When clients and friends move to new cities and towns, I typically suggest renting in the area they think they want to buy in first. Take Baltimore City for example. While not a huge city, Baltimore has a ton of neighborhoods. Each differ from the next. Just in the south east corner of Baltimore City there are about 6: Canton, Brewers Hill, Patterson Park, Highlandtown, Fells Point and Upper Fells Point.
Let’s talk about Brewers Hill. Most residence will agree on the following:Parking isn’t as problematic as it is in Canton
- The accessibility to 895, 95, and Hopkins is great
- It’s close enough to all the bars and restaurants but far enough away that you don’t have to deal with all the patrons
- Homes there seem larger
- Good mix of families and young professionals
I just listed 3710 Fait Ave of Brewers Hill. Whether you are looking for a roommate situation or looking to move your family, you’ve got to see this incredible space. This large row home is located in the popular neighborhood of Brewers Hill, right next to Canton. With 1300+ sq ft above ground, this 3-bedroom, 3-full bath, offers 3 finished levels of living in an open floor plan. Light maple hardwood floors throughout the home give this property a bright and airy feel. The kitchen is wide open with a large breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and plenty of table space. There is a roof deck that offers a panoramic view of the area. 3710 Fait Ave is on a wide street, convenient to 895, 95, 83, and John Hopkins.
A 3-bedroom condo in Baltimore County can be hard to come by. So many Baltimore County home buyers are looking for manageable one level living. Others are looking for the maximum amount of square footage with a low monthly mortgage. 3802 Meghan Dr, #J, Baltimore, MD 21236 is a perfect example. This condo is listed at $162,900 with 1,343 square foot of space. My preferred lender, Jon Vitak of Coast Lending Group LLC has done an expamle of what the mortgage can look at based off the list price.
- FHA – Rate is 3.25% w/ 3.5% down
Total payment is $1,303.20
- VA – Rate is 3.25% w/ 0 down
Total payment is $1,219.94
- CONV – Rate is 3.85% w/ 5% down
Total payment is $1,269
*** all monthly payments include the CONDO FEE***
3802 Meghan Dr, #J is a large 3-bedroom condo located in a well-kept all brick secured building off of Bel Air Road. This unit is 1,343 square foot of one level living space. 3 large bedrooms are nicely separated by the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Natural light shines through this condo from the windows and from the sliding glass door that take you to a private covered patio which faces the front of the building.
No doubt the popular Baltimore City neighborhood of Canton will always have high traffic in the real estate market. So many enjoy the all the nearby attractions of city living, but also the proximity of main highways and local companies with an emphasis on Johns Hopkins and UMMC (University of Maryland Medical Center). With so many Canton home buyers looking, sellers can get overwhelmed with getting their homes on the market “ready to show”. One of the biggest questions my sellers ask: “What should I do to the house before we list it for sale?“
While every property is different, in most cases I find a drywall repair, a fresh coat of paint and a good cleaning are well received suggestions. Drywall is most definitely the toughest. Not because the jobs are complex but because most drywall repairs are small and finding someone to take them on is always a struggle. But before my clients spend the money on paint and cleaning, drywall has to come first.
Check out my new listing at 616 S Decker Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 in the heart of Canton. So many times clients need a refresher on the selling process. This seller wanted to get the house on the market quickly and asked if I could help getting the contractors. As a Realtor, sometimes it’s easier for me to coordinate and schedule all the contractors to ensure the timeline is smart and the work gets done correctly and without wasting time and money. Want to know what it cost? This seller spent the following:
1. Drywall repair – $475
2. Paint (entire home: trim, ceilings, walls) – $2650
3. New carpet in the basement and stairs – $592
4. Through cleaning – $150
We got the house listed in about 2 weeks. What do you think?
