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Updates on the Real Estate market & social activities in the Howard County and the surrounding Counties. Personal experiences and items of interest.



Time to start collecting up all the pieces of paper and documentation that are needed to do the yearly tax returns. Home ownership offers many deductions that could mean money in the bank. Hopefully it remains that way in Maryland. Well, it is that time of year.  TAX TIME!!!  And we are all looki...
Is Centennial Park in Ellicott City, Maryland being invaded? It was a picture perfect January day in Central Maryland, so we headed to Centennial Park in Ellicott City for some 2 wheel practice- mostly stopping, starting and handling hills, all of which went very well.  As we pulled into the bus...
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"Prior planning prevents poor performance". Buying a home is a huge life change and you can help yourself by being ready. Here is a great buyer checklist to review when you are ready to start the buying process.      Building Your Home Buying Plan of Action   Whether you are a first time home buy...
Open Houses in Howard County for Sunday January 29th 2012 It's a lovely January day in Howard County and perfect weather to attend an Open House in the area. Many of the homes from last week had to cancel due to the ice storm. Driveways were a full skating rink and hazardous. This week there are...
Sometimes good things come out of bad situations- Today was one of those.A chore that I have being putting off for the longest time was washing my truck. It is no fun in the winter and usually a good car wash is followed by a couple inches of snow- which I did not want.I couldn't hold out any lon...
I showed a home today in Catonsville, MD. It has been on the market for almost a year. When it was brand new on the market I had a client who put in a very reasonable offer. The seller rejected the offer. Today it is priced substantially lower than what they would have netted with my clients offe...
January 25th is Burns Night. The birthday and celebration of the life and works of Robert Burns (or Rabbie Burns to his Celtic friends), the Scottish poet and lyricist who is often described as Scotland’s Favourite Son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire or simply Th...
Short Sales in Central Maryland are becoming more common. Sellers are realizing that there is a sense of urgency due to the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expiring at the end of 2012. The HAFA program was created to help sellers with hardship. If you are a buyer or seller in the Metro Balt...
When you are listing your Central Maryland home you do not get a second chance to make a first impression. Heed these great tips on what you need to pay attention to when you invite buyers to your doorstep.Everyone knows first impressions mean a lot. When it comes to selling your home the first t...

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