      ***  Is there a SHORT SALE in your Future? Are you struggling to pay y...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Ellicott City Market Report for home sales for May 2014 is here and the numbers look good!In the month of May 2014 - 96 homes were sold.  59 of those homes in Ellicott City were sold after being on the market for LESS THAN 30 DAYS!  The majority of the remaining 37 homes sold in May were on the market less than 2 months. The average selling price in the 21042 zip code was $565,506 which is 2% lower than the year before. The average selling price in the 21043 zip code was $433,411 which was 3% higher compared to the year before. A lot higher than last year.  Prices appear to be reaching a stable point - at least for now!   The Ellicott City area here in Maryland is a popular destination for people moving from other states because of our proximity to jobs in the Baltimore/Washington r...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City 21042, Howard County this weekend? Click HERE for open houses in Ellicott City 21042 this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, the Buy...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City 21043, Howard County this weekend? Click HERE for open houses in Ellicott City 21043 this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, the Buy...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Main Street Matters in Ellicott City, Maryland!Been wondering about all the painting going on lately in Historic Ellicott City?  Wonder no more!  Our lovely downtown is getting a free face lift thanks to everyone who voted for Ellicott City in the Main Street Matters contest by Benjamin Moore paint.   More than 800 towns entered but just 20 locations in the US and Canada won the most votes from their local supporters.  Howard County  citizens really rallied to get votes! The painting is expected to continue through June and in the end over 40 buildings will be painted - the colors were chosen to enhance the existing character of the many shops, restaurants and homes.  The town was founded in 1772 and has seen its' share of history - we couldn't be happier that Main Street Matters in Ell...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
 Columbia/Ellicott City in Howard County named #8 in top 10 places to live in the USA! Howard County, MD has done it again!  Money Magazine has named Columbia/Ellicott City the 8th best city to live in the United States!    Click here to read more about the story!   The McIntire Luxury Home Team Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area? Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Luxury Home Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com ****** Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home buying or selling experiences:Ellie McIntire Client Reviews on Zillow. The McIntire Team Real Estate Services.Kell...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
This morning was a picture perfect Maryland Day. A pleasant 66 degrees, no humidity and a bright sky in an area that has been named as one of the 10 Great Citites to Raise a Family.Here are some pictures of Ellicott City that I took this morning as I enjoyed an enjoyable walk through this Historic District in Howard County, MD.                           Want to know what homes are selling for in Howard County right now?                ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area?  You also need a local Realtor to sell your home quickly and efficiently!   Find out why Goldilocks w...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
It's Funky Flea time! If you love treasure hunting at flea markets, then you don't want to miss The Pink Cabbage Funky Flea, Maryland's best small flea market. I am not just saying that, The Funky Flea was given top honors by the readers of Flea Market Style! When: this Saturday June 7th, 2014 (rain date June 8th but the forecast for Saturday looks just lovely with sunny skies and temps in the mid-80s) 8 AM - 3 PM Where: at The Pink Cabbage and the green space next to it - 11707 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042 What: vintage, shabby chic, antiques, home goods, jewelry, furniture, clothing ... food and live music, too! My favorite Ellicott City artist will be a vendor this year. Please stop by The Lavender Whim, say "hello" and stock up on unique greeting cards (you know the type th...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
April Market watch for the Baltimore Metro Area     This is why should you select a LOCAL REALTOR to list your Howard County home?      April Market watch for the Baltimore Metro Area ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you are planning to move to Howard County or Catonsville and you want a Buyers Agent that really knows the area?  You also need a local Realtor to sell your home quickly and efficiently!     Find out why Goldilocks would use the McIntire Team and you should too (hint - we are just right)!Please visit www.FindAHowardCountyHome.com or www.FindACatonsvilleHome.com       ******       Don't take my word for it, see what other happy families have said about their home bu...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
  The Ellicott City Market Report for home sales in April 2014 is here and the numbers look good!In the month of April 2014 - 65 homes were sold.  Thirty eight of those homes in Ellicott City were sold after being on the market for LESS THAN 30 DAYS!  The majority of the remaining 27 homes sold in April were on the market less than 2 months. The average selling price in the 21042 zip code was $655,734 which is 22% higher than the year before. The average selling price in the 21043 zip code was $439,110 which was 19% higher compared to the year before. A lot higher than last year and even better than March 2014!  Prices appear to be reaching a stable point - at least for now!   The Ellicott City area here in Maryland is a popular destination for people moving from other states because of...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