Conveniently sitting between the popular Canton Square and Patterson Park’s 137 acre playground, this 2 bedroom 1.5 bath row home is move in ready! The entire home just got a fresh coat of paint and new carpet in the finished basement. Set up like most Canton properties, the main level entrance is at the living room, showing off a wall of exposed brick and original hard wood floors. Before getting to the large wide open kitchen there is great space for a separate dining. The 2 bedrooms share a bath on the upper level with space to move around. The finished basement can easily be a 3rd bedroom or a family room. The PARKING PAD out back is just the icing on the cake. Enjoy city living while not breaking the bank. This affordable property is low maintenance and ready for it’s new owner.
If you are in the market for an afforable Canton home or if you’re a Baltimore City first time home buyer and want a tour of this home, contact Suzie Coronel
There’s no better way to start out a Maryland real estate transaction then with a seller who listens to all your suggestions
and then acts accordingly. I love seller clients, but everyone’s situation is different. Some must price their homes based on a mortgage payoff rather than its value. Some have other compromises, like a divorce, that make situations tough. Some have a home jam packed full of their stuff. Some simply don’t have the “look” that buyers are drawn to.
Here are some suggested Home Selling Tips that have proven me well:
1. Declutter. Ugh it’s a pain, I know. But try to think of it as getting ready to move. Pack it up or get rid of it.
Kitchens are a good example. That big canister on your countertop that holds 100 different spoons and spatulas. Take the ones you use, put them in a drawer, and toss the rest. All of those shot glasses you’ve saved from college, get rid of them.
2. Paint. Rarely to folks paint their homes more than once since moving in. Paint is one of the most cost-effective items to give your entire house a real finish. Yes, the entire house. Hire a professional. It will look better, clean edges, and it’s done quickly. Pick one color and do all the rooms. Don’t forget your ceilings and trim. You can never go wrong with white ceilings and trim.
3. Carpet. Sometimes it’s unnecessary to do all new carpeting. If you have a good carpet cleaner come through, he’ll be worth his weight in gold! But if you do need to replace it, go with the same all through the house.
4. Garden. When potential buyers pull up, you can’t help but get a first impression from the outside. You don’t need to go over the top but be sure it’s cleaned up.
5. Pets. I know these guys are part of your family, but folks don’t want to smell it. Do a deep clean through the house. Scrub everything. Be sure you keep up with vacuuming their hair.
6. Clean. Listing a home that you live in can be exhausting. But don’t let the house go back to the way it was before doing all this work. Keep up on making your beds and the dishes.
Take my new listing at 2202 Ringing Fox Ct, Bel Air, MD 21015
This house was just listed. The Seller is getting a ton of traffic. He did everything I asked and timely. The house shows beautifully, and the potential buyers can see that it’s been very well maintained.
Priced at $325,000.00 this home shows pride of ownership. This well cared for home has 3 br, 1.5 ba, sep dinning, eat-in kitchen, finished lower level with spacious laundry room and garage access. The lot is well manicured with sliders off the dining room to the wide deck. Home sits on a cul-de-sac. Enjoy the convenience to 95 and a ton of shopping and restaurants.
If you’d like a private tour, please don’t hestiate contact Suzie Coronel 410-336-2569.
*OPEN HOUSE* Sunday 6/16/2019 from 11-1pm
Sitting pretty on the corner of Belfast Road and York Road…I know you’ve driven past it! Now’s you’re chance to see the inside.
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408 Belfast Road, Sparks, MD 21152
Country living but just off the 83 and York Road for ease of travel, this large colonial sits on 1.5 acres. Natural light hits all around this home and is combined with great outdoor spaces to include the front porch at main entrance, the bricked patio in the back off the French doors, and the side patio with fire pit off the basement French door. This well sought out home has a main level master suite that tucks out of the way to the right of the home. Vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan make this home great for entertaining. Upstairs has 3 additional bedrooms, 2 full baths, and an extra living space, prefect for children~s play. The completely finished basement is decked out with a full bar. Plenty of finished space. The pool table, high tops, and bar stools can convey with the right contract. The basement also has a large bedroom and beautiful full bath. The property also has 2 large barns that will convey.
Can’t make the open house but still want a tour, call me @ 410-336-2569!