lanette in belair: Stay-In-Place Problems - 05/11/20 12:17 PM
So, I’m doing my part, SIPing and everything.  However, my waistline can no longer tolerate ordering out, and my bank account ain’t too happy about it either. The biggest problem I’m facing – besides my increase in tonnage and decrease in coinage conundrum – has got to be the ridiculous amount of sodium in everything. I mean, geesh, I do realize that salt is a flavor enhancer, but...give me a break.
 
Although I make a mean black bean burger (the secret to a mush-free burger being ensuring you dry the beans beforehand…you’re welcome) a person can only eat so many before boredom sets in.
 
 
Anyways…what has … (2 comments)

lanette in belair: Student Celebrations: Creativity Saves The Day - 05/08/20 06:24 PM
Amidst the Corona-Crazy, have you noticed the many creative ways schools have been acknowledging student achievement? From kindergarten thru post grad, and everywhere in-between, I have been blown away by the creativity educators have shown in their efforts to keep the focus on the students. For example, below are at least two instances I know of from personal experience.
 
Way back when, pre-pandemic, Belmont University in Nashville scheduled their commencement activities, including a graduation ceremony for the weekend of May 1-3.
And guess what? 
Saturday’s May 2nd’s graduation ceremony went on as scheduled!  Granted, it was a virtual celebration, and it was in spite … (0 comments)

lanette in belair: It's Time To Celebrate Our 2020 Grads - 05/06/20 03:16 PM
I dedicate this post to my phenomenal daughter:
Congratulations to all of the spring graduates who have worked so hard to reach this point. You have toughed it out for years, literally, and I am sorry that you are unable to celebrate your accomplishment the old fashioned way - sitting like sardines in a packed arena for hours on end, listening to (and laughing at) your school’s esteemed president or provost butchering graduates’ names by the dozens.  However, you can rest assured that your achievement is impressive nonetheless!
Go forth, graduates, and conquer the world. Perhaps you will be the ones to discover … (1 comments)

lanette in belair: Musings From Bel Air: Covid-19 Edition - 05/01/20 05:20 PM
I really have got to get of the house.
 
I know what you’re saying: Lanette, Governor Hogan has declared us "free"; real estate is an essential business, and we agents can leave the house and go forth and sell, sell, sell to our heart’s content.
What I am saying, however, is something else altogether: I suffer from asthma, I am allergic to every irritant known to man (and some not-so-well-known), and I’m old af.  All of these factors add up to one inevitable conclusion - I ain’t going a damn place. Therefore, if the real-estating that buyers and sellers require of me can’t get done … (3 comments)

lanette in belair: Harford Glen: An Environmental Gem in Our Own Backyard - 12/12/13 02:13 AM
Oh my, did I really write this post FIVE years ago?! Well, I had to pull it out of the archives, since baby girl #2 just left for Harford Glen yesterday.  Although most of my post could remain the same, just a few updates are needed -- updates like, substitute The Sydster's picture for The Courtster's picture, Jonas Brothers for One Direction, mp3 player for iPod/iPad/iWhatevs, and Hannah Montana for...well, you get the point!
 
Harford Glen: An Environmental Gem in Our Own Backyard
 
Harford County Schools are awesome. 
O.K. so I'm a little biased since both of my … (0 comments)

lanette in belair: Available Homes in Silver Sands, Glen Burnie, MD - 04/24/13 01:23 AM
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lanette in belair: Superbowl-Bound, Baby! - 01/31/13 12:19 AM
Yes, indeed!
Our beloved Baltimore Ravens are headed to N'awlins and the town has literally turned purple.  It's been fun snapping pics of the many "vignettes in purple" throughout the town.  This latest one was spotted on my way home from picking up my daughter from school.  Hilarious, don't cha think?

Glad I snapped the photo when I did since it was gone the next morning!  Hope no one at the Harford County Government Office on Aging got in trouble for using the potty in public.  
Whoa, did I just say that out loud?
 
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lanette in belair: Where do you draw the line between Individualism and Professionalism? - 07/25/11 02:29 AM
Ran into an old friend the other day and a few thoughts came to mind.  Hadn't seen this person in a more than a few years and realized they'd been really busy in the interim.  They'd completed their Master's program (Yay, you!) and they'd been busy creatively expressing their individualism via tatoos and body piercings.  I counted at least 3 piercings and 2 tats.  That's what I could see.  Got me thinking about the bigger picture.
 
Where do you draw the line between individualism and professionalism? 
Indeed, America is a melting pot, and although I have been know to quip, … (29 comments)

lanette in belair: Selling a Home in Forest Hill? - 05/04/11 06:03 AM
SELLING A HOME IN FOREST HILL?
 
There are 134 active listings in Forest Hill, Maryland (21050) and 37 under-contract listings.  That's a heck of a lot of competition.
 
WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE, CONSIDER SOMEONE WITH PROVEN RESULTS
WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT REAL ESTATE!
 
Outstanding Agents! Outstanding Results!

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lanette in belair: SERIOUSLY? - 05/04/11 05:30 AM
SERIOUSLY?