It's time for the annual Turf Valley Resort Preakness Balloon Festival in Howard County!This popular Preakness week event on May 15-17th is one more thing that makes the Columbia and Ellicott City area special!The festival is family friendly with food, crafts, music, kids activities, and of course - over 20 huge hot air balloons.  The evening festival events are Thursday, May 15th and Friday, May 16th from 4pm – 9pm. The morning balloon launches are Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at 6:30am.One of the most striking parts of the festival is the Balloon Glow each night at 8:30pm when all the balloons will be floating with a tether and lit up.  Even if you are not a morning person, watching the balloons launch (with coffee in hand) is something you should not miss!For the festival – ev...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City 21043, Howard County this weekend? There are twenty-five open houses in Ellicott City 21043 this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, ...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City 21042, Howard County this weekend? There are twenty-four open houses in Ellicott City 21042 this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Market Report for Ellicott City, MD in March 2014   In March, 55 properties sold compared to 34 sold in February 2014. New listings of 124 compared to 82 for February. It's begining to pick up! Here's the good part, the average days a property stays in the market for March are only 64 days compared to 97 days for February 2014. I expect April to be a lot better than March.     This is why should you select a LOCAL REALTOR to list your Howard County home?    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Are you are planning to move in or to the Howard County or Catonsville area and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it has to offer? You need a LOCAL REALTOR. I would like to apply for that job.     Click here to ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
Vote for Tersiguels in the Howard Magazine Dining Contest! Howard Magazine runs an annual "Best Dining" issue in the fall and you have until today, Thursday, May 1st to cast your vote for a number of restaurant categories!I want to put my whole hearted support to my beloved Tersiguels French County Restaurant in Ellicott City and its genius owner/chef Michel Tersiguel! This Family owned, Family run, Family feel restaurant offers one of the finest dining experiences in Howard County in many ways. The food is exquisite, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere is warm, inviting and professional. Personally there is no other restaurant like it in Howard County.   You will find Tersiguels in the following well deserved categories:AmbianceFine DiningBest ChefPlace to take out of townersS...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City 21043, Howard County this weekend? There are ten open houses in Ellicott City 21043 this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, the Buye...
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By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(eXp Realty)
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City 21042, Howard County this weekend? There are eleven open houses in Ellicott City 21042 this weekend. Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?   BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor who is hosting the open house is representing the seller. Many people are unaware of the fiduciary duties of a real estate agent and assume that agents who shows them houses represent them. Not necessarily. If you have not signed an agency agreement that designates you as an agent's client, rather than his customer, the agent is acting as a fiduciary agent of the seller. Fiduciary duties are legal obligations to the client, not the customer. As your Buyer Agent my fiduciary duty is to you, the B...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
The Ellicott City Market Report for home sales in March 2014 is here and see the numbers for yourself. In the month of March 2014 - 60 homes were sold and 24 homes in Ellicott City were sold after being on the market for LESS THAN 30 DAYS!  The majority of the remaining 36 homes sold in March were on the market less than 2 months. The average selling price in the 21042 zip code was $584,636 which is 20% higher than the year before while the average selling price in the 21043 zip code was $462,133 which was 12% higher compared to the year before. A lot better than last year and even better than February 2014!  Prices appear to be reaching a stable point - at least for now!   The Ellicott City area here in Maryland is a popular destination for people moving from other states because of ou...
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By Gretchen Conley, Howard County MD Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
  Buying a home is a major achievement in most everyone’s life.  Pride of ownership, tax breaks, equity and the ability to increase your wealth and net worth are just a few of the many benefits you’ll enjoy with your new home.  Your home purchase may also be one of the largest you will ever make. You want to use a true mortgage professional that will take the time to understand all your needs and help you finance the perfect home for your family. If this beautiful home is the home for you, click here to see what your mortgage might look like! Sincerely – Ida S. Reis, CMPS® NMLS #195307 Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. 1220A East Joppa Road, Ste 118 | Towson | MD | 21286 CELL: 410-707-9235 Phone 443.384.6968 |Fax 443.296.6534 ireis@primeres.com  |  www.idareis.com
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By Gretchen Conley, Howard County MD Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.   The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in recent years. That low rate, combined with a strong rental market, means they can charge more in rent than they pay in mortgage each month, so they are going for it.”   This logic makes sense in some cases. We at KCM believe strongly that residential real estate is a great investment right now. However, if you have no desire to actually become an educated investor in this sector, you may be headed for more trouble than you were looking for. Are you ready to be a landlord?   Before renting your home, you should answer the following questions to ...
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