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Guess that street 👀
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Oh sweet Annapolis, you are a great place to call home 🏡
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#guessthatstreet👀 #downtownannapolis #historichomes #annapolismd #maryland #thebmorecreatives #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #lovewhereyoulive #househunting
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☀️ instead of complaining about the heat (we all know how it feels outside rn 🥵) lets do something positive! Share what you’re doing locally in Maryland this Summer 🍓 🍉 🌄 With the restrictions still in effect, we’ve got to be a little creative + purposeful with what we choose to do.
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So... what’s the plan, Stan (be it big, small, simple or slightly impossible)? ↪️ I’ll put mine in the comments {tagging a business gets you extra good juju ✨}
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#summer #covidsummer #maryland #supportlocal #supoortsmall #thebmorecreatives #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #livebaltimore #liveannapolis #mybmore #mdinfocus #shemeansbusiness
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Baby girl’s first pop-up shop got her like 💃🏻 we have so much inspiration within this community. @hereapopupshop is one of those magical places that makes you do a happy dance and wander within the walls for hours.
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For an Annapolis 🏡 settlement, I wanted to I curate a local gift basket for a closing gift ➡️ HERE had to be my first stop 💚 (My daughter was patient with me and only asked for 1256 items.)
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Also, while we are at it, let’s go ahead and give @hereapopupshop a community round of applause 👏🏻 this was the last day of her 32nd pop-up (yup, she’s moved her physical business that many times) and did so during a pandemic. She pivoted and showed her creativity by keeping the shop accessible when it was physically the least accessible.
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p.s. (p.s.) if any shop owner can rock a mask, it’s El. Got the best smize in the game girl😷
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#annapolis #risingtidesociety #community #annapoliscommunity #popupshop #covidbusiness #shemeansbusiness #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #maryland #thebmorecreatives
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Hey Siri...describe 2020 in one word...
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’Intense’ boss lady...2020 is intense.
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1. yes, since 2015 Siri has referred to me as boss lady, I did this in the hopes that my children would catch on... still working on it.
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2. This year has been INTENSE. The lows are exhaustingly low and the highs are pure cotton candy and sunshine. The transition from one to the next is so abrupt, so outta control who the hell knows what’s next.
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We are halfway through 2020. We are doing it friends! Checking in on goals, timelines, feelings, how are you doing at the halfway point?
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#thebmorecreatives #livemaryland #supportsmall #supportfemaleownedbusinesses #shemeansbusiness #therisingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #2020 #annapolis #baltimore
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TGIF 🤘this is a super special Friday because the buyer of this insanely beautiful home jumped for joy with me 🎉 in case you missed the tour of this home on my story yesterday, have no fear, it is officially available on IGTV. Go give it a ♥️ for me and this dynamite buyer! #onfridayswejump 🏠 .
Also, I’ll say it again I HAVE THE BEST PEOPLE! I really don’t know how it happens but I am so so lucky 🤗
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#jumpshot #baltimorehomes #baltimoreliving #househunters #supporrlocalbusiness #shemeansbusiness #thebmorecreatives
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👆 Click the link in BIO to read more ♥️ I want to share with you just a small sliver of what makes Baltimore a great place to call home. A social enterprise, an organization I am elated to support: Hon's Honey. .
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My husband purchased the Mother's Day box from my gift guide. A gift is always special, but it is a different feeling to know the gift is inherently good. Bonus points: this is a gift that I can share with my honey-loving kiddos 🍯 Double Bonus: cameo appearance by @mangoandmain and @wightteaco .
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👋 hey friends, there are a handful of new faces hanging out around here and I’m v excited!!! So...said my my best Jay-Z voice *ahem* Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is... NINA☀️ .
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The Local Wander is my creative outlet. It is the way that I can make something, find joy and experience wanderlust in the present, right where I am (physically, spiritually, emotionally and professionally). Writing has always been a cathartic experience for me, so the blog and the long-form captions push me to make the connections between what I’m experiencing and the big picture of ‘life’.
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Hmm That’s a mouthful, let me try again.... I blog about my travels around the great state of Maryland and share the joys with you (mainly coffee, food and baller interior design). I wander so much because I am Realtor who loves house hunting, it’s a great excuse to explore LOCAL 🗺 .
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🚨Now like any good blogger I have a call to action for YOU 😁- what do you want to see more of in this space? Better yet, what is your favorite thing to follow along with? .
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#wearethecreativeeconomy #thebmorecreatives #livebaltimore #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #maryland #annapolis #baltimore #wanderer
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“🦀 It’s time for a DMV Support Your Community Giveaway!”
I’ve teamed up with 7 other amazing local bloggers to support some of our local businesses, by giving one of you 😱 $400 in gift cards to the DMV restaurant and boutique of YOUR CHOICE!
($100 Restaurant/$300 Boutique) •
TO ENTER
1️⃣Follow Me and My Friends:
@DanaStargazerTruitt
@ZoeJonesIn
@TheHealthyHappyCook
@StyleTooMe
@OlgaElijah
@Style.Stamped
@MichelleConnellyWalker

