Pikesville, MD Real Estate News

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
9209 Howard Square Drive Pikesville 21208  Greyrock Flats Sold & Settled    The contract was ratified on May 5th, and settlement was on the 25th, just twenty days later. Greyrock Flats is a  gated community,  and this home at 9209 Howard Square Dr. is a perfect match for this buyer.  For a long time, they have been looking for a  first-floor flat with an attached garage, no steps, accessible, bright with lots of windows, a granite kitchen, and a private back patio. And this one has it all.So close to everything from the Baltimore Beltway, Trader Joe's, Wegmans, Lifebridge, Ruths Chris, and many more shopping places. Thinking of buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
If kitchens sell houses, count this one as sold. Granite floors plus textured granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances,  and oh so bright. Designer cabinet interiors, extra refrigerators, abundant hidden storage, and a six-burner gas stove with a commercial hood. Elegance is spoken here.Could this be your dream kitchen? For more information on this Stone mid-century modern contemporary homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Exquisite High Tech With Taste!11 Slade Ave. Coop Pikesville, Md 212082 Bedroom 2 Bathroom  Go ahead, fall in love…this one is move-in ready.You can have the elegant Eleven Slade address and a Baltimore County location.A large 22’ covered balcony runs the length of the living and dining areas. Elegance and perfection in this two-bedroom co-op. The Primary 20’ x 13’ bedroom boasts TWO walk-in closets. The luxury bathroom has lavish glass doors—a custom marble vanity with designer drawers, and an abundance of mirrors.    You will love this Exquisite Gourmet kitchen for all your entertaining and cooking needs. Shiny white cabinets, quartz counters, a smooth five-burner cooktop, and white Jenn Aire appliances fill this spectacular space. Built-in microwave, refrigerator with freezer on the ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
  One Diamond Crest Court Baltimore, County 21209MLS MDBC2024820 First Showing Sunday afternoon!This rare find is a beautiful home in The Gables at Summit Chase.Click To See More Photos  First Showing and the first open house for this five-bedroom, two-story home with three finished levels, a two-car garage, and a fabulous screened porch off the gourmet kitchen. This one shows pride-of-ownership. Click To See More Photos ThenCall, text, or email for an appointmentor visit us at the open house!Located at 1 Diamond Crest Ct 21209Directions: Greenspring Ave, South of Beltway Exit 22 to Left At Green Summit to the corner of Diamond Crest.For more information on this homeCall Margaret Rome   
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 This past month, I was privileged to take the two-day CSI safety course taught by Robert Siciliano.The six hours of classes presented were on two separate Tuesdays. Thanks to ActiveRain, this was set up directly from our Tuesday Zoom meetings. And we all received the NAR  CSI certification.This past Sunday, May 15th, Robert was a guest on my radio show. It was an honor to share the limelight with Robert, and hopefully, we will continue to spread the word about the importance of safety in our industry. May 15th podcast CLICK to listen.So much to learn. So much sharing. Always something new to learn and to teach. What classes or courses have you taken lately? Thinking of selling a homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
One Diamond Crest Court Baltimore, County 21209MLS MDBC2024820 This rare find is a beautiful home in The Gables at Summit Chase.Click To See More Photos First time listed, this five-bedroom, two-story home has three finished levels, a 2 car garage, and a fabulous screened room off the gourmet kitchen. This one shows pride-of-ownership.Instead of my description telling you all about this beauty, go ahead andClick To See More Photos Then Call, text, or email for an appointmentFor more information on this homeCall Margaret Rome   
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Maryland loves two-story brick homes with a two-car garage. And this move-in beauty is located in Baltimore County zip code  21209 It is almost here!If you have been waiting for a five-bedroom colonial in the perfect location—the Gables at Summit Chase...you will have to wait a bit longer. The sellers will be ready to move when their new home is complete.   This two-story home sitting on a corner lot has a gourmet quartz island kitchen, double pantries, and first-floor laundry. You will want to check out the custom architectural screened porch addition with skylights and stairs to the lawn and patio.   The elegant formal sunken living room, located off the spacious foyer, has a bay window. There are high ceilings in the open family room with a fireplace and it is adjacent to the kitche...