Westminster, MD Real Estate News

By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
CCCTC SkillsUSA Boosters BINGO Westminster, MD   Carroll County Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA Boosters  is sponsoring a   Designer Bag/Sports Memorabilia/Cookware Bingo   Permit #495   Friday, December 6, 2013   At the Carroll County Career & Technology Center 1229 Washington Road Westminster, MD   7:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. Early bird game begins at 6:45 P.M.   Food and desserts prepared by the Culinary Arts program for sale. ____________________________________________________________________ Early Bird, Extra cards, Specials, Raffles, & Door Prizes ____________________________________________________________________________ Bring an unwrapped toy for a chance to win a filled bag!   $15 Advance Tickets $18 at the door Only 220 tickets are available First come, First Se...
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Carroll County, MD Farmers Market, August 24th   On August 24th the Carroll County Farmers Market is celebrating the best of summer.  The location is the Ag Center on Agricultural Drive in Westminster, Maryland. Follow the signs to the Ag Center. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Customers will be able to purchase the best produce that the summer has to offer: apples, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, blackberries, pears, lima beans, potatoes, watermelons, and cantaloupes. 50 vendors will participate with all local fresh fruits and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, frozen home raised beef, lamb, and pork, nuts, jams and jellies, honey, baked goods, gourmet foods, handmade crafts and plants. Breakfast and lunch are served. Items include fresh made pancakes, egg sandwiches and hom...
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Civil War Expo and Living History Re-enactment Carroll County, MD   Carroll County is rich in Civil War History.  Just over 20 miles from Westminster to Gettysburg Throughout the county signs stand to mark and remember  events that took place, Union Forces camping in Westminster and Corbit’s Charge. Remembering the events and honoring those who fell is important to our community and our history.   First Call Civil War Expo and Living History Re-enactment 150th commemorative anniversary of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign here in Carroll County.  The events will take place at the Carroll County Farm Museumon Saturday and Sunday May 4/5, 2013, for the 2013 1st Call Weekend.  The times are Saturday, 10-5, Sunday, 10-4. Tom LeGore will deliver the keynote address. The event is FREE! Activities ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Price Trends Sold vs Listed in Westminster MD 21157 April 2013 The median list price for April is $350,000 Area information for community and local schools like this below can be found on our website. You can learn more valuable data and stats about your area. Become a Market Insider today!        Call or email me anytime to discuss how this information can benefit you! I’m just a phone call away! Jeri Herl The Herl Home Dream Team Keller Williams Realty Consultants 800-710-0815 info@HerlHomeDreamTeam.com        
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
$hort $ale=$avings 4 U in Westminster MD The best deal in town can be yours. Short sales are often well below market price in great showing condition. It's important to work with an agent who is experienced with listing and selling short sale properties to guide you through the process of a successful sale. Here is a sample of currently available short sale listings in Westminster, MD.   search all short sale listings in Westminster FREE at www.BestMarylandProperties.com   If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payments due to a financial hardship in Westminster MD and owe more than your home is worth, we can help! Send a request for a free loan modification kit. If you need to sell to avoid a foreclosure, we have had a 100% success rate with our short sale listings. Call or ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
  Decorate Your Home For Spring! It is officially the first day of spring and it's time to freshen up the house with spring colors. This is the perfect time to prepare your house and yard for the spring market if you're planning to sell.   We provide home staging tips for all our clients with a comprehensive report for the interior and exterior. Homes that are priced right and staged sell quicker!   Jeri Herl The Herl Home Dream Team Keller Williams Realty Consultants 800-710-0815      
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Looking For an Irish Stone Castle? Well, maybe you can put that on your bucket list to visit one day like I have. Wouldn't it be magnificent to have the view in this photo? Or imagine what it was like for those who actually lived there?   Maybe an Irish Pub Will Do For Now! Back in my world of Carroll County, Maryland we do have a stone building in Westminster which opened as a foundry from 1867-1870. There were many different uses for this building up until B's Coffee Shop closed in the 1980's. It stood vacant for may years.   O'Lordans Irish Pub in Westminster Maryland opened it's doors on October 25th 2005. The O'Lordan's name whose lineage can be traced to the owner's grandmother's family. Granda O'Lordan made a living off the sweat of his brow as a stevedore in the old country. Le...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Price Trends Sold vs Listed in Westminster MD 21157   Find your home value here if you are thinking of selling in Westminster What is my house worth in Westminster MD?   Get listing alerts as the come on the market Search Homes for Sale in Westminster Discover great neighborhoods in Sun Valley, Franklin View, Doves Crest, Chenopodium Acres   I’m just a phone call away!   Jeri Herl   800-710-0815  
