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8600 Foundry St.
Savage MD
Phone: 410-750-7676

DC/Montgomery County
3758 Howard Avenue
Kensington MD 20895
Phone: 410-404-8930

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PO Box 6814
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Auction Primer:
Auctions are a great way to sell a home.
Did you know prior to the 20th century construction of a “realtor” environment, most homes and property were sold at public auction? This is because the transaction is much simpler, less expensive and quicker than a “standard” real estate transaction. Seller’s enjoy the speed and savings associated with a Real Estate Auction. Buyer’s enjoy the simplicity and hands on experience of the Real Estate Auction.
With this in mind please remember the following auction requirements:
1. If you win the bid a non-refundable deposit will be required the day of the auction.
2. The home must be settled within 45 days of the falling of the hammer. Pre-approved financing or a cash purchase is very advisable.
3. The home is sold as is, the sale is irrevocable and there are no refunds for any reason.
4. The buyer is responsible for all fees including transfer taxes, titling and settlement.

Please read The Advantages on the following page.

Real Estate Auctions

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Past Auctions


Single Family Home
3700 Lamoine Rd.
Randallstown, MD 21133

Single family 3 BR home on large corner lot in excellent Baltimore County location. Home in need of interior repair. Auction held on the premises. Estate Sale. Preview one hour prior to sale time or by appointment.


This is an Estate property and needs some interior and exterior repair. Auction does not require an entry fee however should you win the bid a certified deposit (ie. Cash, Cashier's Check) in the amount of $ 5,000 will be required as a deposit towards your settlement immediately after the auction. Property is sold as is and will require a 45 day settlement from date of auction or your deposit will be forfeited unless an extension is granted by the Estate. Buyer's Premium (commission due the Auction Co. from the Buyer) on the property is 5%.

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Single Family Home

2904 Randolph Road
Glenmont Village
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Single family 2 BR home on large double lot in excellent Montgomery location close to schools, shopping and transportation. Excellent investment property on 2 lots sold together. Home in need of interior repair. Auction held on the premises. Estate Sale. Preview one hour prior to sale time or by appointment.

Montgomery County Lots as follows:
Lot 3 Block 20 District 13 Sub 074 Tax Class R038
Block 20 District 13 Sub 074 Tax Class 038 Described as Outlot A


Starting bid on the property is $ 150,000. Deposit due at time of purchase is $ 5,000

This auction does not require an entry fee however should you win the bid a certified deposit (ie. Cash, Cashier's Check) in the amount of $ 5,000 will be required as a deposit towards your settlement immediately after the auction. Property is sold as is and will require a 45 day settlement from date of auction or your deposit will be forfeited unless an extension is granted by the Estate. Buyer's Premium (commission due the Auction Co. from the Buyer) on the property is 2%. Click here to see pictures of the property.


2646 Edmondson Avenue Baltimore MD 21213

Selling on the premises at public auction valuable improved townhome and contents. Upgraded three story three bedroom two bathroom home, hardwood floors, with many upgrades including new kitchen and sold separately from the real estate: Full house contents sold as an entreity to include antiques, good 40's mahogany dining room, bedroom and accessory furniture, art deco living and bedroom furniture, china, glassware and porcelain, lamps, mirrors, household goods.

Terms: Deposit of $ 2,500 due upon winning bid on Real Estate. Settlement within 45 days and Buyer to pay all settlement expenses including 5% Buyer's Premium. Furnishings subject to 15% Buyer's Premium.

For further information call John at 410-750-7676. Inspections by appointment.

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Historic Ellicott City Home on 1.1 acres

“Roger’s Mill House”

8454 Main Street, MD 21043

Historic home on 1.1 acres just moments from Main St. in olde town Ellicott City. Random pine floors, mature trees, meandering stream, private driveway and entrance with double front porch on the first and second floor, this home is filled with history and charm. The best location within walking distance of over 12 gourmet restaurants and dozens of quaint antique and decorator shops. One of the largest remaining lots in the historic district. Great schools and convenient access to all highways and roads.

8401 Mimosa Ave, Clinton MD 20735
Sold for $ $ 330,000

2,400 sq. ft. completely remodeled home on 1/2 acre with adjoining developable lot in quiet neighborhood. Call John for more information.

Sky view of property

708 Oser Drive Crownsville, MD 21032

Sold for $235,000.00

Selling at public auction outstanding three bedroom single family home in terrific Sunrise Beach neighborhood convenient to all major Highways and excellent County schools. Situated on 1/4 acre lot with fenced back yard. Original contemporary rancher with three bedrooms, formal living and dining room with kitchen, sun room, 2 baths and much closet space throughout. Very clean hardwood floors, central air, oil baseboard heat, well and septic. Fully Bricked exterior with detached 2 car garage and concrete parking pad. Blue chip location with Water Rights, and convenient local shopping and dining with easy commute to metro areas.

