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Posted on 01/16/2022
3 Expert Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper
Buying a fixer-upper can be a DIY-lover's dream. A house with plenty of potential for improvements at a great price might seem tempting. However, there are some specific things to search for to make sure you find the right fixer-upper. Here are some tips for what to prioritize to have the best fixer-upper experience: Be Realistic A common...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Average Costs for Remodeling a Home with Major Upgrades
Making major upgrades to your home can allow you to design the home you’ve always wanted in terms of its style and functionality. Since these projects are larger in scope compared to minor upgrades, you should have some idea of how much they’ll end up costing you. Knowing rough figures for major upgrades can help you create a...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
The Pros and Cons of Building a Custom Home
Image by Ulrich Wechselberger from Pixabay How do you know if it’s better to buy or to build? There are many factors to take into consideration when trying to decide which direction to take. The most popular reasons to build a house are the freedom of customization and the lower ongoing maintenance costs, but these benefits can also...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Here's How Winter Storms Can Damage Your Property Damage
Even if you've lived in the same place your whole life, every winter is a little different. While in most regions it's easy to expect the type of temperatures and weather winter will bring, expecting the unexpected will help keep you and your property safe from damage. So, it's crucial to understand how winter weather can affect your...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Safety: Quick home safety tips for seniors
Seniors face increasing risks of injuries as they get older. When you have a senior member of your household, it's important to make sure your home is safe for them. If you're the senior in your home, try these safety measures: Eliminate fall hazards Falls are one of the top causes of serious injuries. Go through your home...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Low Light, No Problem: 5 Houseplants That Love the Shade
Keeping houseplants isn’t just for those with sunny homes. While the perfect south-facing window is many plant owners’ dream, lower light environments are just fine for many types of plants to thrive. Here we will go over some of the best low-light houseplants for your home. Snake Plant Snake plants are striking in appearance and extremely hardy. They...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 12/29/2021
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels The concept of buying a fixer-upper can tempt brand new homebuyers. For those on a budget who enjoy DIY projects, it might make perfect sense to spend less up front on a home you can fix up yourself. However, there are some disadvantages to consider before making this important choice. Here we...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Decorate With Red: Design Tips & Tricks
Red is a trending color in interior design and for good reason. It’s a color that evokes passion and energy and can be a perfect addition to your home’s color palette. However, red can also be intimidating to use. While many rooms using red walls, furniture or otherwise feel perfectly comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, it’s also easy to...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Sweat Equity: What It Is & How to Calculate It
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Building in a Humid Climate? Here's What You Need to Know
Image by Bruno from Pixabay When building a new home, climate has the potential to affect every decision. The architecture and layout of your home, landscaping and features all need to be the best possible choices for the region you’re building in. While you always have some freedom, knowing the best practices for building homes in humid climates...
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