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Condo Auction in Baltimore's Mt Vernon
Rachel Rabinowitz, The Baltimore Realtor (Coldwell Banker Baltimore MD)

 

The west-side of Baltimore's Mt. Vernon neighborhood is one of the best kept real estate secrets in my beloved Charm City. Over the past year I've found myself taking a large percentage of my clients to this side of town. From a real estate perspective, it seems to be having a moment. Good work, new businesses, revitalization, and fresh energy are evident in the streets. Case in point, is the condominium at 836 Park Ave Baltimore MD 21201.

 

 

836 Park Ave Baltimore MD 21201

 

 

Two large condos within this four unit building will be sold at auction Thursday August 7, 2014 at 11am. Offered by Tranzon Fox, this liquidation of two Mt Vernon luxury condos is a real estate opportunity not to be missed. The dedicated developer carefully renovated the properties over the course of several years. His hard work can be your gain.

 

 

836 Park Ave unit A

 

 

 

This interior picture of 836 Park Ave unit A showcases the atrium connecting the main floor to the lower level. Unit A which measures a recorded 2,300 square feet has two floors. The building is zoned office-residential and this oversize unit on the main floor has been designed with a live / work buyer in mind.

 

 

kitchen at 836 Park Ave Baltimore MD 21201

 

 

 

The kitchen in both units are flawless. The ceilings are so tall that the full length cabinets look standard size. Come see for yourself, not shown in this picture is a walk-in pantry.

 

 

bedroom windows in unit B

 

 

 

Upstairs in unit B, the original wood frame windows are a lovely way to illuminate what would be in most condos an ordinary hallway. I could go into great detail about the condos, but that information is readily available on our auction website where you can access virtual floor plans, a photo slide show, and the condo association documents. 

 

 

The Drinkery Baltimore MD 21201

 

 

What you may not know, particularly if you are relocating to Baltimore, is the immediate neighborhood. Let's take a tour. These buildings are on the corner of Park Ave and Read St.  The Drinkery is a Mt. Vernon classic. The building next store with the green trimmed windows is being restored. I'm curious to see what business moves in.

 

 

 

 

Work with me and chances are at some point I'll suggest we grab coffee at The Bun Shop. This loft-like spot with late hours is serving street foods of Vietnam with coffee, wifi, and BYOB is a gem. This location is 1 minute from the condos. The Bun Shop is that rare combination of good food and atmosphere. The owners have applied a heavy layer of real gold leaf to the steel support beams in the ceiling. Affordable decadence.

 

 

The Beatnick Barber

 

 

Next to The Bun Shop you'll find The Beatnik Barber Shop where men can get a quality haircut for a mere $18. According to their website, "join in conversations about anything from the rise in housing prices to the decline of western civilization". This is a great example of the Baltimore vibe, cool but not pretentious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the street you'll find Minktresses . This beauty business has a Baltimore showroom with a global online audience. The west-side of Mt Vernon is an ideal neighborhood to have a classic retail environment for your business while keeping the overhead costs low.

 

 

antique row on Howard St

 

 

 

The nearby Antique Row is main-street type of retail offering that has a mixture of businesses many of which are in the process of transition. It's true, for a long time it seemed Baltimore's Antique Row was not as vibrant as one would hope. What's changed? Three influences; the economy has improved, the area has been designated part of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District, and it is within the Downtown Partnership jurisdiction.

 

 

flowers planted by Baltimore's Downtown Partnership

 

The Downtown Partnership is an organization with the mission of stimulating economic development in Baltimore City. They have a team of uniformed ambassadors who pick up trash and maintain parks and plantings. This flower pot on Antique Row is a nice example of their good work.

 

 

light rail on Howard St

 

The other neighborhood amenity that makes the west-side of Baltimore's Mt. Vernon so special is the Light Rail. Hop on and in minutes get to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the MARC train to Washington DC, BWI Airport and beyond.  The condos at 836 Park Ave Baltimore MD each have a private parking space that conveys, so you can enjoy the benefits of public transportation and have a place to park your car.

 

 

 

This is an image of the pre-civil war era houses on Tyson St, which is the alley off the rear parking lot of the condos at 836 Park Ave Baltimore MD. Not every building on Tyson St is this cute, but we are getting there. With our condos you have the best of both worlds; contemporary open-plan space for your residence with small historic houses to enjoy as you stroll through the neighborhood.

 

Leons Bar Mt Vernon

 

Leon's Bar is located at the corner of Tyson St and Park Ave and its been going strong for over 50 years. On the right side of my picture you'll see a circular shaped building, that's the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. From our condos you can walk a few blocks north to hear world class music and head back towards home for a low key nightcap. Divine.

