Lorrie Geiss' Blog

Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Create a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
A First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Mortgage Basics
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Financing a new home can seem overwhelming. For first-time homebuyers, the entire concept of obtaining a mortgage might seem especially daunting. There are many different lenders and many different types of mortgages available, so it's difficult to know which ones are best. Here we will go over the common mortgage types available to...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How Does a Balloon Mortgage Work?
Image by Jojje from Shutterstock Many people own homes through a mortgage agreement. Traditional mortgages are primarily fully amortized or gradually paid off with regular payments over the lifetime of the loan. Each payment contributes to both the principal and the interest. A balloon mortgage is a short-term home loan with fixed-rate monthly payments that only take care...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
DIY Herb Garden Ideas for Small Spaces
Do you dream of growing your own herbs but only have a tiny outdoor space? The good news is that it’s possible to have a thriving herb garden on your small porch or patio. With the right lighting and temperatures, you can grow a plethora of fresh herbs to use in your cooking or other projects. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 08/20/2021
4124 Buena Vista Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211 is now new to the market!
Classic brick townhome minutes away from the heart of Hampden. Gleaming wood floors and bright and spacious living and dining rooms. Updated kitchen with gas range and soft close closets and drawers. Upper level has 3 bedrooms and a nicely updated family bath. Lower level has a family room and large laundry, storage area and 1/2 bath. Cozy front porch and fully fenced backyard complete with garden beds for your gardening pleasure. Come see this lovely home and make it...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
1330 W 37TH Street, Baltimore, MD 21211 is now new to the market!
A beautifully updated porch front townhome in Hampden which features an open floorplan. Hardwood floors on the main level in LR, DR and Kitchen. You'll love the modern, eat-in kitchen which has stainless steel appliances, granite/marble countertops and a breakfast bar. A modern renovated tile bathroom on the top level and newly carpeted bedrooms. The fully finished basement (new wall to wall carpeting) can be used as a 3rd bedroom or spacious family room. A lovely full bath with shower finishes the lower level. Freshly painted throughout all you need to do is move in. Enjoy the proximity to the "Avenue" and many of the Hampden...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Passive Solar Homes 101
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 08/11/2021
22 Windemere Parkway, Phoenix, MD 21131 is now new to the market!
Welcome to 22 Windemere Parkway! This 4 BR, 2 Ba brick rancher is located in the sought after and bucolic community of Windemere. Nestled on almost an acre of level land and backing to a horse farm you’ll enjoy relaxing on the screened porch or patio and the tranquility of the country like setting. Yes, you can hear the birds sing! The beautifully renovated kitchen is a chef’s delight with a large center island that provides ample work space and breakfast bar seating. Beautiful wood cabinetry, granite countertops and SS appliances make this kitchen a delight. Plenty of room for an additional table/ breakfast area. A main level...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Sellers: Marketing Your Home as Pet-Friendly
Image by Ángel Garcia from Pixabay Many homebuyers are putting their pets first while looking for a place to live. They want a space that will work well for everyone in their household, all their pets included. If you have a truly pet-friendly property, then you can capture the attention of those individuals by marketing it as such....
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Step into the Future with Smart Door Locks
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels New home builders are starting to equip residences with smart door locks, and for good reason. With these locks installed, homeowners enjoy even more security and convenience than ever before. Instead of digging out your keys, you can use an app, fingerprint scanner or voice commands to unlock and lock your door in...
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