There are so many worthwhile charities, but we can’t contribute to them all. This year I’ve decided to focus on a local one. With all of the political controversy over the National Anthem combined with my military family, I’ve decided to put my volunteer efforts and donations to From House To Home: Furniture Drive for Veterans. This is a locally run non-profit that provides affordable housing in/around the Baltimore community, but they focus mainly on veterans and first responders. Here I can be sure that my community is directly benefiting.
When members of this community get placed, in most cases they don’t have any furniture or cookware. This is where we can assist. The first Saturday of every month we’ll pick up items for anyone who cannot bring donations to us; then when someone is in need, the team will put together a truck load and deliver!
As a Realtor in the Baltimore and surrounding areas, so many seller(s) have acquired a ton of furniture and kitchen items over the years. This is a perfect way for clients to donate without really having to leave the house. When listing your house, decluttering a key. Do you need 4 pots, 3 pans, and 2 coffee makers? And that barely used couch in the basement that you want to replace in the new house, we’ll pick that up too!
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Need more information on the From House To Home can help you or want to get involoved helping out, contact Suzie Coronel.
Is it possible to live in a rural area just off a scenic peach farm but still have the convenience
of shopping centers and easy access to both 95 and 695? You can at Moore’s Orchard!
9205 Peach Blossom Drive, Perry Hall, MD 21128 is now actively for sale!
lofted ceilings in the family room
finished basement w/ wet bar
large detached home
corner fenced in lot
Located in the popular Perry Hall development of Moore’s Orchard, this home shows like a model. In fact, it was a model home! Coming to the market with 5 bedrooms, a finished / walk out basement, 2 car garage, large trex deck, and a huge fenced in corner lot yard. Additional updates are a pellet stove, newer CAC unit, and a sprinkler system in the front & back yard.
If a new home buyer to the Perry Hall area, then you’ll be happy to know that you are perfectly sandwiched in the middle of Baltimore City and Harford County. The east side of Baltimore County where Perry Hall sits, ranks well among other popular areas. In most cases, home buyers are looking for areas near good school districts, close shopping, adult night life, and convenience access to major freeways. The community of Moore’s Orchard brings all of these amenities to its residence.
1740 Albermarle Drive, Crofton, MD 21114 was recently listed within the Lake Louise neighborhood, just off the Crofton Parkway.
2 full baths, 2 half baths
3 finished levels
Large deck off the back
Located in the popular community of Lake Louise, this townhouse at the end of a circle off Crofton Parkway. With 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, a fully finished basement and a large deck off the back- this home suits a wide range of buyers. Freshly painted throughout. Community has a lovely clubhouse w/ pool. This house is convenient for DC, Annapolis, Baltimore and Ft Meade commuters.
Aside from the great real estate the Crofton has to offer there are several attributes that bring buyers to the area. Here are a few that stick out:
1. Many home owners that commute to DC, Annapolis, Baltimore, and Ft. Meade daily choose to live in Crofton for the obvious. Look at the area map to the right. The red location drop is on Crofton.
2. Whether you are in the early stages of family planning or have a thriving family, schools are always a topic of discussion. In most cases, my home buyers with families put school districts on the top of their research. Private schooling can be expensive. Check out the ratings of the public schools in Crofton.
3. Along with school districts come sports leagues, right? Crofton has plenty around and at all sorts of competitive levels. Lacrosse, soccer, softball, baseball, karate, rugby, etc- they are all here.
4. Not all perks are about work and family. The shopping in Crofton is ONLY getting better. With so many shops and restaurants to choose from, there’s something here for everyone. Gourmet grocery stores, upscale movie theaters, women’s specialty shops, athletic shops, housewares, and more, all within a central location.
