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This Month in Real Estate November 2011

November 10th, 2011

This Month in Real Estate for November 2011 has been released! The numbers from October, presented by Jay Papasan, showed the home sales at an annual pace of 4.9 million, down slightly from last month, but much better than September's numbers. Median home price was $165,000, which is another drop from This Month in Real [...]

St. Pius X Carnival

May 16th, 2011

The St. Pius X Carnival is coming up this weekend, May 20-22, 2011. St. Pius X is located at 6428 York Road just next to the Rodgers Forge community. The St Pius Carnival is a big event (but on a smaller scale) like the Towsontown Spring Festival, which was held a few weeks ago in [...]

Baltimore County Christmas Tree Pickup

December 31st, 2010

Each year, Baltimore County offers curbside pick up of Christmas trees for residents, and takes them to be recycled. Tree pick up will begin the week of January 10, 2011, and to ensure your tree is taken, it must be placed out at the curb by January 15. They will not be collecting from alleys, [...]

Baltimore Ground Rent Houses

May 4th, 2010

There are many ground rent houses in Baltimore. What does this mean? Guest blogger, T Jeremy Loomis, Sales Manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, explains more about Baltimore ground rent homes: What is ground rent (also known as a leasehold estate) and why would I have it? Ground rent is when a fee is paid [...]

New FHA Appraisal Guidelines for Leasehold Properties in Baltimore

April 14th, 2010

Beginning June 13, 2010, the FHA appraisal guidelines for leasehold properties (also known as houses with ground rent) will be changing. Guest blogger, T Jeremy Loomis, Sales Manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, explains what this means for Baltimore ground rent homeowners: Confused on the recent news about new FHA ground rent appraisal requirements? Simply [...]

West Towson Elementary School Boundaries Meeting March 10 and West Towson Homeowners

March 14th, 2010

On March 10, the Baltimore County Board of Education had a final meeting before their March 23 vote on the boundaries of the new West Towson Elementary School. This meeting, unlike the one in January, which had hundreds of attendees with many speaking about the boundary options, this one had very few, and only four [...]

Towson Residents Help Determine West Towson Elementary School Boundaries

January 7th, 2010

Over 300 people attended the meeting at Loch Raven High School last night about where the boundaries may be drawn, and which children in Towson may be redistricted to the new West Towson Elementary School. The Towson Families United group, which is "A coalition of parents and residents seeking a long-term solution to Towson's overcrowded schools", reports [...]

West Towson Elementary School Boundaries to be Revealed January 6, 2010

December 28th, 2009

The West Towson Elementary School is under construction, and the plans for boundaries are being revealed at a public meeting on January 6, 2010. The Baltimore County School Board would like input on the boundary drawing possibilities from the Towson neighborhoods affected by the possible change in redistricting. The open meeting being held January 6 [...]

Robert E Lee Park Improvement Update Meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 16th, 2009

Proposed Phase One of the Robert E. Lee Park 's improvement plan will be presented in the third community meeting held by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7 pm at Dumbarton Middle School. The proposed improvements include replacing the bridge going into the park, the development of an official dog park, [...]

Rodgers Forge House Values not to be affected by new Towson University Stadium

February 13th, 2009

The Baltimore Sun and the Baltimore Examiner report that Towson University and the Rodgers Forge Community Association have reached an agreement about the location of the new arena to be built near the Forge. I wrote about this issue on January 22, as the fear was the design and location of the new arena would [...]