Real Estate & Home

Tour de Force: Don’t Make These 10 Huge House-Hunting Mistakes

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House hunting is about more than popping into a few open houses and picking the one you like best. In fact, there’s a science to it: A smart search means you’ll save time, money, and your sanity during the rest of your home-buying process.

The Sun is Moving, and Staffers Past and Present Don’t Seem Happy About It

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The Sun’s N. Calvert Street headquarters. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The Sun’s Sarah Gantz reported yesterday the city’s paper of record is leaving its downtown office and is on the verge of renovating space in its Port Covington printing plant to accommodate a state-of-the-art newsroom.

Five Gorgeous Open Houses in the Federal Hill Area This Weekend

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MLS#: BA10113673

209 W Hill St, Otterbein 21230 – Open Saturday, 1/6 12-2pm

If You’re Thinking of Selling Your Home in 2018, The Whit Harvey Team Wants to Meet You

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Marketing Your Home

The Whit Harvey Group has over 80 years of combined experience in Baltimore area real estate. We know how to use today’s technologies and social media marketing to ensure high visibility for your property in the following ways.

Staging advice on how to make the best of your home’s assets
Full-color, professionally printed marketing brochure for your home
Featured listings on our website with large photos of all aspects of the property
Print advertising in appropriate publications
Broker open houses
Advertising on Social Media sites
Click to read more.

Hot House: For $599K, A Roland Park Chateau or A Ruxton Cape?

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Imagine you have $599,000 to spend on a house and you can’t decide between living in Baltimore City or Baltimore County. These two houses are a snapshot of what the market looks like right now. Have a look, there are more photos online. Tell us what you think, and what your considerations would be.  Only one can win …

Hot House #1: 314 Northfield Place, Baltimore 21210

French Provencal style home, circa 1929, in stucco with slate roof. Four bedrooms, three and a half baths over 3,015 sq. ft., in fair condition. Hardwood floors, fireplace, marble bath, master suite, basement bar. Landscaped .3 acre lot with detached two-car garage: $599,000 

Holiday Decorations by Local Floral Designer Jake Boone

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Renowned local floral designer and real estate agent Jake Boone is known for his extraordinary Christmas decorations.  Over the years, they have been featured in Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Style, and The Baltimore Sun.

“Each Christmas,” says Jake, “in between tending to the needs of my real estate clients, the goal at my house is to create a dazzling, bright and vibrant montage…a would-be wonderland!

There are Advantages to Buying or Selling a Home in the Winter

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The general school of thought — which often proves to be correct — is that spring is the best time for listing your home. But what if your house came on the market in late summer or early fall and didn’t yet sell?

Developers Picked to Overhaul Penn Station Eyeing Hotel, Apartments, Retail Space

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An artist’s rendering of the future Penn Station. Image courtesy of Amtrak.

Amtrak has chosen a team of largely Baltimore-area developers, architects, contractors and others to handle Baltimore Penn Station’s much-awaited renovation.

Hot House: Mt. Vernon Storefront With Pink Flamingos Cameo Asks $150K

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Hot House: 233 W. Read Street, Baltimore, 21201 MD

Triangular brick townhouse, circa 1900, with storefront. First-floor shop with trapdoor access to full, unfinished basement with half bath. Second-floor living room/kitchen. Third-floor full bath and bedroom. About 552 sq. ft. aboveground. Separate side entrance to living space. Good condition, all systems up to date. Forced air heat, no central air. Zoned for residential and commercial use, buyer will need commercial loan: $150,000