 

 

 

There are a great many restaurants walking distance from our condos. A neighborhood classic is The City Cafe on Cathedral Street. They have remarkably good food available at all times of the day all located in a beautiful building. The fried Maryland Oysters with blue cheese dressing and hot sauce are reason enough to stop in.

 

 

 

Another neighborhood dining option close to our condos is the Milk & Honey Market Cafe. It's a close spot to grab essential groceries. This sweet spot is one minute from the condo.

 

 

entrance to 836 Park Ave Baltimore MD 21201

 

So, have I piqued your interest in the neighborhood? 

The next step is to come on out and see these condos, they should be experienced in person.  They'll be open for preview several times and they can be seen by appointment at a time convenient to your schedule. Full details about the previews are available on our auction website.  We've got one of the units staged to show the space furnished and the other empty to let your imagination set the scene. So far the feedback is favorable, with the major complaint being that the spaces might be too large. With that in mind, if you are downsizing from a single family home to a condo, these properties will provide plenty of room for a smooth transition.

 

Condo auction in Baltimore's Mt Vernon neighborhood two wonderful residences will be sold Thursday August 7, 2014 at 11am on site at the property. We are offering 3% co-op to buyers agents. BID YOUR PRICE for a great city home in a neighborhood that I believe is Baltimore best kept real estate secret.

 

 

Rachel Rabinowitz

Maryland Associate Broker, GRI

and Tranzon Fox Auctions

443-841-5916

rrabinowitz@tranzon.com

 

 

 

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How Much Did This Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Maryland Condo Sell For?
Marjorie Goodman, Baltimore City Living Expert

 

How much would you pay for a 2000+ sq ft condo with a triple panoramic view from the 21st floor?

It all depends on what city you are talking about, but my, oh my! Buy in Baltimore! Invest in Baltimore! Especially you DC people... 

Check out this condo (double unit) in the heart of historic Mount Vernon in Baltimore, Maryland.  With a walk score of 97, Mount Vernon encompasses the best of city living anywhere.  Living spaces include gorgeous Victorians, high-rise condominiums, and carriage houses. It is the cultural center of Baltimore and boasts the Myerhoff Symphony Hall and the Lyric Theater, Walters Art Museum, Peabody Conservatory, Center Stage, the Maryland Historical Society, and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.  It has some of the best bars and restaurants in the city and attracts both gay and straight populations. And it is footsteps from Union Station train station, where you can hop on Amtrak or the MARC commuter train to Washington, DC.

I was the listing agent and it sold in 5 days and just settled the other day.

 

21st floor.  Triple Panoramic View—all the way south to the harbor, all the way east and all the way north--up towards Pennsylvania.  The condo had been completely renovated and architect-designed.  Totally minimalist and cool.  Beautiful hard maplewood floors, super new and modern kitchen and baths. 

 

Beautiful open spaces to be used in a myriad of ways.  I liken it to a New York or San Francisco gallery.

I lived in San Francisco earlier this year for a short time and got to know the real estate market very well.  And I've been going to New York my whole life.  Without a doubt, this apartment would have sold for $3.5-4 million dollars. So, how much did it sell for here?  Any guesses? I'd love to hear back from you, but if you give up, just scroll down...

Folks, especially in Washington DC, because literally we are in your backyard, you get so much more house for the money.  Historic Mount Vernon architecture rivals that of Capitol Hill or Georgetown.  And Mount Vernon Square is as beautiful as anywhere in Europe.  

And, though this condo is no longer for sale, I have a great listing for a 3-unit multifamily building just 10 blocks away in the old/new and hip Old Goucher/Station North 2221 Saint Paul Street.

OK, back to the selling price of the first property that just settled…drum roll, please--$312,490!!

So, my friends, now is a great time to invest in Baltimore!!

 

Marjorie Goodman

Baltimore City Living Expert

Realtor

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

410-371-2211

baltimar@comcast.net

cbmove.com/marjorie.goodman

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European Glamour in Baltimore Maryland
Rachel Rabinowitz, The Baltimore Realtor (Coldwell Banker Baltimore MD)

 

European glamour in Baltimore Maryland, nonsense you say?

Discover Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Designated as a national landmark historic district, this mid-town community is bursting with cultural resources and incredible nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture.


Mt. Vernon Place Baltimore MD


Legendary citizens of Baltimore lived in this neighborhood including Edgar Allen Poe, Wallis Warfield Simpson Duchess of Windsor, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. When my buyer clients are in search of a walkable neighborhood with sophisticated amenities, Mt. Vernon is always a compelling option.


