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3017 Woodside Ave.

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organizing for taxes

Get Organized for Taxes

It’s that time of year again – tax season. Tax time can be stressful for many people because they are not as organized as they should be. If you do your own taxes or if someone else does them, you still need to have your paperwork together.

Of course, throughout the year, we hope you were tucking away those receipts, pay stubs and W-2 forms for easy retrieval. Simply by putting everything in one location you will save time when you get ready to prepare your tax return. If you didn’t do that last year, get a box set up for this year where you can put all of your paper receipts.

If you pay bills online, you have confirmation emails, online banking statements, etc. All of those can be put in folders on your computer to keep it organized for tax season.

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tips for your real estate transaction

5 Tips for Navigating the Real Estate Transaction

Monthly Item of Value: Navigating the real estate transaction

For most people, buying a home is their largest financial transaction. Working with a trusted agent who is well versed on the procedures and has been through it many times, will be an enormous help to you.

Get these handy tips on how to succeed in your home purchase.

1. Don’t obsess about timing.

2. Check your expectations.

3. Keep your emotions in check.

4. Do your research.

5. Rely on a pro.

These points are explained in this month’s item of value along with information about the best times to visit a house before buying.

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Thank you for being my client

Thank you!

In this month’s item of value, I would like to thank you for being my client. Whether you are buying a home or selling one I want to be of service to you. I appreciate your passing my name along to your friends, families and co-workers.

I have a network of other real estate agents who also work by referral. If you are moving out of the area or know someone who is, please contact me and I can send you to someone who will work for your best interests.

Please click on this month’s Item of Value to read all about it.

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1809 Dunmere Rd.

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209 2nd Avenue Southwest, Glen Burnie

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42 Admiral Boulevard

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3100 Hiss Avenue

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cramped quarters can be livable

Tips from the Pros: Cramped Quarters

Thanks to Aim4Order for this month’s Tips from the Pros about making the most of small quarters, making a home with less square footage more livable.

There’s no room!

No matter what size home you have, there never seems to be enough room. People who own expansive estates still have trouble keeping clutter at bay. It’s all about your perspective.

Baltimore households these days often include a grandparent or other extended family member. With the added people, homes feel like they are shrinking. However, living in small quarters is no excuse for a cluttered house.

Small homes have small storage, and being thrifty with space becomes a way of life. Get rid of what you don’t need. If you don’t love something, find someone who does or toss it...

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Realtor knows best – the bidding process

bidding and buying a homeIn order to buy a house, you need to make a bid on one. While there are no set rules on how you figure out a price when you’re bidding on a home, here are some guidelines that will help you along the way.

Your real estate agent is one of the most important assets in the bidding process. Even if you have purchased a home in the past, your realtor has been in this situation many times and has a better understanding of how it works.

Do your homework

Get your finances in order before you start. Know how much you can spend. Don’t even look at homes outside of your price range. Dreaming is great, but be realistic while home shopping.

A mathematical equation that will tell you how to bid on a home does not exist. Using comps to see the value of other similar properties can be a big help...

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