baltimore real estate: Down Payment Assistance - Live Baltimore Trolley Tours - 09/25/19 09:31 AM
Down Payment Assistance
Live Baltimore Trolley Tours
Twice a year Live Baltimore hosts a Trolley Tour event to educate would be home buyers about the home buying process and to give a few select home buyers down payment assistance grants in the amount of $5,000 each.  
The fall Trolley Tour event is this Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8am to 1pm and is being held at Baltimore Polytechnic, located at 1400 W Coldspring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21209.  You can pre register for this event and there is a $10 fee to participants, you can still sign up on the day of the event but the … (1 comments)

baltimore real estate: Canton Open House - 1009 S. Baylis St. - Sunday, 09/08/2019 - 09/06/19 07:52 PM
Canton Open House - 1009 S. Baylis St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 12pm - 2pm
This fabulous home has many benefits both in the location and in the home itself.  1009 S. Baylis Street is situated on some of the highest ground in Canton which affords some of the most magnificent views from the roof top deck (check it out when you visit on Sunday).  
1009 S. Baylis Street is a end of group situated on a wide 2 way street and there is a wide alley which provides opportunity for extra parking and it's right around the corner from … (4 comments)

baltimore real estate: Investor Alert - Back on The Market - 1910 Penrose Ave, Baltimore, MD - 08/28/19 05:28 PM
Investor Alert - Back on The Market - 1910 Penrose Ave, Baltimore, MD
This great investment opportunity is back on the market.  The tenants have been evicted and the property is now vacant and ready for you to make some improvements and rent it for even more than it was previously rented for.  
1910 Penrose Ave is a true 3 bedroom property.  Each bedroom has closeets and windows.  It also has 1 1/2 bathrooms.  Up until a few weeks ago it was rented for $825 per month.  It features a well laid out kitchen, hardwood floors, half bath on the main floor, living … (1 comments)

baltimore real estate: Energy Savings Days - BGE Peak Day - July 17, 2019 - 07/16/19 01:25 PM
Energy Savings Days - BGE Peak Day - July 17, 2019
Do you have a BGE Peak Rewards thermostat?  Tomorrow, July 17 is one of their energy savings days.  From 1pm to 7 pm they are encouraging users to conserve energy usage during this time.
Here are a few tips on how you can save even more:
turn off all the lights in your house - in mine the outside light tends to get left on and so does the light on the range hood over my stove. Unplug things not in use - for example television, dvd player, laptops, printers and such.  … (3 comments)

baltimore real estate: Be a Cyber Crime Fighter - 06/30/19 06:50 PM
Be a Cyber Crime Fighter
Wire fraud and cyber crime is on the rise.  Unfortunately, many people dedicate so much time and energy to doing bad things rather than good. 
As a reputable Realtor, it's my place to have a discussion with my clients early on about the possibility Cyber Crime and Wire Fraud in our industry. 
The real estate industry continues to be a target for internet hackers and scammers. I take my role in looking out for my clients very seriously, so as we approach the closing date on the sale of a house, please keep the following in mind: 
Hackers send emails … (1 comments)

baltimore real estate: Baltimore Investment Opportunity Back on the Market - 06/10/19 12:31 PM
Baltimore Investment Opportunity Back on the Market

Baltimore Investment Opportunity Back on the Market.  The previous buyer got cold feet and decided not to purchase.  Their loss is your  gain.  Located in the Lexington neighborhood of Baltimore, this property would make a great addition to an existing portfolio or a great first property.  Property is under rented and with a little sweat equity it could rent for at least $1,000 to $1,100 per month. 
Tenant occupied (tenants are on month to month lease) 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom property in livable condition with current lead certificate. 
List Price $30,000
Previously rented for $825 per month
 
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baltimore real estate: What happens when the mortgage holder dies and you inherit? - 03/21/19 10:06 PM
This is really great information and couldn't be more timely.
As many of you know I lost my significant other in 2016.  We had lived together for 12 years.  He owned a home and we paid the mortgage together while he was alive.  My name was not on the mortgage and he died without a will.  I couldn't afford to pay the mortgage on my own and I couldn't afford to refinance the house and mortgage it myself so  moved out.  
A couple months ago I got a letter from the attorney representing the bank, they still have not foreclosed on the property, … (0 comments)

baltimore real estate: National Clean Off Your Desk Day - 01/14/19 07:02 PM
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
The second Monday in January each year is recognized as National Clean Off Your Desk Day.  This day is an opportunity for you to start the new year with a clean organized work space.  Who knew?  I heard about it on the radio today, so after my appointments today I came home and did just that, cleaned off my desk.  And, just when I was wrapping that up I got a call from a seller I met with last week with instructions to put together listing agreements for two investment properties she wants to sell!!  My desk … (4 comments)

baltimore real estate: Loosen Your Belts - It's Restaurant Week in Baltimore - 01/11/19 07:14 PM
Loosen Your Belts - It's Restaurant Week in Baltimore
January 11 - 20, 2019
This weekend promises to be cold and perhaps snowy but that's no reason not to venture out and explore some of the local Baltimore area eateries!!  Starting today through January 20, participating restaurants will be offering 2 course brunch and lunch menus for between $12 and $20, and 3 course dinner menus for up to $35.  There are 100 different restaurants participating this time around.  
For a complete list of particpating restaurants and to make reservations you'll want to check out Restaurant Week's website.  
Some of my favorites are:
Blue Hill Tavern in … (6 comments)

