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BGE recycling event of window AC units and dehumidifiers

BGE recyclingIf you’re a BGE customer with a working window AC unit or dehumidifier, take advantage of the BGE recycling program and get a $25 rebate for your troubles. This incentive by the energy company is to help you recycle the units and reduce what goes into the landfill. Each BGE customer is eligible for two donations. This is an opportunity to get a little cash back for something you no longer need.

BGE recycling event for AC units

Window AC and dehumidifier event:

The recycling event will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Athletic Club, 5435 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia, MD 21044. 

Bring your BGE account number or a bill along with you to receive credit. BGE helpers will even unload the items from your car in order to make it easier for you.

According to BGE, about 95% of the units c...

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4416 Springwood Avenue

  • 4416 Springwood Ave. front door

4416 Springwood Avenue

No need to continue looking because this one is it! It’s a lovely brick colonial situated on a picturesque, tree-lined street at 4416 Springwood Avenue, welcomes you home daily...

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Meet the Tylutkis

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Meet Sydnie and Joe Tylutki

What do you love most about your new home? 

It’s so hard to pick, but if I must, I would have to say the neighborhood! Our street is lined with friendly faces and helpful neighbors! They have a clan of people who get their steps in by walking around the block together, they have card nights, it’s perfect! You seriously can not walk outside without a few “Hellos!” I already feel like this is home and it’s only been a day!

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

Caring.
From start to finish it has been very clear that from Gigi, to the mortgage and title company, every single person that had a hand in our first time home buying experience has been so full of positive vibes and the utmost...

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Meet the Wolslagles

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Meet the Wolslagles

meet the wolslagles

What do you love most about your new home?

The space! It feels so great to be able to have room for everything and to be able to entertain family and friends.

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

Smooth. This entire transaction was so smooth, everything from looking at houses to putting in a contract to settlement went by without any issues.

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

It went went even better than expected. I was not expecting to find a house that we both loved on the first outing and I was not expecting the process to go so smoothly.

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

Figure out what area you want to live it...

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March Events Calendar

March Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening in February in and around Baltimore this month. There are many events taking place this month including the big Home & Garden Show at the fairgrounds and Women’s History Month.


B&O Railroad Museum celebrates Women's History Month

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March 1- March 31: It’s Women’s History Month at the B&O Railroad Museum. Learn about the contribution women made in the history of our railroads.


home and garden show at the fairgrounds

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March 3-4 and 9-11: Maryland Home & Garden Show at Timonium Fairgrounds. This event is too big to be just one weekend. Everything related to your home and garden is on display, for sale and explained.


BSO Pulse with Valerie June

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March 22, 8:30pm: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pulse-Valerie June. BSO and WTMD team up with this exciting singer-songwriter from Tennessee.


Parkville High School fundraiser

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5 Reasons to Call Me

reasons to call

In this Monthly Item of Value, learn about the five reasons to contact me. As a licensed realtor since 2003, I have gained experience in all aspects of real estate.

A realtor will keep you informed about the Baltimore market. I am able to answer all of your real estate-related questions. I’m happy to share my preferred partners contacts list.

As a part of the Baltimore community, I want to help my clients find the homes that are right for their families.

If you are moving out of the area, I can help you find a qualified realtor in the area where you are moving.

For the complete eReport, please click here.

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Thank you!

Hats off to my clients of 2017!

I am so grateful for you. I could never it do all of this business without the referrals of my clients and business partners.

Thank you.

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Tax Reform Bill and What it Means

Thanks to L.K. Benson for this issue of Tips from the Pros.

L.K. Benson Tips from the Pros tax reform

Over the past several months we have been closely following the tax reform bill and providing you with regular updates on the proposals and planning opportunities surrounding those proposals. Both the House and Senate passed the final version of the bill and received the President’s signature. The bill was signed into law and will be effective for the 2018 tax year. That leaves you with very little time to implement any tax planning strategies!

We have written a more detailed overview of the reform bill and some tax strategies you should consider before December 31 that you can find on our website here. Below is a brief summary of these planning ideas:

  1. If you have not yet fully paid your 2017 state income taxes, consider maki...
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L.K. Benson Tips from the Pros tax reform

Tax Reform Moves Closer to Reality and Capital Gain Distributions Incoming

Thanks to L.K. Benson for this issue of Tips from the Pros.

Last Friday night the Senate passed a tax reform bill that would bring sweeping changes to our income tax system for individuals and corporations. The House of Representatives had already passed a similar bill earlier in November, and now the reconciliation process has begun. While significant differences between the two bills remain (see here for a good summary), there are enough similarities that we believe the odds are high that a compromised version of the bill will be signed into law before the end of the year. Unfortunately, you won’t have much time after the bill is passed to determine exactly how it will impact your own situation and implement any tax planning strategies before year end...

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fireplaces clean sweep

The Role of Fireplaces in Home Value

Thanks to Clean Sweep Chimney, Gutter & Slate Service for this episode of Tips from the Pros about fireplaces and home sales.

Fireplaces Play an Important Role in Winter Home Sales

Fireplaces have a direct positive effect on home sales, provided that they are in good condition. A study by the National Association of Realtors showed that fireplaces were one of the top three amenities requested by prospective homebuyers.

How Do Fireplaces Affect Home Value?

Almost half of homebuyers indicate that they are willing to pay more for a home with a working fireplace. On average, both wood-burning and gas fireplaces increase a home’s selling price by 12%. Their value is undeniable, whether they are inside of a home, condominium, townhouse or apartment...

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