Lorrie Geiss' Blog

Posted on 08/16/2020
Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 08/15/2020
Video Tour - 1530 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
Beautifully renovated 1900 townhome with today's conveniences. Original wood floors, exposed brick walls, tin ceiling and the list goes on. Large Living/Family room with gas fireplace, large bay window and recessed and track lighting, 1/2 bath, spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and SS appliances and a large breakfast/dining room on first floor. The first upper floor has 2 spacious bedrooms with 2 full baths nicely updated, the second upper floor has access to the rooftop deck and a small butlers area great for preparing your beverages- complete with a mini frig and bar area. The lower level has a spacious rec/family room with a...
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Posted on 08/15/2020
1530 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 is now new to the market!
Beautifully renovated 1900 townhome with today's conveniences. Original wood floors, exposed brick walls, tin ceiling and the list goes on. Large Living/Family room with gas fireplace, large bay window and recessed and track lighting, 1/2 bath, spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and SS appliances and a large breakfast/dining room on first floor. The first upper floor has 2 spacious bedrooms with 2 full baths nicely updated, the second upper floor has access to the rooftop deck and a small butlers area great for preparing your beverages- complete with a mini frig and bar area. The lower level has a spacious rec/family room with a...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
How to Add Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Is Your Home's Initial Asking Price Realistic?
A home seller must consider the initial asking price of his or her residence closely. Because if a home seller sets an unrealistic initial asking price, he or she risks alienating potential buyers. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you set a realistic initial asking price for your house. 1. Review the Local Housing Market...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Traveling to Maine? Here's What You Must See
Photo by J. Lynne Hardesty via PixabayThe little state of Maine draws thousands of travelers each year. If you’re among those who are making the trek to this popular travel destination, you may feel overwhelmed by the plethora of things to see and do. If your time is limited, here are a few things you simply must see...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Develop Raw Land Outside of the City
Photo by RTImages via Shutterstock Buying raw land with the intent to build can be exciting, but there are many things to consider before you make the purchase final. Building requirements: From soil type, building setback requirements, electrical accessibility, well drilling, sewer placement and everything in between, learn what needs to be done and planned before beginning the...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Know When It's Time to Sell Your Home as an Investment Property
Photo by fran hogan on Unsplash If you’re a homeowner considering selling your home as an investment property, timing is important. From a financial perspective, just as you probably bought strategically, you want to sell strategically too. The trick is knowing when the right time arrives. Here are four common metrics people use to determine when it's time...
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