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 An early morning conversation with my AR friend Elyse Berman, PA inspired this post. She shared a joke: The telegram read:'Start worrying; details to follow.'And I was thinking about Communication the Rome Way! Knowing your buyers and sellers is the first step in how you communicate. Always ask upfront how and when they would like contact from you. Some only want a text, others are happy with an email, and others need a direct phone call.Here are some of the responses and observations when I ask about staying in touch. -Only contact me if you have an acceptable offer. In other words, you take care of selling my house.-Call me every day and let me know what is going on. They need constant contact.-Call me before and after each showing of the house. But of course that I do.-Call me when ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Moving tipsAlways check the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Registered Moving Database when hiring a moving company. Check the number of complaints.Interstate movers must be registered with the Federal government and have a U.S. DOT number Mover Database. Information you can review includes:The location of the moving company's headquartersContact informationRegistration statusIs the moving business a carrier, broker, freight, or forwarder?Complaint informationSafety informationCheck this link to find out about Brokers vs. MoversGet several in-person estimates. Pay with a credit card. And if the company requires a deposit, it should never be more than a few hundred dollars.Remind buyers and sellers to verify movers with the Federal Motor Carrier SafetyOne of my frien...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
There was a call from a potential buyer who saw one of the homes on my website. He was interested in this mid-century rancher and was having trouble finding this style.  He was not aware of any homes of this type in the Baltimore area.  Even though the property he called on was sold this past year, I offered to help find a similar one.  Asking for his wish list, the following are the particulars we are looking for in either Baltimore or Howard County -Three or more bedrooms - A rancher at least 3000'-One-two acre lot-A two-car garage.-Basement is optional-Price range under 1.2 million-Move-in turn-key condition.  And they are ready to sell their fabulous colonial when we find this single-floor living California-style contemporary rancher. The home above is the style they initially calle...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 How Do You Handle This Stress?                                                               When others find out I am still in my first home, there is some surprise after more than 40 years.  My reasoning: I am not about to put myself through what you will be experiencing during this listing and selling process.That is where my counseling sessions come in...starting at the beginning of a  listing...explaining the stress of selling.  As a former RN, stress can manifest many different emotions. Moving is one of the top stress producers, including death, illness, divorce, job loss, and other life-changing moments. I go on to explain....If you get along well, you may experience some slight bickering. If you are a bickering couple...there might be some arguments...and if you are a family t...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
           It took one look to know this was the right place. My friend of more than fifty years (we worked at the hospital together) called about this FSBO in The Grey Rock Flats in Pikesville. I called the seller (who I also have known for fifty years). She was our daughter's first babysitter, and she signed an agreement to sell. The buyer signed by noon. And by the evening, they both signed, and quickly, we had a ratified contract. This contract feels right to find a  gated community, desirable first-floor flat with an attached garage, no steps, accessible, bright with lots of windows, a granite kitchen, and a private back patio. So close to everything from the Baltimore Beltway, Trader Joe's, Wegmans, Lifebridge, Ruths Chris, and many more shopping places. Before the month is over, ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Recently entered a post in May's Contest, answering 21 questions. The one that got noticed by a favorite client was # 18 about changing a dryer belt. I promised to share why!Years ago, I had to call a plumber because there was no hot water entering my washing machine. The problem the plumber found; the hot and cold hoses switched. How would I have known? It only took a second to change. So the next day, when the dryer stopped, I was not going to call the recently belittling contractor. I somehow figured out it was a broken belt. I purchased a new one and proceeded to open and disassemble the dryer.  Oh my, What have I gotten myself into?  I was about to give up when I heard:“I knew you couldn’t fix that!” Those are not words I accept! I did my research, went to an appliance store, had s...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 I recently had the opportunity to take and complete the CSI Certification course. The class was offered right here on ActiveRain and presented by Robert Siciliano. In today's mail, I received the package containing this certificate below, a personal safety device, and booklets for buyers and sellers with tips on protecting your family and your property.It is a wonderfully busy time in Real Estate, but I am so glad that I could fit in this six-hour course that should be mandatory, IMHO, for every real estate professional. For more information, check out www.protectnowllc.com. When buying, selling, and showing properties, always be aware of the skills necessary for a safe and secure transaction.When you are ready to sell your homeCall Margaret Rome 
