Monthly Archives: November 2010

Will My Timonium House be Worth More in the Spring?

November 29th, 2010

Will my house be worth more in the spring? Often times, sellers wait for the "Spring Market" to put their house up for sale, since usually buyers are more apt to look, your house looks great with the spring blooms and the winter doldrums over. The end of 2010 into the Spring 2011 home sales [...]

Mount Vernon Washington Monument Lighting 2010

November 27th, 2010

The Washington Monument Lighting in Mount Vernon happens this Thursday, December 2, 2010, with activities beginning around 5:30 pm! Always a beautiful event, the ceremony begins around 7 pm with the actual lighting around 7:20 pm. This is the 39th year of the event, and it is always highly anticipated! This year ELMO stops by [...]

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

November 24th, 2010

I want to take this opportunity to wish you & your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Each November, I realize how much I am thankful for, and this year even more so. I am thankful for the great report my father got last week about the successful chemotherapy treatments have been. The radiologists state that [...]

Hunt Valley House Values October 2010

November 23rd, 2010

Hunt Valley house values for October 2010 were on the rise, showing good signs for recovery in the fourth quarter of the year. Though two less homes settled from the same time last year, average Hunt Valley house values were up 14.64% from $336,862 in October 2009 to $386,167 this October. This is the second [...]

Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2010 at Timonium Fairgrounds November 26-28

November 22nd, 2010

The Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees comes back to the Timonium Fairgrounds right after Thanksgiving, November 26-28, 2010. Children of all ages anticipate this weekend where it is a Wonderland of decorated trees, Santa, games, crafters, activities, and more! The train garden is always a huge hit -- my son always begs to [...]

Downtown Baltimore Dollar Days December 4 & 5, 2010

November 19th, 2010

Downtown Baltimore will be having its' Dollar or Less Days on December 4 & 5, 2010 as part of the Downtown for the Holidays promotion in the City. Put together and promoted by the Downtown Partnership, this is a great opportunity to visit many  participating museums, centers, and attractions in Downtown Baltimore -- [...]

Towson Home Sale Statistics October 2010

November 17th, 2010

The Towson home sale statistics for October 2010, specifically the 21204 zip code, were down in a number of areas, compared with the same time last year. Total sold dollar volume was down 40.91% and only four houses settled in the month, with seven settling last October. Though there were three fewer settlements, the prices [...]

FHA Condo Recertification Due December 7, 2010

November 16th, 2010

With the many changes in the mortgage industry, it is hard to keep up with what deadlines are coming up next. On December 7, 2010, the FHA condo recertification process must be completed by each individual condominium complex in order to be eligible for homebuyers to receive FHA financing in their building. There is an [...]

Timonium Home Sales Statistics October 2010

November 15th, 2010

Timonium home sales statistics for October 2010 were a marked improvement over September! September's 21093 houses sold were down 31% over 2009. October showed an 11.08% drop, with 26 homes settling, but prices were up 9.44%! 30 Timonium homes went under contract last month, and 52 houses came on the market. The Real Estate Business [...]

Maryland Foreclosures in October 2010 Down 52%

November 12th, 2010

Foreclosures in Maryland were down 52.4% in October 2010 from the same time last year. This is a welcome statistic in the Baltimore real estate market! According to the Baltimore Business Journal article, One in every 736 homes in Maryland faced a foreclosure filing in October, down from one out of every 348 homes this [...]