baltimore real estate: Baltimore Food Truck Rally - October 19, 2018 - 10/16/18 08:31 PM
Maryland Food Truck Rally -
October 19, 2018 - 5 pm to 9 pm
The Maryland Food Truck Rally officially kicks off Baltimore's Food Truck week. 
Some of the food trucks on site will be:
The Green Bowl
Kommie Pig BBQ
Dizzy Cow Pizzeria
Mexican on the Run
Bistro Lunch Box
Farm to Charm
Quinn's Ice
Come on out to South Point, located at 101 W. Cromwell St, Baltimore, MD 21230, and try some of your favorite foods.  Enjoy the music and games.  
Sweet treats will be provided by local vendors. 
Come on out and support some of Baltimore's best food truck vendors and enjoy the fun.  
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baltimore real estate: Vegan Restaurant Week in Baltimore - August 17-26, 2018 - 08/23/18 07:11 PM
Vegan Restaurant Week in Baltimore - August 17-26, 2018
With the increase in alternative diets, there is now a Vegan Restaurant Week with a whole list of restaurants offering a line of Vegan dishes especially for those who choose not to eat foods from animal products.  And, what a great opportunity for the adventurous omnivores among us to try some new dishes!!
Here are a few of my favorites:
Joe Squared - 33 W North Ave
Sobo Cafe - 6 W. Cross Street
Miss Shirley's Cafe (several locations in Baltimore)
Little Havana - 1325 Key Highway
Check out their website for a complete list of participating restaurants. 
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baltimore real estate: Just Sold - Lansdowne Short Sale - 07/04/18 08:55 PM
Just Sold - Lansdowne Short Sale
My team just successfully settled another short sale.  This lucky seller lived in Lansdowne for many years and is starting a new chapter in his life. 
We listed 2229 Smith Ave, Halethorpe, MD 21227 late in September 2017.  This home was dated and well lived in by it's previous owner and needed updating.  It was originally listed for $149,900, reduced to $145,000.  We got a contract fairly quickly after the price reduction but weren't able to negotiate a satisfactory price until February 2018 and the buyer was not ammenible and withdrew their offer.  At this point we … (2 comments)

baltimore real estate: Happy Canada Day - 07/01/18 08:12 AM
Happy Canada Day
For those of you who don't know, I'm Canadian.  I transplanted to the United States, specifically, to the Baltimore area, 21 years ago and have been here ever since.  We celebrate all the Canadian holidays as well as the American, so yes we'll be grilling later this week too!!
On July 1, 1867 Canada became a self governing dominion of the United Kingdom and a federation of 4 provinces New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.  The anniversary of this date is called Dominion Day.  Since July 1, 1983 it has been officially known as Canada Day. 
So, in honor of … (6 comments)

baltimore real estate: Druid Hill Farmer's Market Opening Day - 06/03/18 07:51 AM
Druid Hill Farmer's Market Opening Day
June 6, 2018 - 3:30 - 7:30 pm
First, please come - buy some local produce, eggs, artisan baked goods, and/or prepared food - listen to music - take a free yoga class - ride a horse - help us celebrate!  Let's support our local farmer's and CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture).    Second, invite your block club, church, synagogue, or just your circle of friends to have a picnic or other gathering in the park on opening day!   Third, help us spread the word!  Druid Hill Farmers' Market is located on the lawn of the Rawlings Conservatory … (4 comments)

baltimore real estate: My Clients Have a New Home - 07/23/17 01:20 AM
My Clients Have a New Home

My team and I sell homes!!  I work with some of the best people in the industry, experienced loan officers, experienced title and settlement service providers, experienced home inspectors.  There is no I in team and I can't do it without them.   Together we make dreams come true.  This time, Beck Inspects conducted the home inspection, Arlene Blaker from Fitzgerald Financial and Valerie Kuester, The Title Lady from Phoenix Title helped make the dream of these buyers come true.  
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baltimore real estate: Just Sold!! Harper House Condo in Baltimore - 08/05/16 02:01 PM
Just Sold
Harper House Condo
Baltimore, MD 
My client was downsizing and had a home to sell.  We searched for months to find just the right 2 bedroom condo to move in to.  Once found, we listed her home and sold it in 7 days with multiple offers.  Coordinating the sale of one home and the purchase of another requires communication not just between the client and their agent but also between several agents and coordination of title companies, lenders and it can become very complicated.  
If you have a home to sell and you are purchasing another my team and I can help … (0 comments)

baltimore real estate: 3600 Woodbine Ave., Baltimore, MD 21207 - Ready for New Owner - 06/16/16 06:56 AM


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baltimore real estate: Best of Baltimore - 08/15/15 11:33 PM
Best of Baltimore
Every year the City Paper hosts a poll called the "Best of Baltimore" and people get to vote for their favaorites.  Some of the categories are Best Realtor, Best Breakfast, Best Bagel, Best Upscale Bar, Best Fancy Restaurant and so on.  It's a chance for residents and visitors to recognize and vote for their favorites.  Once the tally is taken the City Paper then has a Best of Baltimore Party and the winners and runners up are invited and acknowledged.  It's a great opportunity to network with the Best Baltimore has to offer.  
Don't forget to vote!!  
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baltimore real estate: Baltimore, MD Home Ready for New Owner - 07/02/15 08:53 AM

$119,900, 3Bd/1.5Ba Townhouse, 1024 sqft. 
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baltimore real estate: I Love Baltimore - 05/01/15 01:36 PM
I Love Baltimore
For those of you who know me, you know I love my job.  I love helping people find homes.  I don't discriminate, I believe that everyone deserves to own a home no matter at what price point, just don't waste my time looking at homes you can't afford and take my advice in the spirit it is given.  
I cover a huge area that includes northern Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, the southern part of Harford County, Carroll County, Howard County and Baltimore City holds a particular spot in my heart.  
I am not from Maryland,  I was not … (6 comments)

 
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