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Maryland SmartBuy Mortgage Program

December 9th, 2016

Maryland SmartBuy mortgage program is a new program offered by the State of Maryland to help those with student loans be able to buy a house in Maryland. There are specifically eligible properties, so no, it doesn't apply to any property someone might want to buy in the State of Maryland. According to the Maryland [...]

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Maryland Named 8th Best State To Live in by 24/7 Wall Street

December 1st, 2016

Maryland was named the 8th best state to live in by the website 24/7 Wall Street in November 2016. The states were ranked based on three social and economic measures including educational achievement, life expectancy at birth, and each state's poverty rate. For educational achievement, 39% of Maryland adults have earned at least a bachelor's degree, which, [...]

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Dollar Days Baltimore 2016

November 29th, 2016

Dollar Days in Downtown Baltimore 2016 are Saturday, December 3 & Sunday, December 4. What are Dollar Days? Technically Dollar or Less Days, they are the days where participating Downtown Baltimore museums offer admission for $1 or less! This year, fourteen venues are participating. We have been to the Maryland Science Center with friends for dollar days, [...]

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Towson Tree Lighting 2016

November 28th, 2016

The Towson Tree Lighting Ceremony is December 2, 2016 from 6-8pm at the Olympic Park by the Towson Circle. Santa Claus will be arriving by fire engine on his way to his workshop in the Old Hutzler Building next to Barnes & Noble off the Towson Circle! The Towson Chamber of Commerce has a number of [...]

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Washington Monument Lighting 2016

November 23rd, 2016

The Washington Monument Lighting 2016 is Thursday, December 1. The event starts at 5:00pm and runs until 8:00pm. The actual ceremony starts around 7pm and the lighting itself with laser lights and a firework finale around 7:45pm. From 5:00-7, there is a Kid's Corner with: Holiday Crafts, Free Facepainting, and a Pixelated Photobooth with Santa. There will [...]

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Small Business Saturday November 26, 2016

November 17th, 2016

Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2016. What is Small Business Saturday? It is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses -- the Saturday after "Black Friday." It was begun by American Express in 2010, and was recognized by Congress in 2011. There is no cost to small business owners to participate, and no cost [...]

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Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2016

November 15th, 2016

The Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2016 is November 25-27! Hours are Friday & Saturday from 10am-9pm, and Sunday from 10am-6pm. This year, tickets are $15 for Adults, and $10 for Seniors, and $7 for Children ages 5-12. (Children 4 and under are free.) Tickets can be purchased at the door, but if you buy in advance [...]

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Towson 21204 Home Sales October 2016

November 14th, 2016

Towson 21204 home sales in October were up very slightly from October 2015. The total volume of Towson homes that sold in October 2016 was $7,480,425, up 4.92% from the $7,129,650 that sold in October 2015. It is down a lot from the volume of $13,723,700 that we saw in Towson 21204 Home Sales September 2016. Twenty-one homes in [...]

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Timonium Home Sales October 2016

November 11th, 2016

Timonium home sales in October 2016 were up from last October. The total volume of Timonium houses that sold in October 2016 was $20,251,700, up 18.12% from the $17,145,350 we saw sell in October 2015. This is also up from the $19,966,315 we saw in Timonium Home Sales September 2016. The average sales price in Timonium was down up 3.94% to $405,034, from [...]

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How Much Time Does It Take To Close on a House After Contract?

November 7th, 2016

How much time does it take to close on a house after contract? The truth of the matter is that it varies. According to a report and article by, the average time from contract to close is about 50 days. Keep in mind, that means that about half of contracts may take longer - that is [...]