Vito Simone's (vsimone) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - 203k Services
Well, not exactly celebrating but celebrating....let me explain. My son Alex is studying in Italy this semester and treating us to his wonderful Blog about his experience ( a very worthwhile read if you want to see how this Jewish kid from Baltimore describes his experienc...
The Best Thing About Gefilte that my Mother-in-law can't over cook it! Whether you take it in a small patty or in those little fish balls in a jar, I will tell all the Gentiles out there (Gentile is polite for goyim), I will tell you that it is definitely an ‘acquired' taste. When acqui...
President's MessageGreater Baltimore Board of REALTORSNovember 2008(first in the series)  As this year comes to an end and we look forward to 2009, there is no doubt we are facing some challenging times for many of our members. I urge each and every one of you to consider getting back to the basi...
These Words, these 'Affirmations' have been part of my life for so many years that I can't even remember where they came from (as I doubt I made them all up). I am sharing them at a time when I am grasping for something to hold onto, something to give me the strength to work through the challenge...
My daughter was 15 years and 9 months old this past Wednesday and you know what that means...Driving Permit time. After a rough week last week, I was excited to clear my schedule so I could take her to the MVA but she stopped me. She told me that she had a "busy week" at school and could not take...
No Budget signed yet...thank goodness someone is starting to pay attention!Our policy makers are spending money like crazy and trying to convince us they need to for our own good. Next they will be convincing us that we will ALL have to pay higher taxes, higher interest rates and higher prices fo...
Do you ever find yourself screaming while watching the news or listening to talk radio or reading the headlines?  By Vito Simone If you're anything like me, you just scratch your head and wonder where they get this stuff from. I wonder what questions they are answering when the answers seem so fa...
Homeowner Affordability and Stability PlanSummary by Vito Simone Helping People AVOID Foreclosure stabilizes local real estate markets Part 1Refinance existing conforming loans on properties that simply lost value. People who now owe more than 80% of the current value have difficulty refinancing...
We are all part of history. During these historic times we are reminded (or should be reminded) of the vital role we all serve as members of our community, professionals in our industry and as citizens of our great country. We all have a vital role and contribute to a successful society. It has n...

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