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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Belair Edison Neighborhood - A Place to Call HomeBelair Edison is a little-known neighborhood in northeast Baltimore that is definitely on the rise.  The neighborhood is serviced by public transportation and it is close to I-95 and I-895, and it is within easy reach of downtown Baltimore and of parts around the Baltimore Beltway!!Clifton Park and Herring Run Park are both next to Belair Edison and provide walking trails and bike trails. In addition, Clifton Park also offers a 9-hole golf course. Belair Edison has something for everyone, there are detached homes, semi-detached homes, and townhomes, and they are affordably priced.  There are also a lot of downpayment assistance programs available for first-time homebuyers to get into a home for as little as $1000 of their own money.If you...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Fix and Flip in Baltimore City3425 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215$149,900What it Has: New Roof, Dry Basement, 4 Upper level Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Potential Loft, Balcony, Front Porch, 2 Car Garage ---- What it Needs: Full renovation including floors, walls, kitchen, baths, HVAC, windows, appliances, electric upgrade ---- Buyer to accept with all items currently in the property. ---- Located within about a mile of Golfing, Gwynns Falls Hiking Trails, Druid Hill Park and the Zoo, Community College of Baltimore, and Coppin State College ---- Easy access to bus lines, the subway, I-83, I-70, and I-695 ---- ARV for similar nearby homes ranges from $250,000 to $325,000 ---- Piano not included Ron TrzcinskiSachs Realty410-935-5844Equal Housing Opportunity 
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Buddies Night at Camden YardsBuddies Inc. is a 501C3 charitable organization that is proud to sponsor the Baltimore Police Department Explorer Program.  Buddies' mission is to support the Police Explorer program which they believe is a key component towards the reduction of youth violence in Baltimore City.The Explorers Program accepts applications from youths aged 14-20. The program offers training opportunities, the opportunity to learn service skills, gain practical experience, work towards a rewarding career, and towards leadership opportunities, and also gain service learning hours a requirement for high school graduation. Historically, the largest fundraiser for the Explorers has been this Police Explorer Night at Camden Yards. Over the past few years with COVID-19 and changes in ...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 Check out this condo with two Primary Bedrooms!Coming Soon  6711 Park Heights Ave  #305 The Clubhouse Come home to The Clubhouse! This third-floor condo at 6711 Park Heights Ave offers a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Unit #305 includes two primary bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The updated kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a pantry.  You can also enjoy the new EHW Brazilian cherry floors and the convenience of a washer and dryer.Entertain in the spacious 28-foot living-dining room, with sliding glass doors leading to a covered balcony. The new air conditioning ensures your comfort in any season.  The Clubhouse offers a secure lobby with a staffed front desk, a party room, a library area, and assigned parking. The convenience of a Sabb...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Bike and Ride in MarylandHop on your bike.Head to the nearest MARC station (Maryland Area Rail Commuter).Step onto the train with your bike.Take a hassle free ride to your stop.Get your bike and continue your journey.It is that easy to commute by bike and train in Maryland. You can catch the train at several locations around the state, such as: Perryville in Cecil County Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, and Edgewood in Harford County Middle River in Baltimore County Penn Station and Camden Station in Baltimore City Several locations between Baltimore and Washington DC Brunswick and Frederick in Frederick County andUnion Station in Washington DC While you are on the train, you can make calls and texts, use your laptop to do work or to research topics, or just take a nap to catch up on your slee...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Pigtown, Baltimore, MarylandPigtown is an affordable historic community in central southwest Baltimore City bordered by  Martin Luther King jr Boulevard to East Monroe Street and West Pratt Street to the north close to many amenities including Camden Yard, Raven Stadium, the Inner Harbor, and the Camden Yard Metro station.The neighborhood acquired its name during the second half of the 19th century when the area was the site of butcher shops and meat packing plants to process pigs transported from the Midwest on the B & O Railroad, they were herded across Ostend and Cross Streets to be slaughtered and processed.  I've been told a lot of the homes along that route had their kitchens in the basement and wives would reach out the basement windows and grab a pig as they ran through the stre...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Consider a Renovated Baltimore City Row House1813 N Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21213Baltimore row house renovated in a contemporary style4 finished levels ready for a new owner to move right in and enjoyThe exterior is Baltimore City all the way with its weatherproof formstone front and Baltimore's iconic marble stepsTo keep up with modern day living, a drop box has been installed outside so that your deliveries do not get wet in the rain while you are at workThe interior features  Hardwood Floors, Exposed Brick Accent Wall, Zoned HVAC System, Copious Amounts of Kitchen Cabinet Space, Bedroom Level Washer and Dryer, 3 FULL Baths, Dedicated Level for the Primary Bedroom Suite, Transom Windows to Brighten Up the First Level, Rear Exits from the Kitchen and Bedroom Level to a 2-Tiered ...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
.      The Baltimore Orioles have started fast at 8-4 .Their Lineup has 6-7 Number  1 Draft Picks , which probably is an MLB Record. This young group of O’s are also being called the Comeback Kids ! They have am amazing ability to snatch a game from their opponents very late in the Game ! The Pitching haslooked very good with Burnes , Kremer and GraysonRodriguez and are among the top Starters in ERA’s.Three of their DC1’s are basically playing their first fullSeason in 2024 - Colton Cowser, Jackson Holliday &Jordan Westburg . And even more amazing is there are another group of Top Prospects in the high Minors . Hope to see you all at the Yard as CharmCity is the place to be this Summer !
