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Good Financial Habits

financial habits can help you saveIn this issue of my Monthly Item of Value, learn good financial habits that will help you throughout your lifetime.

By following this list of tips, you will be able to make the most of the money coming in and help your lower your debt and raise your savings and investments.

  • Be mindful of spending.
  • Create and stick to a budget.
  • Pay off one debt at a time.
  • Continue building your emergency savings.
  • Keep contributing to your retirement.
  • Create a budget.

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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.

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3920 Wilke Avenue

  • 3920 Wilke Avenue front door and sidewalk

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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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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Meet the Alexanders

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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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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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