from the Whit Harvey Group Blog:
The holidays are over. The tree is at the curb, decorations packed away for another year and all that’s left is a pile of pine needles and the faint scent of cedar boughs. This time of year can be a bit depressing. Despite the fact that the days are getting longer, the cold weather and frozen ground discourages many outdoor activities, including gardening and addressing the curb appeal of a home.
But if you are planning on selling your home this spring or summer, NOW is the time to start the staging process inside.
I recently spoke with Caryl Siems, whose company Senior Move Success provides staging and move management services for several realtors and their clients in the Baltimore area, including the Whit Harvey Group. Her advice? Start now. Start by organizing and clearing out. Click to view more.
You know how you drive around Baltimore, or walk down the sidewalk in your neighborhood, you wonder, “Who lives there? I wonder what the inside of that home looks like?” At the Whit Harvey Group we are starting a new feature called “Peek of the Week”, where we get to visit the homes of friends, colleagues, and anyone else who will let us in. Peek of the Week launches today, with our own Maureen Lalley.
John and Maureen Lalley love to have friends over and their dining room is the perfect place for them to entertain. The southern-facing 12 over 12 windows let in plenty of sunlight during the day, and the wood-burning fireplace – which they use often in the winter – makes for warm and cheery holiday meals. Click to view article.
Hot House: 8 Laurelford Court, Cockeysville MD 21030
Italian provincial style palazzo, circa 1992, in stucco (Dryvit) with tile and rubber roof. Five bedrooms, six baths, 12,415 sq. ft. over three stories, with 50’ terrace, 48’ gallery, 36’ living room, four fireplaces, vaulted ceilings. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, adjoining family room, library, elevator. Large main floor master suite with separate sitting rooms, dressing rooms and baths. Hardwood floors, nine foot ceilings throughout. Landscaped five-acre lot with pool and two car garage: $2 ,750,000 Read More →
Located between the bustling Hunt Valley Town Center and the peaceful Worthington Valley, the community of Greencroft is a perfect transition between urban and rural settings. Winding its way behind Shawan Downs – 300 acres held in Land Preservation Trust and site of the Legacy Chase horse race – Greencroft Lane ends at 14219, a lovely four bedroom Colonial home on over 2 acres.
Sunday, November 16th 11:30 – 1pm
Featured Listing: 716 Weil Mandel Way, Cockeysville
4 BR, 3.5 BA + 3 Car Garage & Pool
List Price: $1,000,000
The new generation of buyers is looking for something entirely different from what their parents wanted. Formal living and dining rooms are on their way out, and their focus is more on location than square footage.
Below, in an excerpt from a recent article in the Baltimore Business Journal, Keith Minney describes how home builders are customizing new homes to buyer demand.
“Locations near amenity-rich urban centers and highly useful home designs appeal to today’s prospective homeowners. Homebuilding companies have adjusted accordingly.”
In a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Elkridge, Pulte Homes has constructed mock-ups of townhomes that the company pays consumers to walk through, assessing the floor plans and giving feedback on what works and what doesn’t. The consumers point out when a closet seems like wasted space or when the bathroom is too close to the kitchen. Click to View More
Sunday, November 2nd 12:00 – 2:00pm
Beautiful property with built-in pool and gorgeous views. To see more, click here.
Rare combination of convenience, privacy and versatility! First floor Master suite approx.1000 sq ft; custom built ins, architectural details. Gracious brick 4-5 BR w/3.5 BA; 6+ private acres. Custom designed BIlliard Room; 3000 sq ft lower level ready for your design. Wrap deck overlooking country side; landscaped patio and in-ground pool; private and serene setting.
Sunday, October 12
12 – 2 PM
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