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Baltimore Homes in High Demand According to New Report July 2016

July 29th, 2016

Baltimore homes are in high demand according to a new report out at the end of July 2016. The Demand Index is a report run by a company called Redfin, and it found that Baltimore home interest is up 20% over June of last year. This apparently includes a 39% increase in requests for showings [...]

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Maryland Tax Free Shopping Week 2016

July 28th, 2016

Maryland tax free shopping week 2016 is August 14-20, 2016. What is Tax Free Shopping Week? Tax Free Shopping week means that qualifying clothes and shoes under $100 each will not have the regular 6% sales tax added to the purchase during the tax free shopping time period. This means you can buy any number of qualifying individual items under [...]

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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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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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Baltimore Restaurant Week Summer 2016

July 13th, 2016

Baltimore Restaurant Week Summer 2016 is July 22-31 at a good number of restaurants in Baltimore City. It is exciting to see so many eateries on the list of participating restaurants in Baltimore. Also, Bluestone in Timonium and The Oregon Ridge in Hunt Valley, both outside of the city, are joining in. There are many different eateries on the [...]

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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 [...]