Tag: Whit Harvey Group

The Question That Can Make You Love Your Home More



Change your relationship with your house for the better by focusing on the answer to something designers often ask.

By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor.

Porch Ideas from Houzz



Embracing easy summer living can be as simple as spending time each day on your front porch. There is something utterly relaxing about hanging out on the porch, whether it’s to sip morning coffee or unwind at the end of the day — and then there’s the added perk of making your neighborhood feel warmer, friendlier and more connected. Make your porch a place you can’t wait to spend time on with these 10 simple, beautiful ideas from Houzz.

Getting Creative with Reclaimed Materials



I recently read an article on Houzz about a man named Raun Meyn, who utilizes recycled wood in a variety of ways – from custom frames for art and mirrors to custom furniture and walls for homes and businesses.

Price Plus Presentation: How to Sell a House


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Whit Harvey has been selling homes for most of his life. He’s seen the process change over the years, from promoting listings through signposts and print ads to the new buyer who does their initial search online. But two things remain the same – the right price and the right presentation of the home.

“If your house is in perfect condition in a popular location, and you are getting a lot of traffic online, but few showings and no offers, then your haven’t arrived at the right price.” – Whit Harvey

What is the first thing that a potential buyer considers? Price. Most people have a ballpark figure of what they can afford, and sitting down with a mortgage broker or Realtor can help them pin down their price range. On real estate sites such as Realtor.com, Redfin, and Trulia, price filters allow you to search within your parameters in $25,000 increments.

A Realtor arrives at a list price for your home based on recent sales, how it compares to other homes for sale in the area, and general market conditions. This spring, popular neighborhoods in and around Baltimore have experienced a surge in listings, which means your home has some competition. Click to read more.

Whit Harvey Group Talks About Curb Appeal: Using Your Imagination



Curb Appeal: Using Your Imagination

We’ve all driven up to a house for sale, only be turned off by the color of the shutters, style of the front door, or lack of landscaping. When my husband and I drove up to the front of an open house in Towson 4 years ago, he took one look and said, “No way.” But the interior photos looked so good on line, and the agent was standing in the doorway, so I made him park and we took a look. There was a LOT of work to do, but we had the vision, so we purchased the home.

HilltopFrontbefore-1024x768The exterior was a dreary brown, the front deck was surrounded by a plywood wall, and the side porch as been used as an atrium room. The front sliders were leaky and ugly. But we used our imagination and called on our photoshop skills to redesign the front of the house. Click to view more stunning pics.


The Whit Harvey Group Presents – Mother’s Day Open Houses



From the Whit Harvey Group Blog:


So Many New Listings in Such a Short Time!


At the Whit Harvey Group we are swimming in fantastic new listings! And some of them even have pools! Here is just a sample of what is recently listed or about to come on the market.


In Cockeysville – Private location convenient to Hunt Valley and 83.

At the end of the lane shaded by 21 flowering pear trees lies 6 Ivy Brook Farm Court. This idyllic setting on almost 4 acres with professional landscaping, is the setting for a meticulously updated home featuring a great room, formal living and dining rooms, eat in kitchen, sunroom, home office and finished lower level. Click to read more.




Living the Sophisticated Country Life in Cockeysville



Set amidst rolling hills near Western Run, this beautiful French country home has incredible countryside vistas.

Whit Harvey Group’s Peek of the Week: A Work of Art in Historic Woodberry


exteriorJill Orlov first spied her future home from the 41st Street bridge while out looking at neighborhoods with a friend. She was in the market for a home, and was intrigued by the stone duplexes along Clipper Road. Getting there was a challenge, but Jill finally found her way there through the one-way streets of Woodberry.


Jill was not afraid to take on a project, and with her background in architecture actually welcomed the opportunity to restore an historic home. Nothing on the street was for sale, so she approached a neighbor that was sitting outside. Click to read more.