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Holiday Party Planning Checklist

Holiday Party Planning Checklist monthly item of valueHaving a holiday party this year? Party planning can be a nightmare, trying to put all of the pieces in place. Most people who plan events don’t have a chance to enjoy them because of the work involved.

This month’s Item of Value is a Holiday Party Planning Checklist. You’ll have a handy list you can print out and keep with you as you organize your special event. Being organized with a checklist helps get rid of the headaches and allows you be a part of your event.

Click here to see the full checklist and begin planning your party now.

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November Events

November events in the Baltimore area

Here are some November events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and be a part of our community as a participant or bring the whole family.


Festival of Trees

Image courtesy of Festival of Trees.

The east coast’s largest holiday extravaganza is here again. the Festival of Trees is a three-day, family-friendly event featuring more than 700 uniquely decorated holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, entertainment, princess visits, over 100 gift boutiques, and jolly old St. Nick. This event is a fundraiser to support the children of Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Maryland State Fairgrounds
The Cow Palace
2200 York Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
November 24-26, 2017
Visit their website.


Holiday Open House at Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm

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7335 Stratton Way

  • 7335 Stratton Way, front view

7335 Stratton Way in Eastwood

Meticulously maintained inside townhouse in the much sought after Eastwood neighborhood at 7335 Stratton Way in Baltimore County...

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House Hunting Checklist

house hunting checklist for home buyers

By using a house hunting checklist, you will be more organized in your home shopping process. Buying a new home is a complicated matter and after seeing a few, they all start to blend together. If you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll view several houses before you find the one you want to make your “home.” How can you remember the details of each? Please utilize this checklist to help you keep track of what you like and don’t like about each home you visit. Use it to help you decide which home you would like to buy.

Click here for the checklist.

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Preparedness for big storms

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros about how to organize your home.

preparedness is important when storms are on their way

With the number of hurricanes happening this season, it’s time to talk about planning for an emergency. It might seem corny or unnecessary, but having family fire drills can save lives. An emergency plan can come in handy when you need it.

In Baltimore, we have been spared the worst of the hurricanes, but the storms that end up here can be serious. They cause downed trees, water coming inside and a loss of power. Preparedness before a big storm is always a good idea.

Doctors recommend you have at least a week of your medications on hand at any given time. Having only one or two day’s worth of your medication could cause you extra stress in an already stressful situation...

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October Events

October events in the Baltimore area

Here are some October events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and be a part of our community as a participant in these events.


Halloween Trick or Treat at the Baltimore Visitor Center

trick or treat at baltimore visitor center

Happy Halloween!

Looking for a safe place to Trick or Treat? Stop by the Baltimore Visitor Center. Candy treats for all. Dress up if the spirit moves you.
Baltimore Visitor Center
401 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Saturday, October 28-Tuesday, October 31, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Visit their website.

BCAG Peace Exhibition

BCAG peace exhibit

Courtesy Baltimore County Arts Guild.

Love art? Come check out this display from the Baltimore County Arts Guild. The exhibit has a theme of peace. Two and three dimensional work will be displayed.

Baltimore County Arts Guild
1101 Maiden ...

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Boost Your Home’s Online Appeal

boost your home's online appeal with photos

Boost Your Home’s Online Appeal with Great Listing Photos

As more buyers go online to search for homes, having listing photos that are professional are more important than ever. Below are several tips to help ensure your photos feature your home in its best light.

If you’re thinking of listing, give me a call. I’d love to help you through the process.

Click here to read the full September E-Report on how to boost your home’s online appeal.

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September Events

September events in the Baltimore area

Here are some September events happening in and around Baltimore. Go out and support our Orioles or visit a farmers’ market. All of that and more is happening this month in our town.


22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival

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Celebrate the literary scene in Baltimore with 100,00 of your closest friends. Meet renowned and celebrity authors, attend book signings, watch panel discussions and cooking demonstrations, lots of children’s activities too. See lots of exhibitors, listen to live music and feast on gourmet food, beer & wine at the Inner Harbor, along the many blocks of Light St. & Key Highway.
501 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-752-8632
September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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The 15 minute organizing challenge

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this month’s Tips from the Pros about ways to reduce clutter.

aim 4 order tips from the prosInstead of trying to organize your entire home in one afternoon, break bigger tasks into smaller ones and start organizing little by little. The clutter didn’t happen in a day and reducing it doesn’t either. Take the challenge and try to do 15 minutes of organizing every day for a week.

Here are some thing you can do in around 15 minutes:

Go through a stack of mail.

Recycle what you can, and keep current bills in a folder or drawer. Or pay the bills and file whatever you need to save for tax purposes. If you haven’t read an article in a few months, toss the magazines. If you really want to save it, cut out the article you want and recycle the rest...

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How to Maintain Great Credit

a great credit score is achievableMonthly Item of Value – How to Maintain Great Credit

Perfect credit doesn’t have to be elusive. With time, patience and a few good habits, you can gradually improve your credit score over time. Eventually, great credit will be yours.

Do you know what your credit score is? If you do, can you understand what that means to your future financing of a home?

Click here for tips to help boost your credit score as well as some information on what defines “good” credit.

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