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Getting Healthy In The Rain...An Interesting Month for Mortgage Mama. It has been an interesting month of moving toward health for this Mortgage Mama. I have weaned off a medicine that increased my blood pressure and made me gain weight in the three months I was on it. My blood pressure is back to normal and although I have not weighed in, I am confident that there has been progress! Other than that, here are the updates on my commitments: 1. I have signed up to sponsor and run a 5k in April to support my daughter's school...my first step. (9 comments)
Catonsville High School Spring Musical 2013 - It's Not Too Late!
March 1st and 2nd 7 PM Catonsville High School If you are looking for something fun and local to do on Saturday, March 2nd,2013, look no further. The Catonsville High School production of Guys and Dolls is a great place to take a date or take the kids. I remember my days in high school theatre fondly, I am sure that these kids will look back on this production with pride! What a fun show...gangsters and gambling, romance and come to Jesus, showgirls and LOTs of (0 comments)
BOTTOM LINE: If You Don’t Lock Your Rate, It May Not Be Available. Rates are extremely volatile, if you called me last month or last week, that rate is probably gone. If you called in the morning yesterday, one rate was available. By late afternoon a better rate was available. This morning, rates went back to the morning lows from yesterday. All indicators are to lock. The good news, rates are still extremely favorable. Make a decision based on putting yourself in a better position, not just trying to get (1 comments)
maryland mortgage mama: Mortgage Mama is Athletic Elite, who'd have thunk it? - 02/04/13 08:33 PM
When you think of a triathlete, you probably wouldn't picture me. Most people picture someone with less than 5% body fat, muscles on muscles, slim and trim in cute outfits. That may be the pro-triathlete. Heck, that may be the "typical" triathlete, but you may be surprised to find that people of all shapes and sizes and age compete in triathlons. Now please don't get me wrong. When I say compete, I am not talking about trying to be the first into the finish, the first in age group, or to fly past the competition. For me, the competition is with myself, trying to do a little better, (5 comments)
maryland mortgage mama: Have You Heard? The Baltimore Ravens Are In The SUPERBOWL! - 02/02/13 09:21 PM
Have You Heard? The Baltimore Ravens Are In The SUPERBOWL on Sunday February 3rd, 2013! Baltimore is Loud, Proud and Purple! From the littlest fans, we will all be cheering on our boys for the WIN! The excitement is building, usually it's Purple Friday, but this has been a Purple week. So many folks are gearing up for the big game. I even found this tasty looking cocktail on Pinterest.
HOW ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR THE BIG GAME? May I Suggest.... To get your Superbowl celebration started, check out Margaret Rome on WCBM talking ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE! (7 comments)
If you don't know DR. Stacey Ann Baugh, you should. She is the Doctor that makes house calls. Stacey is one of the first people I truly connected with here on ActiveRain and in person. She is sharp, sweet and loves what she does. Her family is extremely important to her and it shows in what she does. She has a wonderful husband and two amazing kids. Stacey has shared hardships and wonder, she has shared book reviews and triumphs. Stacey is a Real Estate pro who is not looking for (6 comments)
If you are thinking of selling a 4 or 5 bedroom home in the Davidson, Maryland Area, I have a FULLY QUALIFIED BUYER who is ready to BUY YOUR HOME! Please see the description of what my buyer is looking for below to see if you might be the lucky seller! INCOME, ASSETS AND CREDIT HAVE BEEN REVIEWED. There are NO areas of concern for mortgage qualification. Approval will be SWIFT! If the property you have for sale matches all or most of the description below, please contact : Bridget McGee (Maryland Mortgage Mama) at 410-960-2061, I (4 comments)
If you are looking for things to do in Baltimore with kids this weekend, be sure to check out the final weekend of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This Broadway production at the Hippodrome in Baltimore, Maryland is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.
Everyone knows the story of Beauty and the Beast. What can be wrong about a beautiful girl, an enchanted castle, (including dancing dishes and silverwear, a talking mantle clock, candleabra, wardrobe and feather duster and of course Mrs. Potts and Chip (the (1 comments)
“I don’t need a lender, I am a listing agent.” Those were some of the first words Margaret spoke to me. I was new to ActiveRain and cold-calling Realtors. I am sure my “pitch” went something like this. Hi, I work with a mortgage broker (we are no longer with a broker, we are now a lender) in Baltimore and my brother (I was a processor and marketer back then) does a really good job for his clients and we would like to see if we could work with you. (5 comments)
If a lender is taking only 10 minutes to give an approval, they are probably not getting all the info they need to help the borrower make the best decision for their purchase or refinance. Too many folks are disappointed by a "days before closing" turn-down or delays in their loan approval, when a more complete review would have revealed issues long before they found the home of (3 comments)
Joe Matthews, my friend and neighbor, wrote and performed an Anthem for the Baltimore Ravens. He asked for some help to create a basic video so he could share his song on YouTube. I had some fun with Animoto creating a video for his song. With just one week until the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers for Superbowl XLVII, it would be great if Joe could get some exposure for his song. I think it's pretty darn catchy!
