Monthly Archives: October 2011

Lead Based Paint Landlord Liability in Baltimore

October 31st, 2011

A 7-0 decision was made to overturn the 1994 compromise where landlords who registered with state environmental agency would get immunity from lead based paint lawsuit liability with a cap payment of $17,000 to children with lead based paint risks. After the decision on October 24, 2011, that cap and compromise is no longer the [...]

Part of Ground Rent Law Overturned

October 26th, 2011

Those Ground Rent owners who did not register their properties with the government will not have those ground rents automatically extinguished, according to a ruling by the Court of Appeals yesterday. According to the Baltimore Sun article reporting on the issue: In a 5-2 decision issued Tuesday, the Court of Appeals held that the provision [...]

Halloween Weekend in Baltimore 2011

October 25th, 2011

Halloween Weekend is always a fun-filled weekend in Baltimore. Though technically it isn't until Monday, there are plenty of things to do this weekend for Baltimore Halloween fun! At Hunt Valley Towne Centre, kids can trick-or-treat on Friday evening from 4-6pm. Children can come in costume and get some treats at the shops on Main [...]

What Is The Best Day To List My House?

October 24th, 2011

What is the best day to list my house? A few years ago, prior to the internet being a terrific place to find information about a house, I would have said Tuesday night or Wednesday. Why? In the past, Broker's Opens, generally held on Wednesday afternoons in central Baltimore County, were the "first showings" for [...]

Fall Fun at North Run Farm in Baltimore County

October 21st, 2011

I've written before about fun places to go for Fall fun in Baltimore County. Weber's Farm and Huber's Farm are two popular locations. One I just discovered is North Run Farm near Stevenson University. My son had his class field trip there today, and there are many fun things to do! The maze [...]

Strange Things That May Hurt Your Baltimore House Value

October 19th, 2011

There are some things about your Baltimore home that you may have gotten used to, or don't bother you, but could affect your house's value. Recently there was an article on MSNMoney where they tackled a few of these things. Your house is different from the majority of the houses around you. If yours is [...]

21093 Home Sale Statistics September 2011

October 17th, 2011

Home sales in 21093 were stable in September, with a small increase of 8.7% over the same month last year. Average home sale price in Timonium was up 5.5% as well, up to $336,156 versus a low of $318,630 last September. One more home sold this September, with 34 changing hands. An interesting statistic (but [...]

Purple Friday October 14, 2011

October 14th, 2011

It's Purple Friday here in Baltimore, and I am ready after a relaxing BYE week. Hopefully the Baltimore Ravens' offense used their time off well and were able to strengthen their struggling offense. This week I wore my Ravens gear and even got my nails painted purple (which, for those who know me, is funny [...]

Dogfest 2011

October 13th, 2011

You may have seen signs all over town (I know I have!) about Dogfest 2011. Dogfest 2011 will be held Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, MD. What is Dogfest? It is a day to benefit dogs and cats in need who live at the shelter. There are fun events [...]

Why Did My House Appraisal Come in Low?

October 12th, 2011

Why did my house appraisal come in lower than contract price? Even with comparable sales to your contract price on your house on record, if there are other homes in the area that have sold for less since then, that says to an appraiser that values are dropping in the neighborhood. An appraiser's responsibility is [...]