Stay Organized and Clutter-Free

In this Monthly Item of Value learn about how to stay organized and clutter-free.

We all have problems with accumulating clutter in our homes. Making sure everything has a place to be put away.

Not having more than we need seems to be a problem for many Americans. Try to donate or give away at least one thing for every new item you bring in the house to get a handle on clutter.

Taking these tips to heart, you will find that the amount of clutter in your home will be reduced. These tips are especially helpful if you are thinking about buying or selling your home. The less you move, the better. And if you are showing your home – the less clutter you have, the more attractive your home will look to others.

If you are interesting in buying or selling a home, please contact Gigi today to get...

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3920 Wilke Avenue

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3920 Wilke Avenue

Wow! The newly renovated kitchen at 3920 Wilke Avenue has rich cabinetry, gorgeous hardwood floor, neutral carpet and fresh paint. This home is an ideal pick for a budget minded first time home buyer or savvy investing looking to add to their rental portfolio...

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Weekly Mortgage Rates

Thanks to Mark Hines of Fidelity Bank for this episode of Tips from the Pros about mortgages.

Looks like FHLB (Federal Home Loan Bank) Grant has used all of its funds. There could be small amount come back as available but no more applications are to be taken for this valuable grant this year. Looks like 2019 in mid-January looks like the next window of opportunity.

The projection for the rates going into new week is to downright avoid floating any locks as news is mortgage rate un-friendly.

Don’t forget we have the FHA 203k full and streamline and Fannie Mae Homestyle rehab loans available.

As always feel free to use the rates below as a guideline for this weekend’s business.

Feel free to call with any borrower questions!

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big move can be messy but it can be organized

The Big Move

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros about moving.

Whether you are downsizing, upsizing, moving for work or for another reason, making the move go as smoothly as possible is the main goal. Here are some tips to make things easier.

Create a timeline

Don’t wait until the last minute to do everything. Things like setting up your utilities, moving your cable, phone, internet access and forwarding your mail need to be done ahead of time. Schedule movers or rent a truck and organize your friends and family to help you move. Create a timeline with each task and when it needs to be completed – and stick to it.
Make lists if you need them and check off tasks as you complete them. Keep your lists and timeline together so you can easily find them.

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July Calendar of Events

July Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening this month in and around Baltimore. Exciting events are taking place including the  and Orioles games.


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Happy 4th of July!

Guide to July 4th celebration events in Baltimore.


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Lots of great events are happening at the Baltimore Arena including Cirque du Soleil Crystal from July 5-8.


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Port Discovery – Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice Exhibit: Now through September 9.


Orioles

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Lots of dates in June: The Orioles are home July 9-11 vs. Yankees, July 12 vs. Phillies, July 13-15 vs. Rangers, July 23-25 vs. Red Sox and July 26-29 vs. Rays.


Calendar of June Events

Thursday Night Gallery Drawing Series Baltimore Baltimore City The Walters Art Museum. Thursday evenings from now through August 9, 2018.


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Meet the Alexanders

See what clients are saying

Meet the Alexanders

Ronnie and Rachel Alexander

What do you love most about your new home? 

I really just love everything. The hardwood floors, the spacious kitchen, the nice bathrooms (having 2 and a half bathrooms!), having so much space, having a deck. And being able to call it mine! I can paint the walls and hang things up and know that it will stay that way for as long as I want it to – I no longer have to worry about moving from apartment to apartment.

If you could sum up your experience in one word what would that be? Why?

Doable. When I first considered buying a house, it seemed daunting and impossible. I had no knowledge of houses, or what to do, and where to start. But my loan agent and Gigi were there to help me though every step...

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Why it Makes Sense to Hire a Pro

hire a pro for best resultsHire a Professional for Best Results

In this Monthly Item of Value, we’re talking about hiring a professional. No matter what improvements you are doing to your home, it’s always a good idea to hire a pro. When the safety of your home and family is in play, it’s often more important to use a professional who knows what they are doing rather than finding the cheapest way to do it.

To read the full text “Why it Makes Sense to Hire a Pro” click or tap here.

I have a list of trusted individuals who can help with just about anything around the house. Feel free to contact me to discuss my list of preferred partners.

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Stress and Your Clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros on stress and your clutter.

stress and clutterPsychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter said in an article in Psychology Today, “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.”

Touching causes an emotional attachment, and that makes us attached to the things around our homes. The pain of giving up something reaches the anterior cingulate cortex part of the brain. It’s the same place associated with physical pain, so the pain you feel when giving up your belongings is real.

That’s how we are attached to our clutter, bu...

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2354 Kateland Ct.

2354 Kateland Ct.

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Your search can STOP HERE! Enjoy a fabulous porch...

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June Calendar of Events

June Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening this month in and around Baltimore. Exciting events are taking place including the big Sand Mandala with Tibetan Monks, Bikes and Beers and Orioles games.


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3rd Annual Baltimore Floatilla at the Canton Waterfront Park to raise funds to protect the harbor on June 9 at 2:00 pm.


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Baltimore Yoga Village Presents Creation of the Sand Mandala with Tibetan Monks from June 26-July 1st, 11:00 am-5:30 pm.


Bikes and Beers

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Bikes and Beers – A bike ride that focuses on local craft beer and benefits Baltimore cycling! June 23


Orioles

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Lots of dates in June: The Orioles are home June 11-13 vs. Boston, June 15-17 vs. Miami, May 25-28 vs...

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