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January 02, 2018

In this episode of Creative Connections, I interviewed Chris Haas of Haas and Sons Electric to talk about how he helps keep your family and your home safe when it comes to electricity.

Produced by Matthew Burgess Media.

December 19, 2017

What home improvements should you make if you’re getting ready to sell your house? If you’re considering putting your house on the market, I’ve got some tips for you. In this video I talk about the low cost and high impact of painting your home.

December 14, 2017

Referred to endearingly by many locals as “The Dena”, Pasadena, Maryland is known for a great many things. Mapped out by Captain John Smith in the early 1600s, the Pasadena peninsula has grown to become a popular landmark for families and businesses with its prime location just between Baltimore and Annapolis. Much of Pasadena’s history is written about in Isabel Shipley Cunningham’s book, “Between Two Rivers: A Panoramic…

December 06, 2017

In my first episode of Creative Connections, I interviewed Brandon Flohr ( of First Financial Inc. to talk about how he helps buyers achieve the dream of homeownership.

Produced by Matthew Burgess Media.

November 18, 2017

It’s that time of year. The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping. With the Holidays right around the corner, it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. Is your house ready for the change in season?

If you’re a homeowner, then protecting your home using these preventative maintenance tips should be a top priority. The last thing you want is to get stuck with an expensive…

November 11, 2017

Sure, Anne Arundel County is a beautiful, scenic place to call home. But did you know it’s also where many of Maryland’s top holiday events take place? No need to make that drive into Baltimore or D.C. – much of the fun takes place right here in Anne Arundel!

Having resided in Anne Arundel County for over 30 years now, I’ve come to realize that the “fun level” in our…

October 30, 2017

Todays buyers have the knowledge and tools to easily search for homes on their own. But, if you’ve never purchased a home before, the idea of taking on hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt can be a scary thought. And what about all the unknowns, like earnest money deposits, property insurance, inspection fees, agent commissions, and the infamous closing costs?

Fortunately, you don’t have to do this on your…

October 27, 2017

When selling your home, you cannot underestimate the power of staging your home and the value it brings. Having worked as a creative designer and Realtor, I know that being able to visualize a finished project or a room does not come easy to most people. In part, this is why a staging consultation is included in my services. My clients can speak with a professional interior designer who…

October 26, 2017

If you’ve ever shared a self destructing picture or video with a friend, then you’ve probably used Snapchat. The now publicly traded company (Snap Inc.) had 150 million active users in June of 2016 and is still growing. But, did you know that Snapchat user watch 10 Billion videos (with a B) per day and share 9,000 photos per second? That’s a lot of eye balls!

The early adopters…

October 25, 2017

This past weekend Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena, MD hosted it’s 3rd annual Wine on the Water Festival. I’ve been to all three, and I have to say that the third time is the charm. The staff and event coordinators seem to have worked out all the kinks of years past, and are now operating a well oiled machine.

The weather couldn’t have been better for this 2017 edition, which…