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Meet the Vedral Family

The Vedral family goes to Disney

What do you love most about your new home? 

The location! We were able to stay in the same neighborhood which made everyone happy.

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

Easy! Believe it or not, the whole experience just felt very streamlined and like everything just fell into place.

Was your experience what you expected? If not how did it differ?

No! I had anticipated a much more stressful, time consuming ordeal. That was the total opposite of what we experienced. 

If you could offer advice to another buyer what would it be?

Listen to your realtor. Be prepared financially.  Some kind of bump will come along, just roll with it. It will all work out!

Meet the Vedral family

Free style – Here you can give a shout out to anyone on your “team”  lender...

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11 reasons you have clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros about the reasons we have clutter.

Try as we might, we all have some clutter in our lives. Understanding the reasons why we accumulate so many things can help us turn it around and begin to reduce clutter.

1 . You’re not sure what clutter actually is.

Clutter, as defined by Merriam-Webster is, “Scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness. A crowded or confused mass or collection.”

2. You can’t resist a sale.

Do you ever buy things you already have? You may buy things in bulk because you think you’ll use them, but then don’t. Often you take advantage of items that are on sale that you think you might need, but never do.

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Mark Hines, Fidelity Bank

This series of posts will introduce you to my team of preferred partners who assist me in all aspects of my business. 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.  

Meet Mark Hines of Fidelity Bank

What is your mission statement or philosophy of business?

My mission is to help buyers purchase/finance the home of their dreams. I present all loan options which include grant money or gift funds from relatives. I don’t expect trust but will always work toward earning it.

I like to treat all clients as if they were my own family which means giving them honest suggestions on the best loan program for their circumstances...

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Meet the Raspa Family

Meet the Raspa family, clients of Gigi Causey, realtor.
Meet the Raspa family.

What made you choose THIS home over all the others 10 years ago?

For us, the neighborhood sold it. The home is on a corner lot, across the street from a wonderful park.  While the home had features that I hadn’t envisioned (a rather small kitchen and only one bathroom), we knew that those features were changeable.

Features like a big, flat, fenced-in yard and the view of the forest across the street weren’t things we could add to another house that checked all the boxes for interior features.

 What do you love most about your home, the area, the neighborhood?

We’ve loved having Double Rock Park in such close proximity...

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March Events

All sorts of activities and events are happening in March around the Baltimore area. Get details on what’s happening and where.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock 5K

Image: VisitMaryland.org

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day downtown. For move than 60 years, the streets are lined with fans who want to celebrate Irish culture, song & dance. The 5K starts at Charles & Franklin Sts. Enjoy the parade going from the Washington Monument to Pratt St. & Market Place.


Zoo Bloom

Come to the celebrate the new zoo season on Saturday March 16 from 10-4 pm. featuring Farm Day. Get out of hibernation and head to the Maryland Zoo for the first big event of the season...

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3501 Northway Drive

  • 3501 Northway Drive, front sidewalk

This updated Parkville duplex located at 3501 Northway Drive is so much larger than you’d imagine; so, stop your search and welcome home! This three bedroom, two bathroom home offers a spacious living room with large picture window to the let the sun shine in!

A separate dining room with gorgeous ...

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Prevent Pipes from Freezing

Thanks to Tom Benisch of State Farm for this episode of Tips from the Pros on preventing pipes from freezing.

Frozen Pipes Could Be a Big Problem, One That May Be Prevented

frozen pipes can be a big problem

What’s worse than a major home maintenance disaster? Try several major home maintenance disasters at once. When a house’s water pipes freeze, the situation is not as simple as calling a plumber. A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the immediate potential for mold.

Frozen water pipes are a problem in both cold and warmer climates, affecting a quarter-million families each winter, and it can happen in homes with both plastic and copper pipes. It’s all too common, especially considering this damage is largely preventable.

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Cindy Bernstein, Aim 4 Order

This series of posts will introduce you to my team of preferred partners who assist me in all aspects of my business. 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.  

Cindy Bernstein, Aim 4 Order – Professional Organizer

What is your mission statement or philosophy of business?

My mission is to bring peace and utter joy to people overwhelmed and stressed by their surroundings. My philosophy of business and life is to treat people with patience and kindness and a healthy dose of humor on the side, while giving people the most value for their time and money.

Tell us something about yourself...

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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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Keep your home organized

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

When I think about organizing my home, I like to take a step back and look at it from an outsider’s point of view. Think about a real estate agent coming over to tell you how you need to reduce the clutter in order to show your home. You be the real estate agent and look around your own home.

Make a list of things that you see that need work. Write it down so you have that list and don’t forget anything.

Do shelves seem like they have too much on them? 

Too many photos, nicknacks, books or other items can make your home look cluttered just because there is so much there. Think about what you can part with and what gives you joy...

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