Monthly Archives: December 2011

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Pick Up 2012

December 28th, 2011

Baltimore City will be picking up Christmas trees beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2012, and ending January 31, 2012. Unlike the Department of Public Works for Baltimore County tree pickup, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works asks residents to put their trees out where their trash is normally collected, and will remove them on the days when [...]

Baltimore County Christmas Tree Pick Up 2012

December 26th, 2011

Baltimore County Christmas tree pick up 2012 will be here before we know it, so here are the details in order to be prepared! Tree pick up will begin the week of January 9, 2012, and to ensure your tree is taken, it must be placed at the curb by January 14. PLEASE NOTE that [...]

Merry Christmas Eve, Baltimore!

December 24th, 2011

I know I have been missing the past week or so, and will address that in an upcoming post. But today is CHRISTMAS EVE and I want to wish everyone a wonderful day. The BALTIMORE RAVENS play today, and last week clinched a playoff spot. What a lovely Christmas gift it would be to beat the [...]

21093 Home Sale Statistics November 2011

December 15th, 2011

November 2011 showed a large jump in Timonium home sales over the same period last year. There were 47% more sales -- up  42.94% to $12,293,200 in homes changing hands, while last November had $8,600,150 in home change hands. The average sales price was only down very slightly (3.51%), to $307,330. 13 more homes changed hands [...]

Fannie Mae and Other Banks Postpone Foreclosures Through the Holidays

December 13th, 2011

Fannie Mae is one of a few banks who have decided to put a moratorium on evicting those facing foreclosure from December 19, 2011-January 2, 2012. Executive Vice President, Terry Edwards, was quoted in a CNNMoney article stating that "No family should have to give up their home during this holiday season." Others also putting [...]

Keep Your Fireplace and Furnace Safely Running This Winter

December 12th, 2011

Winter tends to bring thoughts of a cozy fire in the fireplace, and warmth coming from your furnace. There are a few steps you should take to ensure your family's safety while staying comfortable this cold time of year. Thanks to Inman News for these tips! If you use a wood burning fireplace, make sure [...]

FHA Loan Limits Remain High

December 9th, 2011

The loan limits for FHA are at a decent amount, thanks to Congress voting to reinstate the loan limits that had been in place before, but had lapsed. Currently, the limit for an FHA mortgage in Baltimore County is $560,000. That was due to drop down to $494,500, which could have really hurt [...]

This Month in Real Estate December 2011

December 5th, 2011

This Month in Real Estate December 2011 has been released! Home sales activity was at a pace of 4.97 million for the year, which is up slightly from last month. The median home sale price was $163,000, down from $165,000 for This Month in Real Estate November 2011. Average interest rate was 4%, down slightly [...]

Towson Winterfest and Baltimore County Tree Lighting

December 1st, 2011

Towson Winterfest kicks off this weekend with a tree lighting and visit from Santa Claus on his way to his workshop in the Old Hutzler Building next to Barnes & Noble off the Towson Circle. This Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 6-8pm, enjoy Santa's arrival by fire engine to Olympian Park, see the official Baltimore [...]