2️⃣Then tag 3 local friends below!!
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🎫 For EXTRA ENTRIES, share this giveaway, tag me, and write “$400 GIVEAWAY” on it! Then comment below with the restaurant and boutique you will choose!! We can’t wait to hear your faves.

Ends on 6/28/20 at 11:59pm est, and the winner will be announced here on 6/29/20 by 9pm est. This is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use. Winner must be a USA resident and able to claim/use the prizes at DC MD VA locations
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#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #baltimore #annapolis #marylandbusiness #hampden #househunting #thebmorecreatives #dmvnetwork
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Want a quick happy story? Read on...
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Behind this front door there is a house with ample space, a new roof, new hvac, new windows, new siding, new french drain and original hardwoods. It has a lovely, flat, green backyard complete with rain catcher and compost tumbler. Located in an adorable neighborhood in PARKVILLE. The new owner not only got money off of the purchase price, but, got her closing costs covered and all of the repairs we asked for. Sounds amazing right!?
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Well, it takes a special person to be in this situation and this new owner is just that gal 🤗From start to finish she had managed her expectations of the process, asked the right questions, explored the financial options... she was reasonable, flexible AND genuinely optimistic she’d find the right one. We found the unicorn and I simply cannot wait to see how she makes it shine ☀️
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And it was only fitting that this new home owner get a custom wreath made from fellow local plant lady @roguepetalco - I actually sent her a screenshot of my client’s IG feed and she made the wreath around her color schemes and plants. .
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I still don’t know what I ever did to deserve the best people around me 🤗😭 my heart is the fullest when I witness the excitement of getting keys, photos from past buyers with house improvement updates and, of course, the moment someone finds ‘the one’ .
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#livebaltimore #historicbaltimore #househunting #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #maryland #baltimoremd #findinghome #shemeansbusiness #communityovercompetition #wearethecreativeeconomy #makersofmaryland #thebmorecreatives
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Big round of applause for @crustbymack on her grand opening this past week 🎉 It’s a business like this one that makes Baltimore a great place to call home. Thank you @crustbymack for this ☀️
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I had the fortunate luck to pre-order one of her celebration boxes before she SOLD OUT 🤤 They were flavorful and truly indulgent. I highly recommend the tart and cupcake... and the brownie and the chocolate chip cookie. Ok there wasn’t a clear winner, everything was out of this world 🤗
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Catch up with her on the journey of opening a brick-and-mortar and follow along with her as she spreads love in the community ♥️ and go purchase from her location in @whitehallmillbaltimore .
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#baltimorefood #baltimorebusiness #localfood #foodie #localfoodie #baltimorefoodie #celebrate #visitmaryland #hampdenbaltimore #supportsmallbusiness #thebmorecreatives
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Maryland, I am proud to call you home. You are beautiful. .
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There is work still to be done...MD community has been peacefully protesting over the last few weeks. There are lists floating around that show the myriad of things these protests have accomplished 🙏🏼 In addition to that, this is what I’ve personally seen living in Maryland: listening, learning, unlearning, raw admissions, new support for black owned businesses, donations to non-profits for justice & equality, resources to fund/defund organizations, lists of businesses to boycott. Reform for racial injustice is in the forefront of this community’s mind, heart, wallet and time. Not every community can say that right now...
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I’m still listening, I’m still learning. Again, I’ll say, there is work to be done. ♥️ Maryland your community is vibrant and resilient. We must keep pushing the movement for change!
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Local wanders growing weekly