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632 Lucia Avenue Baltimore MD 21229
Sold for $ 92,000

Selling at public auction through Caplans and in conjunction with Russo Auctioneers, an outstanding three bedroom single family home in terrific neighborhood convenient to major Highways, Shopping and Churches. Well maintained three bedroom, one bathroom home with formal living room and spacious dining room. Hardwood floors on first and second level. Finished basement. Up to date appliances with gas heat and air-conditioning. Brick front with new windows and roof.

OPEN HOUSE: By appointment or as listed on our website or signs.

TERMS: This is a public auction and anyone can bid. Certified check of $ 2,500 on Sale Day to bid on the house which will be given back to you if you don’t win the bid. A 45 Day Settlement is required and the Buyer will pay all settlement expenses as necessary. No exceptions. 5 % Buyer's Premium.

Note: Estate sale! Motivated heir with substantially below market opening bid! Home is in excellent condition and is ready to move-in.



2929 Rosemar Dr. Ellicott City, MD 21043

Sold for $ 365,000

Selling at public auction outstanding three bedroom single family home in terrific Normandy Woods neighborhood convenient to all major Highways and excellent Howard County schools. Situated on beautiful half acre corner lot filled with mature trees. Original contemporary rancher with master bedroom on first floor and partially finished basement. Hardwood, carpeted and tile floors, upstairs and downstairs fireplaces. Brick siding, covered porch, oil heat with central air. Concrete driveway leading to one car garage.

Note: Estate sale! Nice fixer-upper offered at Public Auction.

7 Sawmill Rd. Medford, NJ 08055

sold for $ 537,000

Outstanding "natural" style rancher on wooded 3 acre lot in upscale community. Rare lakefront property in prestigious Medford, NJ! On 2.24 acres of lush foliage in the Pinelands of New Jersey, in between the 70 acre Kettle Run Girl Scouts of the S. Jersey Pines Camp and 40 acre Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Property is situated on Braddock's Mill Lake, a full 350 feet of lake front! We saw guinea hens crossing the street and sand lizards sunning themselves on the roof of the house during our visit!

This modern style brick and wood 2,560 sq ft ranch home features 4 large bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, and enormous dry basement with potential. 2+ car garage has additional storage space and driveway has parking for 6. Great architectural form allows for great flow, and is complemented by interior accents such as cathedral ceilings, 2 fireplaces, and gorgeous hardwood oak floors. Keep cool with central air or enjoy the breeze on the large screened in porch. If you like Mid-Century Modern style, this is your house! Eames and Herman Miller styles would blend fabulously with the architecture.

Walk down the convenient natural staircase that winds down to the lake edge. Don’t worry – this home is located in a non-flood zone, which has never overflowed since land was purchased in 1962.

1100 McAdoo Rd. Catonsville, MD 21208.
sold for $ 137,000

Nice starter home located in Catonsville off Route 40.


7040 Guilford Rd. Clarksville, MD 21030

sold for $ 425,000

Selling at public auction outstanding three bedroom single family home in terrific neighborhood convenient to all major highways and schools. Situated on private 1.01 park-like acre setting filled with mature trees. Beautiful two story Cape Cod design with side and rear porch, central air, baseboard oil heat floors, hardwood floors, fireplace and formal living and dining room. Approximately 1,700 square feet. Several wonderful outbuildings including large two car garage.

Auction location is 8088 Solley Rd. Glen Burnie, MD 21060.

Selling on the premises at public auction, fantastic 2,500 square foot custom built ranch style house nestled on .61 private acres. Attention to detail and quality throughout as this three bedroom home features two full baths, hardwood floors, walk-in closets with pocket doors, Anderson thermo pane tilt-out windows, recessed accent lighting, large kitchen with solid oak cabinets, walk-in pantry, granite surfaces and upgraded appliances, superior laundry center with new upgraded energy efficient front loading appliances, ironing center and extra pantry with freezer, extra wide 36” door openings, decorative moldings, built-in bookcases and more! Exterior includes fenced yard, all vinyl siding with extra insulation, all season trex decking, two car attached garage and large detached two car garage with skylight, gardening center, and more! Central air new in July 2006. City sewer and water, dual utilities include gas or electric. Conveniently located between Baltimore and Annapolis and convenient to all major highways.

5426 Omaha Ave. Baltimore MD 21206

Sold for $ 175,000.

Selling at public auction outstanding two bedroom single family detached home in terrific neighborhood convenient to all major Highways. First floor consists of fully carpeted formal living room, two bedrooms with full bath and large kitchen. Finished basement includes separate entrance, kitchen/laundry room, large family room and bathroom. Like new furnace with gas heat and air conditioning, updated and well maintained inside and out. Fantastic fenced backyard with large above ground pool surrounded by decking with large cabana house. Sale held on the premises rain or shine.

Note: Top of the line property offered at Public Auction. Home is in immaculate condition and is ready to move-in!

