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Millennials Want to Own Homes

January 25th, 2019

Millennials want to own homes. Seventy-two percent of Millennials surveyed prioritize buying a home over marriage and having children. The reasons given in the CNBC survey were that those surveyed would like to have stability or feel they are established if they own a home. The only priority over homeownership is planning for retirement. Those [...]

Hunt Valley Home Sales 2018

January 23rd, 2019

Hunt Valley home sales in 2018 were up from 2017. The total volume of Hunt Valley homes sold in 2018 was $110,582,801, up 3.8% from the $106,536,397 we saw sell in 2017.   The average sales price was up as well, up 8.21% to $426,961 from $394,579 in 2017. Two hundred fifty-nine Hunt Valley homes sold in [...]

Towson 21204 Home Sales 2018

January 16th, 2019

Towson 21204 home sales in 2018 were down 4.55% from 2017. The total volume of Towson homes in 21204 that sold in 2018 was $95,394,731, down over $4.5M from the volume of $99,943,837 we saw sell in 2017.   Two hundred two homes in 21204 sold in 2018, which is 16 less than 2017. The average [...]

Timonium Home Sales 2018

January 14th, 2019

Timonium home sales in 2018 were down slightly from 2017. The total volume of Timonium houses that sold in 2018 was $275,958,537, down .92% from the $278,532,621 volume sold in 2017. The average sales price in Timonium was up -- to $438,726 -- up 6.32% from the $412,641 average we saw in 2017. There were 629 [...]

Stamp Prices to Rise January 27, 2019

January 10th, 2019

Stamp prices are scheduled to rise on January 27, 2019. This means that postage will increase across the board. A first class stamp will go from 50 cents to 55 cents. Package shipping costs are rising as well. Here is a link to a stamps.com blog that discusses the new postage prices. If you buy Forever stamps [...]

Baltimore County Most Expensive Home Sales 2018

January 9th, 2019

Baltimore County's most expensive home sales in 2018 were found north of the city, with the most expensive found in Butler. The five highest home sales in Baltimore County in 2018, according to Bright, our local multiple listing system, were: 1. 15324 Falls Road, Butler, MD 21023. $3,873,500. Situated on almost 128 acres in Northwestern Baltimore County, [...]

Baltimore County Restaurant Week Winter 2019

January 8th, 2019

Baltimore County Restaurant Week Winter 2019 starts Friday, January 18, and runs through February 2. As of this post, there are currently 39 Baltimore County restaurants showing as participating this month! (Seven more were added just 1/2!) Lunch and Dinner Prices will be $15-35.00. Each restaurant has set its' own prices and specialty menus, so [...]

Property Taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore Rise in 2019

January 7th, 2019

Property taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore City rise in 2019. Well, and every other county in Maryland. This is apparently the first year since 2008 where every single Maryland county is seeing property tax increases. Assessments on Maryland properties are averaging a 9.1% increase on average. Baltimore City residents are seeing a 5.9% increase, [...]

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 [...]

Home Design Trends for 2019

January 4th, 2019

Home Design Trends change yearly, and each year, designers help forecast what will be in -and out- in the coming year. Here are the projected home design trends for 2019 from Elle Decor:   Floral patterns in both wallpaper and fabrics (What is it replacing? Geometric patterns like trellis) Rich jewel tones like dark and [...]