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Category Gigi’s Blog

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How Regular Gutter Cleaning Can Boost Property Value

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about how regular gutter cleaning can boost property value.

While there are plenty of seasonal maintenance tasks that homeowners dread, gutters are near the top of the list. Cleaning the gutters can be messy, wet, and gross. That’s if you aren’t afraid of heights or standing on a ladder! However, cleaning the gutters is still critical. How can gutter cleaning help boost property value for your real estate clients?

Curb Appeal Matters

First impressions matter when it comes to selling a home. Clogged, overflowing gutters not only detract from the aesthetic appeal of a property but also signal possible neglect to potential buyers...

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A house, stack of money and calculator you will need for the 5 home renovation projects in the story.

Costs for 5 Home Renovation Projects

Embarking on one of these 5 home renovation projects is an exciting yet daunting task. You may be adding extra space, revamping the heart of your home or transforming forgotten corners. Understanding the financial investment required is crucial. While each renovation project comes with its unique set of challenges and expenses, we’ll delve into the typical costs associated with five common endeavors: home additions, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), kitchen remodels, basement remodels and second-story additions.

Home Additions

Expanding your living space with a home addition is a substantial investment that can significantly enhance your home’s value and functionality. The costs for home additions vary widely depending on factors such as size, materials, and location...

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A beetle on a pink flower.

A Little-Known Group of Pollinators: Beetles!

Thanks to the University of Maryland/Maryland Grows this informative article on beetle pollinators.

As we mentioned in previous posts, when we think about pollinators, we tend to think of butterflies and bees. However, we rarely consider the super-important hoverflies or other groups of organisms. In today’s post, I want to tell you about another of those little-known pollinator groups. Let’s talk about beetles that act as pollinators!

Beetles: “hard-shelled” pollinators

From a taxonomic perspective, beetles are a group of insects that belong to the Order Coleoptera. Among other important characteristics, they are recognized by their extremely well-protected body, in particular by structures called “elytra...

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6203 Knolls Ct

  • 6203 Knolls Ct, street view.

Welcome home to 6203 Knolls Ct; your dream home located in the sought-after community of Willowood in Elkridge, MD. This lovely townhome offers the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and style.

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554 Hopkins Landing Dr Unit 554

  • 554 Hopkins Landing Dr Unit 554, parking lot and building.
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March 2024 Baltimore Events

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Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk

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Image: First Friday Art Walk

Explore Highlandtown on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 pm during the Highlandtown Art Walk! Delight in art displays, live performances, music, artisan and maker showcases, tastings and much more! For additional details, check out their Facebook page.

First Saturdays

Mother and daughter with face paint.

On March 2nd, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, join us for First Saturdays. This is a recurring event featuring complimentary interactive projects and activities for children every first Saturday of the month. Witness local community partners demonstrating their expertise in movement, storytelling, arts and much more!

3rd Annual Wedding Expo at Live! Casin...

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2007 Clipper Park Rd #123 in Baltimore

  • 2007 Clipper Park Rd #123, exterior of the condo building.

Beautiful one-bedroom condo nestled in the highly desirable Millrace Condominiums at 2007 Clipper Park Rd #123 in Baltimore within the sought-after Woodberry neighborhood.

The condo’s main living area is illuminated by natural light from oversized windows...

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The Number One Reason People Move

Significant Life Events

What is the number one reason people move? Life’s milestones often serve as motivation for housing decisions. Whether it’s tying the knot, starting a family or pursuing career advancements, these pivotal moments ignite aspirations for stability and growth. These milestones contribute to a sustained and, at times, pent-up demand for a move.

Declining Mortgage Rates

Against the backdrop of life’s milestones, the changing mortgage rates have a considerable influence on housing demand. Declining mortgage rates, in particular, are a powerful stimulant, giving prospective buyers increased purchasing power and motivating them to enter the market...

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A family building a snowman

What “something” can you do now?

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros on organizing projects you can do now.

If I had $1 for every time I heard someone say they were going to tackle large decluttering/organizing projects on “the next snow day” — I’d have a whole lot of dollars!! 

We actually had a real snow day recently and I wondered who was able to actually tackle long awaited projects. I know that I didn’t have much to show on my snow day other than shoveling!

Before winter ends and before our spring gardeners are off and running, what “something” can you do NOW so that you:

  1. feel more comfortable having friends or family over .
  2. spend less time feeling guilty about what you “should” be doing.
  3. feel proud of yourself.
  4. create more peace in your home.


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Super Bowl Pizza Client Event

  • Many boxes of pizza, ready to be picked up.

As the anticipation for the Super Bowl reached its peak, nothing beat the thrill of gathering with clients and colleagues for a pre-game pizza event. It’s wonderful to see my clients and colleagues face-to-face at my pizza client event, providing an opportunity to truly understand their needs and preferences.

Welcoming ...

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