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Posted on 11/21/2021
What Experienced Homeowners Should Remember About Selling
A lot of homeowners may not be first-time homebuyers. Some may not even be first-time home sellers. While many beginners to the real estate market gain a significant amount of knowledge during their first interactions with the market, there are some key reminders for those who may be a little more seasoned. Regardless of your status as a...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
How to Choose the Best Lot for Your New Home
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Before you can select a floor plan for your new construction home, you have to find a good lot. In many ways, selecting the right one is often the most important decision you'll make during the construction process, so it's important to consider these aspects. Know the Perks of a Square Lot Homebuyers...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
4 Signs Your Pet is Stressed About Moving – and What to Do About It
Photo by Alexas_Fotos via Pixabay Since your pets cannot verbally tell you when they’re feeling stressed, it’s important to watch their body language for stress signals. Every pet is different in how they show their inner feelings, but once you know their signals, you can help calm them down fast. If you’re not sure where to start with...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
The Pros & Cons of Higher Down Payments: What Homebuyers Should Consider
Buying a home requires extensive financial planning. While the widely accepted standard for down payments has been 20% of the purchase price for decades, many are wondering if that’s still required. In reality, there are ways to qualify for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment—even some options without a down payment at all. However, there are...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
What You Should Know About Lead Paint Risks
Image by Lisa Redfern from Pixabay Perhaps you have invested in a charming, turn-of-the-century home that is full of unique details and authentic touches. Many homeowners are drawn to historic homes because of their architectural designs and cozy atmospheres. However, some of these homes may come with an unexpected risk - the risk of lead-based paint. Decades ago,...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Home Appraisals: How Do They Work?
In the middle of buying a home? If so, you've probably already realized that there are many steps you'll need to complete before you will officially take ownership. From scheduling inspections to going through the drawn-out closing process, there are many items that need to be checked off your list. And one thing you won't want to overlook...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
How to Use Smart Entertainment for Your Next Get-Together
No matter the size of your get-together, you may want to incorporate some sort of atmosphere. An impeccable way to do this is to use music, ambient noises and mood lighting. Some may even take it a step further and incorporate patterned screen displays or put up slideshows of their new vacations or outings. Here are a few...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Contemporary Design Ideas for Kitchens
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels If you’re moving into a home with an older kitchen or if your current home has a more dated style, consider bringing it up-to-date with contemporary design. This style can freshen up your kitchen while giving it a more inviting atmosphere. Contemporary design includes a mix of minimalist, modern and classic...
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Posted on 10/29/2021
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 10/29/2021
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
The Do's & Don'ts of Home Staging
Photo by Gustavo Fring from Pexels Staging your home to sell is a process that can involve many details. You want to make sure your home looks the best it might be so that it sells quickly and for a high price. Professional home stagers are there to help you with strategy and expert advice, but there are...
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