"Northern Baltimore County - Sparks"

1.40 +/- Acre Lot
Circa 1877 Shell Home
Existing Well & Septic

Listing Details

Sold Price
Auction Date
Auction Time
11:00 AM
830 Upper Glencoe Road, Sparks, MD, 21152
Baltimore County
Sparks, Northern Baltimore County
Inspection of building 1 hour prior to sale or by appointment.
Please click the above link to open the Waiver, Indemnity and Premises Use Certification form, fill it out, sign it, and return it to the office of the Auctioneer by fax to 410-296-4420 or email info@ajbillig.com. Once the completed form has been received, you will receive inspection instructions via email within 24 business hours.
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Northern Baltimore County


Circa 1877 Shell Home On
1.40± ACRE LOT
Existing Well & Septic

Opportunity for Rehabilitation and/or
 An Outstanding Home Site

Sale On Premises
Off York Road (MD-45), just North of Belfast Road
Sparks, MD 21152

AT 11:00 A.M.

NOTE:  The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable and is believed to be accurate.  However, no express or implied warranty is made or may be inferred from any such representation.  Dimensions, square footage and acreage contained herein are more or less.  Prospective purchasers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence, in advance of the auction, regarding the permitted uses of the property.

830 Upper Glencoe Road is conveniently located about one mile northeast of I-83 Exit 24 (Belfast Road), approximately 2,640' east of York Road and south of Corbett Road, in a scenic area of northern Baltimore County.  Upper Glencoe Road is an extension of Ensor Mill Road.  The surrounding area is rural in character comprised of farms and farmhouses, large custom homes and estates.  According to the Baltimore County government web site, nearby public schools are Sparks Elementary, Hereford Middle and Hereford High.  The property is within the Loch Raven Watershed with spectacular vistas, rolling topography and mature woodlands.

The parcel is a pentagonal configuration, comprising 1.40 acres, situated along the north side of Upper Glencoe Road.

  • Existing well - 8.11 gallons per minute at last test (April 17, 2015)
  • Existing septic - updated May 8, 2015
  • Meandering stream along southern border
  • Mature trees along northern border
  • Beautiful views from existing home site
  • Zoning RC2 and RC7, resource conservation

Plot Plan for Building Permit

Well Yield Test

Septic Letter

Two Story Brick and Siding Traditional Home was built in 1877 and comprises 1,824 square feet of living area, according to published tax records.  The home has a composition roof with aluminum rain spouts, brick chimney, second floor balcony and vinyl-clad double hung windows.  The house has been gutted and is in shell condition.  Original chestnut beams remain, but the home will need complete rehabilitation or demolition.

The property is in fee simple and sold free and clear of liens.  Baltimore County Deed Liber 36281, Folio 133.

Published annual real estate taxes are $3,028.45, based on the full value assessment of $263,600.
Purchasers may petition for a reduction in the assessment of their property in conjunction with a purchase price substantially less than the currently assessed value of the property.  Purchasers are encouraged to contact the Maryland State Department of Assessments & Taxation concerning the appeals process, and may see the following link for helpful information:

A $10,000 deposit, payable by certified check or cashier's check, will be required of the Purchaser at time and place of sale.  The deposit shall be increased to 10% of the purchase price within 24 hours at the Auctioneer's office.  Balance to be paid in cash at settlement, which shall take place within 45 days.  If payment of the deposit or balance does not take place within the specified time, the deposit shall be forfeited and the property may be resold at the risk and expense of the Purchaser. Interest to be charged on the unpaid purchase money, at the rate of 12% per annum, from date of contract to date of settlement.  All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on a monthly or annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of contract and assumed thereafter by the Purchaser.  The property will be sold in "AS IS" condition, and subject to easements, agreements, restrictions or covenants of record affecting same, if any.  Purchaser assumes the risk of loss from the date of contract forward.  The Purchaser waives and releases the Seller, the Auctioneers, and their respective agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims the Purchaser and/or its successors and assigns may now have or may have in the future relating to the condition of the property, including but not limited to the environmental condition thereof.  The purchaser agrees to waive the right of inspection for lead paint, as provided under current Federal and State law.  If the Seller is unable to convey good and marketable title, the Purchaser's sole remedy in law or equity shall be limited to the refund of the deposit.  Upon refund of the deposit this sale shall be null and void and of no effect, and the Purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller or Auctioneers.  Recordation costs, transfer taxes and all costs incidental to settlement to be paid by the Purchaser.  Time is of the essence.

No buyer's premium.