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Posted on 08/01/2021
Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
Potomac, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/28/2021
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Consider These Eco-Friendly Additions for Your New Construction
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Blueprint Basics
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you're building your own home, chances are you'll come across the blueprints at some point early in the process. This can be frustrating for many homeowners as they might not have an architect's background. However, you don't need to be an architect to understand the basics. We'll look at the various...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
A Simple Guide to Smart Home Cybersecurity
Image by Biljana Jovanovic from Pixabay Smart homes might be convenient, but there are always trade-offs to technology. Cybercriminals already have a wide reach and the increased popularity of smart technology can leave your home open to possible threats. However, there are plenty of easy things you can do to bolster your home security while still enjoying the...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Planting Near a Basement or Crawlspace: How to Avoid Damage
Image by Jean-Pierre Pellissier from Pixabay It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawlspace area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Potomac, MD Real Estate Market Update 6/27/2021
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Posted on 06/27/2021
DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Sellers: Marketing Your Home as Pet-Friendly
Image by Ángel Garcia from Pixabay Many homebuyers are putting their pets first while looking for a place to live. They want a space that will work well for everyone in their household, all their pets included. If you have a truly pet-friendly property, then you can capture the attention of those individuals by marketing it as such....
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Documents You Need When Building a Home
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Building a new home requires pouring a foundation, framing the walls, running wires and pipes and (eventually) finishing the interior trim. Throughout the process, there’s also a decent amount of paperwork to take care of. Here’s a guide to the documents you’ll need when building a home. Blueprints Blueprints are the documents that...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Bring Cottage Garden Design Home
Cottage garden design is a popular landscaping trend originating in late 1800s England. The style idealizes the informal and whimsical aspects of “cottage” life and brings together many details and aesthetics that are still trending today. Here we will go over the key elements of the cottage garden design and some ways you can bring the style home....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Here's Why First-Time Homebuyers Should Consider Condos
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay First-time homebuyers have more choices than ever before when it comes to picking a home. While for many, a home translates to “house” there are other home ownership options to consider. Condominiums, or condos, are an excellent choice for first-time buyers for several reasons. Depending on where you live, they might be more...
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