Monthly Archives: February 2012

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums to Rise April 1, 2012

February 28th, 2012

FHA mortgages are very popular in the Baltimore real estate market. For not much money down, Baltimore homebuyers can get into the home of their dreams, and use any reserves they have to decorate or buy furniture. The amount that may be in reserves is going to lessen by a significant amount on April 1, [...]

Abrakadoodle Timonium Art Studio

February 27th, 2012

Abrakadoodle is a nationwide art studio for children with classes and art education unlike any other. The art education program has won numerous awards, and now Timonium is lucky enough to get a studio of their very own! The youngest of kids (beginning around age 2) have basic classes, while older ones (up to age [...]

Foreclosures at Lowest Rate Since 2007

February 26th, 2012

Foreclosures are at their lowest level since 2007. Though that is definitely a good thing, this may be an unrealistic view of the market because of the robo-signing scandal last year, which stopped foreclosure filings in their tracks. Maryland was not one of the states where the lawsuits took place, but that does not mean [...]

Towson Green Houses

February 23rd, 2012

Towson Green houses are very neat, as I saw first hand at a Broker's Open house on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Bozzuto is the builder for the townhouses, and we got a sneak peek at the models before their official grand opening in mid March. I took a lot of photos to share! For more [...]

Golfsmith Store in Timonium

February 22nd, 2012

Golfsmith is a new store going in the Lutherville Station Shopping Center where the old Borders Bookstore used to be. Golfsmith is a golf store, which, according to their website, "is the world's largest golf superstore for golf clubs, golf equipment, golf accessories, golf gear, golf clothing and apparel." I will tell you, [...]

B&O Railroad Museum Turns 184

February 21st, 2012

The B&O Railroad Museum in Downtown Baltimore turns 184 this year, and is having a big party on Sunday, February 26, 2012 to celebrate! It is also the 127th birthday of the Historic 1884 Roadhouse, so expect some big fun! The B&O Railroad Museum is offering half price admission tickets as part of the excitement [...]

Parkville Home Sale Statistics January 2012

February 17th, 2012

Parkville home sales were down 23.36% in January 2012 as compared to January 2011. $5,671,370 in homes sold, while $7,517,730 sold a year ago. Average sold price was down 12.09% as well to $169,452. It took, on average, about 136 days for these homes to receive a contract, so Parkville home sellers need to be [...]

Maryland Tax Free Energy Star Weekend

February 16th, 2012

Maryland's tax free shopping weekend for many Energy Star products is this weekend, February 18-21, 2012. The Energy Star items that qualify, per the Maryland Comptroller's website: Air conditioners Clothes washers Furnaces Heat pumps Boilers Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now) Refrigerators Dehumidifiers Programmable thermostats Compact fluorescent light bulbs The State of Maryland [...]

Hunt Valley Home Sale Statistics January 2012

February 15th, 2012

Hunt Valley home sale statistics for January 2012 were looking good in much of the area. 21030 home sales were up 30.85% from January 2011 with $3,299,500 in real estate changing hands versus $2,521,500. Average sold price was down slightly at $412,438, while last year was $420,250. Eight houses sold, while six did last year. [...]

9219 Avondale Road – Parkville Cape Cod

February 10th, 2012

Download the brochure or contact me today to schedule an appointment to see this home. Schedule an Appointment Ask a Question Download the Brochure (PDF) Explore this wonderful Parkville home for sale at $160,000... First Floor Second Floor Finished Basement Exterior Neighborhood (Click on Any Picture to Enlarge) Cape Cod Home in Parkville, Maryland 9219 [...]