The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore Maryland


European glamour in Baltimore Maryland lives at The Walters Art Museum. Internationally renowned for it's extensive collection of art amassed by William Walters and his son Henry Walters who built a fortune in the railroad industry. The building is modeled after a European palazzo. Treasures abound at The Walters from all over the world; Egyptian antiquities, Renaissance paintings, Medieval artifacts, Japanese ceramics and much much more. The best part? The museum is free. 


The Peabody Institute Baltimore MD


Directly across from the Walters you'll find The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. I tend to think of it as Baltimore's Julliard. This music conservatory is in the heart of Mt. Vernon's neighborhood. In addition to a core curriculum for students, Peabody offers a preparatory for community members. My sister took piano lessons here for years usually taught by accomplished pianists from St. Petersburg Russia.  You'll see musicians carrying their instruments as they head to class. Peabody is a great place to hear a classical concert or recital.


Elegant houses along Mt. Vernon Place


This photo shows stately residences along Mt. Vernon Place, a number of which are owned by businesses and used as private clubs. One you can join to network with professionals is The Engineers Club at The Garret Jacobs Mansion. Publishing houses, architecture firms, art galleries, and law offices make use of these grand residences. 


                               The Washington Monument in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon


At the heart of Mt. Vernon is the Washington Monument - the first monument in the nation to America's first president built between 1815-1829. This monument is visible for miles, it's especially nice when the white marble glistens in the sun. Each December The Baltimore Office of Promotions and Arts lights the monument as Baltimore's official kick off to the holiday season.


                               Bronze Statue in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place

As this is a real estate blog, lets talk numbers; residences in Mt. Vernon begin at approximately $150,000 + for one and two bedroom condo residences. (shocking right?) this means that Mt. Vernon is a great place to scoop up a pied-a-terre. Recently I've been showing off this neighborhood to well heeled Washingtonians who are looking for Baltimore real estate. Mt. Vernon is also a good place to find a furnished short term rental for people who want to try on Baltimore before buying. Most of these condos offer sweeping views of the city especially on the higher floors.

In the 300,000+ price range you'll encouter carriage houses and mews along with oversize condos in coverted churches and mixed use commerical properties.

Feeling ambitious? You can acquire a brownstone style townhouse for approximately $650,000, very often these properties have been divided into income producing studio apartments.

Want to live large? Every once in awhile a fully restored grand residence comes on the market starting at 950,000+ and easily climbing to $2,000,0000 +/-.

Truly, there is great real estate to be had at every price point in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon neighborhood.


                           Lafayette Statue in Baltimore Maryland

Other reasons Mt. Vernon is a great neighborhood? It's home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Center Stage. It's walking distance to Penn Station. It has the best gay bars and nightclubs, and a plethora of fantastic dining options. Located less than one mile north of the Inner Harbor, you can walk downtown or catch a ride on Baltimore's new free transit the Charm City Circulator. That's right, you don't actually need to own a car if you live in Mt. Vernon.

European Glamour in Baltimore Maryland? Yes indeed.


Rachel Rabinowitz

Maryland Associate Broker, GRI

and Tranzon Fox Auctions

443-841-5916

rrabinowitz@tranzon.com

 

 

 

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2012 Flower Mart in Baltimore - May 4 and 5, 2012
June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Century 21 New Millenium)

2012 Flower Mart in Baltimore - May 4 and 5, 2012

Like many things Baltimore was home for the first Flower Mart in 1911. This year is the 94nd annual flowermart.

The Baltimore Flower Mart is an annual event held in downtown Baltimore. Each year Baltimore closes the streets surrounding Mount Vernon Place at the junction of Charles Street North and Monument Street.

Flower Mart starts on May 4, 2010 at 11 am and runs through 8 pm on both May 5 and May 9. Come and enjoy the booths and vendors and the entertainment. There is no fee to enjoy the day.

There will be over 130 vendors this year.  Flower Mart is a family friendly event so bring the kids and enjoy the flowers and the entertainment and while you are there pick up some bedding plants for the garden at home and improve the curb appeal. And, while you are there be sure to enjoy a Lemon Peppermint Stick.

New this year is an heirloom raffle quilt donated by Village Quilters of Catonsville, quilted by Linda Newsom and materials donated by Seminole Sampler. 

Also new this year is a children's summer camp from 12 to 5pm on Saturday.  Kids will do arts and crafts, make Mother's Day cards and many other great activities. 

For more information visit the Flower Mart website

 

If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in  Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market.  Century 21 New Millennium is part of the largest nationwide relocation company and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

In keeping with saluting our heroes, during 2013 I am waving flat fees for active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's. If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve I will waive the flat fee at settlement. This is a $395 savings. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give me a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent. Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-730-8888 or I can be reached directly at 410-292-0100.