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Local Business Spotlights

Let’s Chat

Guess that street 👀
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Oh sweet Annapolis, you are a great place to call home 🏡
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#guessthatstreet👀 #downtownannapolis #historichomes #annapolismd #maryland #thebmorecreatives #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #lovewhereyoulive #househunting
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☀️ instead of complaining about the heat (we all know how it feels outside rn 🥵) lets do something positive! Share what you’re doing locally in Maryland this Summer 🍓 🍉 🌄 With the restrictions still in effect, we’ve got to be a little creative + purposeful with what we choose to do.
.
So... what’s the plan, Stan (be it big, small, simple or slightly impossible)? ↪️ I’ll put mine in the comments {tagging a business gets you extra good juju ✨}
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#summer #covidsummer #maryland #supportlocal #supoortsmall #thebmorecreatives #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #livebaltimore #liveannapolis #mybmore #mdinfocus #shemeansbusiness
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Baby girl’s first pop-up shop got her like 💃🏻 we have so much inspiration within this community. @hereapopupshop is one of those magical places that makes you do a happy dance and wander within the walls for hours.
.
For an Annapolis 🏡 settlement, I wanted to I curate a local gift basket for a closing gift ➡️ HERE had to be my first stop 💚 (My daughter was patient with me and only asked for 1256 items.)
.
Also, while we are at it, let’s go ahead and give @hereapopupshop a community round of applause 👏🏻 this was the last day of her 32nd pop-up (yup, she’s moved her physical business that many times) and did so during a pandemic. She pivoted and showed her creativity by keeping the shop accessible when it was physically the least accessible.
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p.s. (p.s.) if any shop owner can rock a mask, it’s El. Got the best smize in the game girl😷
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#annapolis #risingtidesociety #community #annapoliscommunity #popupshop #covidbusiness #shemeansbusiness #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #maryland #thebmorecreatives
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Hey Siri...describe 2020 in one word...
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’Intense’ boss lady...2020 is intense.
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💥
1. yes, since 2015 Siri has referred to me as boss lady, I did this in the hopes that my children would catch on... still working on it.
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2. This year has been INTENSE. The lows are exhaustingly low and the highs are pure cotton candy and sunshine. The transition from one to the next is so abrupt, so outta control who the hell knows what’s next.
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We are halfway through 2020. We are doing it friends! Checking in on goals, timelines, feelings, how are you doing at the halfway point?
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Describe your first half of the year vs what you want to cultivate for the second half.
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#thebmorecreatives #livemaryland #supportsmall #supportfemaleownedbusinesses #shemeansbusiness #therisingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #2020 #annapolis #baltimore
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TGIF 🤘this is a super special Friday because the buyer of this insanely beautiful home jumped for joy with me 🎉 in case you missed the tour of this home on my story yesterday, have no fear, it is officially available on IGTV. Go give it a ♥️ for me and this dynamite buyer! #onfridayswejump 🏠 .
Also, I’ll say it again I HAVE THE BEST PEOPLE! I really don’t know how it happens but I am so so lucky 🤗
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#jumpshot #baltimorehomes #baltimoreliving #househunters #supporrlocalbusiness #shemeansbusiness #thebmorecreatives
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👆 Click the link in BIO to read more ♥️ I want to share with you just a small sliver of what makes Baltimore a great place to call home. A social enterprise, an organization I am elated to support: Hon's Honey. .
.

My husband purchased the Mother's Day box from my gift guide. A gift is always special, but it is a different feeling to know the gift is inherently good. Bonus points: this is a gift that I can share with my honey-loving kiddos 🍯 Double Bonus: cameo appearance by @mangoandmain and @wightteaco .
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👋 hey friends, there are a handful of new faces hanging out around here and I’m v excited!!! So...said my my best Jay-Z voice *ahem* Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is... NINA☀️ .
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The Local Wander is my creative outlet. It is the way that I can make something, find joy and experience wanderlust in the present, right where I am (physically, spiritually, emotionally and professionally). Writing has always been a cathartic experience for me, so the blog and the long-form captions push me to make the connections between what I’m experiencing and the big picture of ‘life’.
.

Hmm That’s a mouthful, let me try again.... I blog about my travels around the great state of Maryland and share the joys with you (mainly coffee, food and baller interior design). I wander so much because I am Realtor who loves house hunting, it’s a great excuse to explore LOCAL 🗺 .
.
🚨Now like any good blogger I have a call to action for YOU 😁- what do you want to see more of in this space? Better yet, what is your favorite thing to follow along with? .
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#wearethecreativeeconomy #thebmorecreatives #livebaltimore #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #maryland #annapolis #baltimore #wanderer
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“🦀 It’s time for a DMV Support Your Community Giveaway!”
I’ve teamed up with 7 other amazing local bloggers to support some of our local businesses, by giving one of you 😱 $400 in gift cards to the DMV restaurant and boutique of YOUR CHOICE!
($100 Restaurant/$300 Boutique) •
TO ENTER
1️⃣Follow Me and My Friends:
@DanaStargazerTruitt
@ZoeJonesIn
@TheHealthyHappyCook
@StyleTooMe
@OlgaElijah
@Style.Stamped
@MichelleConnellyWalker

2️⃣Then tag 3 local friends below!!
That’s it!! •
🎫 For EXTRA ENTRIES, share this giveaway, tag me, and write “$400 GIVEAWAY” on it! Then comment below with the restaurant and boutique you will choose!! We can’t wait to hear your faves.

