buying a home in baltimore: 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)

buying a home in baltimore: Canton Open House - 1009 S Baylis St - Sunday, 09/22/19 - 12-2 pm - 09/18/19 05:32 PM
Open House
1009 S Baylis St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Sunday, September 22, 2019
A home with a view!!  Rarely do you see a home that has a complete 360 degree view.  Imagine sitting on your new deck watching the fireworks over the Inner Harbor on New Year's Eve or July 4th!!  
1009 S Baylis St is located close to so many life ammenities.  So how far are you from what you need or where you want to go - Veterinarian ~ block, Self-Storage ~ block, Hair Dresser 1 block, Yoga studio 1 block Fine dining and killer happy hour 1 block (Blue Hill Tavern), Grooming and … (6 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Hampden/Medfield Open House - 1448 Redfern Av - 09/21/19 1:30-3:30 pm - 09/17/19 06:52 PM
Medfield/Hampden Open House
1448 Redfern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
Saturday, September 21, 2019 1:30-3:30 pm
Redfern Ave is one of the nicest streets in Medfield/Hampden.  Redfern Ave is a quiet street, you'd think you were in the suburbs but you are right in the city, close to Falls Road and within easy access of downtown Hampden so you can enjoy all The Avenue and the ammenities that Hampden has to offer.  
This great solid brick, porch front 3 bedroom home is ready for you to move in and put your personal style on it.  This lovely home has great outdoor space with a fenced rear … (7 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: How many times should you have to remind a Buyer what to do? - 07/11/19 06:46 AM
How many times should you have to remind a Buyer what to do?
It has been my experience that people today are easily distracted - you know the Ice Agen scene with the squirrel and the nut? - so agents have to take every opportunity to remind the buyer of what they need to do.  Provide them with a check list, constantly ask for updates.  We are busy people these days and a friendly reminder never goes amiss. 
There is things to do and things NOT TO DO when buying a home. The question of the day is "HOW MANY TIMES SHOULD … (2 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: National Hug Day - 01/22/19 04:21 PM
National Hug Day
I got a notification on my phone that today is National Hug Day.  Here are a few fun facts about hugs.  
Did you know that a hug is the only gift you can give that you immediately get back?
A 20 second hug along with 10 minutes of hand holding reduces the harmful effects of stress including it's impact on blood pressure and heart rate.  This makes sense since hugs are known to reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.  
Studies show that we need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance and 12 hugs a day … (8 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Baltimore's First Winter Storm - Some Tips for Cleaning Your Car - 01/13/19 12:29 PM
Baltimore's First Winter Storm of 2019 - Some Tips for Cleaning Your Car Off
So, Baltimore and surrounding area got it's first blast of winter for 2019 last night.  As I was cleaning the snow off my car last night to come home I thought about all the things I could have done (and didn't) that would have made the job easier.   This morning I got up and shoveled and cleaned the 5 or so inches off my car and thought, nope, I am staying home for a while.  
Here are a few tips to make cleaning your car off easier for the … (1 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Creative Ways to Come up With Down Payment to Buy Your New Home - 10/29/18 08:25 AM
Creative Ways to Come up With Down Payment
To Buy Your New Home
Many first time homebuyers are faced with the challenge of coming up with the downpayment to purchase their first home.  
You know you will eventually want to purchase a home so start young.  Parents set your children up with a custodian account in school and teach them about saving from an early age.  The importance of choosing.  My youngest had an account from the age of 7.  The bank would come in to his school at lunch time and take deposits from the kids.  So, he was able to choose … (1 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, and Waiting Periods, oh my! - 10/16/18 08:45 PM
Bankruptcies and foreclosures are not necessarily the end of your dreams of owning a home.  With the right team in place almost anything is possible.  
There are more and more programs every day that allow people who have had the misfortune of having to file bankruptcy or having had a foreclosure in their credit history.  Let's talk today and see if there is a program just for you!!
Can I get a Mortgage after Bankruptcy or Foreclosure?
 
     Foreclosure and bankruptcy are  never fun things to discuss.  When it comes to a home, financial problems can turn shelter and a … (2 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Baltimore Restaurant Week Is Underway!! - 07/31/18 08:11 PM
Baltimore Restaurant Week Is Underway
Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try out some restaurants around town that you might now otherwise try.  Restaurant Week runs from July 27 until August 5, 2018.  During Restaurant Week you will find two course Brunch and Lunch menues from $12 to $20 and three course Dinner menues ranging from $20 to $35 per person.  It is a great time to try something new or go out for date night (or two or more)!!
Some of my favorites include  Blue Hill Tavern, Ciao Bella, Da Mimmo, Gunther & Co, Mama's on the Half Shell, Petit Louis, … (2 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: July 5 - National Apple Turnover Day - 07/04/18 09:18 PM
July 5 - National Apple Turnover Day
Who knew?  On July 5 every year National Apple Turnover Day is celebrated.  
Apple Turnovers were first made in the 19th century and were sometimes called hand pies because they were nicely portable.  They are made by place apple filling on a square of pastry which is folded over and sealed then baked, although sometimes it can be fried.  
Looking for a recipe for apple turnovers?  Visit here
My favorite place to get Apple Turnover's is Sam's Club.  Find a location near you!!
 
