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Posted on 11/22/2020
A Pre-Qualification Letter Doesn't Equal Being Pre-Approved
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Avoid Surprises When Picking Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Simple Ways to Update a Countertop
Photo by Zachary Nelson on Unsplash When a style is hot, it's hot. You'll start seeing a particular medium, color or pattern everywhere. But once that hype fizzles, you're often faced with a countertop that seems dated and even loud. Unfortunately, replacing a counter isn't as affordable as getting a new hairstyle. You're stuck with it for a...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Review Your Home Selling Options
When it comes to selling a house, there is no need to make rash decisions. Instead, you should review your home selling options closely so you can make informed choices time and time again. There are many factors to consider as you review your home selling plans, and these include: 1. Your Home's Condition How your home looks to...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Moving Your Pet Cross Country? Read This
Photo by Ulrike Mai via Pixabay Moving from one state to another is stressful enough for adults and children. Often pets are doubly confused. Your home may be the only world they've known. They don't understand why you're leaving or if you're coming back. Boxes are piling up and moving people, family and friends are everywhere. This may...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
When Should You Sell Your Residence?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Numerous Advantages to Adding an Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently left the hosts separated...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Common-Interest Housing - Condos and Townhomes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
How to Grow the Best Grasses for the Southern Region
The Southern region is a beautiful land of fun, relaxation, a lot of sunshine and beautiful lawns. Grasses differ from one another by growing capacity and various abilities to adapt to their surroundings. The type of soil plays a vital role, as well, since some grasses do well in particular soils while others may fall short. To start...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
New Construction or An Older Home: Which Is Best to Buy?
Image by MITCH WRIGHT from Pixabay If you thought we'd answer "It all depends" you're absolutely right. So, lets take a look at the upsides and challenges of old and new homes. Buying an Older Home or Condo If you fall in love with an older home or condo, your real estate professional will guide you through the...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
203 Lake Coventry Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 is now new to the market!
Charming and well-maintained brick front home. Gleaming Harwood Floors throughout all levels. Four spacious bedrooms, three on upper level and one in basement area. Three full baths. Family room with wood fireplace. Recessed lighting in Kitchen and Family room. Kitchen has granite countertops, backsplash and breakfast nook. Stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and stove recently installed. Master bath has dual sinks, spa tub and shower. Bonus room in basement with wet bar. Laundry currently downstairs but can be relocated to upstairs area, hookups already in place. Deck overlooking private fenced back yard. Lake Coventry park...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Identify Your House's Strengths
A home seller who understands his or her residence's strengths may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to identify your house's strengths before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your home's strengths. 1. Conduct a...
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