Fulton, MD Real Estate News

By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
    Homes for Heroes would like to give a warm welcome to our new Affiliate, Tracy Diamond! “I was recently introduced to this spectacular program by a Homes For Heroes affiliate.  I immediately knew that this was an ideal way for me to  GIVE SOMETHING BACK to those that give so much to our community and our country.  I am proud to be a realtor that can utilize my skills to help true heroes realize the dream of home ownership that may not have been affordable until this program became available.  We need to spread the word about Homes For Heroes to military personnel, police and peace officers, teachers, healthcare workers, firefighters and other heroes.  I am proud to participate with this program and nothing seems more important than giving back to those who sacrifice so much.”  
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
OK, I could go to the local Safeway and buy a good old Butterball turkey.  It spent its brief live in a turkey factory, living in a crowded cage and being fed a diet of growth hormones and lord knows what.  After being slaughtered, it will have been frozen and then shipped half way across the country to some chilly warehouse.  By the time it finally hits a store, it won't taste too bad because it will have been stuffed with lots of yummy chemicals (buttery flavor, perhaps?).  Or, I could get into my car and drive half way to Baltimore in the pouring rain and get a turkey who, until a couple of days. ago was running around the Maple Lawn Farms having a fun life eating grass and scratching around for an occasional worm treat.  She wasn't crowded in with a bunch of cage mates.  She got the...
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By Kim Farrell, Howard County, Maryland
(Keller Williams Select Realtors)
According to a very reliable source (my husband, a retail real estate guru), a senior real estate representative for Chipotle Mexican Grill was spotted in the Sidamo Coffee at Maple Lawn.  Word is they are looking seriously at opening a restaurant in that development. If this is the case, this is great news for the Fulton area.  Healthier, fresh, fast food choices are currently non-existent.  Although, Pita and Rye is very soon to open, enhancing our dining options. Stay tuned....
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By Tim McIntyre
(Ellicott City Realtor, Catonsville Realtor)
Can the Home of Your Dreams Fit Your Eco Friendly Lifestyle?  You may have heard that when looking for Real Estate, your top 3 considerations should be: location, location, location. And while location certainly matters, I've found that for most Buyers, the important factors to evaluate include: Location Schools and Family Life Neighborhood Nuisances, or the lack thereof - privacy, noise, etc. Lifestyle - how does a home or community fit in with a Buyer's choices in lifestyle The last item on that list - lifestyle - I've seen a big shift recently toward Buyers who are preferring to look for homes that suit their other Eco Friendly Lifestyle choices.  While it may not be at the top of Buyers' lists, it certainly is a factor for many people looking for homes today. The home at 8100 Hunte...
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By Tim McIntyre
(Ellicott City Realtor, Catonsville Realtor)
Practical, Unique, Easy Living Spaces - What Buyers Want Today.  As highlighted in a recent REALTOR magazine article, the American Institute of Architect's first quarter Home Design Trends survey showed that owners are trending more toward a preference of smaller, easier to maintain homes.  Less formality, more open, flexible layouts.  Consumers are moving away from the ‘Mc Mansion chapter of design', and favoring homes with unique architecture and character. Here in Maryland, a ‘McMansion' would typically be a home that is greater than 4000 square feet, will probably be listed for greater than $1 million, and will more than likely be located in Western Howard County. If you are like the consumers surveyed and are looking to move away from the cookie cutter design that McMansions offer...
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By Tim McIntyre
(Ellicott City Realtor, Catonsville Realtor)
Maple Lawn - a Small Town Planned Community with Townhomes, Single Family Homes and Estate Homes                   Twenty miles north of Washington DC and twenty miles south of Baltimore, MD, Maple Lawn is a planned community built on the ideal of a late 19th century small town.  ‘These small towns were distinctive, prosperous and thriving and, most of all, had a sense of community'.1  Six small-scale neighborhoods have been designed and are planned with interconnected, tree-line streets, open space and a variety of housing styles and options. Maple Lawn is slated to offer abundant retail, corporate and medical/dental professional space in its Business and Westside Districts.  Retail spaces are designed with short term parking spaces to facilitate quick errands, and Business District Of...
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By Sue Wettstein Brazzel & Dipper Wettstein, "Fast, Efficient, Hassle-Free Service!"
(Howard County, MD - RE/MAX 100 - Columbia MD)
Fulton MD 20759 - Maple Lawn Single Family Home Sales Statistics - November 2009 The Maple Lawn Farm home sales statistics are in the chart below. 20759 property search This Maple Lawn Farm - Single Family Neighborhood Update with home sales statistics will be a regularly updated feature on my blog.  With this new format, there are no limits to the neighborhood home sales statistics that Dipper and I can update.  Do you live in Howard, Carroll, Baltimore, or Anne Arundel County?  Just post a comment or send us an email with your neighborhood and we will be happy to start updating for you. Maple Lawn Farm is located in Fulton, MD, in beautiful Howard County, just south of the planned City of Columbia.  The architecture is "quaint" and reminiscent of 18th and 19th century construction.  T...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Every Tuesday before Thanksgiving, after the office meeting and brokers' tour, I head out Colesville Road to Fulton Maryland to Maple Lawn Farm to get my turkey.  The birds lucky enough to grow up at Maple Lawn lead pretty good lives.  Their avian condo units are quite spacious.  They get to scratch around the ground looking for worms. and the food (other than the worms) is pretty good, too. But not that wonderful.  These guys appear to be the sole survivors of a recent massacre. And I walked out with a 20 pound bird who, until just hours before, was alive and clucking.  Talk about fresh!  So on Thursday, in the wee hours of the morning, this bird goes into my oven and hours later I will serve it to my mom, my vegetarian sisters, one of whom will eat it, and a couple of token carnivores...
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By Sue Wettstein Brazzel & Dipper Wettstein, "Fast, Efficient, Hassle-Free Service!"
(Howard County, MD - RE/MAX 100 - Columbia MD)
Fulton MD 20759 - Maple Lawn Farms Town Home Sales Statistics - November 2009 The Maple Lawn Farm home sales statistics are in the chart below. 20759 property search This Maple Lawn Farms - Town Home Neighborhood Update with home sales statistics will be a regularly updated feature on my blog.  With this new format, there are no limits to the neighborhood home sales statistics that Dipper and I can update.  Do you live in Howard, Carroll, Baltimore, or Anne Arundel County?  Just post a comment or send us an email with your neighborhood and we will be happy to start updating for you. Maple Lawn Farms is located in Fulton, MD, in Howard County, just south of Columbia.  The first homes were constructed in 2005 and new housing is still being built.  The architecture is quaint and reminiscen...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
Every Thanksgiving, my family descends on my house for the traditional feast.  I do the turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.  And other family members bring appetizers, wine, salads, potatoes, side dishes and dessert - usually my sister Joan's sinfully delicious pecan and pumpkin pies.  And each year, my search for the perfect turkey brings me to Maple Lawn Farms in Fulton, Maryland, about 30 miles east of Washington off Route 29.  The farm was started by a guy named Henry Iager back in 1839.  It is now run by the fifth generation of his successors.   Today, the Iagers raise turkeys and Holstein cattle.  Over the years, they've sold off parts of their acreage for a large school complex and shopping center - you can see them in the background.  And every year I make this pilgrimage, th...
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