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Posted on 06/13/2021
The Best Features to Include in Your New Construction Home
Photo by Joanna Bogacz from Pexels When you are building a new construction home, you have so many opportunities to personalize your property. For some, it can actually be overwhelming to sort through the various features that are available and decide which ones are best for their home. If you are feeling as if you are being inundated...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
New Construction: Custom Floor Plan Tips for Your New Build
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction gives you a way to start fresh and build the home you’ve always wanted. However, coming up with the perfect custom floor plan might feel intimidating. You don’t have to be an architectural expert to create your ideal floor plan, but it does help to have some knowledge of basic...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Top 3 Reasons to Get a Prefab Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Prefabricated or “prefab” homes are new construction homes made quick and easy. Also called modular homes, this type of house is made using large pre-built pieces that would normally take multiple steps to construct. If you’re wanting to build a new home but don’t have the time or budget for something built...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Benefits of Building An ADU
Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are structures built on the same property as an existing home. These typically have a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and other common living spaces. These units can either be attached to the existing home or built as their own standalone dwelling. ADUs are a great alternative housing solution. Keep...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Types of VA Loans
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Why a Home Inspection is a Good Idea
Image by Shahid Abdullah from Pixabay A home inspection is a service that’s usually paid for by the buyer in a real estate transaction, and you have the option to forgo this when you’re purchasing a house. In almost every situation, however, real estate agents recommend getting a home inspection. Here’s why an inspection is so important. What...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 5/27/2021
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
How to Decorate an Empty Wall
When it comes to decorating, a blank wall is a blank canvas. However, it’s difficult to know how to use the space in an aesthetically pleasing way. You might have limitless possibilities, but where do you start? If you’re looking for ways to decorate an empty wall, we’ve put together some ideas to guide you. Gallery Walls Are...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
How to Lift Your Home's Mood with Aromatherapy
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Integrated Tech: Adding A Programmable Thermostat to Your Hub
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels As you go about your day at home, you might change the thermostat settings more than once to balance your comfort with saving money. But what if you were able to leave all that fine-tuning to a digital system and achieve your goals with little to no effort on your part? Well,...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Property Flipping: How to Flip Land for a Profit
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Reality TV shows highlight the high-risk, high-reward world of house flippers. These made-for-television dramas follow seemingly everyday people through challenges such as finding mold behind walls. In the end, they either ramp up their investment and turn a profit or lose it all. The prospect of losing often deters would-be flippers from rolling...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Building Your Home: 4 Concrete Ways to Keep Visualizing During the Process
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay When you build a new home, you want to see the house as clearly as possible even before it’s finished. Visualizing your new home throughout the building process isn’t only exciting, but it also helps ensure everything is constructed to your liking. Here are four concrete ways to visualize your new home...
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