Monthly Archives: December 2009

Struever Bros Clipper Mill Foreclosure Auction December 17, 2009

December 11th, 2009

Part of the Clipper Mill development by Stuever Bros is due to go to auction after being foreclosed on by BB&T bank. Most of the development is not effected by this foreclosure, but according to Alex Cooper, the auctioneer,'s site,: "The Property is believed to be improved by nine (9) spec homes in various states of completion, [...]

Baltimore County to Make Recycling Easier For Towson Residents

December 10th, 2009

Towson residents can gear up for easier & better recycling for all of Baltimore County. Beginning February 1, 2010, instead of splitting up paper & plastics based on the week, it will all be done at one time. We will be able to put things in a small carboard box or a 34 gallon or smaller container that [...]

Hunt Valley Home Sales Statistics Past Six Months

December 9th, 2009

My compilation of the 21030 real estate market statistics for the last six months are here!  The full chart includes data on sales, contract, and active homes from June 22-December 6, 2009. What the full chart shows is that prices and inventory really have stabilized in the Cockeysville and Hunt Valley real estate market. There are a [...]

My Timonium Real Estate Office is Collecting Toys for Tots and Gloves and Hats for Lanvale Center in Baltimore

December 8th, 2009

Last year my Keller Williams Excellence office in Timonium was approved to be an official drop off for the Toys for Tots campaign, and we are in again this year! We had boxes and bags and cars full of toys for the Marines to come pick up last year, and were so proud to be [...]

Timonium Fairgrounds Offers Beautiful Christmas Trees For Sale

December 7th, 2009

A family tradition of ours has been to go to get our tree from the family owned farm that sells their trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium every year. The trees are always full & pretty, their prices reasonable, the selection large, and the people unbelievably nice. A few years back, we even bought a [...]

Holiday Train Garden at the Shops at Kenilworth in Towson is Free & Provides a Great Time on a Snowy Saturday

December 6th, 2009

Yesterday morning, my son & I got up excited to head to the Shops at Kenilworth to visit the Holiday Train Garden, as we do each year. This time was made fun for us both by having some new friends meet up with us, plus my niece and sister-in-law. We hadn't planned on the Winter [...]

This Towson Realtor is NOT the “Thanksgiving Letter Marney”

December 5th, 2009

I checked my Google Analytics statistics on Friday and found one set that really made me laugh. I had a number of people visit my website from searches for "Marney Thanksgiving Letter" or "Thanksgiving Letter Marney." I had to find out what this letter was, because my first name is an unusual one, and I [...]

New Fannie Mae Credit Score and Debt Ratio Requirements for Conforming Loans

December 4th, 2009

Beginning December 12, 2009, Fannie Mae will have new requirements on credit scores and debt ratios for all of their conventional loans. Prior to this change, the lowest credit score a borrower could have for this type of loan was 580. The new lowest score is 620. This is not negotiable, even if you are [...]

Graul’s in Ruxton Holiday Tasting Events December 4-6, 2009

December 3rd, 2009

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy living in Towson near Ruxton if you want to try some great food at Graul's in Ruxton or be happy you live in Timonium near the Graul's in Mays Chapel. Friday from 4-7 enjoy yummy appetizers that are easy to make! Saturday and Sunday, try some "Over the Top" Holiday [...]

Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville Celebrates the Holidays with a Wreath Making Party December 5 & 6, 2009

December 2nd, 2009

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville is ready to celebrate the holiday season with a wreath making party this weekend! From 2-4 pm both Saturday and Sunday, adults, bring your gloves and your clippers, and make a fresh evergreen wreath for only $8 per wreath. Kids -- you come too and in the auditorium [...]