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buying a home in baltimore: Prime Rib Thursday at Harris Teeter - 06/07/18 11:41 AM
Prime Rib Thursday at Harris Teeter
Did you know that Harris Teeter has daily prepared food specials at amazing prices?  
Thursday is Prime Rib served with 2 sides and for only $9.99 each and there is no limit.   Be sure to check out their daily specials for the rest of the week.  The portions are huge and one order really is enough for 2 people or save the second half for lunch the next day.  The prime rib is amazing, melt in your mouth good and you can even cut it with plastic utensils.  
Harris Teeter has been expanding it's presence into the Maryland … (2 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: I am Passionate about Home Ownership - 12/31/16 02:40 PM
I am Passionate About Home Ownership
What are you passionate about?  
I believe that everyone should have the ability to own a home regardless of where they enter the marketplace.  
Homeownership stabilizes neighborhoods, family units and the economy.  For every home sold 2 jobs are created.  When jobs are created more money comes into the economy when there is more money in the economy communities benefit.   When children are raised in families who own their own homes statistics say they do better in school so the education system also benefits and when education benefits we all benefit.  
Baltimore City provides many … (2 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Keep Baltimore Beautiful - 11/19/16 04:07 AM
Keep Baltimore Beautiful
This is a pet peeve of mine and has always been.  I'm from Canada, where the streets are mostly clean and everything is clean and beautiful.  I have taught my kids to put their waste in the proper waste receptical.  Whether it's a trash can or recycle or compost or what ever.  But you don't throw your trash on the ground, especially when there are trash cans around and what is wrong with taking it home with you and putting it in the proper trash can?
I was in the drive through at a local fast food restaurant once and … (0 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Always Qualify First! (video included) - 07/27/14 01:47 AM

This is great advice to new and experienced agents alike. 
When I took new agent training our instructor made us all stand and give the girl/boy scout salute and swear "I am not a tour guide" and I have held to that with every buyer.  
Gas is $3.53/gallon (near me) and I cover a large geographic area.  Why would I waste my time and money showing homes to people who are not qualified.  
Plus, I always use one of my first client's as an example, he was sure his credit was fine and was talking to my lender.  He had already … (0 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Honor The Chair - 02/16/14 09:54 AM
 
Honor the Chair
 
There’s been a lot of press time given to this subject lately in Baltimore.  Especially since we got some snow this week, correction, we got a lot of snow this week!! 
In the Baltimore area people tend to do things a little differently than in other areas of the country.  There are some time honored traditions that you don't see in other areas.   
One of the time honored traditions is “the chair”.  When someone spends a lot of time digging out their vehicle or parking spot in front of their house they put lawn furniture in … (3 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Buying into Baltimore - $4000 Homebuying Incentive Event - 09/06/12 08:55 PM
Buying into Baltimore - $4000 Homebuying Incentive Event
Online registration for this event is now closed, but you can still pay your $15 in cash or by credit at the door and attend all the festivities on Saturday, September 8, 2012.  Buying Into Baltimore is a homebuying event, and those who attend the event are eligible for a $4,000 homebuying incentive once they complete all the requirements. Every year, there are two events: a spring event for one half of the City in May, and fall event for the other half in September.  The fall event covers the east side of … (0 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: 2012 Flower Mart in Baltimore - May 4 and 5, 2012 - 04/30/12 07:19 AM
2012 Flower Mart in Baltimore - May 4 and 5, 2012
Like many things Baltimore was home for the first Flower Mart in 1911. This year is the 94nd annual flowermart.
The Baltimore Flower Mart is an annual event held in downtown Baltimore. Each year Baltimore closes the streets surrounding Mount Vernon Place at the junction of Charles Street North and Monument Street.
Flower Mart starts on May 4, 2010 at 11 am and runs through 8 pm on both May 5 and May 9. Come and enjoy the booths and vendors and the entertainment. There is no fee to enjoy the day.
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buying a home in baltimore: Almost Wordless Wednesday - There's Just Something About Spring - 03/20/12 09:28 PM
Wordless Wednesday - There's Just Something About Spring
There's just something about spring in the City that makes it look so clean and fresh and renewed.  Baltimore City is filled with scenes just like this one.  As I drove around different neighborhoods yesterday I was struck by how renewed everything was looking and how inviting it was to step outside my car and walk. 
I am a Baltimore City Real Estate Agent.  I love the City and all it's over 225 distinct neighborhoods.  There are many great affordable opportunities in the city for homeownership and many down payment assistance programs to … (8 comments)

buying a home in baltimore: Baltimore City Restaurant Week - January 21 - January 30, 2011 - 01/24/11 02:15 AM
Baltimore City Restaurant Week - January 21 - January 30, 2011
Twice a year Baltimore celebrates Restaurant Week.  It is held in the winter and again in the summer.  You can get a 3 course dinner for just $35.10 or a 3 course lunch for $20.10.  The price does not include liquor and some restrictions may apply.
Restaurant Week runs from January 21 through January 30, 2011.  There are over 90 restaurants participating in this event.  Check the list before you go, some restaurants that have participating in the past are not participating this time around.  Some of my favorites are Cafe Hon … (0 comments)

 
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