Monthly Archives: March 2012

Baltimore Farmers Market Open for 2012

March 31st, 2012

The Baltimore Farmers Market will open for the 2012 season on Sunday, April 1, 2012 -- no joke! The 35th Annual market will be open Sundays through December 23 from 7am-12pm. New this year from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts website: Parking Free parking at the market is courtesy of Mercy Medical Center. The [...]

Easter Egg Hunts Around Baltimore

March 30th, 2012

With Easter coming Sunday, April 8, 2012, Easter Egg Hunts are popping up all over town this weekend and next. Baltimore County Schools are off next week, so many families will be looking for fun activities to do! Here are a few Easter Egg Hunts around Baltimore. If you know of any others, please post [...]

It is More Affordable to Buy Than Rent in Baltimore Right Now

March 29th, 2012

According to a new report run by Trulia, it is more affordable to buy than rent in Baltimore right now! Rentals are at over 92% capacity, per the United States Census Bureau, and rates are high. Meanwhile, the percentage of home price decline from the peak of value is 20.4%, per the Federal [...]

Baltimore Named Top 10 Metro Area for Newlyweds

March 28th, 2012

Baltimore Newlyweds have it good, according to a survey run by The survey ask participants about how cohabiting helped or changed them, and how their city has treated them. In the survey, over 75% responded that their quality of life improved since they moved in together. (I hope so! I am surprised it is not higher!) 62% said [...]

Charles St Construction Right Lane Closed at Joppa Overpass

March 27th, 2012

The Charles Street construction will take another hard hit at traffic when the right lane that feeds to both Kenilworth Avenue and 695 East will be closed for about 8 weeks beginning April 2, 2012. The State Highway Administration's site says, "This temporary turn lane closure will allow crews to safely widen Charles Street North [...]

7 Ringleaf Ct – Hunt Valley Station

March 22nd, 2012

7 Ringleaf Ct is a single family home located in Hunt Valley Station off Paper Mill Road in Hunt Valley. *UPDATE: SETTLED 7/20/12* 7 Ringleaf Ct 7 Ringleaf Ct is on the market for $489,000. It has four bedrooms and two & a half baths. It has hardwood floors on the main level. [...]

Mays Chapel Elementary School Approved

March 21st, 2012

Mays Chapel Elementary School was approved last night by the Baltimore County Public School board by unanimous vote. There are many overcrowded schools in the Timonium and Towson area, and a new school was needed. The question that many in the Mays Chapel community had was, is this the best place for it? Though it [...]

Wells Fargo HELOC Class Action Lawsuit

March 20th, 2012

A Class Action Lawsuit has been filed against Wells Fargo due to reductions in HELOCs all over the country. In May of 2009, I wrote about Towson Zillow Zestimates affecting a client's HELOC loan, and how his line of credit had been reduced right in the middle of construction on the property. This is what [...]

Towson Y and West Towson House Values

March 19th, 2012

The Towson Y is located between Chesapeake Avenue and Allegheny Avenue in Towson. It has been there for many years, and they are looking to expand and build upon their current space. The issue is that the new building is due to be placed where the tennis courts are -- and that backs up to [...]

Baltimore Foreclosure Rates Expected to Rise

March 16th, 2012

Baltimore foreclosure rates are expected to rise after 698 homes were filed upon in February. This is a 32.5% increase over January and a 41% increase over February of last year. The State of Maryland accounted for 1,606 foreclosure filings last month, according to an article in the Baltimore Business Journal, based on numbers from [...]