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MacRo Report Fall 2011

This current issue of the MacRo Report was released today to over 20,000 residents and others who are interested in Frederick County, Maryland land and commercial real estate news and information.

Decisions, Decisions

The following MacRo Report entry is written by Rocky Mackintosh, President of MacRo, Ltd. regarding the importance of wise choices.

When one peels away the layers of the real estate onion, what is found at its core is the human element. It’s the decisions that people make that impact everything having to do with real estate.

Very obvious, you might say, but it is the collective decision making of people that impacts the peaks and valleys of business and economic cycles.

Like a flock of birds, it starts with one and others often follow.

The real estate boom of the last decade followed a similar pattern. It seemed that “incredible”opportunities just kept coming, so many decided to follow suit. When the merry–go-round stopped, the decision for those who could afford to was to“wait and see.”

The real estate market is now five years into its downturn, and many of those sideline observers have decided to sell. Their independent decisions are based upon their personal or business circumstances.

After nearly 40 years in the land and commercial real estate business in Frederick and its surrounding counties, MacRo, Ltd., has been there to assist our friends and clients in providing each with the information necessary to make wise real estate decisions.

How may we help you?

Market Conditions Continue to Improve!

Some sectors of the economy are showing promise even as the stock market continues its wild roller coaster ride of the last few months. The National Association of Realtors reports that existing home sales increased in August, with monthly gains seen in all regions. Projections for commercial vacancy rates from the third quarter of 2011 to the third quarter of 2012 are expected to decline, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance namedWashington D.C., as third on its list of the nation’s top 10 innovative cities that have potential for growth over the next decade. These numbers reflect the momentum we’ve experienced in Frederick County over the last few months. MacRo has continued to see lots of movement in various sectors of the market, including the properties pictured here.

Whether you are looking for retail, office or general commercial space, check out some of our new or current listings or give us a call at 301-698-9696.

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MacRo Report, Fall 2011: Have You Heard

Have You Heard?

Part-time Research/ Writing Assistant Needed

MacRo, Ltd. is on the hunt again for a parttime research/writing assistant to research, interview and write articles in collaboration with the company owner on real estate and related political issues of interest every week for MacRo Report Blog posts, press releases, social media, etc. MORE INFORMATION

Introducing Our Newest Staff Member!

We would like to introduce our newest team member, Sherri Mercer, executive assistant to Rocky Mackintosh and property manager. Sherri brings more than 13 years of experience in financial and operational management to MacRo. She is responsible for managing the office and the company’s financial operations, including monthly, quarterly and annual accounting and property management statements and reports.  MORE

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MacRo Report, Fall 2011: Farm Living at Its Best

Middletown Valley Farm

If you are looking for land that will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, MacRo has many choice farm properties worth considering. Located just north of Middletown, Md., this 210 acre working farm offers highly productive land, with more than 65 percent designated Class I, II or III agriculture soils. The farm also comes with a huge Butler machine shed, bank barn and dairy barn. A picturesque creek meanders through portions of the property, which features breathtaking views of the nearby Catoctin Mountains. The existing residence offers plenty of living space with three bedrooms, two baths and three fireplaces. Under the property’s existing Ag zoning, one conventional subdivision right and several agricultural cluster subdivision rights remain. Several tenant houses are allowed by zoning rights as well. Offered at $2,080,000.

Comus Farm

Located in the heart of western Montgomery horse country, this 158-acre farm in Dickerson is near the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain and just down the road from the famous Comus Inn. Enjoy the best of what life in the country offers, including the property’s rolling hills, peaceful pond and long, welcoming driveway that is flanked by white board fencing. The existing farm house offers loads of charming features and architectural details, and there are numerous outbuildings as well. This farm offers the solitude and privacy of rural living—all within minutes of I-270. For sale at $1,649,000.

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MacRo Report, Fall 2011: Latest News

Here’s the latest news…

Charter Board Continues Its Outreach

As of Sept. 1, members of the Charter Board appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to write a proposed new constitution for Frederick County had given more than 20 presentations on their work to organizations throughout the community.

These public outreach sessions have generated strong audience participation from which many very good ideas, comments and conversations have resulted. In September, the board held a forum featuring two experienced Maryland County Executives, Ken Ulman of Howard County and David Craig of Harford County. Additional public meetings are planned to include representatives from other counties.

Rocky Mackintosh is a member of the board and like the other members, is available to give presentations on the process to groups of friends and neighbors, civic clubs and other organizations. For further information contact Frederick County’s Legislative Coordinator Ragen Cherney at 301-600-1049 or email him at

Good News for the Golden Mile

MacRo continues to help Frederick Alliance for Youth (FAY) open a community center that will provide much-needed support, encouragement and positive diversions for young people and families who live in the Hillcrest and Waverly areas. Plans are being finalized for FAY to purchase a 2.42 site MacRo owns off of Hillcrest Drive. By August of 2012, the organization hopes to open the proposed 44,000 square foot facility that will house the Frederick Classical Charter School, and which will provide additional space for neighborhood before- and after-school activities. Visit for more details and updates.

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