melody simmons real estate notebook

Jan 9, 2014

City backs grant for East Side greening project

The city’s Board of Estimates this week voted to endorse plans to establish the Baltimore Food Hub in a rundown, abandoned city-owned property on the East Side.

Dec 6, 2013

Realities of Real Estate: House-hunters’ psychology has changed

Over the last decade, real estate and the process of home buying have experienced tremendous change.

Dec 5, 2013

French patisserie to open café on Charles

Get ready for a soupçon of Paris on Charles Street. Café Poupon plans to open next month in a former coffee shop in the Grand Historic Venue in the 200 block of North Charles Street.

Nov 22, 2013

Realities of Real Estate: Shifting into recovery mode

When you drive down New York Avenue into Washington, you’d think that the economy is booming. The skyline is dotted with construction cranes (we counted 12 on our last trip in), and the District is humming with the buzz of new buildings going up left and right.

Nov 7, 2013

New Towson Y has a community feeling

The new Towson Family Center Y is set to open on Monday. And it’s not your father’s YMCA.

Oct 25, 2013

Real Estate Weekly: 10/25/13

Bozzuto Group starts construction of luxury condominium in D.C. The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt-based real estate services company has begun construction on a new, 63-residence luxury condominium development, 460 New York Ave. in Washington, in a joint venture with NVCommercial Real Estate Fund I. Eagle Bank is providing the construction financing. Located at the corner […]

Oct 11, 2013

Realities of Real Estate: Win when your place gets a show

When you put your property up for sale, people will obviously need to come take a look at it. In real estate lingo, the process of having total strangers nose around your house is called a “showing.” This week, we thought we’d talk about how showings work, how to prepare for a showing and what to expect in the aftermath.

Sep 27, 2013

Real Estate Weekly – 9/27/13

Excellence in Community Development Award winners announced by home builders The Land Development Council of the Home Builders Association of Maryland announced the winners of its Excellence in Community Development Awards last week. The program recognizes development professionals who provide superior and creative projects that are sensitive to the community and make appropriate use of […]

Sep 26, 2013

Low-income seniors get new digs in Lansdowne

This week, a group of housing advocates and elected officials joined Enterprise Homes for a topping-off ceremony for the $14.6 million Greens at English Consul in Lansdowne.

Sep 20, 2013

Real Estate Weekly – 9/20/13

Joppa Road strip center sells for $6,175,000 MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, of Lutherville, said its Investment Sale team, headed by Vice President Donald K. Schline, handled the sale of a 21,400-square-foot retail strip center at 3613 East Joppa Road. Known as Main Street at Joppa, the retail center is anchored by The All American […]

Sep 19, 2013

Metro arrives, landmark leases, centers sell

Metro Crossing, the first of two luxury apartment buildings to open in the Metro Centre at Owings Mills, was shown off by developer Howard Brown Thursday.

Aug 30, 2013

Real Estate Weekly – 8/30/13

Latest data on impact in Maryland of national mortgage servicing settlement Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced that 17,366 Maryland families have received $1.358 billion in relief from the national mortgage servicing Settlement during the period of March 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, according to the newest progress report issued by the Office of […]

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