 
It's just one word, yet it's capable of evoking such passion.
  It's one of my very favorite words that somehow seems to creep into my verbal banter on a daily basis (written, as well?),  It's a word that, when used correctly, can elicit an immediate chuckle even if you don't like to 'chuckle'.
It's also THE word on the cover of this week's Bloomberg Businessweek.  Yeah, right there captioning off a too-close-for comfort, close-up of 'Mister' Trump.
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I'll let you figure out for yourself what Bloomberg meant by using that one word.  Read the article, … (0 comments)

lanette in belair: Selling a Home in Abingdon? - 05/01/11 03:54 AM
SELLING A HOME IN ABINGDON?
 
There are 189 active listings in Abingdon, Maryland (21009) and 88 under-contract listings.  That's a heck of a lot of competition.
 
WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE, CONSIDER SOMEONE WITH PROVEN RESULTS
WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT REAL ESTATE!
 
Outstanding Agents! Outstanding Results!

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lanette in belair: Selling a Home in Bel Air? - 05/01/11 03:09 AM
SELLING A HOME IN BEL AIR?
 
There are 427 active listings in Bel Air, Maryland (21014, 21015) and 125 under-contract listings.  That's a heck of a lot of competition.
 
WHEN DECIDING WHERE TO LIST YOUR HOME FOR SALE, CONSIDER SOMEONE WITH PROVEN RESULTS
WHO IS PASSIONATE ABOUT REAL ESTATE!
 
Outstanding Agents! Outstanding Results!

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lanette in belair: Last Week in Bel Air, Maryland - 03/29/11 01:41 AM

Last Week in Bel Air, Maryland (March 20-26th):
 
8 Properties sold  
Sales prices ranged from $155,000 to $500,000  
Average Days on the Market (DOM) was 187  
Average Sold Price was $300,750  
Total sold price (all 8 properties combined) was $2,406,000
 
 
Interested in more Bel Air real estate?  Call me, hon.
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lanette in belair: Yet Another Referral! - 03/09/11 04:46 AM
I am truly loving ActiveRain! 
I Just received yet another referral from a fellow Rainer and I am too pleased.  I've received so many referrals from AR that I've lost count (O.K., I'm exaggerating a little, since I do know how many - lots!).
Anyways, just wanted to check in with a thumbs up for ActiveRain and all the awesome folks that make AR what it is.
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lanette in belair: Where in the World WAS Lanette Branch - 08/29/10 05:41 AM
Just a quick follow-up to my 'Where in the world is Lanette Branch' post -
<original post is below, with answers to my clues in bold>
 
Hi, I'm Lanette and I'm a self-confessed workaholic.  I'm in need of a break/some downtime/a vacation so I will l be intermittently unavailable all week. 
This one is looong overdue.  Trust me on that.  Yet, I've got lots to do while I'm here.  Yep...I'm smack dab in the middle of it already! 
While I'm here...
I gotta check in on Harry to make sure all's well. HARRY POTTER AT UNIVERAL STUDIOS-ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE I … (5 comments)

lanette in belair: Where in the World is Lanette Branch? - 08/16/10 06:31 PM
Hi, I'm Lanette and I'm a self-confessed workaholic.  I'm in need of a break/some downtime/a vacation so I will l be intermittently unavailable all week. 
This one is looong overdue.  Trust me on that.  Yet, I've got lots to do while I'm here.  Yep...I'm smack dab in the middle of it already! 
While I'm here...
I gotta check in on Harry to make sure all's well. I absolutely must get my girls to poolside karaoke on time. I gotta warn my golf-loving hubby to steer clear of any water hazards, for fear of losing a limb! ...and I certainly can't be late for … (3 comments)

lanette in belair: Zillow - For Entertainment Purposes Only - 08/12/10 02:26 PM
 
 
That's right, I said it.
Zillow - It's for entertainment purposes ONLY!
Type in an address, any address, wind 'er up and let 'er go!
BAM!
Your home is worth: 500,000
Yours? 437,000
And yours?
MAKE ME AN OFFER!
Go ahead, make me an offer!
I dare ya.
Ok, Z...I just bought all new appliances.  I want 15,000 extra for those. They're top o' the line.  The salesman said so.   So, I"ll take ummm, er....say, 349,999 for mine.  Nine rhymes with mine.  Ha!
BAM!
Seller says 349,999 going once, twice...SOLD for 192,500**
 
 
That was very entertaining, if … (10 comments)

lanette in belair: Last Week's Foreclosures in Bel Air - 08/12/10 02:01 PM
This past week, 4 savvy buyers took advantage of the opportunity to snag a deal and closed on a bank-owned property in Bel Air, MD...
 

Lowest priced of the 4 is 101 J Nichols St. in Hearthstone listed at $189K and sold at $182K
built in 2006, this 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, 1663 sqft, condo was on the market for 30 days before being scooped up on Friday, August 6th.  $7000 from the bank helped the buyer close on this one.
 
Highest priced is 1306 Willow Chase Dr in Willow Chase listed at $749K and sold at … (1 comments)

lanette in belair: Are You Ready For Some Footbaaawwl?! - 08/12/10 01:15 PM
Are you ready for some football?!
I am and my RAVENS are at it again!
The very first pre-season game just started and I am glued to the TV, baby.  This is serious business. Don't even utter a word about it only being PRE-season...don't do it.
Don't call me either.
Not until the game's over.
GO RAVENS!!!!
 
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