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Coming SoonHere's the perfect opportunity to own an affordable brick three-bedroom home with hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, and a lower level ready to finish. Enjoy a charming front porch with a stunning view of Ellwood Park.   Cross the road, and you will have your acreage, open space, and playground right in the city. Enjoy the views, the playground, basketball courts, and pavilion while relaxing, playing or picnicking. Ellwood Park is a neighborhood in the eastern part of Baltimore, Maryland. It was named after a small public park with a playground between Jefferson and Orleans Streets. The neighborhood falls within the 21205 and 21224 zip codes, extending from Linwood Avenue and Haven Street to Monument Street and Fayette Street.  A townhouse/rowhouse with three levels and thr...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Baltimore's Oliver NeighborhoodOliver is a neighborhood in the process of gentrification. It is located in East Baltimore, bordered on the west by Ensor Street, on the north by E North Ave, on the east by N Broadway, and on the south by E Biddle Street. In the past, Oliver experienced economic depression, housing abandonment, and like many other communities located south of North Avenue the after-effects of the 1968 race riots. However, in recent years a steadily increasing number of diverse families and young professionals have returned to the Oliver community. With the aid of many Baltimore City home-buying incentives, the Live Near Your Work loan program along with several organizations like Come Home Baltimore, Oliver Beautification Alliance, Oliver Economic Development Corporation,...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Handcraft Happy Hour - A New Quilt Shop in BaltimoreMy friend Megan and I stopped by Handcraft Happy Hour yesterday, they have only been open a week.  And, what a good time we had.  We happened to drop in during their Open Sew Social, where people drop in and sew and socialize with other like-minded sewists.Handcraft Happy Hour is located in The Meadow Mill, located at 3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Suite 117, Baltimore, MD 21211. The Meadow Mill is in Hampden in a repurposed Mill building along with a few other businesses including a pottery shop and La Cuchara Restaurant. The shop is open Wednesday and Thursday 11 am - 5 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Jenni, the shop owner is friendly and welcoming. She offered us refreshments when we came in and she had Megan...
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By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
.       My favorite Christmas present this year was a pareof Socks (lol) . But as you can see these weren’t ordinary old socks . As a young boy I became a hugefan of the 1966 Baltimore Orioles and my favorite player Frank Robinson . Anchoring 3B was future Hall of Famer and the most beloved Oriole ever ,Brooks Robinson . Finally there was a 3rd future Hall of Famer , 20 year old Jim “ Cakes “ Palmer, whoshowed up big in his World Series win. In addition,larger than life Boog “BQ” Powell hit a ton of HR’s playing 1B. At SS was veteran Luis Aparicio one of the best Shortstops for over 10 years and a very dangerous baserunner ( SB Leader ) .   The O’s won the American League Championship and were huge underdogs against the reigning Champs the LA Dodgers . Everyone ( but the O’s) knew it wa...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Renew Baltimore - Breathing Life Back into Our CityFor as long as I can remember Baltimore City and its residents have been paying higher property taxes than surrounding counties.Renew Baltimore is encouraging registered voters in the City of Baltimore to sign their petition to limit and lower Baltimore City's Property tax rate.  Their goal is to help every neighborhood in the city by lowering the cost of living and increasing property values.  Lowering the property tax rate will encourage job growth in the city by helping businesses.  More people would be encouraged to stay in the city and to move to Baltimore if the property tax rates were lower.  And, with a lower tax rate investors would be more interested in converting the high number of vacant and boarded-up homes to livable resid...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
I Am Conserving Water But Not Saving MoneyIt is true.  I am conserving water, but I am not saving money.I am conserving water and Baltimore City is saving money.It is amazing that month after month after month after month . . . . my water bill shows that I have used the exact same amount of water and hence that I am being charged the exact same amount each month.I did not ask to be put on a budget plan, whereby my bill would be the same every month, at least, until the end of the year when they would adjust it for my actual usage.  I do not even think that they have a budget plan.Apparently, they are estimating my bill every month.Ultimately, I suspect that I will see the savings, but I would like to see the savings now.Since I am the one who is and has been conserving, I would like to ...