Alonna Gordon's Blog Posts

5 Ways To Ruin A Real Estate Sale

Negotiation is key in real estate. Having an agent with strong negotiation skills is a must because using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation

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Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right For You

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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How To Prepare For The Spring Real Estate Market

Today is the first day of Spring and for anyone in the Real Estate Industry, the first day of the "Big Rush"As any real estate professional would tell you, the market is usually at its best in the

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Live Baltimore Winter 2018 Trolley Tour Review

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Live Baltimore Winter 2018 Trolley Tour. It was way better than what I expected. Though I've been recommending the Trolley Tour to clients for

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Live Near Your Work

If you are a University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) employee, this post is for YOU!On January 10, 2018, UMB announced changes to the Live Near Your Work program (LNYW)Starting Jaunuary 29th, UMB;

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5 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

As I meet potential clients, the first thing they say to me is "I want to buy, but I need to fix my credit". This is all too common with first time home buyers, so I figured I'd share some of my own

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Fixer Upper VS Turn Key

When I meet with prospective home buyers, I always get the question, "Should we consider a fixer upper over move-in ready to save money?" There is never a simple answer to this question. Of course

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