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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
When you can't find that perfect home! Build it! 6 Saddlebrook Lane Lot# 10 is available!   "Build Your Dream Home in the Luxurious Bridle Ridge Community How long have you been looking for your dream home? Why not consider building it instead? You can do that in the luxurious Bridle Ridge community in Stevenson, Maryland.6  Saddlebrook Lane lot 10 is available!  This gated community offers privacy, security, and a perfect blank slate to bring your dream home to life.Pass the horses and entrance of The Odyessy School to view custom-built homes that exude luxury and prestige. You'll have great neighbors who share your enthusiasm for maintaining their properties. The Bridle Ridge Community offers plenty of room to construct your personalized home that perfectly matches your style and pref...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 As many know, I host a radio program called "All About Real Estate." It's been a fun weekly show for the past ten years! The best part is that if you're an ActiveRainer, you can join the fun by calling in. Let's share how AR has brought us together to learn, share, and improve real estate for the general public.  The show airs every Sunday from 12 noon to 1 pm on radio channel 680am. Tune in and join the conversation. Many outstanding members have listened, called in, or been one of my guests.Share your thoughts and ideas. We hope to 'see' you this Sunday, 2.18.24Call in 410-922-6680Listen live WCBM.comapp WCBM    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Less than two weeks ago, I wrote "A New Home for the New Year". Since then, I have received feedback from my listeners and colleagues that suggests that nothing happens at the end of the year in the real estate market. However, I'm glad we didn't listen to that advice because we received a contract on the last day of November, and it was ratified the next day, December 1st. The settlement date has been scheduled for December 20th, meaning this wonderful and grateful family will be spending their holidays in their new home in less than three weeks. I like taking listings at the end of the year, as people need to relocate during this time. I am grateful for the dedicated professionals who continue to work with buyers and sellers. One of the most beautiful aspects of this profession is tha...
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
My favorite Baltimore broker, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Home Rome Realty, has a fabulous listing in Stevenson, MD. Yesterday I stopped by her Open House and enjoyed exploring this very special home. Getting a personal tour from Margaret is always a treat. She specializes in extraordinary properties in Baltimore (County) that are anything but cookie-cutter, and this one right off Stevenson Road certainly tugged on my vintage-loving heartstrings. What's so special about this house, you ask? It was built in 1930 and sits on beautiful 2.6 acres, it has gorgeous windows that let in all the sunshine, it has built-ins and nooks, vintage doors and high ceilings, 5/6 bedrooms, and a fourth-floor loft (with a full bath), hardwood floors and radiators, and a unique floorplan...  and it...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Are you looking for a charming and unique farmhouse-style property in Stevenson 21153? Look no further!  This 90-year-old beauty sits on 2.6 magnificent acres.  Need the space? This has five to six bedrooms,  and check out the two primary suites. High ceilings, wood floors, and rooms in a rainbow of colors show off the old charm personality. With a front porch, foyer, rear entry, and a huge covered patio, this house exudes old-world charm, simplicity, and warmth. Bright country kitchen with high ceilings and five windows. It's a colorful and fun property that will capture your heart. And don't forget about the location!  Just blocks from Stevenson Village Shopping and 1 mile north of Beltway exit 21, this sought-after location is convenient, charming, and picturesque.If you have dreamed...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
                     "Charming 90-Year-Old Farmhouse on 2.6 Acres in Stevenson: Your Dream Home Awaits!" 3436 Halcyon Rd 21153  Look at this property on the site of my friend and colleague  Andrea Bedard. "This Old Haus."     This is a charmer, a 90-year-old farm-style house, a hidden gem sitting on 2.6 acres of magnificent Stevenson land, and it's looking for its new owner.   Whether you enter through the front porch door and foyer or the covered back porch, you'll immediately feel the warmth and coziness of this fantastic property.  The farmhouse exudes old-world charm, simplicity, and warmth, making it a perfect fit for anyone who loves classic and timeless designs. This property boasts over 50 windows and five to six bedrooms (including two primary suites); one of these suites fills...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
