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198 Donizetti Ct. in Westminster

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1904 Searles Road in Dundalk

  • 1904 Searles Rd., front view of home

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214 Steed Lane in Vale Meadows

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3301 E Baltimore St.

  • 3301 E Baltimore St, street view

Historic charm and an open floor plan make this row home at 3301 E Baltimore St. ideal. For instance, there is storage galore with original architectural details peppered throughout...

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8 Ways to Transform Your Outdoor Space

Are you considering a change to your outdoor space? Warmer spring weather is right around the corner. Are you starting to dream up ways to make the most out of your backyard in the months ahead? If so, I’ve got some ideas for you.

With the way things are during the pandemic, outdoor gatherings are still considered one of the safest ways to spend time with friends and family. Subsequently, your yard could become the new socially distanced hang out place! Your outdoor space could become the envy of the neighborhood. And it will become the place where everyone wants to be invited.

Why not make it as cozy as can be? That is to say, you can the most of your yard. Below are eight tips for transforming your outdoor space to enjoy now and throughout the summer.

Consider changes, upgrade...

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4 Benefits of Upgrading To A Slate Roof

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about upgrading to a slate roof.

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Are you planning to upgrade your roof this year? If so, you’re probably pouring through all of your material options and weighing the pros and cons. There are a lot of roofing materials out there. Each of them offer a host of unique features and benefits. Out of all of the choices, however, we find that slate roofing offers the best combination of perks. Here are the benefits of upgrading to a slate roof!

Long Lasting

It’s no secret that slate roofing costs more than alternatives like asphalt, but there is good reason for it...

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2 Things Homebuyers Should Know About Buying a Home with a Chimney

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about buying a home with a chimney.

Two Things Homebuyers Should Know About Buying a Home with a Chimney
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A chimney and fireplace are excellent perks when searching for the perfect place to call home. However, there are some things that prospective buyers should know before purchasing a home with a chimney. Be sure to tell your clients these key bits of information before they purchase the home of their dreams this spring!

A Chimney Inspection is Highly Advisable

We highly recommend choosing a certified chimney sweep to inspect a chimney before purchasing a home. You should make sure your clients understand what exactly a typical home inspection includes...

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Family Photo Session

It’s time for another client event. Here’s your chance to have a Family Photo Session on April 10!

Family photo session with Kate Bloom Photography.

It’s finally spring and since I haven’t been able to see your faces in awhile… remind me what you look like!!! 

Join us for an exclusive Mini Session Photo Shoot with Kate Bloom Photography on April 10th at Cromwell Valley Park. Get directions.

Professional photos can be pricey. We organized a special discount for our clients for only $50 per session for 5 digital files! 

Secure one of the 12 slots with a deposit. The slots are available between 9am-12pm. 

Step 1: Sign up for your time slot.

Step 2: Contract Read and Sign Contract. Send your deposit to secure a spot. 

Step 3: Meet us at Cromwell Valley Park 15 minutes before your time slot. 

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Smart Ways to Reduce and Avoid Debt

Between the mortgage, student loans and credit cards, paying off debt can feel impossible. However, there are some smart ways to reduce and avoid debt or even getting into debt at all. In this issue of my Monthly Item of Value get some helpful tips on paying down your debt.

First, you need to stop getting new debt right away. The last thing you want is to add anything else. Avoid buying things you really do not need.

Secondly, create a workable budget, one you can live with and will allow you to start paying down the debt you have accumulated.

There are a couple different ways to deal with your debt, the Rollover Formula and the Snowball Method. Get details about the two methods in the infographic below.

Try these smart ways to reduce down your debt. Don’t delay...

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Building healthy soil is the key to healthy plants

Thanks to the University of Maryland / Maryland Grows this informative article about building healthy soil.

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Healthy soil grows healthy plants.  If you want a vigorous, productive garden, protect and improve your soil.

Soil is made up of minerals, air, water, and organic matter.  This skin of the Earth anchors and grows our food, filters our water, and recycles vital nutrients like carbon.

How do you build healthier soil?  You feed it.

Compost, chipped leaves, untreated grass clippings, and other organic amendments can be turned in or used as mulch.  Cover crops can be planted in the fall and turned into the soil in spring.

This organic matter lightens heavy clay soils.  It improves soil structure...

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