Monthly Archives: February 2010

Top Four Inside Secrets To Selling Your Home in This Buyer’s Market

February 28th, 2010

Gary Keller, the owner of the company I work for, Keller Williams Realty, was interviewed this morning along with a few agents on Good Morning America about HOW to sell your home in this market. These tips hold true in the Towson real estate market as well as others across the US. Tip #1: When [...]

Ryland Homes Names New Chairman and New Homes To Be Built in Baltimore County

February 25th, 2010

Ryland Homes Inc., a builder who has been behind many popular communities in the Baltimore area, has named Bill Jews as its new Chairman, reports the Baltimore Business Journal. Mr. Jews was the CEO of Maryland's own Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield and brought it back from the point of it almost shutting its doors in 1993 [...]

Nine Weeks Left in Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension — Will It Be Extended Again?

February 25th, 2010

A discussion I have been involved with here in the Baltimore area about the crippling snow and the effect on the Baltimore real estate market has people in the real estate world wondering if the homebuyer tax credit may be extended again. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal wrote an article about the credit, and [...]

More Snow on the Way for Baltimore Homeowners Already Hurting From Heavy Snow and Ice

February 24th, 2010

Well, of course, the snow is hurting the entire areas, but many homeowners are already having major issues with their homes due to this heavy snow and ice damming, and it appears a major amount of heavy snow may visit us tonight through tomorrow, freezing those gutters back up and re-creating problems. The other issue [...]

Baltimore Real Estate Market Third Week of February 2010

February 21st, 2010

As we enter the fourth and final week of February, I am reminded as to where the market was last year at this time versus this year. I have seen showings become more frequent in the past week and the excitement over spring's arrival in the next few weeks definitely brings people out to look. [...]

Understanding Whom Real Estate Agents Represent in Maryland

February 20th, 2010

In Maryland, upon first meeting, buyers need to be made aware of agency relationships. In this day & age with internet contact and the ability of agents to provide market data instantly through services, agency relationships may be created without buyers or agents truly being aware that this has been done. On my site, I [...]

More Winter Weather On the Way for Sunday Night into Monday February 21-22 Hurts Baltimore Real Estate Market

February 19th, 2010

It looks like the beginning of next week will bring us more snow or ice, possibly mixed with rain or sleet. What does this mean for the Baltimore real estate market and Baltimore area homes? More trouble. In a city still in recovery mode from two blizzards last week, additional winter weather is not welcome [...]

Additional Home Perils From the Lasting Ice and Snow in Baltimore

February 17th, 2010

As I showed condos today in the Stevenson area of Baltimore County, I was reminded of a few more issues that the snow/ice build up is causing to homes in the Baltimore area. As the weather warms some, and the snow melts, but then nights get cold and it freezes back up, large icicles can [...]

3136 Eden Drive Virtual Tour

February 15th, 2010

3136 Eden Drive in Abingdon, MD, is a beautiful home in a very convenient community. Beautifully maintained and updated, this home has it all including a new virtual tour to showcase its many amenities! Don't miss out on this fantastic home -- the only end unit currently on the market in St. Clair. So if [...]

Showing Houses in Harford County with Six Foot+ Piles of Snow

February 15th, 2010

Yesterday was an interesting day as clients and I viewed seven homes in the Bel Air and Forest Hill areas of Harford County. We were lucky that all of the properties we were viewing had driveways, because street parking was an impossibility! It is difficult to tell how large or small a yard is, how [...]