Mezcal Timonium

November 9th, 2017

Mezal Timonium is open and serving delicious food! I visited this week for lunch, and had some absolutely fantastic shrimp fajitas. The menu has a lot to offer, and a friend said the margaritas she and her husband had at dinner were very tasty. Mezcal has been in an Owings Mills location for some time. [...]

Lennar to buy CalAtlantic Homes

October 31st, 2017

Lennar home building company is set to buy CalAtlantic homes, according to a CNBC article. The combination would create the largest new home builder in the US. Lennar hopes this will help them access more land and greater building opportunities. Here are more details in the CNBC article. CalAtlantic was headquartered in Virginia and California, [...]

Timonium Home Sales September 2017

October 12th, 2017

Timonium home sales in September 2017 were down from last September. The total volume of Timonium houses that sold in September 2017 was $12,863,595, down 35.57% from the volume of $19,966,315 that sold last September. It is also well down from the volume of $28,534,599 that we saw in Timonium Home Sales August 2017. The average sales price [...]

Maryland Home and Garden Show Fall 2017

October 3rd, 2017

Maryland Home and Garden Show Fall 2017 is October 20-22 at the Timonium Fairgrounds. There will be over 300 home improvement exhibits as well as landscape ideas and landscape architects. There will also be lots of holiday crafts and gifts to purchase. The Maryland Home & Garden Show is a great place to get home improvement ideas for [...]

Fall Home Maintenance

September 29th, 2017

Fall Home Maintenance is important to get your Baltimore house ready for Winter. Maintenance can keep your home in good shape throughout the year. Thank you to Home Advisor for this beginning of a list, plus additional tips I've found and expound upon! Now, to do:   Inspect your roof and have any needed repairs [...]

How to Choose a Home Improvement Contractor in Baltimore

September 25th, 2017

How to choose a home improvement contractor in Baltimore comes from an article on HGTV about choosing someone to remodel your home. Though HGTV often shows unrealistic "reality" shows, picking a contractor to do renovations on your home is a good topic to broach.   Ask your friends and neighbors. Who do they know? Who [...]

Timonium Home Sales August 2017

September 13th, 2017

Timonium home sales in August 2017 were up from last August. The total volume of Timonium houses that sold in August 2017 was $28,534,599, up 11.50% from the volume of $25,591,267 that sold last August. , up 6.02% from the volume of $25,702,225 that sold last August.  It is also up volume of $27,249,226 that we saw [...]

Potential Pitfalls During a Home Renovation

September 8th, 2017

Potential pitfalls during a home renovation comes from a Realtor.com article about seven terrifying things that can happen during renovations. If you are going to get involved in home renovations, you need to be aware that sometimes things just don't go as planned. Many times, these issues are not foreseeable, but it doesn't hurt to [...]

Cost of Renting vs Owning a Home in Maryland 2017

August 28th, 2017

The cost of renting vs owning a home in Maryland in 2017 may come as a surprise to many. The analysis was done by MSN Money for every state across the US. They found that the cost of renting in Maryland, on average, was about $1,753 per month. The average cost of a monthly mortgage? [...]

Title Company Money Wire Safety

August 22nd, 2017

Title company money wire safety is very important - and something that has become a recent big concern due to fraud. In Maryland, usually a title company handles closing for the buyer and seller. The title company researches the title, gets required information from the buyer and seller, gets all of the needed paperwork together, [...]