I want to live in Historic Catonsville, but I can't find a home!

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I want to live in Historic Catonsville, but I can't find a home!

Catonsville, mdThis is the lament heard lately. If you are a buyer looking to purchase a great home in the "Lower Catonsville" area ~ The Catonsville High School district, then you are probably quite frustrated at the moment. In the past few months there have been limited new listings that are priced correctly and convey the essence of Historic Catonsville.The good ones are snapped up very quickly at very near to full price...... (or at least close to it)

Catonsville 21228

Current Active Listings in Lower Catonsville

 Lower Catonsville


There are not many distressed homes and it is considered an economically stable area.

A small fact about residents in Catonsville & Oella is that they do not move as frequently as residents of neighboring areas- 45.23% of homeowners have lived in the same house for 5 years or more.  They don't need to, it's a joy to live in such a great community. Large extended families with deep roots in the community are quite prevalent.

Location is terrific- close to major routes, public transport and BWI airport.

Schools are excellent- Check greatschools.org to see how they rate.

Amenities are plentiful - great restaurants, unique shopping and lots of public parks and playgrounds.

Life is Great in 21228

In the past 6 months 36 homes have gone under contract within 15 days of being listed.

What does that mean to a buyer looking to move into desirable Catonsville? You will need to act fast!  Select a local local buyers agent who uses modern technology to get the new listings to you as soon as they hit the MLS. An agent who networks with other agents in the same area would not be a bad thing either. You also need to work with an agent who has great flexibility in a schedule to make appointments very quickly. You don't want to miss out on a great home because your agent is unavailable until the weekend. Many buyers focus on certain school districts. Knowing the school boundaries is also very important. Fortunately for you I have all of these abilities!

Joking aside, it is personally a great joy for me to help buyers find a home in the Catonsville area. Many of the homes have an intrinsic uniqueness that comes with age that is not found in many other local areas. Historic Catonsville and Oella have a rich history. The oldest home currently on the market is 205 years young.

Many of the older homes in Catonsville & Oella have beautiful hardwood floors throughout, albeit usually covered up by worn carpet. (I have been known to dig in a closet corner to reveal the beautiful wood below) Stained glass windows, glass doorknobs, deep baseboards and transoms are just a few details that can frequently be found in a classic Catonsville home. Yes, I live in a quintessential Catonsville home that is almost 80 years old. I fell in love with the staircase all those years ago.

But there are many other home styles and sizes in the Catonsville market too, young and old. There is something to suit everyone. There are also many townhomes that have great qualities as well. There is a little bit of something for every buyer.

If you are looking for a Catonsville home, call me- I am also a great tour guide too.


If you are planning to move to the Central Marylandarea and you want a BUYERS AGENT that really knows the area and all that it has to offer, I can help. (Personal tours of the area included in the service)

If you are looking to successfully sell your Maryland home with a Realtor who will market your property with multiple resources, call me for an appointment.

These are the areas that I serve Buyers orSellers in the Metro Baltimore area :  Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Montgomery County or Prince Georges County . If you would like more information please call me, Ellie McIntire at 443-418-7668or e-mail EllieMcIntire@MRIS.com

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Ellie McIntire
CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate

Ed. You really must come and visit sometime. 4th of July is a good time to be in town.

December 28, 2011 09:47 PM
Brian Rugg
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200

Hello Ellie:


Having demand greater than the supply is an economists (and an agents) dream come true.  Hope you can capitalize on the market and help your buyers find their ideal property.

December 28, 2011 10:40 PM
Ellie McIntire
CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate

Brian- It's a GREAT time for a seller to list their home in Catonsville- the market is good and the houses currently active are tired and overpriced.

December 29, 2011 09:21 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
The Little REALTOR® That Could
Keller Williams Realty


Catonsville sounds like a GREAT place to live!!! You are the expert and I'll bet people can hardly wait until homes become available. They must be excited when represented by you because you are so good at what you do! I just know people feel a lot better when they move to Catonsville! Gosh, they must be crazy about it, otherwise, there would be lots of homes on the market.

When opportunity knocks in Cantonsville, you're the person to call!



December 29, 2011 12:11 PM
Ellie McIntire
CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate

Patricia. What a wonderful and generous comment. Thank you for stopping by.

December 30, 2011 12:07 AM

Ellie McIntire

CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
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I am a Maryland transplant from many other places, most recently Florida, but since 1997 I have found my true home in the heart of this great State. Maryland has it all. Mountains 3 hours to the West, the Atlantic Ocean 3 hours to the East and head North and South for either Philadelphia and New York or Washington DC. It is the perfect location! The Metro Baltimore area offers a rich mix of history and modern amenities. City living, suburbia or "not a neighbor in sight" is available in this area. Excellent Schools, amazing communities and an incredible location is why many people choose to live in Central Maryland. I proudly help my clients buy and sell all types of homes in Howard County and beyond. Enjoying the entire process is my goal for my clients. Every transaction is different and everyone has different needs. I know the Metro Baltimore area well and I am current on the Real Estate Market activity- That's my job. As your "Buyers Agent" I will work diligently to find you the home that suits all your needs. I will update you immediately when a home matches your search criteria. I will educate you on the current market and help you craft the best offer possible. I will "hold your hand" throughout the entire process. As your "Listing Agent" I will coach and guide you from day one to put your best foot forward when you list your home. I will use aggressive and innovative marketing strategies to give your home the best exposure possible. I will use modern technology and multiple resources that other agents do not use. I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH PROOF OF ALL MY EFFORTS. I am a full time agent and I my number one goal is to give you exceptional service ALWAYS.