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work ProgramThrough the Live Near Your Work Program, the Johns Hopkins Health System, in partnership with the City of Baltimore and the state of Maryland, provides financial assistance for eligible employees to purchase homes in designated areas near their place of employment. This benefit is available for employees of their Baltimore-based organizations.If you are thinking about buying a home in Baltimore City and you are actively employed by Johns Hopkins, you could be eligible for a grant of up to $14,500 towards your downpayment and closing costs. The house must be located within the specific boundaries that qualify for the program, as shown on the boundary maps.Before you apply for a Live Near Your Work (LNYW) grant, make sure you meet the 3 eligibility...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Buying Into Baltimore Winter Trolley TourAre you thinking about buying a home in Baltimore City, but you aren't sure where to start? This is the event for you. The Live Baltimore Winter 2024 Trolley Tour is coming up on February 3 from 8 am to 1 pm.  The event is held at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute on the corner of Coldspring Lane and Falls Road.You'll explore a dozen neighborhoods in Central Baltimore City.You can attend expert-led workshops on the home-buying process AND you can become eligible for $5000 toward your next home purchase!But, you need to register ahead of time!!  For more information about the event and to register, visit here!!You will also want to check out my other blogs about qualifying for grants and downpayment assistance programs in Baltimore City.For more inf...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
B & O Museum to Open 12 New Cars to the PublicWho doesn't love trains, especially antique, collectible ones!! When my youngest son was little he loved trains, we watched Thomas the Tank Engine videos until I could almost recite each one verbatim. We had a family membership to the B & O Railroad Museum and we visited there frequently.  The day the roof collapsed on the Round House I had to drive him down there to see, he was frantic about the trains and wouldn't sleep until he saw it for himself.  Now, he's 25 years old, he still likes trains but is not as obsessed with them as he was then, but, he sure got excited about this new exhibit. On a designated date each month the B & O Museum will unveil a new train to be toured for a total of 12 cars, one a month.  We have already missed Janu...
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By June Piper-Brandon, Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Baltimore's 2024 Winter Restaurant WeekBaltimore's 2024 Restaurant Week starts on January 26, 2024, and runs through February 4, 2024. This is a great time to get out, shake off the winter blahs, and try a new restaurant.  Many local eateries feature a fixed-price breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.   Some of the places I'm looking forward to trying are:Abbey Burger Bar, Federal HillAmicci's of Little ItalyBlue Island Malaysian Cuisine in Lexington MarketThe Empanada Lady in the Bromo Arts Districtand I want to go back to:The Waterfront Hotel in Fell's PointSobo Cafe in Federal HillMama's on the Half Shell in CantonWho wants to join me? 
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By Andrea Bedard, Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS
(Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860)
I had an appointment in Towson yesterday and since it was just a few minutes to 3500 Fallstaff Rd, a gorgeous 1940s custom all-brick colonial, listed by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, I had to call her and get a personal tour! You see, this property has some very special features that I just adore (like the two sunrooms, the arched doorways, the custom molding, the curved staircase, the slate roof, the flagstone walkways), and one that we don't see very often: a vestibule with rich mahogany woodwork. The previous owner was in the lumber business and it shows throughout the house! Not only is the vestibule beautiful, but it is also super practical, as Margaret pointed out. In times of porch pirates and weather events, this vestibule offers a dry space to drop off packages or groce...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Inflation: What Can You Do?First, it looks like inflation is starting to get under control.  Most experts are predicting that the Fed will not raise rates in 2024 and that it may actually lower rates a couple of times.However, just last week, I stopped in a grocery store near one of my listings.  I had never been to this particular grocery store, so I went mostly out of curiosity.  The store was large, well stocked with a variety of foods, very clean, and it had quite a few shoppers.  But, when I looked at the prices, I was shocked.  No wonder people are concerned about inflation.  Nearly every item that I price checked was about twice the price of what I normally pay.Note my last sentence.  The prices were twice that of what I normally pay, which implies that there are places, if you c...
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