Baltimore County

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Zillow Zestimates May Be Inaccurate Again and Again in Baltimore

July 25th, 2016

Zillow Zestimates may be inaccurate again and again in Baltimore. Zillow Zestimates. Buyers often look to them, thinking they are a good representation of a home's value. In reality, often (not always, but often,) Zillow Zestimates can be off. Especially in Baltimore County. This happens across the country. The Los Angeles Times published an article regarding this [...]

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1116 Walnutwood Road Hunt Valley Station Home For Sale

July 22nd, 2016

1116 Walnutwood Road is a four bedroom home in Hunt Valley Station for sale for $635,000. This Hunt Valley Station home has 3,125 square feet above ground, which does not include the basement. The basement is finished with a full bath. The first floor showcases hardwood floors, an office/library, a gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite and ceramic tile [...]

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FHA Condo Recertification Should Get Easier

July 21st, 2016

FHA condo recertification should get easier, thanks to the passage of H.R.3700 - Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 on July 14. It also lowers the current owner-occupancy from 50% to 35%, which should hopefully make more Baltimore County condominium communities eligible for FHA financing. Right now, there are a number of Baltimore County condo [...]

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Baltimore County Restaurant Week Summer 2016

July 19th, 2016

Baltimore County Restaurant Week Summer 2016 starts August 5, and runs through August 20. There are 59 Baltimore County restaurants participating this summer! Lunch and Dinner Prices will be $15-35.00. Each restaurant has set its' own prices and specialty menus, so you will have to look on each site or call to find out what each eatery [...]

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Hunt Valley Home Sales June 2016

July 18th, 2016

Hunt Valley home sales in June 2016 were up in a big way from last June! The total volume of Hunt Valley homes sold in June was $13,191,473, up 35.13% from the volume of $9,762,200 we saw in June 2015. This is also up from the volume of $10,857,455 that we saw in Hunt Valley Home Sales May 2016. The [...]

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Towson 21204 Home Sales June 2016

July 15th, 2016

Towson 21204 home sales in June were up from June 2015. The total volume of Towson homes that sold in June 2016 was $15,512,688, up 28.41% from the $12,080,925 we saw last June. This is also up from the $10,797,450 volume we saw in Towson 21204 Home Sales May 2016. Thirty-two homes in 21204 sold in June, seven more than last year at the [...]

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Timonium Home Sales June 2016

July 14th, 2016

Timonium home sales in June 2016 were down very slightly from last June. The total volume of Timonium houses that sold in June 2016 was $25,581,199, down 3.52% from the $26,514,150 that sold last June. . This is also down from the $26,907,525 we saw in Timonium Home Sales May 2016. The average sales price in Timonium was up slightly, to $365,446, from the average [...]

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HGTV vs Reality – Buzzfeed Breaks it Down

July 12th, 2016

HGTV vs Reality - Buzzfeed breaks it down. I wrote a post in 2014 about a "syndrome" called the "HGTV Syndrome," which luckily isn't a real illness or disease, but rather a poke at how HGTV has given buyers an unrealistic view of house hunting and buying a house. Buzzfeed takes on another fun angle [...]

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10 Tips to Help Organize Your Home

July 7th, 2016

10 Tips to Help Organize Your Home comes from a Houzz post by a contributor who specializes in and teaches a decluttering e-course. You can learn more about Laura Haskill and her Mindful Clutter Clearing e-course at Here are her tips, and my take on each one: Understand Active Zones vs Passive Zones. Active zones [...]

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4208 Ravenhurst Circle – Ravenhurst Home For Sale

June 29th, 2016

4208 Ravenhurst Circle is a Glen Arm Dutch Colonial for sale at $450,000. *UNDER CONTRACT* Located in the Ravenhurst community, it is off the beaten path, but close to Dulaney Valley Road for an easy commute into Timonium, Towson and Baltimore. 4208 Ravenhurst is a great home with three bedrooms and two full baths upstairs with [...]