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2012 Gough Street

  • 2012 Gough Street, front door

Come see this town home located at 2012 Gough Street in the Butc...

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3 Signs You Should Upgrade Your HVAC System

Why you should upgrade your HVAC system
Image courtesy of Clean Sweep.

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about why you should upgrade your HVAC system.

Why Upgrade Your HVAC

Warmer weather is here, and many homeowners are kicking air conditioning systems on for the first time. Then they find that the cool air they want to come out isn’t so cold.

Spring is a great time to upgrade your HVAC system and replace it with something new. Another option is to have Clean Sweep come clean your air ducts for maximum efficiency. When should you consider upgrading what you have?

1. Energy Bills Increasing

One of the earliest signs of ducts that need to be cleaned or an HVAC unit that needs to be replaced is gradually increasing energy bills...

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June Events

June Events in and around town

Find activities and June events that are happening in and around the Baltimore area. Get details on what’s happening and where.


Weekend of Extraordinary Ales

Weekend of Extraordinary Ales at Max's Tap House

Weekend Of Extraordinary Ales at Max’s Tap House, June 14th-16th, 11am-2am each day featuring over 30 rare & specialty drafts from around the world. Special bottles and bottles served by the glass.


Father's Day car show in Fells Point.
Image: Fellspointmainstreet.org

Fells Point Father’s Day Pop Up Car Show This Father’s Day, June 16, noon-5pm, treat Dad to some eye-candy at the Fells Point Pop Up Car Show.

Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K

Miles that Matter Pikesville 5K benefits the Ulman Foundation.
Image: Pikesville 5K

Come and walk or run the Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K, June 16 at 8 a.m. at the Woodholme Center in Pikesville...

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tea party at Emma's Tea Spot, delicious treats

Tea Party Real Estate Client Event

Tea Party at Emma’s Tea Spot

Thanks to all of my clients and friends who attended my tea party event on Sunday at Emma’s Tea Spot. We had a chance to try some aromatic and delicious teas, along with some tasty food. It was a proper British style tea party with a down home Baltimore feel.

  • tea party at Emma's Tea Spot

A nice group of ladies were in attendance, and all enjoyed the company and light fare. Even though the day was hot, the tea went perfectly with the food. There were little sandwiches with the crust removed...

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Boost your home pool safety

Thanks to Tom Benisch of State Farm for this episode of Tips from the Pros on pool safety.

Dreaming of a more leisurely, escape-worthy backyard? For many, that dream includes a swimming pool — either above-ground or in-ground — or a hot tub. Plenty of American homeowners already live that dream every day.

There are approximately 10 million swimming pools in the country, according to the National Swimming Pool Foundation. And, there are about 7 million hot tubs. (Those statistics don’t include the number of portable pools.)

Swimming pools come with risks. Seventy-four percent of drowning deaths of children younger than 15 occur at a home. It’s estimated that a child dies every five days in a portable pool in the United States.

That’s why any pool — portable, abov...

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How to Clean Your Home This Summer Naturally!

Clean your home naturally by creating your own cleaning products.
Clean your home naturally.

You can clean your home naturally

Clean your home with natural ingredients! Worried about the harsh chemicals exposed to your family when you clean? This handy information will help you. Take a few minutes to put together your own cleaning products made from natural ingredients. You probably already have most of these ingredients around the house.

In this issue of my Monthly Item of Value, you’ll get recipes for an all-purpose cleaner, wood polish, mirror/glass cleaner, carpet cleaner and toilet cleaner. As a result, each recipe only has a few ingredients and can be made easily.

All you will need is a few spray bottles for the cleaning products.

It might take a little bit of time to put these recipes together...

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Organized Job Search

Looking for a new job? Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with help on how an organized job search will.

An organized job search will get you employed faster.
An organized job search will help you find employment more quickly.

Looking for a job is a job in itself. An organized job search ensures you are spending your time wisely as you look.

Set up a space

Whether you have a home office or the corner of the kitchen table, setting up a space for your job search is important. Everything you need will be kept in the space.

Materials

A computer, printer or at least a mobile device is a must to get started. A lot of applications are online these days. Sites like Career Builder, Monster or Indeedlet you apply for jobs from home...

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3 Surprising Things That Affect Curb Appeal

Adding curb appeal will help sell your home faster.
Curb appeal is an important aspect of selling your home.

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about curb appeal.

One of the most critical parts of a house is evaluated before the car is put in park—the exterior. Investing in curb appeal is an excellent decision, as it ensures the home makes a great first impression and has been shown to recoup the most value of almost any project.

The Surprising Things That Could Be Affecting Curb Appeal

  1. Damaged Shingles or Roofing:
    Slate roofing is stunning, and it adds a great deal of value to the home. It can easily last for over 100 years and withstand all of the elements roofs are exposed to in Maryland. However, slate roofs are also damaged easily by a homeowner walking on top of them or hail...
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Tom Benisch, Jr., CPCU, LTCP, Agent at State Farm

This series of posts will introduce you to my team of preferred partners who assist me in all aspects of my business. In this installment, meet Tom Benisch, Jr. of State Farm. When I say I am your trusted real estate adviser and that I’m available to provide resources/referrals to other industry professionals and services before, during, and after a sale, I mean it.


Get to know Tom Benisch, Jr. CPCU, LTCP, Agent at State Farm
Tom Bench, Jr., CPCU, LTCP, Agent

What is your mission statement or philosophy of business?

MISSION: Our mission is to impact & improve the quality of our clients’ insurance programs & financial portfolios as well as help our clients manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and plan for their futures.

VALUES & PHILOSOPHY:

  •  Treat & talk to everyone we come in contact with the way we ...
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28 Stillwood Circle

  • 28 Stillwood Circle, front view

Dear Landlord: I hereby give my notice as I have found a beautiful home at 28 Stillwood Circle that I can call my own and pay less than what I am paying you!

If you have ever dreamed of writing your landlord a letter like this one, well get your pen ready! Home ow...

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