Monthly Archives: January 2012

Towson Swim Club May Not Open

January 31st, 2012

Towson Swim Club says it needs 135 more members or plans for the swim club will have to be scrapped. The new members need to sign up by Feburary 29, 2012 or the project will be terminated. According to the Towson Patch article about the issue, the Club has $318,000 in funds raised by members [...]

Chestnut Ridge Market

January 30th, 2012

The Chestnut Ridge Market is a wonderful place on Greenspring Avenue across from Ridge Road where you can get prepared foods, salads, and more on-the-go. They brew Dunkin' Donuts coffee during the day, and have breakfast all day if you want it! They are well known for their pizzas (I'll admit, the Mexican is one [...]

What is a Home Inspection?

January 27th, 2012

What is done in a home inspection? What is covered? A home inspection, usually, is a VISUAL inspection of a property, running water & systems when they can be run. What does that mean? It means that the inspector can't break through walls, can't take things off or apart, or ruin the house in any [...]

Upper Crust Owings Mills

January 25th, 2012

**April 14, 2012 -- It appears Upper Crust has closed.** Upper Crust is a Pizzeria and Grill on Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills. They have a large menu with specialty salads, pizzas, pasta & subs. You can eat in the casual eatery, or take it to go. You often can run into my father-in-law there, [...]

Baltimore New Homes Increase in 2011

January 23rd, 2012

Baltimore new home construction was up 40% over 2010, which economists often see as a sign of a housing market recovery. According to an article in the Baltimore Business Journal, the Greater Baltimore region jumped 40%, while the more local Baltimore-Towson region rose 6%. The December 2011 data for contracts for future residential construction rising [...]

Purple Friday January 20 2012

January 20th, 2012

Happy Purple Friday, everyone! Baltimore has been painted Purple, as have I, and many of my friends. I've been wearing purple all week to support my boys, and today have my Joe Flacco jersey on (even with dress pants and heels for work! :) ) I haven't gone so far as to get a purple [...]

Upbeat Housing Outlook 2012

January 19th, 2012

USA Today reports that economists, banking and building executives are thinking optimistically of the real estate market in the coming year, and that the housing industry may be finally close to hitting the bottom. The article does clarify, though, that prices are still expected to drop in many areas, but there should be more home sales, [...]

Towson 21286 Home Sale Statistics December 2011

January 18th, 2012

Towson has held value over the volatile last few years. Average sales price was actually UP in 21286 to $330,255 from $246,288 last December. Sales were down slightly, with only 11 homes changing hands versus 15 last year, but that makes the average price even more significant. Three townhouses in Towson sold with an average [...]

Cockeysville Home Sale Statistics December 2011

January 16th, 2012

Cockeysville home sales were down over 31% from December 2010 with $2,200,000 in real estate changing hands last month versus $3,192,099 the same period last year. Eight homes sold in December versus seven in 2010, so the lower average sales price is most likely due to a very large sale in December of 2010, which [...]

Purple Friday Playoff January 13, 2012

January 13th, 2012

HAPPY PURPLE FRIDAY, EVERYONE! I am excited about this weekend when the Ravens take on the Houston Texans here in Baltimore on Sunday. It looks like it is going to be C-O-L-D out there, but I will have my many layers on (I'll have someone take a picture so you can see "Michelin Man Marney." [...]