Monthly Archives: September 2011

Maryland New Texting While Driving Laws October 1, 2011

September 30th, 2011

As of October 1, 2011, new texting laws will go into effect for drivers of motor vehicles. In 2009, laws were enacted that while your car was moving, you had to have hands free headset and could not text while your car was in motion. The biggest change is that now you may not EVEN [...]

Fell’s Point Fun Festival 2011

September 28th, 2011

The Fell's Point Fun Festival is this weekend, October 1-2, 2011 from 11am-7pm. With the Ravens game Sunday not happening until 8:20pm against the Jets, Baltimore fans can still enjoy the day downtown with their families! 2011 marks the 45th annual festival, showcasing carnival rides, five stages of live music, plus a family & kid's [...]

Foreclosure Backlog Could Lower Baltimore House Values Further

September 27th, 2011

The foreclosure backlog is large, and with foreclosure filings up 33% in August over July, analysts think the real estate market has yet to hit bottom. What does this mean for Baltimore real estate? Well, it could mean that Baltimore house values could see further drops. As more foreclosures come on the market in any [...]

Free Fall Baltimore 2011

September 26th, 2011

Free Fall Baltimore is on for October 1-31,2011 its' sixth year since its' inception. Free Fall Baltimore is a month-long event where many museums have free admission, free events, and shows to bring people to Downtown Baltimore to learn of places, in hopes that people will continue to come back and enjoy Arts in Baltimore [...]

When Parents Get Sick

September 25th, 2011

Those of you who read my blog regularly have probably noticed that I haven't been posting much this week. Those who follow me on social media know part of the story. Last week, we discovered that my Dad's rectal cancer had returned in his pelvic area -- a number of new tumors. He had been [...]

RennFest 2011

September 22nd, 2011

The Maryland Renaissance Festival is underway, and runs through the October 23. Called RennFest, it is a good time for people of all ages! RennFest is located right outside of Annapolis in Crownsville, and is open on Saturdays and Sundays. There are vendors with food, clothes, goods, and more, plus performances galore! Performances take place [...]

Stoop Storytelling in Center Plaza Thursday October 4, 2011

September 19th, 2011

**Please note, date change. It will now be October 4, 2011** This Thursday, September 22, 2011, bring chairs, blankets, and food, and join in for a neat, free event! This FREE event runs from 5:00-7:30pm, and from 5-5:30 is free wine and beer from local vendors! The theme of the evening will be "Scaling the [...]

Purple Friday September 16, 2011

September 16th, 2011

Happy Purple Friday, Baltimore! After last week's incredible game against the Steelers, we Baltimore Ravens fans are very excited and happy about our season. As we head into week two, our spirits are high, and our support loud and purple! On a personal note, today my Dad got some bad news, that his cancer has [...]

Hunt Valley Home Sale Statistics August 2011

September 15th, 2011

Hunt Valley home sales were down in August 2011, in line with drops seen in much of the Baltimore real estate market. Total sold volume was down 37.40% to $6,125,080 from a high last August of $9,784,500. It is very interesting, and makes me look at the statistics more carefully, that only two less homes [...]

Timonium Home Sales Statistics August 2011

September 13th, 2011

Timonium home sales were up in a HUGE way in August 2011 -- across the board, great numbers were showing over the same month last year. Total sold volume was up 134.17% from $8,953,500 in August 2010 to $20,966,275 last month. Average sold price was up a smidgen 4.54% to $374,398. Total number of homes [...]