House of the Day, Real Estate & Home, Ruxton

House of the Day: Ruxton Rancher, Teardown Or Rehab? You Decide. Auction On November 21st

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 4:08pm

1852 Circle Road, Ruxton
3 bedroom(s), 3 bathroom(s)
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The Whit Harvey Group – Featured Listings with Reduced Prices in Prime Neighborhoods

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 10:00am


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Page Stationery Holiday Trunk Show & Free Mini Photo Session at Simply Noted (NOW!)

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 2:23pm

Don’t let this be your holiday card photo – sign up for a FREE mini photo session!! Appointments still available on Thursday, October 9th and Friday October 10th.

call simply noted at 443.275.7094 for your appointment time

gather your kiddos and dress them in something pretty

come to simply noted with bribes so they smile for the camera

set up a time to come back to pick out your holiday card


-photo sessions are free and limited to 20-30 minutes
-ten {10} photos from the session will be offered digitally for free if you order a holiday card with Simply Noted by November 15th
-only one {1} of those photos will be touched up/enhanced for use on the holiday card
-digital copies of the photos can be purchased for $75 if you do not order holiday cards

Hot House, Real Estate & Home, Ruxton

Sunset Hill: An English Style Country House, Wisteria And All, In Ruxton

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 12:34pm

Hot House: ‘Sunset Hill’ 7900 Ruxwood Road, Ruxton, MD 21204


English country style estate, circa 1931, in stucco and stone with slate roof.  5,775 sq. ft., with 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3 fireplaces, recently updated and in virtually perfect condition. Gourmet kitchen/breakfast room/family room with fireplace. Formal living, dining rooms, study, large master suite with spa bath and glass shower, dressing rooms, den, guest suite. Pergola overlooks stone patio, large pool. Poolhouse w his/hers baths. Terraces, sweeping lawn, stonework, specimen trees. Unfinished basement, central a/c, attached two-car garage: $3,495,000 Read More →

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20% Off Holiday Sale Going on Now at Simply Noted

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 10:00am


Holiday SALE Ends Saturday

Don’t miss out on the savings!  Stop by Simply Noted this week to order your personalized holiday cards  20% OFF ends Saturday, October 4th.
Many great options:
  • foil printed
  • letterpressed
  • glitter
  • high quality digital
  • double sided
  • round and fun shapes

Also, mark your calendar for the FREE mini photo sessions: Thursday, October 9th  and  Friday, October 10th!



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Gorgeous Listings from the Whit Harvey Group

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 10:30am



from the Whit Harvey Group Blog:


How New Home Builders are Catering to Current Buyer Needs

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.  Click to view more


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Featured Listing: Historic 17th Century House With an Amazing Story in Rockland Village

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 19, 2014 3:32pm

Featured Listing:  10136 Falls Rd, Rockland Village


5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths


Nestled just off of Falls Rd., in the quaint community of Rockland Village, sits one of the oldest homes in Baltimore, Taylor’s Hall.  At first look, the home looks like a traditional telescope house, with an interesting character that takes a minute to detect.  This house, thought to have originally been built around 1697, had been standing for centuries near Padonia Rd in what we all know as Timonium.  In 1727, the house was sold to Thomas Cockey, and remained in the family until the mid-1800’s when it was sold to the Padians, Irish immigrants who were influential in founding Texas, MD- and as you might have guessed- the family for whom Padonia Rd. is named.


Contractor and historic preservationist, Martin Azola of Azola Inc.  has a remarkable track record of working with Baltimore’s most interesting buildings to restore them to their original glory while employing the latest technologies.  In 1986, Marty set about disassembling Taylor’s Hall stone by stone, labeling every piece and every log systematically, salvaging what he could to maintain the stately presence of the home.  Original materials such as architectural details, windows, doors, fireplaces and mantles, stairways, molding and woodwork were painstakingly restored and reused. Read More →

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Whether You’re a Buyer or a Seller, Think Whit Harvey Group. Experience Matters.