These are the top headlines on MSN.com this morning. What does this say about what is important to us as a society? This combination can make anyone lose faith in humanity. I wonder how many more clicks the Casey Anthony bankruptcy will get then the other two stories!
Good thing Margaret Rome is on the radio today at noon on WCBM 680 AM. I know Margaret will restore my faith in humanity. Don't ask her about the headlines, because she is (4 comments)
maryland mortgage mama: Things to do with Kids Near Baltimore-Longwood Gardens - 01/25/13 08:19 PM
Things to do with Kids Near Baltimore-Longwood Gardens Take a drive up 95 North to Rt 1 in Pennsylvania (about 1.5 hours from Baltimore) to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. to what is billed as: The World's Premier Horticultural Showplace Our recent trip there was my first. My husband, an avid photographer has an annual membership. I had no idea what I was missing! I forgot my camera, but I did have my IPAD with me to catch some of the beauty around me. Please check out the video below. If you'd like to see more (and much better) (1 comments)
maryland mortgage mama: CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL NOW OPEN IN WINDSOR MILL - 01/24/13 09:01 PM
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL NOW OPEN IN WINDSOR MILL Chipotle Mexican Grill now open in near Catonsville and Woodlawn at the corner of Rolling Road and Security Boulevard 7091 Security Boulevard Windsor Mill, Maryland You can place your order by walk-in, phone 443-200-6190, fax 410-265-0185 or even online. If my nephews are any indication, this would be a great investment. They LOVE this place, they'd eat at Chipotle 5 times a week if they could! Chipotle gift cards are always a hit! They like it because the food is good and hearty. They can order their burrito, tacos, or salad (6 comments)
Well, maybe $1000 total including adhesive and coating. This couple used about 60,000 pennies, adhesive and a clear cement to "carpet" the floor of their 234 square foot bedroom. You can read all about it at www.thepennyfloor.com. They chose to go to the bank for rolls of pennies when their change jar was empty. I wonder how long it would have taken them to collect enough pennies for the project. It took them 128 man hours to lay the floor. I have had projects that dragged on in my house, but 128 hours? (4 comments)
maryland mortgage mama: The Perks of Working With Family! - 01/21/13 06:36 PM
The Perks of Working With Family! It sure seems that the mortgage and real estate business is ripe for families working together. There are so many teams that consist of mothers and kids, husbands and wives and often entire families working together. There are lots of perks when working with family, but there can be drawbacks too. Sometimes hurts from childhood can rear their ugly head in a business meeting or the big brother decides that acting like dad is a good idea...not that that has ever happened in our family business! There is so much good that if you can (6 comments)
It's an exciting time in Baltimore, the Baltimore Ravens have just won the AFC. The superbowl will be knows as the HAR-BOWL as the Harbaugh brothers will face each other at the Superbowl in New Orleans. Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and John Harbaugh, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens will face each other in the Superbowl. The pride that must be exploding in the Harbaugh family must be overwhelming. The winner will have bragging rights for years to come. The next two weeks in Baltimore will be (5 comments)
maryland mortgage mama: Solution for dropped Resolution! - 01/19/13 07:41 PM
Already given up on the New Year's Resolution? I have a solution! JOIN Maryland Mortgage Mama for a Kick Start Sign up and train for the: L.O.G.JAM 5K April 13th, 2013 Register online until April 11th at 8PM $30.00 until April 1, 2013 $35 from 4-1-2013 until 4-11-2013
$40 Race Day Registration
The Inaugural L.O.G. Jam 5K to support the Lamb of God School in Halethorpe, Maryland AWARDS and DRAWINGS on RACE DAY (must be present to win) WALK JOG RUN RACE REGISTRATION OPEN and Open to everyone! Go to 3wRaces.com to register (10 comments)
maryland mortgage mama: How Much House Can I Afford To Buy? - 01/18/13 02:15 PM
How Much House Can I Afford To Buy? One of the first questions I get the first time I talk to a potential buyer: How much house can I Buy? what this means is: What I can qualify for based on my income, assets and credit. The better question is What is a COMFORTABLE monthly mortgage payment? There can be a big difference between the amount a lender will allow you to spend each month on your housing and your comfort zone. Lenders use your GROSS monthly income, not your take home pay, to determine your total allowable debt under their (0 comments)
When writing on ActiveRain using Google Chrome I noticed that there were words that were hyper-linked as I typed. These were not links that I had created. I am not terribly technical and at first I didn't think anything of it. UNTIL.....I realized that competitor's advertisements were being linked in MY blog without my permission.
Sure seemed like a dirty trick. My words, my business, my life was being STOLEN! I put a stop to that! I found an article on Wikipedia about these (6 comments)
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