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Home Party Extravaganza! Sunday, March 3rd @ the Carroll County Ag Center            Home Party Extravaganza! 11 Home Party Consultants all in one convenient place! Come and join us, call a friend and come spend an afternoon browsing and shopping!Think about those upcoming holidays, events ... birthdays, weddings, graduations, bridal showers, baby showers, Easter and even CHRISTMAS! Get some shopping done with unique items.                When: Sunday, March 3, 2013 Time: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Place: Carroll County Ag Center706 Agriculture Center, Westminster, MDGrace Adele Lia Sophia LongabergerMary KayOrigami Owl ScentsySimply Said Slumber PartiesTastefully Simple Thirty-oneVisalusThere will be merchandise to look at, touch, and sample. There will also be raffles, cash and carry items, ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
  No, I don't know a man who will sell you a bridge and I don't want to sell you the London Bridge! I would like to sell you a house and there is a homebuying process:   1.  Decide to buy. Although there are many good reasons for you to buy a home, wealth building ranks among the top of the list. We call home ownership the best “accidental investment” most people ever make. But, we believe when it is done right, home ownership becomes an “intentional investment” that lays the foundation for a life of financial security and personal choice. There are solid financial reasons to support your decision to buy a home, and, among these, equity buildup, value appreciation, and tax benefits stand out.     2.  Hire your agent. The typical real estate transaction involves at least two dozen separ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Chenopodium Acres-Pfaff Builders New Homes For Sale in Westminster MD Located near Finksburg, Maryland, on Mary Jean Drive, Chenopodium Acres is named for the wormseed oil – “chenopodium ambrosioides” - that was grown in the Carroll County area in the early 1920s. Chenopodium Acres Pfaff Builders New Homes For Sale in Westminster MD offers a beautiful country-like setting where 13 distinct quality custom homes will be built. All lots are 1+ acres and include well and septic. Pfaff Builers builds “Green Homes”. Chenopodium Acres-Pfaff Builders New Homes For Sale in Westminster MD  Pfaff Builders also has homesites to build on at Doves Crest on O'Mara Drive in Westminster MD with panoramic views of the rolling hills and open space. When looking to purchase new construction homes to be bu...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
The Home Inventory is Shrinking in Westminster, MD!  The number of active listings dropped 6.2% from the previous month and the number of sales in November dropped by 40% from the previous month.  This is still a great time to buy a home before the market shifts as the demand increases! Search our website Homes for Sale in Westminster MD and get listing alerts as soon as homes come on the market!   There are many great places to live in the south Carroll County area. So if you are wondering how many homes are for sale in any particular town like Mount Airy, Westminster, Eldersburg, or Sykesville, MD,  visit our website and start the search and get all the current information like this for Market Trends as well:         You can become a market insider   Find all the information you need ...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
  VALENTINE’S DAY IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY. I prefer to make a dinner for my hubby that night but always appreciate chocolate and flowers!   Vist The Treat Shop Factory in Town Mall where they offers all things made from, covered with and dipped in White, dark, or milk Chocolate.   Guillianova’s Groceriaat 11 East Main St. is hand-making chocolate covered long-stemmed Driscoll strawberries injected with Grand Marnier as well as dark chocolate dipped cherries marinated in Jamaican rum or Jack Daniels. Yummy!   Westminster offers a variety of flower shops to choose from including:   Flowers by Evelyn, located at 92 E Main St, in Westminster.   The Cutting Garden, located at 330 140 Village Rd in Westminster.   The Flower Box II, situated at 14 W. Main St in Westminster.   If you want to p...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
How it’s really best if anything goes wrong, it needs to be in the first year… We bought our dream home 6 years ago in the Sun Valley subdivision in Westminster, MD. It was under construction when we found it so my husband and I were pretty excited about choosing the finishing options. The local builder seemed reputable and since I am a Realtor I had the advantage of knowing a great home inspector I have recommended for many years to check things out.  We were thrilled to sell our home of 25 years which was 13 years old when we bought it and move into a newly built home. During the first year this brand new home had a few minor things like nail pops and a piece of trim out of whack the builder came back to fix. After the first year we had a mysterious LOUD clunk coming from the pipes in...
