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“OH NO!”

I just sold six properties this month; one rented and two contracts on the way. Don’t get me wrong, it is not a walk in the park as each transaction in real estate has its own character. (A nice word for “dilemma”). Let’s be realistic here: selling and buying a ...

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Are Frequent Flyer programs still worth it?

As the airlines continue to find new ways to create revenue, it is equally important that people realize the truth about airline loyalty programs. In 2014, Delta led a charge that revolutionized the way you were awarded miles. The new calculation is based on the ticket price rather than the ...

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For rent or for sale

Are you torn between putting your home for rent or for sale? This is always a struggle with homeowners and I’ve always been consulted whether they should put their home for rent or for sale? Well of course, I’d rather have their homes for sale as it means business for ...

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Hairston excited for first solo exhibit

Educator, community organizer and self-confessed late-blooming artist Mencie Hairston is holding her 1st solo exhibit at the Huntington Community Center in Bowie, Md. from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. “I first picked up a paint brush, dipped it in luscious tubes of red, yellow, green and blue, and playfully slathered ...

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Seasons

To everything there is a season. Nature dictates it and man accepts it. A time to take our first breath of life and a time to breathe our last. A time to follow our dream and a time to surrender to fate. Life is a continuous cycle of bliss and ...

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Saving on utilities

Utilities are something you need to focus on to save some precious dollars. Not just for home maintenance but in general. Small things become big when they are taken together on a monthly basis. I understand that when renting, some or all utilities are included in the price but nevertheless; ...

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Immigrant Parenting

“If you had to do it all over again, would you do it the same way?” My second daughter raised the subject of parenting one evening, specifically the Asian immigrant style of in-your-face “nurturing.” I was intrigued and a bit apprehensive. Why was this an issue now? Did she uncover ...

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SALMON EMPANADILLAS

This recipe came about when a friend visited our store and asked whether I have ever made empanadas with salmon and tomatoes as the main ingredients. They had tried these delicious empanadillas in Spain during their recent visit. After explaining the ingredients and flavor, I kitchen-tested it and came up ...

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Seasons of Life

We all go through the seasons of life. Some areas of the world enjoy seasonal weather with spring giving way to summer, then fall and winter. During these times, trees and foliage reflect these various stages. We, too, are moving onward, our life and body reflecting the natural progressions of ...

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First-time home buyer programs

“We do not have money for down payment” Yes I get that a lot from buyers who were qualified for a loan but just do not have the funds in hand for a down payment or closing costs. Don’t panic, there are programs out there and in fact I’ve closed ...

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