3436 Halcyon RdStevenson 21153What a find!  Colorful and fun 90-year-old farm-style house sitting on 2.6 magnificent Stevenson acres.  Alive with color and charm! It has a front porch and foyer, but friends and family use the rear entry to get the full beauty of the vast private-level lot.  This house exudes old-world charm, simplicity, and warmth.If you ever wanted to live in a Farm-style house with  52 windows, five to six bedrooms, ( two are primary suites ), 3 1/2 baths, four levels, and sitting on magnificent acreage in Stevenson 21153 …then you may have found your home.  It is not for everyone; it's not contemporary, and it's not done in greys and whites, but it's a charming farmhouse property with high ceilings, wood floors, and rooms in a rainbow of colors showing off old charm ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Seek, and you will findWe have been searching for a Stevenson Rancher needing more than TLC for almost a year. After researching and being patient, we found the perfect property on March 31st and had a smooth settlement on April 19th. That's twenty days from the contract to closing. Fast and smooth is an excellent way to sell Baltimore homes. The buyer and the agent need to be available to see properties at a moment's notice. When the potential right property hits the market or comes back on the market, there is no time to waste.When you have a buyer who has specific needs, keep looking. If you continue to seek, eventually, you will find!Buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Have you ever had a con man as a buyer?Years ago, I had a buyer who asked to see a wonderful vacant exciting home close to our Baltimore Harbor. He was so smooth, he was so confident, and he was a charmer. He tried to assure me there would be a quick settlement; I was waiting for his proof of funds before submitting his full-price cash offer.  Did I mention he was smooth?In the meantime, this charmer contacted the listing agent and convinced her he had an excellent investment to make her money. He got really 'friendly' with that listing agent by assuring her he could get her a deal with a sure investment. He had her convinced that he would buy her listing. She was somehow smitten and gave him the keys to this property even before there were signatures, which never happened.He and a few ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
I had just graduated from Nursing School and had my dream job working in the Pediatric Clinic at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. It was time for my first car, my graduation gift from my mom. When I went car shopping, I found the perfect vehicle. Sitting on the dealer's lot was a white (less than a year old) convertible Chevelle Malibu with a red leather interior. Yep, I was in love! The price was $2995.00My budget was only $2000, and I decided to try something.   I had a check made out to the dealership for two grand. What did I have to lose? I told the dealer I wanted to take the car to my mechanic, and if it checked out, I wanted to purchase it. Without any discussion, I handed him a check one-third less than the asking sticker price. He reached for the check, saw the amount, and shook h...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Wonderful Wacky WomenThis group of friends has been meeting monthly for the past 3 or 4 decades. And this week, Vickie hosted a lovely afternoon luncheon at her gorgeous home. Friendship, fun, and food sum up how we celebrated Vickie's birthday. So popular is she that there were not one but two cakes. It was delightful being together with a lovely array of delicious treats catered by Gene and Vickie. Lively conversation, camaraderie,  laughter, watching the birds, the  Clydesdale, and a miniature horse, added to the festivities.   And as we left, there was a party mug for each of us. The words describe us!  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Do you want a first-floor bedroom in Baltimore?The most sought-after feature has been first-floor primary bedrooms for many years. Every other call is for a home that has no steps, is accessible, or is a move-in-ready rancher. Take a look at these five homes. All are very different, but each has at least a bedroom and bath on the main level. All are in move-in condition.  Price ranges from 400k  to 2.9 millionClick on each address below for a description and more photos. 3433 Philips Dr 21208  8200 Stevenson Rd 21208  8205 Tama Ct 21208   10515 Harford Rd 21057  27 E Chatsworth Ave 21136 If you are looking for a first-floor bedroom or an unusual homeCall Margaret Rome  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Opening the dishwasher and finding the plastics wet is a nuisance. Yes, an actual first-world problem. I have checked with various manufacturers, and there is a list of things you can do. Plumbers and appliance repair people suggested it was the "wrong" brand of the dishwasher. They also said it was imperative always to use a specific brand of rinse aid. Some literature advises not to place plastic containers, of any kind, in the dishwasher. Drying is more challenging than cleaning because the surface area traps water, and moisture doesn't evaporate.For many years, I have accepted these wet containers, lids, and plastic utensils. Deal with it, use a towel, and dry them. It only takes a minute or two. That's until NOW! Here is the solution. And a pretty darn simple one! Look at the resul...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
If you like the house, let it be known because this is not the time to tell the Listing Agent all the wrong things, like you wanted a finished basement and thought you could negotiate a better deal. Others might be interested in that home, and if you use your old 'negotiating skills,' you have a good chance of losing it for your buyer. I try to stay in touch and follow up with each person/agent who has seen one of my listings. If the buyer's agent told me their clients were interested but never followed up and, days later, presented a great offer, it may be too late.cosmicAnother bid was accepted that met the seller's needs, but it was too late and this buyer missed out. Sometimes, "too late" is not what you want to hear!Questions about buying or selling a homeCall Margaret Rome  
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
When looking for a house,  they should make sure it is the right one.   Real Estate agents make sure the buyers love the home before writing the offer. Now is not the time for pressure, quick decisions, and possible mistakes. When looking for your home, but only if/when you love it! 