2924 E. Pratt St. Baltimore Maryland 21224
Sold for $ 175,000.

3 BR Townhome facing Patterson Park.

Well-maintained w/ many original features including:
* Original Oak Mantles and random pine floors.
* New Gas Furnace with Forced Hot Air
* Finished Basement
* New Vinyl Windows
* Skylight
* Bay Window with built-in Benches
* Formstone front with backyard patio
* New Roof

Excellent location on quiet one way street with beautiful views of the park and city skyliine!

$ 18,000 Dep. Required to Bid. 2% buyer's premium. In conjunction with Russo Auctioneers Baltimore Licensee.

617 Queensgate Dr. 21215, Catonsville, MD
Sold for $ 116,000.

Mint condition townhome in nice neighborhood. Three bedrooms, one full bath, finished basement, formal living and dining room, kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, one original owner, built in 1962. Great, quiet lower Catonsville, MD neighborhood.

9249 West Stayman Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21043
Sold for $ 450,000

Real Estate consists of beautiful four level home on .62 partially wooded acres, 3 bedroom, two and one/half bathroom with two car garage, hardwood and carpeted floors, gas heat in superior school zoning in Howard County. Personal Property includes many Antiques and Collectibles to be sold on-site as well to include Flo blue, Pattern Glass, Antique Glass, Pottery, Italian and French Provincial Furniture, Car, etc.

401a Maiden Choice Lane 21228
Sold for $ 360,000

Very Rare hide-away Granite Cape Cod on 1 acre wooded lot in Catonsville zoned DR 5.5. near Charlestown Retirement Village.

7606 Avondale Rd. EastPoint MD
SOLD FOR $ 128,000.00

Nice Two Story Victorian Home on Superior Lot in Upcoming Neighborhood. Featuring Hardwood Floors, Double Kitchens, Aluminum Siding with Four Bedrooms just off 695 Baltimore Beltway near Eastpoint Mall.

3 Lucan Court Unit 301 Timonium MD

SOLD FOR $ 178,000.00

Sold at Public Auction fabulous condominium unit in great neighborhood near Baltimore Country Club. Two Bedrooms, Full Kitchen and Laundry Room, Balcony, Formal Living and Dining Room. Outstanding and clean unit in great area.

Sold for $ 160,000 and was assessed for $ 158,000
124 Roland Rd. Riviera Beach (Pasadena), MD 21122

Public Auction on the premises. An outstanding three bedroom 1566 sq. ft house on large corner partial waterview triple lot (approx. 8500 sq. ft ). Paneled and drywall interior, carpets, vinyl floors, large galley kitchen, formal living room and family room, sunroom, laundry/storage room, one full bath one story rancher home with finished attic and basement. Approximately 10 year old Oil Furnace and Hot Water Heater. Large outbuilding with asphalt driveway and parking pad, fenced yard, wood deck. . New roof.

Note: Estate Sale. Nice home on triple lot (Lots 19-21) in water rights community just minutes from 695. Community piers and access to water for boaters and fisherman. Good neighborhood close to schools, churches.

sold for $ 360,000. appraisal was $ 353,000!

Valuable Real Estate Auction
9305 Millbrook Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Superb split level home in superior neighborhood. Three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, hardwood floors, built-in closets, formal walk out dining room, formal living room, finished basement, family room with brick hearth fireplace, gas radiant heat, covered front porch, partially brick front, new roof, public water and sewer. Over 1,828 sq. ft. of living space on nice partially 1/2 acre (.46) wooded lot with mature trees on quiet street.

3018 E.Pratt St. Highlandtown, MD 21214

Superb Corner Home brownstone, 4 bedroom two story unit with finished basement, hardwood floors, stained glass.

Sold for $200,000.000


Victorian in historic Ellicott City located 4001 Old Columbia Pike (Centennial School District!).

Sold for $265,000.000


SOLD for $190,000.00

Beautiful Victorian Single Family Home

Located 2714 Manhattan Ave. Baltimore, MD

Corner yard, mature trees, 3 story structure and a great Mount Washington location.

An outstanding four bedroom single family home in terrific Mount Washington neighborhood. Situated on gorgeous corner 150’ x 50’ lot with mature trees. Updated three story home features four bedrooms with basement. Separate two car garage with new driveway and sidewalk (2004). Aluminum siding with new 25 year warranty roof installed in 1989. Gas radiator heat with new boiler in 1997. New hot water heater in 2000.


Realty Auction and Contents
260 S. Highland Ave. Baltimore MD 21224

An outstanding three bedroom townhouse in desirable Highlandtown location, 3 blocks from Eastern Avenue. Home features parquet hardwood floors, beautiful original stained glass transom, formal dining and living room, full kitchen, three bedrooms upstairs fully carpeted with bathroom, finished basement with full kitchen, bathroom with shower, lighted closets. Oil heat. Concrete backyard with large unattached garage.


1448 Stevenson St., Locust Point, Baltimore MD:

Three Bedroom Formstone Townhouse in superbly located Locust Point neighborhood less than one block from the Water! Stained Glass, Oak Doors, Backyard, New Furnace.Original Hardwood Floors* New Roof *Ready to Move-In

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