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Posted on 09/25/2022
Home entertaining: Ideas for your best party ever
Hosting a party can be a joyful and satisfying...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
How to Keep an Old House Cool on Hot Days
Vintage homes are full of charm and character. Unfortunately, if they haven’t had extensive updates, old houses might have poor insulation and other structural issues. While these things may not hinder your ability to live happily in an old house, they can lead to higher utility bills. If you live in an old house without air conditioning, hot...
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Posted on 09/20/2022
7180 Oberlin Cir, Frederick, MD 21703 now has a new price of $2,450!
Available NOW! Contact your agent or me to schedule a viewing and apply online at...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
DIYs with wood: 3 Ways to use scrap wood
If you have leftover materials from previous DIY projects, you have a great opportunity to do some unique DIYs with wood. Scrap wood is a valuable resource when it comes to creating your own decor. Here are some ideas for fun and simple DIYs with wood: Rustic wood picture frames Transform scrap wooden planks into a rustic and...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
4 Quick 15-year mortgage types to consider
Mortgages can be a very flustering part of the homebuying process, just based on the sheer volume of available options. Most homebuyers choose the 30-year fixed rate option, as long as they meet the criteria. But what about the 15-year option? What choices are available for homebuyers, first-time and experienced? How do you know which one to pick?...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Tips for carbon monoxide detector placement & use
Carbon monoxide leaks are an emergency situation. Gas stoves, dryers, furnaces, wood-burning fireplaces and other gas or flame-ignited appliances are all potential sources of carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide poisoning causes headaches, nausea and other symptoms, which can turn into a life-threatening emergency with continued exposure to this gas. But don't fret. Carbon monoxide detectors can provide you...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Build permit 101: What you need to know
Most major construction or renovation projects require obtaining a building permit. However, because not every project requires a permit, it can be difficult to know if your particular plans require one. Here is a simple guide to help you determine if you need a permit: You will likely need a building permit for: Demolishing any walls or structures....
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Burn: Prevent burns at home with these simple tips
Burns can range from mild injuries to severe and permanent damage. However, there are ways to reduce your burn risk at home. Keep the following burn prevention tips in mind to keep safe from this type of injury. Lower your water heater temperature Your water heater could be producing water that's hot enough to scald or burn. Keep...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
How to Combine Mismatched Furniture & Decor
If you’ve moved a lot, regardless of homeowner status, there’s a good chance you have a few mismatched pieces that have followed you from place to place. The biggest hurdle most residents seem to run into is how to match the pieces with their current furniture or vice versa. Here are a few ways to merge your mismatched...
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Posted on 08/30/2022
Video Tour - 7180 Oberlin Cir, Frederick, MD 21703
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Posted on 08/30/2022
7180 Oberlin Cir, Frederick, MD 21703 is now new to the market!
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