Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We here at The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate want to take a moment during this Thanksgiving season to say “thank you” for the opportunity to work with you. We also want to say thank you to the men and women who serve this nation. There are so many things each of us have to be thankful for, starting with our Freedom. Thank you to our valiant heroes who have served and those who continue to make sacrifices for our freedom. Our team stands ready to serve you and welcome you “Home for the Holidays.”

We look forward to continuing to build our relationship in 2011 and beyond!

 

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Creig Northrop Team Expands in Baltimore and Howard County

The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. has expanded its Baltimore City and Howard County real estate offices.

In Baltimore City, The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster has hired ‘City Specialists’ Tiffany and Kelsey Cronin to raise both visibility and sales within this specific marketplace.

Originally from the Baltimore City region and current residents, both Tiffany and Kelsey come from a family of real estate professionals. As ‘City Specialists,’ they will solely focus their sales efforts within the Baltimore City market, including Canton, Fells Point, Federal Hill, Brewers/Butchers Hill, City Center, Little Italy, Harbor East, and Pig Town.

In order to continue to deepen The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster’s success in the Howard County region, the company has hired George Cronin, father of the team’s newly hired ‘City Specialists’, and Stefan Holtz to join the Sales Team as Full-Time Sales Agents.

George is a veteran in the Real Estate Industry with over 31 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the Howard County area. His background includes Real Estate Management and Sales and he is also a Certified Residential Broker (CRB). Stefan has been a licensed agent for over eight years.

“Since the Fall of 2008, we have successfully sold 194 homes within these two regions alone and I am confident that with the addition of our newly hired ‘City Specialists,’ and the expertise and proven track-records of George and Stefan, that we’ll be able to continue to grow our success in these regions.”

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Hoops for Heroes!

The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate is proud to announce our partnership with the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball “Hoops for Heroes” program to benefit the USO.

The mission of the USO is to support the efforts of our servicemen and servicewomen defending our country both at home and abroad. “The Hoops for Heroes program benefitting the USO is a great way for our team to enhance our wonderful Baltimore and Washington, D.C. communities, and support the excellent work of the USO organization, which does so much for our brave men and women in uniform and their families,” said Creig Northrop.

For every three pointer scored by the Terps men’s basketball team during the 2010-2011 regular season, The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate will donate to the USO of Metropolitan Washington. In 2009-2010, the team scored a total of 2,393 points in 30 games.  Continue reading

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Four Maryland Counties Named Richest in the Country

Four Maryland Counties were named the richest in the country according to a recent Newseek Report.

Below is the top-ten list based on Median Household Income:  Continue reading

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Thank You to Our Veterans

The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate wants to thank all of our service members and their families for their dedication and sacrifice to serve on this Veteran’s Day. Without you, and the organizations supporting our troops, we might not have the liberties and freedoms that we all enjoy today.

That is why we are proud to sponsor the University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Hoops For Hero’s program, which benefit’s the USO.

Stay tuned for more details about this amazing program.

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Crafty Ideas for Winter Curb Appeal

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey | Realtor Magazine | November 2010

During summer months when gardens are in bloom and the sun is shining bright, curb appeal comes naturally to many homes. But when the autumn chill turns to winter cold and the sun sets earlier in the day, it becomes more difficult to create that inviting exterior look that grabs buyers from the curb.

Fortunately, it is possible to create striking winter curb appeal without expensive or complicated exterior changes, says Charlene Storozuk, a home stager and designer with Dezigner Digz in Burlington, Ontario—a city that averages 51 inches of snow per year. It just requires a little creativity.

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