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 19, 2014 12:00pm


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The Whit Harvey Group Has a Home That’s Just Your Size

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 12:00pm



from the Whit Harvey Group Blog:


By Emily Heffter for Zillow, August 13, 2014

Sean Gibbons, 28, has a college degree and makes $65,000 a year as a contract worker for Microsoft.

At his age and income, economists might expect him to buy a house of his own, or at least a condo. Instead, Gibbons is paying about $600 a month in rent to live with nine roommates in a house on Capitol Hill, one of Seattle’s most walkable urban neighborhoods.

“The thought of purchasing a home hasn’t crossed my mind,” he said. “I don’t see myself settling down. … I just have other things that I care more about, like my social life. It’s a time-consuming thing, and if you want to be a homeowner you really have to be knowledgeable about those things, and there’s a fear of making the wrong decision.”

So many people are interested in living there that the group has an occasional “open house” to select new roommates from among applicants.

Gibbons is contributing to a dramatic drop in homeownership rates. Economists say young adults in the millennial generation born in the 1980s and ’90s are reaching home-buying age and deciding, in many cases, not to buy a home.
Delayed homeownership

In the house Sean Gibbons and his millennial-age roommates live in, there are three refrigerators, a chore rotation and a strict prohibition on leaving dishes in the sink.

Historically, 43 percent of home purchases were first-time buyers, but now that number is just 30 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of 24- to 33-year-olds who rent is on the rise, from 47 percent in 2008 to more than 51 percent in 2012.

Economists say the generation staying out of the game is slowing down the housing market’s return.

A majority of more than 100 economists nationwide recently surveyed by Zillow said they expected the homeownership rate in five years to be lower than the current rate of 64.7 percent. The national homeownership rate peaked at 69.2 percent in 2004, just as the housing market was beginning to overheat prior to the Great Recession.

The homeownership rate falling will have ripple effects — both positive and negative — on the economy.

“Millennials will have enormous influence in coming years, especially as they hold off on getting married and having children, the two biggest reasons for first-time home purchases,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries.

Shifting priorities

Millennials have a variety of reasons for staying out of the housing market. Many of them graduated from college in the middle of the recession and got a slow start on their careers. They may be paying off student loans. In general, they’re waiting longer to get married and have kids.

They have also seen firsthand the risk involved with such a big investment. Jesse Bowen of Atlanta bought an apartment in 2005, taking what he thought was a customary next step after graduating from college and getting his first job.

When he decided to move to another city, the market had worsened, and he chose to rent his place out rather than sell it at a loss.

Now Bowen is married, with a 3-year-old and a baby on the way. He and his wife are thinking of buying in the next three years, but they are wary.

“I think a lot of millennials that came through the economic downturn basically saw people invest heavily into houses, and then in a matter of months it just evaporated,” he said. “I think that scared a lot of people. A lot of people I’ve talked to have said it’s not as important for them to purchase property as it may have been for our parents.”

Bucking the trend

Of course, it sometimes turns out well.

Thomas Eyler, 28, got lucky when he stumbled on a short-sale condo near downtown Seattle 2.5 years ago. As rents have risen, he has found that he is paying less per month than his friends who are still renting.

Plus, he figures he has picked up about $100,000 in equity. He is not worried about flexibility, because he says if he wanted to move, he could rent his 1-bedroom condo for more than he pays for it.

“I plan on keeping it forever,” he said.

If you’re a millennial bucking the trend, check out our penthouse listing in Cross Keys! Great views with an easy commute to downtown or Hunt Valley.

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FEATURED HOT LISTING: Must See Open House, Perfect Opener to This Historic Weekend

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 9:00am


Wednesday, September 10th  1 – 3 PM

Featured Hot Listing:  10136 Falls Road, Brooklandville
5 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
4,700 square feet
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