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
On Sunday, a text after my radio show read:"My home was just listed on Thursday, and my realtor is suggesting we already drop the price. A home just sold in my neighborhood two months ago for $50,000 higher than I listed the house, and I'm wondering in this current market aren't things taking longer than a couple of days to get a contract?"Because an agent represents this person, I suggested they have a conversation with their Realtor­® My thoughts :Since when is three days after listing too long? If priced correctly, why is the agent suggesting a  reduction?Give me a break, three days, and a demand for a price reduction. Are we getting carried away with DOM? Are we looking out for the best interest of our clients? Who benefits from multiple offers. In some areas of our country, I can a...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Open House 12.4.21Saturday 12-1 pmNew Listing First Open HouseTake a look at this  3000’  all brick rancher, a contemporary gem with one entire floor of gracious living…one level with no steps.Click To See The Slideshow Photos8205 Tama CtStevenson 21208MLS #MDBC2011878Check out this  Stevenson move-in-ready rancher with five bedrooms, two and a half luxury baths, an in-ground fenced pool, and a quiet cul-de-sac location.   The focal point is the beautiful curved stone wood-burning fireplace in the living room. And gleaming wood floors shows the quality of this recent renovation. The 27’ kitchen is a gathering place for living and entertaining.Custom design includes clean lines with lots of granite, ceramic tile,  an abundant amount of custom wood cabinets and is ideal for the gourmet co...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Most people, when they think of Thanksgiving dinner, think turkey. We even say happy turkey day. But there is more than that giant bird that makes the day. And many things to be thankful for making the entire day a success. Think about the planning, inviting, the cleaning, and getting ready the guest rooms. Think about the shopping, prepping, cooking, setting the table, finding the extra seating, dressing, and greeting each person.It is about the timing and getting the food in front of everyone while still hot and enjoying each other.The tradition is often that each person gets a turn to state what they are thankful for the year. This year our host, at the head of the table, spoke to and about each family member and guest. He spent time telling a story about the person and sharing what ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
It's Thanksgiving week, and we have much to be thankful.  There are also lots of preparations, travel, football, friends, and family getting together. Everyone is excited to share this thankful holiday. Well, maybe not everyone!There's a lot to do, from shopping, cooking, cleaning, making beds for company,  setting the table, extra chairs, table extensions, decorations, entertaining, serving, and don't forget all the cleaning up. That's a lot of work.Have you and your home always been the gathering place, and if so, for how many years? Do you think it may be time for someone else to take over? Your siblings, your children, nieces, nephews, or friends?When sitting around with family and or company this week, have this conversation. Maybe this is time to right-size,  sell the big house, o...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
When I take on a new listing and know my sellers, I suggest they write a letter to their house. A few take me up on this task.  Here is the letter, written by my friend and owner of 8205 Tama Court 21208, which will be on the market this week. This owner did me proud.    "Dear House:Thank you for all the years of happiness you've facilitated for us, from hosting family & friends in your huge living room/dining room, where everyone always enjoys choosing food laid out on the 17' buffet, to more intimate get-togethers, where everyone gathers in the spacious kitchen.  Your double wall oven & cooktop make it easy to cook for big parties, and your granite countertops & kitchen island always provide plenty of counter space.  The travertine backsplash reminds everyone of Israel.  The cabinets ...
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