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By Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Within a charming historic small-town setting, Historic Downtown Main Street in Westminster, Maryland provides unique shopping in its one-of-a-kind, locally-owned, independent businesses. Local restaurants range from fine dining, Irish Pub, Italian, and unique casual and charming dining spots!   Johannson's Dining House- 4 Main Street, Westminster, Maryland Cockey's Tavern- the building was first referenced in 1832 as a hotel and tavern. A Piedmont Maryland House Museum Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House- When the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House was constructed in 1807 it was the most impressive structure along Westminster’s Main Street.It featured refined and innovative architectural details, but basic elements of the house were deeply rooted in the regional style and cultural traditions of t...
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By Kim Burton
(Re/Max of Gettysburg)
Its half time and the Ravens are down by 6.  This is where they need to come together and Stop giving Brady time.  We can do this lets make it a HarBowl.  What an awesome and emotion Superbowl this could be! Maybe we need to switch to a no huddle offense and shake them up...We need to come togethet and get ur confidence up boys.  Pressure!!!!
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Day 24: What I am thankful for? HistoryI find it interesting to look into the history of Maryland, especially the areas I work. Baltimore, Carroll,  Frederick, Harford and Howard Counties. There are placards like this one all over the state sharing small snapshots of history. Every time I see one I wish I could stop and read it and take a photograph. “Confederate forces under Major Harry Gilmore and General Bradley T. Johnson raided the town in 1864. Union forces to  from Gettysburg camped here.” (Wow, 100 years before I was even born)This placard is just outside the county office building at 225 Court Street Westminster, MD. The town was raided by the infamous “Gilmore Raiders” who had been responsible for the most daring raid ever attempted by a detached cavalry on either side of the ...
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Westminster, MD Sakura, a family favoriteTonight our family went to one of our favorite restaurants in Westminster, MD Sakura!Sakura is a Japanese steak & seafood house and Sushi Bar “Where everything happens before your eyes.” It’s a very different dining experience. If you have never been, I highly recommend it. I’m not very adventurous when it comes to food, I’m not overly picky, however, if I am going to pay for a meal I want to enjoy it. A few years ago my family talked me into going to Sakura. Reluctantly, I went, I’m so glad I did! To say it’s delicious would be an understatement. A Sakura chef actually prepares the food in front of you with a bit of pizzaz, his first order of business is to light the grill a blaze with fire! I’ve seen it several time over the last few years and ...
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Day 10: What I am thankful for? My 3 Wise Monkeys                       Day 10: What I am thankful for? My 3 Wise Monkeys
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By Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD
(Frankly Real Estate Inc.)
Day 9: What I am thankful for? Fun sayings & quotesYesterday I stopped at a local shop looking for a locally a made candle I read about recently “unwined” candles. I thought they would make a nice addition to my closing gift baskets.   I have been casually looking for this shop for several weeks in between appointments. I had a break in my schedule yesterday and my light bulb flickered, I thought, try the cell phone gps! It worked, my handy dandy Droid navigation took to from Washington Road in Westminster to Liberty Street, only a dozen or so blocks for those who aren’t local. BOY did I feel silly, I knew exactly where Liberty Street was all along. MD Route 27 in the city limits of Westminster IS Liberty Street! I was greeted by this cute sign just outside the door.       The Olde Libe...
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