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker, CDPE, CIAS, ePro 

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Baltimore Book Festival Starts Today - September 24, 2010
June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Century 21 New Millenium)

Baltimore Book Festival Starts Today - September 24, 2010

Do you love books and reading as much as we do?  Then this is the place to be this weekend.  The Book Festival starts today in Mount Vernon Place (The 600 block of North Charles Street in Baltimore) today at noon and lasts until 8pm tonight.  It is open Saturday from 12-8pm and Sunday 12-7pm and entry to the event is FREE.

In 2010, the 15th annual Baltimore Book Festival welcomes more than 225 celebrity, nationally known and local authors including Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Nigel Barker, Ree Drummond, Michele Norris, Sherri Sheppard, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Jesse Ventura, Warren St. John, Amy Dickinson ("Ask Amy") and Matt & Ted Lee

If you want to plan your visit to see your favorite author or authoress then you'll want to check out the schedule to plan your time.   Bring the whole family, there will be something for everyone. 

For more information about the Book Festival visit their website.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home give me a call today.  If you are thinking about buyer, we'll talk about what you are looking for in home and some areas you might consider as well as getting you approved for a mortgage.  If you are thinking about selling, we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place.  You can save thousands by listing your home with Advance Realty Professionals..  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy.  The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into today's market.

In keeping with saluting our heroes, during 2010 I am waiving administrative fees active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's.  If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve I will waive the admin fee at settlement.  This is a $395 savings.  If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give Advance Realty Professionals a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent.  Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-744-2100.

June Piper-Brandon, Associate Broker - Advance Realty Professionals.

 

If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in  Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market.  Century 21 New Millennium is part of the largest nationwide relocation company and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

In keeping with saluting our heroes, during 2013 I am waving flat fees for active duty military, retired military and the families of fallen military, as well as policemen, firemen and emt's. If you enter into a contract by the New Year's eve I will waive the flat fee at settlement. This is a $395 savings. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home give me a call and receive full service real estate assistance from an experienced agent. Our office is open 7 days a week and we can be reached at 410-730-8888 or I can be reached directly at 410-292-0100.

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker, CDPE, CIAS, ePro 

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Two Mount Vernon Landmarks
Catrin Davies (Passport Realty)

Over the past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of two friends. This is a special event in any circumstance, but it was made even more enjoyable by being in my neighborhood. That's right - both the ceremony and the reception were in Mount Vernon, and therefore I was able to dispense with vehicular transportation and enjoy walking.

The ceremony took place at the Baltimore Basilica. www.baltimorebasilica.org This stunning Henry Benjamin Latrobe building was closed a few years ago for extensive renovations, and if you haven't been back in to take a peek, do so! The Basilica re-opened in 2006, just in time to celebrate its 200th anniversary. It is very much a "working church" with weddings (obviously!), baptisms, and regular worship services. However, the Basilica also has a lecture and concert series, daily tours of the building, a museum and a gift shop. It is a cornerstone of Baltimore's architectural, spiritual, and historical life.

After a beautiful wedding, the guests perambulated up Charles St. to the Belvedere. www.belvederebaltimore.com Opened in 1903 as the Hotel Belvedere, this building was the premier hotel in Baltimore for half a century. While it was converted to condominiums in the 80's, the marble floors, soaring ceilings, and gorgeous chandeliers remain. The reception was held in one of the ballrooms, which was beautifully restored/maintained. (In addition to the ballrooms, which are usually engaged in private events, there is a club on the 13th floor with spectacular views of the city, and a bar/restaurant on the main floor which used to be a speak-easy.)

I was lucky enough to be in these Baltimore landmarks because of a joyous celebration, but you can be just as lucky without my friends' wedding! Both the Basilica and the Belvedere encourage visitors, whether you're from another part of town, you're from another country, or you're a neighbor who simply hasn't yet experienced some of the gems in their own corner of the world.

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For Rent in Mount Vernon Baltimore, MD
Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

I have a wonderful apartment for rent in a building that I own at 920 N Calvert St in Mt Vernon. It is listed for $900 a month - a one bedroom with a bath and a half bath. It is in a small building -just 5 units, and this one is on the 3rd floor overlooking a very pleasant residential street.  The apartment provides easy access to the Johns Hopkins Medical School, the hospital, School of Nursing and the Public Health School.Brick wall

The exposed brick wall, open floor plan, and updated kitchen are some of the bonuses that make this unit particularly appealing. If you need a new home, this great space will be available Febfront photo of 920 N Calvertruary 1.

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