Howard County, MD Real Estate News

By Buzz Mackintosh, “Experience, reliable, leadership”
(Mackintosh REALTORS)
Welcome to 18745 Penn Shop Rd, Mount Airy, MD                                       (follow this link for more details)A beautiful private 18.45-acre setting, family farm/kennel operation with a special zoning exception. The farmhouse features 3 BR 2 full baths approximately 2,400 sqft +/-, a large country kitchen, dining area with wood floors, deck off rear, main level bedroom and full bath, upper level has 2 bedrooms, full bath, large pond, many outbuildings. Detached garage with electric, heat/ AC system  and additional kennel runs on the side. Kennel building is 3,632 sqft w/ bathroom, plus 1,560 sqft with Kennel runs,10 paddocks, one 100" X 100 " lighted (flood lights) play yard/training area/event area Cattery room, kitchen with 5 stainless steel restaurant sinks, 2 stainless stee...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, a roofing company based in Columbia, MD, wants to point out that they don’t just provide roofing services but also soffit and fascia repair in Howard County. They are a leading provider of top-quality soffit and fascia repair and replacement services in the area. This is important because the soffit and fascia play a vital role in protecting the home from pests, moisture, and structural damage. The skilled technicians at Ridgeline Roofers fully understand the importance of these parts and are experienced and equipped to offer seamless solutions for the soffit and fascia that combine aesthetic appeal with functionality.A spokesperson for Ridgeline Roofers Columbia says, “At Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, we believe in delivering tailored solutions that align with...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, a leading roofing contractor in Columbia, MD, proudly announces its extensive experience and commitment to excellence in skylight installation and maintenance services. With a focus on quality, durability, and aesthetic appeal, the company's seasoned professionals bring unmatched expertise to every skylight project.Ridgeline Roofers Columbia boasts a wealth of experience in seamless skylight installation in Howard County. With a proven track record in the roofing industry, their skilled team brings expertise and precision to every skylight project. Their commitment to quality shines through in the careful selection of materials and the dedication to ensuring each installation meets the highest standards of durability and aesthetics.Ernest Krebs, owner of Ridg...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Last night, my daughter and I went to Old Ellicott City to browse its boutiques and marvel at the beautiful window displays, all decked out in Christmas. It was the perfect place to kick off this Holiday weekend. Ellicott City's Main Street is a favorite of mine, it's just a 15-minute drive from my house, and I am a frequent visitor. It's a great place to shop for unique gifts, meet up with friends and clients, or attend any of their special events throughout the year (Girl's Night Out, Midnight Madness, the Ellicott City music festival, Wizarding weekend... to name a few). It's always a special place to visit, but particularly at Christmas time. This time of the year just adds magic to the old historic buildings... the only thing missing is snow!  Merry Christmas!  
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Columbia, MD - Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, a leading roofing contractor based in Columbia, Maryland, is revolutionizing the roofing industry with a commitment to redefining quality in services for both residential and commercial clients. With a focus on customer satisfaction, advanced materials, emergency roofing services, and transparent pricing, Ridgeline Roofers Columbia has become the go-to choice for superior roofing solutions in Columbia and its surrounding areas.Ensuring customer satisfaction is at the core of Ridgeline Roofers Columbia's philosophy. The company goes above and beyond by assigning dedicated project managers to each undertaking. These managers serve as liaisons between the clients and the roofing team, ensuring clear communication and transparency throughout the pr...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
Ridgeline Roofers Columbia, a leading roofing contractor serving residential and commercial customers in Columbia, MD, is pleased to announce its unwavering commitment to providing high-quality flat roofing repairs and installations. Specializing in a variety of materials, including Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO), metal, rubber, and single-ply membranes, Ridgeline Roofers Columbia stands out as a reliable partner for homeowners and businesses seeking durable and sustainable flat roofing solutions.Flat roofing demands specialized expertise, and Ridgeline Roofers Columbia is at the forefront, offering comprehensive services for various flat roofing materials. Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO), a game-changer in the roofing industry, redefines durability, energy efficiency, and environmental sustaina...
