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!
Looking to donate? CLICK HERE
Looking to volenteer? CLICK HERE
What items are we looking for? CLICK HERE
Need more information on the From House To Home can help you or want to get involoved helping out, contact Suzie Coronel.
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
Home buyers are paying attention to Catonsville, MD. It’s getting to be know for the best of both worlds. While the neighborhoods are considered Baltimore County, you are still in close proximity to the fun happenings in Baltimore city as well as Ellicott City. On top of the prime location, the Catonsville area of Westchester has well ranked school districts across the board with Westchester Elementary and Catonsville Middle and High.
609 Meyers Drive, Catonsville, MD 21228 is located in this perfected location.
2 full baths
Additional Sun room
Newly refinished hardwood floors & freshly painted
Huge fenced in back yard with large shed and playset
Immaculate home located on a fenced in corner lot. Come see this freshly painted, ready to move in home. The wood floors have been refinished and new carpet installed. Master bedroom has unique wooden beams across the ceiling and a newly updated master bath with duel sinks. Home has a lot of extras including a finished basement, wood burning fp, sun room, and a large play set in the back yard!
For the entire listing of 609 Meyer Dr click here. If you’d like more information please contact Suzie Coronel at 410-336-2569.
With so many zip codes for Maryland home buyers to choose from, Columbia, MD is always a popular choice. Columbia is known for so many things but the “planned community” always comes to mind first. The area was developed by James W. Rouse whose bold idea was to build for a better quality of life for the residences and businesses that come to call Columbia, home. Within this large community of great green space, you’ll find a well-developed shopping mall. A huge live music venue called Merriweather Post Pavilion featuring entertainment all year. Columbia has also become a hub in the IT field, housing several companies that are excelling in the industry. Many families are drawn to Columbia because of the close proximity to DC and Baltimore. Naturally the Columbia area schools and recreational act ivies here are constantly watched.
Just recently in 2016, Wilde Lake’s town center went under a total renovation. 10758 Evening Wind Ct is located in the back end of a cul-de-sac in the Wilde Lake area. With the newly rehabbed center, this house is even better than before. See the details of the house below:
10758 Evening Wind Ct – Columbia, MD
3 finished levels
2 car garage
This detached home offers great space for entertaining on the 1st level with a wide open kitchen, dining area & living room with fireplace. The main level continues out to the large flat back yard with patio. The upstairs has 4 good size bedrooms. The master has a walk-in closet & private bath with double vanities. The additional 3 bathrooms are all upstairs with a full bath, perfect for your growing family. Basement is finished into a lovely retreat from your busy life.
If you’d like to hear more about what Columbia MD has to offer or a private showing of this home, contact Suzie Coronel at 410-336-3569 or suzie@CrabbyHomes.com.
CHAP tax credit renovation properties have been saving buyers a substantial amount in taxes for years. These types of Baltimore row homes hold more valuable because of the generous tax break. I did at recent blog titled 10 year CHAP tax credit renovations in Butchers Hill . That blog highlighted 3 CHAP tax credit renovations all in the popular Baltimore neighborhood Butchers Hill. Since that was published all 3 of those active Baltimore City homes for sale are now under contract and set to settle in March 2017.
When explaining the tax credit, most are vegue in the details. When I explain it to Baltimore City buyers, I try to give them round number within my example to keep things easy to calculate.
Here is the example that I tend to use:
CHAP appraisal before renovation is 100k
CHAP appraisal after renovation is 300k.
The “locked in” credit is 200k x 2.32 = $4640.00/year in taxes ($386.67/month)
So let’s say the state’s assessment after renovation is 290k.
Normal tax bill for the city portion is 290k x 2.32 = $6,728/year
CHAP credit is $4640/year
TOTAL AMOUNT OF CITY TAX $6728 – $4640 = $2088.00
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 calluclate but in the event you still have questions, please contact Suzie Coronel at suzie@CrabbyHomes.com or the cell number in the banner below.