Baltimore Real Estate

Baltimore Property Tax Cut Proposed

March 12th, 2019

A Baltimore City property tax cut was proposed by Mayor Pugh to reduce the tax rate by 2021. Mayor Pugh's goal is to have the Baltimore City owner occupied property tax rate reduced to under 2% of an assessed property's value. Her hope is to have it reduced to 2.048% by this coming July, according [...]

Average Salary Needed to Buy a Home in Baltimore Metro Area 2019

March 11th, 2019

The average salary needed to buy a home in the Baltimore metro area comes from HSH.com, which is a financial publishing website. The Baltimore metro area includes places like Towson, and the site states the counties included are Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Queen Anne's, Carroll, Harford Counties, which really changes the "affordability" factor. The Baltimore [...]

Seven Home Repairs Best to Do Before Listing Your Home for Sale

February 12th, 2019

Home repairs can sometimes be best to do before listing your home for sale. Though this lists seven, there could be more recommended, depending on a particular house, the current local real estate market, and the intention of the home seller in any particular situation. Thank you to HouseLogic for the list. Here it is, [...]

Am I Being Recorded When Viewing a House?

February 1st, 2019

Am I being recorded when viewing a house? Potentially, yes. The TODAY Show did a segment about people recording showings in their houses, making people aware of something they may not have been before. This is something I have cautioned people about for a few years - that you never know if you are being recorded [...]

Home Sales in December 2018 Dropped More than Usual

January 29th, 2019

Across the US, home sales in December 2019 dropped more than the usual seasonal reduction in sales. Home sales dropped an average of 6.4% from November. According to both the National Association of REALTORS and a CNBC article, the drop was unusually large, as sales generally vary monthly in the very low single digit averages. [...]

What a Government Shutdown Means for Baltimore Real Estate

January 5th, 2019

What does a government shutdown mean for Baltimore real estate? It can mean quite a bit. First, the IRS is closed, so if a buyer's bank needs ANY documentation from the IRS that the buyer does not have in their possession, then they are stuck until the government reopens before that buyer can close on [...]

More Price Reductions Seen Nationally

August 27th, 2018

Recently, more price reductions have been seen nationally than a year ago. Zillow released a press release in August 2018 about this trend. In the Baltimore real estate market, in June 2018, 18.2% of houses had a price reduction. In January 2018, 16.3% of houses on the market in Baltimore had price reductions. That being [...]

Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Filing Deadline

August 23rd, 2018

The Maryland Homeowners' Property Tax Credit filing deadline is September 1, 2018. There are two deadlines each year - May 1 to have it potentially reflected on your initial July tax bill, and September 1 for a final deadline for each year. This credit must be applied for each and every year! What is the [...]

11616 Hunters Run Drive – Hunt Valley Station for Sale *Under Contract*

July 27th, 2018

11616 Hunters Run Drive is a true five bedroom home in Hunt Valley Station for sale for $644,900. *Under contract* This Hunt Valley Station home has 3,485 square feet above ground and a finished lower level with a potential sixth bedroom, full bath, and a recreation room with wet bar. The kitchen has been redone [...]

5556 Oakland Road – Halethorpe

July 2nd, 2018

Halethorpe Cape Cod For Sale SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT Click on Any Picture Below to Enlarge 5556 Oakland Road is a lovely Cape Cod in Oakland Terrace in Baltimore County, Maryland. This Oakland Terrace home features three bedrooms, a full bath on the main floor and another on the second floor, a large yard, [...]