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Sending holiday cards on a time crunch

Sending holiday cards doesn't have to be a hassle.

If you are sending personalized holiday cards and you don’t have a lot of time, this is the blog for you! Sending cards doesn’t have to be a big hassle, find out how to get through this holiday season.

Sending cards with a family photo?

Your best bet is hiring a pro to take the picture. Printed images need to be higher quality than when you view them online or on a phone. your image might look great on your phone, but when you have it printed, it could be blurry if it’s low resolution. A professional can eliminate the guesswork.

Designing the holiday cards

You can design your card online through several websites that will walk you through the process like Moo, Canva and Shutterfly.

Are you running out of time?

Go digital...

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Keeping your smart home safe

Keep your smart home safe

Keeping your smart home safe is important, especially if you use the home apps when you are away from your secure wifi. How you use your cell phone when you are not home is crucial in keeping your personal information secure.

Make sure you don’t use public wifi when accessing your bank account, home security or other apps that are vulnerable. Set up a VPN for extra security or wait until later to check your bank balance.

Companies like NordVPN and Cloudflare are VPN providers that can help you protect yourself and allow you to use your cellphone whenever or wherever you want without worrying about who might be watching.

When you create passwords for your accounts, this is another area that can make you vulnerable...

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The truth about iBuyers

iBuyers might not be the answer for your real estate needs

As you go through the home selling process, you discover all sorts of methods people use to sell their homes. One option is iBuyers. With this method a company buys the home, lists it and then sells it.

This method might be quick, but it’s not a good way to get the most for your home. These iBuyers are usually online only companies, however some more conventional real estate companies are beginning to jump on the bandwagon.

The trend today is that people want to do everything quickly, but this may not be the way to go for your individual situation. while it would be great to sell you home immediate, there are some downsides to using an iBuyer.

Conversely, when I help you sell your home, I take a hands on approach and stick with you every step of the way...

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Meal Prepping – Tips to Start Doing It Now

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While meal prepping is not difficult, it can be tough to get going. Once you have a system in place, moving forward will be easier.  In my Monthly Item of Value, get some tips on how to begin planning your weekly meals to make your life easier.

Try your best to make foods that are nutritious and then track your food by using an app. You need only to do quick a search on your phone to find food tracking apps.

MyFitnessPal and Delish are handy food blogs that can help you with food prepping. Pinterest can be a big help in finding easy recipes. In fact, you can use Pinterest as your digital recipe file and they will always be handy no matter where you are.

For the full Monthly Item of Value on Meal Prepping click/tap here.

You’ll get all sorts of tips on how to make your mea...

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Bring Your Dreams to Life With a Vision Board

Bring Your Dreams to Life With a Vision Board

Bring your dreams to life with a vision board. A vision board is a great way to transform your dreams into reality. When you constantly see your aspirations in front of you, it’s a reminder of what you will achieve with all your hard work. 

A vision board can show the goals you have for your work, personal life or health. 

Even if arts and crafts aren’t your jam, there are some steps you can take to visualize your dreams without breaking out the scissors and glue. Choose a medium, then follow these tips to craft your vision board and bring your dreams to life! 

Create your vision board from magazines, photos or hand written text. You can create a digital vision board if that works better for you.

Put the vision board somewhere you spend a lot of time...

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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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Why Homeowners Are Actually Saving Money

homeowners can save money over renters
Homeowners can save money!

In this month’s Monthly Item of Value, learn about how homeowners are coming up winners. Rent prices are rising steadily and owning a home can be the answer to making ends meet.

Buying is “The American Dream”

Did you know that about 75% of non-homeowners in the U.S. say they view home ownership as part of their American dream, and plan to buy eventually. 

A third of Americans who plan on buying a home in the next five years said they believe that owning costs less in the long run. 

Click here to read the full infographic report in my monthly Item of Value.

Contact me if there is anything I can do to help you buy or sell your home.

Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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Make Your Money Work For You

make your money work for you today

We want to start saving money and you are not sure what to do. In my Monthly Item of Value you will get the scoop on how to make your money work for you.

 To get started:

  • Determine your risk
  • Pick your strategy
  • Choose your investments

Do you want low, medium or high risk investments? High risk may give you a bigger return, but is it worth it?

A financial professional who understands the market and can help you pick the best options for you and your family.

Click here to read the full infographic report in my monthly Item of Value.

Contact me if there is anything I can do to help you buy or sell your home.

Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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The Truth About Auditing

We all have that fear of hearing we’re getting audited by the IRS. However, less than one percent of Americans get audited. State agencies also have the right to look at your returns.

People most likely to be audited are those with no income and those making more than $1 million. If you still use the old paper methods instead of using an online service or having a professional prepare your taxes, you up your chances of an audit.

Click here to read the full infographic report in my monthly Item of Value.

Contact me if there is anything I can do to help you buy or sell your home.

Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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Contact me for all your real estate needs

Contact Me for All of Your Real Estate Needs

I am happy to answer any of your questions about our local real estate market, buying, selling or looking for a referral for a service in Baltimore and surrounding counties.

I can help in any of these areas:

  • The value of your home
  • The state of the market
  • A home renovation 
  • Selling a home
  • Looking for a new home or investment property
  • Moving out of the area or purchasing a vacation home
  • Financing or refinancing information

Read the full report in my monthly Item of Value by clicking here.

Contact me if there is anything I can do to help you buy or sell your home.

Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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