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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - MD RE License 579412
Why Baltimore? Home buying and selling tips and advice for the Baltimore area Real Estate market. Things to see and do in the Baltimore area.
Moving with PetsWe give so much thought to the move with our families, young children, and even teenagers that we often forget our feathered and 4-legged (and no-legged) family members.  Our pets' anxiety can often be greater than that of our children since they can't vocalize their fears.  Befor...
Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes and light and bright is always a good thing so you can't go wrong with white cabinets in the kitchen (bathroom too).  Many color combinations come and go but white cabinets are always popular.  Save your pop of color for the walls or accent pieces, these things a...
I can't emphasize how important good photographs are enough.  As a listing agent that also represents buyers, labeling pictures is important too so the prospective buyer knows what the purpose of each room is and which bathroom they are looking at, especially, when the property is vacant.   Plus,...
USDA Loans Aren't Just for Buying Farms USDA home loans aren’t just for buying farms or rural properties.  In Maryland, there are whole areas like the eastern shore (minus Salisbury and Ocean City) that qualify for USDA loans.  Areas like New Market, Mount Airy, Point of Rocks, Damascus, Chesapea...
Avoiding the ScamToday I received a text message from someone who claimed to get my information on which is entirely possible, I think we are all registered on that site.  They wanted to purchase property in Baltimore and wanted to know if I covered all of Baltimore.  Then, they wante...
First-Time Homebuyer MythsI am inspired by an article I read this morning to dispel some common myths and misconceptions first-time buyers hold.  Did you know?  You don't need 20% for a downpayment!!  There are many loan programs available for purchasers and not just first-time home buyers.  You ...
Catonsville, MD Market Report - 07/31/2022Life is great in 21228!! The town of Catonsville has a lot to offer new and repeat homeowners.  There are older homes, historic homes as well as new construction, townhomes, condos, and single-family homes, and prices range from under $200,000 up to over ...
Frederick, MD - Restaurant Week Aug 8-14, 2022I have regularly blogged about Baltimore's Restaurant Week and just discovered that Frederick also has a restaurant week.  I sold several homes in Frederick County last year including homes in Monrovia, Middletown, Mount Airy, Walkersville, and the to...
Best Money Saving AppsLet's face it, in a time of rising inflation and increased cost of goods how can we save money?  I have several apps that I use (and double dip) that give me money back and one, in particular, has given me back over $1000 since I've been using it.  It does take a little time...
Why You Should Never Skip a Home InspectionIn Maryland, there are several levels of having a home inspection. The first is to decline the right to have a home inspection and just not have one.  For the seller, this is the most desirable one because then they don't have to worry about anything.   ...

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