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By Evan Roberts, We Buy Houses
(Dependable Homebuyers)
As the leading full-service roofing contractor in Columbia, Ridgeline Roofers Columbia is proud to underscore the importance of maintaining clean gutters for the longevity and structural integrity of residential and commercial properties. Neglecting gutter maintenance poses significant risks, including potential water damage to foundations, walls, and roofs.Water, which at first glance seems harmless, can wreak havoc on a property when gutters are clogged or malfunctioning. The significance of maintaining clean gutters cannot be overstated, as they play a pivotal role in directing rainwater away from the foundation and walls. Without proper drainage, water can seep into the foundation, causing cracks and compromising the structural integrity of the entire building. Ridgeline Roofers Col...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Since 2018, my children and I have gone to Payne Christmas Trees in Elkridge, MD to get our tree, and have turned it into an annual tradition. They are too old now to sit on Santa's lap, but they will enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and the Holiday displays and photo ops. They'll walk the rows of trees with me, pick out three or so, examine all one more time to then choose the winner. Remarkably, they always agree. The magic of the tree... when the tree is up, it's when it starts to feel and look and smell like Christmas. I love how ours turned out. We have a few very special ornaments - always a set of three - that we've been adding over the years. Putting these ornaments on the tree always brings on a flood of memories. I'm planning on giving my daughters their third of all our special ornam...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Toys for Tots 2023 - Howard CountyHoward County folks can help make the holidays a little brighter for the kids and can drop off new unwrapped toys at several locations across the county before noon on December 15.While you are checking off holiday gifts for family and friends, don't forget the kids who aren't on anyone's shopping list and pick up some items for the Toys for Tots campaign. Besides dropping off new, unwrapped toys at any of the locations, people who want to support the campaign can also donate online.  Toys can be dropped off at the following locations before December 15, 2023 at noon: George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Dr., Ellicott City Department of Corrections, 7301 Waterloo Rd., Jessup Howard County Police Northern District, 3410 Courthouse Dr., Ellicott City ...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
I stopped by The Pink Cabbage in Ellicott City, MD for their Holiday open house this past weekend. Such a beautiful store! I've been there many times over the years and have quite a few items throughout my house that I purchased at The Pink Cabbage, from pillows to candlesticks to picture frames. My dining table came from one of their summer funky flea markets. The Pink Cabbage is home in a 1940s colonial on Frederick Road and is a small collective of vendors specializing in shabby chic, antique, and repurposed home decor. There's always a treasure to be found! At this time of the year, every room is so beautifully decorated that you need to walk through at least twice to take it all in. If you are looking for a special gift or to add a little holiday magic to your home, stop by The Pin...
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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 in Marble Hill in Elkridge, MDThis darling 2-bedroom condo has found a very happy new owner, my client! It's a very special closing for so many reasons. My client is the son of friends I've known for more than 18 years. He's a VA buyer - we ratified just before Veteran's Day - and a first time buyer. In a fast-paced market with limited inventory buying with a VA loan can be quite the challenge. You are competing with cash buyers and conventional loan buyers who put down a large chunk of money, and possibly adding appraisal waivers to their offers. There's still a stigma attached to the VA loan process, unfortunately, because of its appraisal being often - and wrongly - viewed as too strict. My buyer wrote two prior offers before he got the one - neither presented any r...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
One of my favorite coffee shops in Howard County, MD is Roggenart, European Bakery Bistro & Cafe. They have 3 locations in the county, Ellicott City, Columbia, and in Savage at the entrance of the historic mill. The latter is my go-to place because the ambiance is cozy and reminds me most of a little cafe in Europe. So when I need a latte fix or my heart is a little heavy with a bout of homesickness, I am headed to Savage Mill to spend some time at Roggenart. It always does the trick. Roggenart serves up the most delicious lattes, any flavor combination you can possibly imagine, and always has quite a selection of yummy pastries and quiches. Unfortunately, there are no dairy/gluten-free options for me, but my children absolutely love the pastries. The caramel schnecke is among their fav...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
