by Lisa Tome
Just because it has been a golf course, doesn't mean it has to remain that way.
That's the opinion of realtor Charlie Roosa.
Roosa, an agent from Key Realty, is charged with the task of selling the approximate 145-acre property most recently known as Bittersweet Golf Course, but perhaps best known as Brantwood.
"It's actually fun. It's not your everyday type of property. I love the different challenge," said Roosa. "It's not the easiest thing. But it's no different than (selling) a farm or commercial type property or development."
Within the past few weeks, Roosa began marketing the property which is owned by Cecil Bank following foreclosure. The bank has not transferred the ownership name and it is listed as being owned by 1190 Augustine Herman LC. The property was forfeited in October 2013. The property has been sold three times since 1980. In April 1980, it was sold for $400,000. It was sold in 1986 for $821,500. In 2006, it was sold for $3,350,000.
The property is currently listed at $1.525 million.
The realtor has had a few nibbles but nothing he's willing to share. "There's been interesting interest," said Roosa.
Despite the unkempt appearance of the property, Roosa said it wouldn't take a lot of work if buyer would like it to remain a golf course. "I don't think it would take a lot to put the course back in shape - just some mowing and landscaping," he said.
The former club house is part of the selling price and is on the market as a private home. "I can see that converted to a house if you wanted two bars in your house," he said.
The club house has three bedrooms, two full, and one half bath. It has a full basement, attic, butler's pantry, galley kitchen, and separate dining room. There is a a machine shed, shed/shop, and storage building on the property. There is parking for 11 vehicles.
The county taxes are currently paid at the assessed price of $14,509 annually. The land could also be developed into a subdivision. Most of the parcel is zoned residential. Less than three acres has a commercial zoning.
"I could see it being a golf course again. But some may have development thoughts in mind. My favorite? I'd like to see it be a farm," said Roosa.
Anyone with questions about the property may call Charlie Roosa at 410-287-7241 or Cecil Bank at 410-392-8362.