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
14 KEYSER WOODS COURT, MD 21208, PIKESVILLE, Maryland Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE: SaturdayApril 30, 1PM - 3pm Description Description Photos Real Estate Reports for Home Owners, Sellers & Buyers! Maps & Local Schools More $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS | 5 full, 2 half baths BATHROOMS | 5636 SqFt Contact the Official Listing Agent, Ellie McIntire with Keller Williams Integrity with any questions you may have. Call - 240-389-3745 or 443-474-1600 Let your mouse walk the house with our 3D tour https://bit.ly/14KeyserWoodsTour Your home is always your castle and this timeless masterpiece is a spectacular residence built for Royalty. There is not one space or feature in this opulent mansion that has not been carefully selected for the utmost luxurious experience. You get to ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Change Of AddressOne of the things to do when selling your home is to go to the post office and change your address. It is a free service. You can also do it online for a modest sum of $1.10.  But be careful; there are some bogus sites set up that look very official, and you might think you are on the right one. These sites are charging up to forty dollars. Please be warned not to fall for these.'Note: Warning: There are third-party websites that will charge you fees of $40.00 or more to submit your Change of Address. The Postal Service is not affiliated with the businesses that own these sites and, unfortunately, will not be able to assist you, or offer any refunds for activity on ANY non-USPS site. If something goes wrong while filing a COA on a non-USPS site, you will need to contact...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
My fortune cookie read:"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot." Those cookie people may be following me around. Recently was told ''you have to'' accept this offer because this property will never sell or it is too unique or priced too high. It went under contract the next day.One agent commented on a public site saying a home was overpriced. These comments have come from buyers and other agents. Some have even gone so far as to send letters to the sellers trying to negotiate without their agent. Thank goodness I have such a good relationship with my sellers that they share this information and always inform me of any communication.  And I have been told over the years that the following will not work  in Real Estate: You can't drive a two-door car and be a s...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 WarningThis  post has nothing to do with Real EstateAhh, when I stepped outside my front door, there was a delightfully lovely fragrance. It was coming from this giant bush.I have no idea what it is, but I took a pair of clippers, snipped a bunch, and put them in one of my ceramic pieces.      And now that lovely scent is being enjoyed in front of me on my desk. Does anyone know what this plant is? Maybe, Roy Kelley I told you this had nothing to do with Real Estate.But if you are thinking of selling your homeCall Margaret Rome  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 This month, the ActiveRain challenge is to say in 350 words what this platform means to us. To most serious bloggers, we could fill a book. My blogging began in 2006, posting most days, logging in every day, and speaking with an AR member daily. I thought this challenge would be so easy. I could go back and pick out a bunch of blogs and take the collages from them. But many of the links no longer work, so I thought I would give you a list of what AR has meant and then a few posts to read.    Thankful for ActiveRain and the positive effects on my career and my life. Below are just a few:ActiveRain members got me through the loss of my Lee in 2014.Many buyers and sellers have found me through this platform.Through blogging, I receive instant gratification daily.Blogging helped me write m...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Deciding to move Working with classic clients and the mature population, the decision to sell is huge, and it needs to happen in stages. First, the question, Where will the seller go?There are choices to consider: assisted living, a retirement community, a move closer to children, a nearby condo, or even into the children's home. I recently met with a friend of one of my favorite sellers about a move.  We were just there to chat and get to know each other...no paperwork at this time. Her children are all in different states, and one daughter wants Mom nearby. How does one decide whether to stay in Baltimore or move to a city closer to the children? I took out a piece of paper and wrote Baltimore and NJ at the top.  Then a plus sign and minus sign under both.And we started a conversation...
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