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Absolute Auction Above $199,000 "Ruxton" Split-Level Home 5 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths


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11:00 AM
2013 Ruxton Road, Baltimore County, MD, 21204
Baltimore County
Ruxton, Towson,
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Lawrence D. Adashek, Attorney
101 E. Chesapeake Avenue - 5th Floor
Towson, MD 21286

To the Highest Bidder Above $199,000

5 Bedroom  2.5 Bath

Sale On Premises
At Old Court Road & JFX (I-83)
Towson, Baltimore County, MD 21204

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.


According to the Baltimore Sun, "Ruxton":
By Katy O'Donnell Sun reporter, October 14, 2007

"A secluded pocket of green hills and trees just outside of the northern boundary line of Baltimore, Ruxton is a conveniently located and surprisingly rural neighborhood.

Once an industrially driven town that supported Bellona Powder Supply -- which provided 20 percent of the country's gunpowder during the War of 1812, according to the Ruxton-Riderwood-Lake Roland Area Improvement Association -- the area is now almost entirely residential.

Ruxton, a neighborhood rooted in tradition, is a wholesome place to raise a family, said Fran Anderson, the association's president.

"There's really a tradition of community and family," Anderson said. "What kind of astonished me when I moved into Ruxton was the number of houses that had been handed down by family."

The housing stock // The neighborhood features both sprawling estates and more modest homes in its labyrinth of driveways wedged between Charles Street and Falls Road. Most homes are traditional; Colonial, Georgian and cottage-style dwellings built as long ago as the 18th century dominate the landscape, although there are a few ranch-style and contemporary houses.

Prices for detached homes range from about $900,000 to $3.15 million. Although the neighborhood, historically a nesting spot for Baltimore's wealthy elite, has grown more diverse, it still primarily draws well-off families, according to Diane Donohue, an agent for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Lutherville.

"It does attract a lot of young professionals because of the school system for people who work in the city but want to live in the county," Donohue said. "It has a close proximity to many ways to get downtown if you are working in the city. It's just one of those communities -- location, location, location."

Average month's rent // Ruxton's few rentals range from about $1,200 to $4,000.

Kids and schools // Ruxton public school students attend Riderwood Elementary School, Dumbarton Middle School and Towson High School. Both Riderwood's and Dumbarton's reading and math test scores are above county averages, and Towson's subject scores also rank higher than those of other high schools in Baltimore County. Many Ruxton students, though, attend private schools such as Friends or Gilman in Roland Park.

Crime // Police officials say Ruxton sees an occasional robbery or petty crime, but little violent or major crime.

"When you look at it compared to most neighborhoods in the county, it has one of the lowest amounts of crime that we have," said Michael Hill, spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department. "The Ruxton area is very, very safe, with very little crime reported."

Dining in // Upscale local family-owned grocery stores such as Graul's Market on Bellona Avenue, and Eddie's of Roland Park on Charles Street, offer residents a variety of groceries and prepared foods. Several pizza places in nearby Lutherville, Timonium and Towson deliver to the area.

Dining out // Strictly speaking, there are no restaurants in Ruxton, but a plethora of eateries in Towson and Baltimore are within easy reach.

Recreation/outdoors // The Robert E. Lee Park is a local favorite for dog-walkers, runners and bikers. Dirt trails about five miles long circumscribe Lake Roland, a now-defunct reservoir that once attracted sailors and skaters but has grown smaller as it's filled with silt over the years. Private country clubs in the area include Bellona Avenue's L'Hirondelle, which offers tennis and swimming, and the Elkridge Club, adjacent to Ruxton's southern boundary on Charles Street, where members can golf, play tennis and swim.

Nightlife // The quiet community offers no nightlife of its own, but the proximity of Towson and Baltimore keep bar-hoppers from becoming bored."


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Rolling, trapezoidal lot comprises 0.81 acre, fronting 61' along Ruxton Road, with depths of 317' and 363' and a rear lot line of 178'.

Public water

Private septic

Lush, mature landscaping

Fenced patio

6-car parking pad

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Circa 1950 stucco split-level home.  Public tax records indicate the home contains 2,768 square feet of living area, plus a basement.

Covered entry porch
Composition shingle roof
Wooden double hung windows

Plaster walls
Hardwood floors

First Floor

  • Foyer (8' x 9'), wood floor
  • Living Room (21' x 19'), wood floor, large stone raised hearth fireplace
  • Dining Room (13' x 14'), wood floor, 2 corner cabinets

  • Kitchen (12' x 14'), breakfast nook, Pergo floor, maple cabinets, laminate tops, porcelain sink, electric range/oven, dishwasher

  • Study/Den (11' x 16'), wood floor, bookcases

  • Half-Bath, ceramic tile, adjoins study/den and kitchen

  • Bedroom #2 (12' x 15'), wood floor

  • Bedroom #3 (13' x 11'), wood floor

  • Full Bath, ceramic tile

  • Pull-down storage attic

Upper Level

  • Master Bedroom (11' x 19'), wood floor, double closets

  • Full Bath, ceramic tile


Lower Level

  • Bedroom #4 (9' x 12'), vinyl tile floor

  • Bedroom #5 (7' x 13'), vinyl tile floor

  • Storage area

Workshop, laundry and storage
Outside exit

Columbia hot water boiler with baseboard heat
Central air conditioning
66-gallon electric water heater
Security alarm

The home needs updating and cosmetic repairs.



Published annual real estate taxes for 2010 were $5,217, based on the full value assessment of $419,860.



The property is in fee simple and sold free and clear of liens.  Deed Liber 14485, folio 665.



Inspection by appointment with the Auctioneers or one hour prior to sale.



A $20,000 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 within 45 days.  If payment of the 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 sale to date of settlement.  All adjustments, including taxes, all other public charges and assessments payable on an annual basis, and sanitary and/or metropolitan district charges, if any, to be adjusted for the current year to date of sale 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 sale forward.  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.

Broker participation is invited.

Auction by order of:
Charles L. Fell, Trustee of the
Thomas T. Fell Living Trust dtd 11/12/1999



Call for pre-qualification and financing options:

Mr. Craig Kessler
Freedmont Mortgage Funding

50 Scott Adam Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland  21030
410-654-3900 direct
410-702-4511 fax

For all other information please call 410-296-8440