For more infomation on 1740 Albermarle or other listings in the Crofton area, contact Suzie Coronel at 410.336.2569
Throughout most of the year, locals flock to Patterson Park for many different reasons. Baltimore Sports & Social Club (BSSC) keeps the fields busy with young professionals. Friends of Patterson Park host free concerts throughout the summer months. It’s become part of the route for the Baltimore Marathon, several road bike races, and the popular Kinetic Sculpture race. There’s a pond, a pool, tennis courts, an ice skating rink, a playground, a dog park and acres and acres of park grounds. Below is a picture of last year’s Halloween parade on the park and a picture of neighbors on the park for a free concert.
This park is 2816 E Baltimore Street‘s front yard! 2816 E Baltimore was is a full gut renovation. It stands 4 levels high w/ 2,470 finished sq ft, a parking pad, 2 tier roof deck, and 9 years left on the CHAP tax credit. With 5 large bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a wet bar, and a gourmet kitchen this house is great for entertaining but can also fit your growing family.
Above I mentioned that this house also has a CHAP tax credit. You may have heard about these credits but do you know how they work?
2816 E Baltimore St was purchased in the Spring of 2015. Before anything is done to the property, the appraiser from the CHAP office comes to put a value on the property. The pre-improvement appraisal amount for this property came in at $180,000.00. After the renovation was completed the CHAP appraiser comes back for the Post-improvement appraisal. The house turned out beautiful, see the pictures below. The post-improvement appraisal amount came in at $490,000.00.
CHAP tax credits: Here is the math breakdown:
CHAP appraisal before renovation is 180k
CHAP appraisal after renovation is 490k.
The “locked in” credit is 310k x 2.32 = $7,192.00/year in taxes ($599.33/month)
So let’s say the state’s assessment after renovation is 500k.
Normal tax bill for the city portion is 500k x 2.32 = $11,600year ($966.67/month)
CHAP credit is $7,192/year
TOTAL AMOUNT OF CITY TAX $11,600 – $7,192 = $4,408.00 ($367.34/month)
Buyer will save about $367.34 a month, over 4k a year!
***These numbers are good estimates but not exact.
When purchasing a CHAP tax credit house it is important to get the CHAP appraised amounts so that you can calculate the taxes that the buyer will be paying. The above example should help you calculate but in the event you still have questions, please contact Suzie Coronel at suzie@CrabbyHomes.com or the cell number in the banner below.
Situated perfectly among Fells Point, Canton, and Patterson Park; Butcher’s Hill is one of Baltimore City’s most charming neighborhoods. The streets are filled with a good mix of Hopkins students and medical professionals, young families, and singles alike. Seems most homes have a green thumb since most have lovely flower boxes lining the facades through the seasons. A tight knit community association exists that organize street and alley clean ups, flea markets, and block parties. In my 12+ years of selling in this area, most buyers in Butcher’s Hill don’t sway from this area.
315 S Washington Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 is a prime example of the type of home this area has to offer. A local Baltimore investor, Mason Properties, purchased this dilapidated row home. This well-known investor will not only bring life to this home, he’ll provide a CHAP tax credit property for a future home buyer. This home will have all new electric, plumbing, roof, framing, baths, kitchen, etc.
This blog will take you thru the different renovation phases of 315 S Washington Street. The finished home will have all of the following:
315 S Washington Street
Master suite: complete with private bath w/ double vanity, deck access, and huge walk-in closet
2nd level: 2 additional bedrooms, a shared full bath, linen closet, and laundry room
1st level: Living room, gourmet kitchen with a separate dining room
Roof deck to complete the 2 tiered deck
****Updated October 2016
Framming and systems are going in.
**** Update November 2016
This house is shaping up! The builder used marble tile in both full baths and dark wood floors throughout the entire home. It’s beautifully done. The roof deck is getting built now. Soon the kitchen will be installed. Check out these new photos.
315 S Washington Street
3 bedrooms w/ master suite and sitting room
2 full baths
granite and stainless in the kitchen
I will be updating this blog as the renovation progresses. If’ you’d like to set up a tour, contact Suzie Coronel.