Seniors Real Estate Specialist Marney Kirk

November 20th, 2017

It's official, I am a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, as I earned my SRES designation last week! What is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist? From the SRES website: "By earning the SRES® Designation, you have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing, [...]

Timonium Home Sales October 2017

November 14th, 2017

Timonium home sales in October 2017 were up from last October. The total volume of Timonium houses that sold in October 2017 was $22,681,245, up 12% from the $20,251,700 volume that sold last October. It is also up from the volume of $12,863,595 that we saw in Timonium Home Sales September 2017. The average sales price in Timonium was [...]

Thank You Veterans 2017

November 10th, 2017

Thank you to our Veterans. Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, 2017. This is a day when I thank both our veterans and our active military personnel for the freedoms they help to protect. Last week, my son’s school invited fathers again to come & work side-by-side with their sons, putting together care packages with [...]

Baltimore Cold Weather Hose Bib Winterization

November 10th, 2017

Cold weather hose bibs should be winterized due to the upcoming freeze warning we have in place for tonight and this weekend! We appear to have skipped right over Fall and dropped into Winter, with temperatures hitting near 70 last week, and dropping to 24 degrees tonight! What do you have to do to winterize [...]

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 [...]