Ends on 6/28/20 at 11:59pm est, and the winner will be announced here on 6/29/20 by 9pm est. This is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use. Winner must be a USA resident and able to claim/use the prizes at DC MD VA locations
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#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #baltimore #annapolis #marylandbusiness #hampden #househunting #thebmorecreatives #dmvnetwork
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Want a quick happy story? Read on...
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Behind this front door there is a house with ample space, a new roof, new hvac, new windows, new siding, new french drain and original hardwoods. It has a lovely, flat, green backyard complete with rain catcher and compost tumbler. Located in an adorable neighborhood in PARKVILLE. The new owner not only got money off of the purchase price, but, got her closing costs covered and all of the repairs we asked for. Sounds amazing right!?
.
.
Well, it takes a special person to be in this situation and this new owner is just that gal 🤗From start to finish she had managed her expectations of the process, asked the right questions, explored the financial options... she was reasonable, flexible AND genuinely optimistic she’d find the right one. We found the unicorn and I simply cannot wait to see how she makes it shine ☀️
.
.
And it was only fitting that this new home owner get a custom wreath made from fellow local plant lady @roguepetalco - I actually sent her a screenshot of my client’s IG feed and she made the wreath around her color schemes and plants. .
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I still don’t know what I ever did to deserve the best people around me 🤗😭 my heart is the fullest when I witness the excitement of getting keys, photos from past buyers with house improvement updates and, of course, the moment someone finds ‘the one’ .
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#livebaltimore #historicbaltimore #househunting #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #maryland #baltimoremd #findinghome #shemeansbusiness #communityovercompetition #wearethecreativeeconomy #makersofmaryland #thebmorecreatives
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Big round of applause for @crustbymack on her grand opening this past week 🎉 It’s a business like this one that makes Baltimore a great place to call home. Thank you @crustbymack for this ☀️
.
I had the fortunate luck to pre-order one of her celebration boxes before she SOLD OUT 🤤 They were flavorful and truly indulgent. I highly recommend the tart and cupcake... and the brownie and the chocolate chip cookie. Ok there wasn’t a clear winner, everything was out of this world 🤗
.
Catch up with her on the journey of opening a brick-and-mortar and follow along with her as she spreads love in the community ♥️ and go purchase from her location in @whitehallmillbaltimore .
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#baltimorefood #baltimorebusiness #localfood #foodie #localfoodie #baltimorefoodie #celebrate #visitmaryland #hampdenbaltimore #supportsmallbusiness #thebmorecreatives
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Maryland, I am proud to call you home. You are beautiful. .
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There is work still to be done...MD community has been peacefully protesting over the last few weeks. There are lists floating around that show the myriad of things these protests have accomplished 🙏🏼 In addition to that, this is what I’ve personally seen living in Maryland: listening, learning, unlearning, raw admissions, new support for black owned businesses, donations to non-profits for justice & equality, resources to fund/defund organizations, lists of businesses to boycott. Reform for racial injustice is in the forefront of this community’s mind, heart, wallet and time. Not every community can say that right now...
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I’m still listening, I’m still learning. Again, I’ll say, there is work to be done. ♥️ Maryland your community is vibrant and resilient. We must keep pushing the movement for change!
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Silence is apathy #blacklivesmatter .
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The burden of solving this is not up to just black lives, it is for ALL of us to carry. We need action (voting and financial support) and to actively resist racists themes, language and systems. Wake up: it isn’t enough to be ‘not racist’, it never has been. .
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#justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #justiceforbreonnataylor #icantbreathe #community
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This is a whole lotta local love in one photo 🤗 If you’ve worked with me as a buyer, chances are, you are also a big-time fan of Doug. When it came time for me to have my own family home inspected, this is the guy I called 🙏🏼@wayward_pilgrim ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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After you agree on pricing terms for your home you have the opportunity for an inspection from a third party of your choosing. Since you don’t buy homes every month like my business does, you might want a recommendation. There is no one else I would rather than Doug. It can be stressful, confusing and occasionally alarming.
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My fellow agents: Doug does not work for a big corporation, he has inspected over 4,000 local homes. He is priced aggressively, shows up early and gets you the report within an hour of inspecting. DMHomeInspect.com And another important piece, he is a good story teller- the guy has seen the world, hiked across Europe and has friends everywhere. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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June 24, 2020

Hon’s Honey

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