(Dedicated) buyer's agents do A LOT more than just open a few doors. In this series, I'll highlight a few tales from the Real Estate trenches to emphasize just that. The value of a buyer's agent: the forgotten storage unit. Last year, I worked with wonderful clients who first sold their family home and then purchased a condo in a 55 and better community in Howard County, MD. The sale of their home took a lot of preparation - on the house itself and emotionally - but had an incredibly happy ending selling 63K above list price and with a free rent-back period. Purchasing the retirement condo was a different story, however. In a highly competitive market, it took numerous home tours, a few offers (despite being cash buyers with no financing nor appraisal contingencies and offering a quick ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Coldwell Banker Howard County Helping OthersThe Howard County Regional Office of Coldwell Banker is helping those less fortunate than us during this holiday season.We are collecting clean coats in good condition for those less fortunate than ourselves as well as hats, scarves, and mittens.  Please bring your new or used, laundered coat or accessory to our office during office hours.  We are located at 6031 University Blvd, Suite 100 in Columbia, MD.We are also collecting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items (baby, toddler, adult diapers, feminine hygiene products), and pet food for the Howard and Baltimore County food banks.Our office is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.  Please help those less fortunate than we are.This winter is supposed to be severe, let's help th...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Walking around historic Ellicott City, you'll surely pass by this brick home just off Main Street and next to the Manor Hill Tavern. Ca. 1842, this historic home is known as the Day-O'Neal-French house, named after its first three consecutive residents. John Day bought the land from George Ellicott - one of the three Ellicott brothers who settled the land in the area - for $250. A master stone mason, Day opted to build a brick home, although many of the properties on Ellicott's land were built with stone, brick was a cheaper resource. The Day-O'Neal-French House is a three-story, three-bay by two-bay federal-style structure with a rubble stone foundation, a gable roof with a brick fireplace on each end, a bit less than 1,500 square feet, and three bedrooms. It has a little courtyard out...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
When I put 5981 Gales Ln in Columbia, MD on the market last month, I braced myself for much not-so-favorable feedback. You see, this 1950s rambler is a true time capsule. It has an original kitchen, original bathrooms, and is in need of quite a bit of work ranging from new windows, to kitchen and bathroom upgrades, a new driveway, new garage door, new flooring, new HVAC, new paint, and extensive landscaping. But, it had a lot going for it, too. It sits on 1.5+ acres in the heart of Columbia which made it truly a rare find. It's an outparcel whose original owners refused to sell out when Columbia was developed in the 1960s. Thus, it is not assessed the annual CPRA fee like most properties in Columbia, yet it benefits from all the town has to offer. It also has a great floorplan, centerin...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
Just Listed! Incredible opportunity in the heart of Columbia! This 1.55-acre out-parcel with no CPRA dues is just minutes from Rt. 29, Merriweather district, and Columbia Mall. 5981 Gales Lane is a solid mid-century home with a 2-car rear entry garage. It sits back off a dead-end road, offering privacy and lots of room to spread out. It charms with its fabulous floorplan, centered around two fireplaces, its spacious rooms, unusually large closets for a mid-century home, as well as original details such as the preserved stonework at the front of the house and around one of 3 fireplaces. Anyone hunting for a time capsule will appreciate the original kitchen with its metal cabinets, continuous metal sink and built-in stove-top, plus a built-in grill, the two ovens, bread drawer, checkered ...
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By Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Central Maryland
(Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate)
7547 TALBOTS WOODS CT, Ellicott, Maryland Click Here to Get Directions $770000.004bed - 2.5bath - 3230 sqft lot Property Video | Photos | Maps & Local | Schools | Print Looking for a vibrant community, but with privacy and nature in abundance? Welcome home to this desirable dwelling at the end of a Cul-de-Sac that is flanked on 2 sides by Howard County conservation area. Less than 15 years old, this delicious home is sure to delight the pickiest of buyers. The impressive 2 story light-filled foyer will greet you. A spacious "eat-in" kitchen with 2 yr old Stainless Steel appliances flows into the family room with a toasty gas fireplace. From this space you can enjoy the outside on the large maintenance free deck. Perfect for dining al-fresco. A delightful surprise will be the fruit bushe...
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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 21042SOLD & SETTLED  Stately Ellicott City White Colonial on half acre lot backing to open easement meadow area with a stream in back. Check out the view from the bay window.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 re...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Plan Howard AcademyPlan Howard Academy is now accepting applications from Howard County residents who are interested in learning more about the planning process and are interested in improving their county's future. The Plan Howard Academy is a 5-week program beginning on April 18 and educates interested applicants on land use plans, policies and procedures that help shape and grow Howard County.  35 residents are chosen from the pool of applications each year and it is a great way to meet people and build relationships with like-minded neighbors.For more information and to register for this class you can visit the Howard County website here.
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